Step 3: S - Killerjackalope


Well I started by designing my S on paper, starting simple, draw the boundary box for sizes and fit within that. I kept it reasonably free of embellishments in the shape because I'd already figured out what I was going to do with it.

Next step was to transfer my design to wood which I got from my friend in the joinery department, handy knowing people so it is...

Next I went about transferring the design and sanding filing, all that lark to get the letter just perfect, stopping there would be silly it looked pristine and wonderful, completely unreasonable...

Next I tightly wrapped the letter in 24ga constantan wire, not because it's magic or something, it's conductive to heat and was to hand, plus I was worried about rusty marks from steel or grey marks from galvanized.

Now this took some experimentation, to get this bit right... I had to somehow lightly sear the wood without heating the wire up too much. First go with the craft torch seemed promising until I realized it was very patchy due to the small heating area. Holding over the gas hob in quick passes got better results but didn't work just right and set off the smoke alarms. Putting a bit in the old toaster, never put metal in a toaster, I'm dumb and had a spare toaster gave cool results but not what I wanted...

Eventually the thing that came through for me was the usual suspect, when you need to burn something what do you go for? It's something every schoolboy has done, can of deodorant flame thrower, the heat was in a big enough area and intense enough that I could tan in my colour with no hotspots.

After I finally got the thing finished what did I think of and it'll be a project soon? Using the resistance wire wrapped all over the thing as a big heating element, a few seconds on a car battery or any other high amp supply would have caused the inverted effect of what I had and look amazing, however I was happy with my big S which looked like I planned eventually.

Next little bit was taking the small stand block and doing the same to it, put some small holes in to the back of the letter and put a couple of screws in...

Make a silly manual and we're finished here...

Gracias! instructables for creating a site my family can enjoy.
*Wipe tear* *sniffle* I LOVE YOU GUYS INSTRUCTABLES!!!!!!! :)
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the cake is <strong>not</strong> a lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1;)<br/>
I believe the cake itself is not a lie, but the promise of the cake is.
I got to the end of the game, just to find the promised cake is a lie! That just ruined my evening.
the cake is not a lie unless it says it is a pie<br />
<em>What kind of pie?<br />Apple.<br />Ooh my favourite!<br />No, Chicken, you dolt!</em><br />
chicken run?
apples with cinnamon all rolled up into a flaky crust and i am in heaven<br />
And Apple Turnover in the summer time.<br />
mmmmmm<br />
You, sir, cake or death?<br />
Scream that at people on Halloween when they come to your door saying their futile &quot;trick or treat&quot;s. Sometimes they say death. Then they work out what they said. Then you pull out a 17&quot; kitchen knife and they run off screaming.<br />
Well actually, would that not make the propect of such a thing a lie. Is there a cake or is it the figment of your imagination? Why should ckae be labeled such a thing? -Hehehe, Chris
there is a cake at the end of the game... and lots of GLaDOS eye things... and a metal claw that puts the candle on the cake out...
The DELICIOUS cake is a lie, however, the POISON cake is not.
You, sir, cake or death?<br />
This is truly amazing, great Instructable, seriously moving.
All we need now is to know how to make that pin ball.
This is beautiful guys.
my instructable tis of thee sweet thing of creativity of thee we sing website were my boredom died website where my ingenuity thrived i thanketh thee thankyou instructables i am unworthy of your awesomeness
Thanks! Hurrah!
That looks really great!! <br/><br/><sup>Too bad I was not the part of this... :-(</sup><br/>
Too bad I couldn't make a letter... I would have made a plastic batch window with a letter in it...
Really, for those that mention about being included, we only have so many letters, and I know for a fact that it was VERY difficult for the team to say "let's include him, him, her, not him....etc". Some things just have to be limited, and for those feeling left out, everyone has there own opportunity to say thank you in any way they wish; really. I know I am planning my own personal way as well.
i would have declined anyway, im a bit busy with school.............
And I would not have been able to carve a letter If i did have time.......
I was just kidding around. Although, it would be cool to be a 'part' of the community, I didn't get to sign your shirt. :( or be in this. :( most people don't even know me. *sigh.
<em>most people don't even know me. *sigh.</em><br/><br/>Well, thankfully I am not <em>most people</em> :-) <br/>
Yay! That's true.
Ok, I just didn't want hurt feelings, since this particular project had to be limited to around a certain number. <br/><br/>Hey, if you post and / or have a few instructables, you are a part of the community :-) I have noticed that, when I post an -ible, that I sometimes get a whole different group of commentators then I am accustomed to speaking with in the forums here, because some do not do much with the forums but a lot in the -ibles. Kind of like two sets of personality types are here :-) <sub>three actually, since some do both in varying degrees</sub> <br/><br/>
Thats a good little sentance, im going to add this into the title.
*blush* Thanks. Although it is hardly <em>little</em> ;-) <br/><br/>I was just glad to be able to demonstrate, if only in a minor way, my appreciation and gratitude. I bet some feel I am a bit melodramatic about my <em>other</em> statement in the Ible, but it is the honest truth. <br/>
*manly brother-like hug*
*returned* ;-) <br/>
Ah I can't believe I missed (wasn't invited to) this! But I don't mind. Really nice job. That's way cool! 5 stars and favorited.
Thanks Joe! :D
well well,
I'm not in this?<br/><br/>Only mentioned once by gmjhowe?<br/><br/>And he spelled my name <em>wrong</em>!?!?!<br/><br/>That's one reason why I hate life.<br/>
heyhey gm - firstly, i always spell word wrong, especially peoples names. secondly, i think you should be inspired to send something to HQ, i mean adrians hand appeared on the forums a few weeks ago, you could easily of decided to send something then. thirdly, the people chose, were mainly made up from friends that me and bumpus have stumbled upon on ibles. Plus, who knows who will be invited into the three deserts next...
and i flagged this and gave it .5*. but i will change the rating to 5*, and remove the flag when you remove the reference to my name........... i will still remove the flag if the most you do is use my proper name.......... I always flag any forum/ible that uses my name without my permission, and no, you wont get it, but remember im going easy on you this time..........
we mention you once in the instructable? plus, the time when we mentioned you as 'coolz' was back when you were 'coolz', or we still werent sure if you were radio. either way, your missing the point (as usual) this ible is about saying thank you to ibles. I don't care about the rating or the flag. Because at the end of the day, its all about ibles, and how much it has done for us. How about you calm down, and add your own thank you message in the comments?

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