Orbiting Solar Observatory

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OSO model


Detail drawings


Recommended materials for construction

Part
number
Number
required
Recommended
material
Color
1TwoPlywood - 1/8"Silver
2TwoPlywood - 1/4"Natural
3OneWood - mapleSilver
4OneWood - mapleSilver
5TwoWood - balsaSilver
6OneWood - pineBlack
6AOneWood - balsaSilver
7OneWood - mapleBlack
8OneWood - pineBlack
9TwoWood - balsaSilver
10TwoWood - mapleSilver
11TwoWood - mapleSilver
12TwoWood - mapleBlack
13OneWood - pineBlack
14TwoWood - balsaSilver
15ThreeBand ironSilver
16ThreeBand ironSilver
17ThreeBand ironSilver
18ThreeBand ironSilver
19SixBand ironSilver
20ThreeWood - mapleSilver
21TwoDowel - rodNatural
22TwelveMetal wood screwsSilver
23ThreeMetal brazing rodNatural
24FifteenMetal brazing rodNatural
25OneWood - mapleSilver
A-INineWood - pineSilver


Recommended procedure for construction

Part
no.
Suggested
materials
Fabrication
technique
Surface
treatment
Assembly
recommendations
1Wood - 1/8" plywoodLayout and cut a nonagon to specified dimensions
2Wood - 1/4" plywoodLayout and cut a nonagon to specified dimensions
4Wood - mapleTurn on lathe to specified dimensions and drill as specified
A-I
Wood - pine
Use escutcheon pins for surface effect
Fabricate parts to specified dimensions and detailsFinish sand all surfacesSubassemble as indicated on detailed drawings
25Wood - mapleTurn on lathe as specified on detail no. 1 and drill to accommodate part no. 3Finish sand all surfaces
3Dowel - rodCut and shape to specified dimensionsSubassemble parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 25, and A through I
15, 16, 17, 18, 19Band ironCut and shape to specified dimensionsSubassemble parts 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 as noted and attach one each to parts B, E and H with part no. 22
20Wood - mapleTurn on lathe to specified dimensions and drill for part no. 23Finish sand all surfaces
23Brass rodCut to specified lengthPolishAssemble part no. 20 to part no. 17 using part no. 23
6Wood - pineCut and shape to specified dimensions
7Dowel - rodCut and shape to specified dimensionsFinish sand all surfacesAssemble to part no. 6 as indicated
6AWood - balsaCut and fabricate to specified dimensionsGlue to part no. 6 as indicated
5Wood - balsaCut and fabricate to specified dimensions
9Wood - balsaCut and fabricate to specified dimensions
10Wood - hardFabricate to specified dimensions
11 & 12Wood -
Dowel - rod and balsa
Fabricate to specified dimensionsFinish sand all surfacesGlue parts 9, 10, 11, & 12 to part no. 8 as indicated
13Wood - pineCut and fabricate to specified dimensions
14Wood - balsaCut and fabricate to specified dimensionsGlue parts 10, 11, 12 and 14 to part no. 13 as indicated on detail no. 8
Finish sand all surfaces
Paint assembled part nos. 5, 6A, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14 silver
Paint assembled part nos. 6, 7, 8, and 13 black
Model standWood - walnutRecommended construction is indicated on detail sheetNatural rubbed oil finish



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