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badbjbass
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I NEED SOMETHING TO BUILD

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07-12-2012 10:16 AM

Help! I am bored out of my mind with inventor! I've already made several things, including an M1911A1 handgun (completely with every single part of the gun). I need something that will help broaden my knowledge of inventor but also keep me busy for days if not weeks. I have googled intensely looking for blueprints of anything as complicated (if not more complicated) as a gun to build, but I haven't found anything. PLEASE HELP. All recommendations are appreciated.

 

P.S. Building a gun is a great passtime and quite fun to build. If anyone is interested ask me for the blueprints and I can send them to you. They aren't my own blueprints, but they are fully dimensioned with over 50 peices to build and assemble. Thanks Again!

Hi badbjbass,

 

Attached is a PDF that might work. It's a bit dated, but might still provide a challenge.

 

Also at the bottom of the page at this link, you'll find another link to the Inventor Wizards page. They have several smaller projects that might keep you busy:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/03/modeling-practice-drawings-for-inventor.html

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

You might also look at GrabCAD, they have design challenges that offer prizes:

http://grabcad.com/challenges

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com


I'd love to see the prints.  Thanks for offering.  I can't currently can't think of a project for you, but I will keep it in mind.

Being an owner and frequent shooter of an M1911 I would love to have those prints!

If you like modeling guns you could always browse a gun show for some cheap rifles or handguns and practice modeling from actual parts. You could also check the internet for old surplus guns, I've done business with jgsales.com a few times and would recommend them. I think a rifle stock would be a real challenge (for me anyways).

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: I NEED SOMETHING TO BUILD

07-12-2012 10:40 AM in reply to: badbjbass

Hi badbjbass,

 

Attached is a PDF that might work. It's a bit dated, but might still provide a challenge.

 

Also at the bottom of the page at this link, you'll find another link to the Inventor Wizards page. They have several smaller projects that might keep you busy:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/03/modeling-practice-drawings-for-inventor.html

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: I NEED SOMETHING TO BUILD

07-12-2012 10:43 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

You might also look at GrabCAD, they have design challenges that offer prizes:

http://grabcad.com/challenges

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com




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Mopico
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Registered: ‎07-17-2006
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Re: I NEED SOMETHING TO BUILD

07-12-2012 10:48 AM in reply to: badbjbass

I'd love to see the prints.  Thanks for offering.  I can't currently can't think of a project for you, but I will keep it in mind.

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badbjbass
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07-12-2012 11:32 AM in reply to: Mopico

Thank you so much! All of the links are greatly appreciated. Uh oh. It said the file size for the gun is too big to post. Should I just send it to you in an email?

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mrattray
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Re: I NEED SOMETHING TO BUILD

07-12-2012 12:37 PM in reply to: badbjbass

Being an owner and frequent shooter of an M1911 I would love to have those prints!

If you like modeling guns you could always browse a gun show for some cheap rifles or handguns and practice modeling from actual parts. You could also check the internet for old surplus guns, I've done business with jgsales.com a few times and would recommend them. I think a rifle stock would be a real challenge (for me anyways).

Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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badbjbass
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Re: I NEED SOMETHING TO BUILD

07-12-2012 01:45 PM in reply to: badbjbass

Hey everyone who wants the blueprints for the gun. I found the origin of the pdf file I found. So now i don't need emails now.

http://www.m1911.org/M1911-A1_REDUX.pdf

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waynehelley
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Re: I NEED SOMETHING TO BUILD

11-28-2012 04:15 AM in reply to: badbjbass

Hi there,

 

I was just wondering if you had any look at finding more advanced things to model since this thread?  I am looking for things to model to test my skills and build a portfolio. I would like to model some things that are mechanical and complex like the models on the inventor start screen. I am having a go at the engine tutorials on grabCAD but would like something else to work on too.

 

I am British and we don't really do guns so I don't think it would be suitable for my portfolio!

 

Thanks,

 

Wayne

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GSE_Dan_A
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Re: I NEED SOMETHING TO BUILD

11-28-2012 05:43 AM in reply to: badbjbass

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inventorwizard.be%2Fblueprints%2Findex.html...

 

This site has a slew of Steam Engines that can all be made mechanical (pistons, rods, etc...) 

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JDMather
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Re: I NEED SOMETHING TO BUILD

11-28-2012 06:21 AM in reply to: waynehelley

waynehelley wrote:

Hi there,

 

I was just wondering if you had any look at finding more advanced things to model since this thread?  I am looking for things to model to test my skills and build a portfolio.

 

Wayne


Just look around you and you should be able to find some things to reverse engineer.

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