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Project by nayo posted 07-13-2016 02:24 AM 1760 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Lieutenant at our Navy Academy asked me if i could do a Radar to be gift to a friend who just recently took a radar course in the academy.
to begin with, i did not have a clue how to start this commission, so after a couple of nights thinking about it i start with the antenna, which took several tries to make it kind of right. then the middle piece that i don’t now the name of it, and the legs and base.

made with Honduran mahogany and most of it was done in the bandsaw and the fine cuts with the scrollsaw. the mesh in the antenna is from a door screen that i had saved from an old project.

Thanks for reading!
Nayo.
Honduras





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#1 posted 07-13-2016 02:27 AM

Neatly done.

Innovative too!

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#2 posted 07-13-2016 03:13 AM

Very interesting project, and well done.

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#3 posted 07-13-2016 05:00 AM

Okay, that just screams out to the military nerd in me! Awesome work! I saw that and couldn’t believe that someone had made an Early Warning radar on Lumberjocks! Thanks for sharing, I’m sure that the individual will display that proudly!

PS: The middle part is called a feedhorn. :)

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#4 posted 07-13-2016 06:19 AM

Very intracate, Nayo! I like the articulation and personalization. Great job!

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#5 posted 07-13-2016 11:32 AM

Clever, resourceful and well done Nayo!

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#6 posted 07-13-2016 12:00 PM

Very nicely done. Insert an actual wifi antenna in the receiver spot and you’ll have a directional wifi extender.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#7 posted 07-13-2016 05:51 PM

There couldn’t be better gift fot him. You’ve done very sofisticated work here. Very unusual.

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#8 posted 07-14-2016 02:01 AM

It Looks very similar to a battery locating radar I used back in the 60-70.
I am surprised they are still in service, it was light vehicle portable from memory and tracked mortars, when it was working correctly it could give a result in 11 sec! determining either point of launch or point of impact depending which side the fire was coming from.
Enought of the reminisiing the project is very will made, Nice work

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#9 posted 07-14-2016 12:47 PM

thanks!. now i know i new word!


Okay, that just screams out to the military nerd in me! Awesome work! I saw that and couldn t believe that someone had made an Early Warning radar on Lumberjocks! Thanks for sharing, I m sure that the individual will display that proudly!

PS: The middle part is called a feedhorn. :)

- MilFlyer


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nayo

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#10 posted 07-14-2016 12:49 PM

thanks you all for your comments!
and yes that is an old radar that we still use here, i think its the same with the school buses, they don’t die, they just get shipped here :)

Nayo.

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#11 posted 07-14-2016 05:42 PM

Nice job Nayo!
It’s always difficult to read someone’s mind when they ask you to make something “they” have in mind but you seemed to have accomplished it with this piece.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 07-19-2016 08:07 PM

So I am guessing it only Detects Wooden Planes ?

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#13 posted 07-19-2016 11:57 PM

:D


So I am guessing it only Detects Wooden Planes ?

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#14 posted 07-22-2016 12:26 AM

That is way cool Nayo

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#15 posted 07-29-2016 11:07 AM

Oh Richard, Richard thats dreadfull !!

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