Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bar design and various other 3d Models

The other day I was looking through my posts here to see how well I've actually covered what I'm doing, and I noticed that I haven't even put up any pictures of the 3d models I made! So I rushed off and got some really nice ones to share with ya'll, without much further ado I present the prototype TubbyPad.

Top View

Bottom View

Sketchup doesn't have the best metal textures but you can get an idea of the finished look, the metal panels and brackets will be polished to a mirror-like finish, so will the bar if it can be.

Running along the bottom you can see the two steel rails the bar bolts into. This design will minimise the stress put on the back portion of the pad and should make the bar incredibly solid and strong at the same time.
Here's a picture of the bar and rails:

As you can see the bar will be totally removable, it passes through 2 holes in the pad then the rails are bolted onto the bottom (this will either be with 1 or 2 bolts on each side, not sure yet), the rails are then bolted to the bottom of the pad.

Here's a picture of the arrow well. it's not the current design but it's the same one as the prototype. The only thing missing are the corner pads to prevent the arrow over bending.

And for historical purposes here's the first models I made for the very original design.

Pretty Layers

Please let me know if you want to see anything in particular. I know I'm not the best at this blogging thing so I'm sure I've missed out lots, any feedback is greatly appreciated =D


1 comment:

  1. It looks good bro. I want to see it evolve so put up every little bit of progress with pictures, so I can watch you make it in real time.