The first posting was this one - Bender is Finished, which announced that I'd finally finished building him, after several months of picking at the project.
I then commenced documenting the build process using the photographs taken (lost and mostly found) during the build. I spent a bit of time talking about what worked, what didn't, and tried to offer some pointers should anyone else wish to make something using similar techniques. An index of the pages is shown here...
- Bender's Beard - or is it Flexo's?
- Bender starts smoking.
- Bender gets emotional - part 2
- Bender gets emotional - part 1
- Bender Gets Religion
- Assembling Bender - finished
- Painting Bender
- Bender's Head - eye shroud
- Bender's Head - head & neck
- Bender's eyes - the good ones
- Bender's failed eyes
- Bender's antenna - part 2
- Bender's antenna - part 1
- Grabby & Squeezy - Hands part 2
- Grabby & Squeezy - Hands part 1
- Bender's Arms
- Bender's foundations - feet, legs, base - part 2
- Bender's foundations - feet, legs, base - part 1
- Building Bender's body - part 4 - the door
- Building Bender's body - part 3
- Building Bender's body - part 2
- Designing the model of Bender
- Building Bender's body - part 1
- a few more pictures of Bender
- Bender is finally finished
Tools used in constructing Bender:
Taig Lathe, angle grinders( with cutting discs, grinding disks, flapwheels), CIG arc welder (modified), files, rasps, hacksaws, drills.
Salvaged fire extinguishers, 45Kg (100lb) propane cylinder, pipe, bolts, nuts, washers, "bog' (automotive putty), electrical conduit, samboy chip packet, paints, cement.
Support offered by:
The loveliest lady whom shares my dreams, world, joy and life. My wife not only endured me turning our front yard into a scrap metal yard, but actually encouraged the purchase of a shed to store my tools. I know she thinks I'm crazy when I bring home junk, and tell her it's for "a project", but she still loves me - and that's what's important. I love and adore her, and strive to not track grot into the house on my boots.
everyone at work who heard me talk about doing this, and saw some of the progress photos - I told you I'd get him done...
I'll now start documenting some of my other projects, they'll be linked via another page like this.