Robby The Robot

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Project by htl posted 09-25-2017 08:52 PM 1512 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been seeing a lot a shop helpers and robots and haven’t been able to get up enough gumption to start any thing big so why not build a robot.
When I was a kid The Forbidden Planet had this robot and I have always loved it even though the movie scared the snot out of me back then.
Maybe I can get out there and build something now that I got a robot helper. LOL

This is made with poplar there was no lathe used in this build just the disk sander and drill press, and router.

And I should add left over parts from other builds.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#1 posted 09-25-2017 08:57 PM

Very cool. He came out great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 09:17 PM

Love it great project

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#3 posted 09-25-2017 09:47 PM

Great imagination and a nice job on it! I used to do all my “turning” with the drill press. I now bought that cheapie lathe at H-F and love it.. BUT it is only for small jobs!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 09-25-2017 09:55 PM

is his neck a tire LOL ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 10:05 PM

That looks fantastic! I didn’t realize that I needed a shop robot until now. Nicely done.

-- Brian

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#6 posted 09-25-2017 10:48 PM

#4, Now that is neat & cute.

However, without eyes, how do you know if he’s ignoring you and eyeing off a shapely bolt?

PS. Now you’re showing your age… Wasn’t Forbidden Planet a silent B&W slideshow presentation before robots were invented and roamed the universe unsupervised?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 09-25-2017 11:14 PM

Very nice job. The turnings turned out very good.

Perhaps I am wrong, which is often the case according to my wife, but I thought this robot was on “Lost in Space”. Not that a young buck like me would know that.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#8 posted 09-26-2017 12:55 AM

Program him to do the clean up. Nice work on the robot.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 09-26-2017 03:11 AM

Pointer I think he turned out looking a little bet of both robots of the movie and the tv show.

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#10 posted 09-26-2017 03:59 AM

Outstanding. Wonderful movie and a fantastic toy! Really well done.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#11 posted 09-26-2017 05:43 AM

Fun project. Forbidden Planet is airing Tuesday afternoon on TCM.

-- Rick M,

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#12 posted 09-26-2017 05:57 AM

Funny litle robot, sure he will be great help.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 09-26-2017 07:56 AM

Cute and nice this little fellow. What is his track record?


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#14 posted 09-26-2017 09:35 AM

Cute and nice this little fellow. What is his track record?

- Dutchy

Takes a Dutchman to open a can of worms and start talking tracks with #4.

Hey Dutchy, when did your English improve? Just noticed your missing signature tag line…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 09-26-2017 10:06 AM

Brilliant way to remember and pay homage to a classic sci fi robot…

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