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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by blackacidevil, 29 Sep 2004.

  1. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    I've never heard of such a drillbit. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check the big-box hardware stores tomorrow after work. :thumb:

    I was contemplating giving up on the grinding stone and just Dremeling the 2 seams. I wonder how many cutting discs it would take to cut 100 inches of 1.5mm steel....
     
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  2. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    Front Control Panel Plans.

    Got the hardware...

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    and the plan...

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    Just gotta find the time...
     
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  3. hed420

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    I saw a bigger case the other day on another forum. It was twice the length and width. The owner had his pc, monitor, printer, and scanner in it. :)
     
  4. TMM

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    attack it with a jigsaw ;)
     
  5. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    I did a preliminary cut for the window with both a Dremel and jigsaw. The jigsaw was actually slower, and louder. I'll just invest in cutting discs.
     
  6. hed420

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    I never used a jig saw on a pc case before but I have used a dremel with standard cutting disks. :dremel: It's great for detailed work :thumb:
    Here's some pics of a window I made with a dremel. It was my first time using it. Great investment! :D It was/is also my first time modding anything. (noob) :rolleyes: So take it easy on me.

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    Picture quality is horrible but here's a pic of it at night with a black uv bulb behind it.

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    I ended up using well over 50 cutting disks on this side panel alone. I then used sanding disks to smooth the edges down.
    Enjoy :rock:
     
  7. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    Your pics dont work.
     
  8. hed420

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    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    huh? :confused:

    That's where my pics are being hosted at. Does anybody else not see them?
     
  11. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    i dont see em.
     
  12. hed420

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    Weird :sigh:
    Guess I'll have to switch my hosting sites. Does anybody know of any free website hosting services?
     
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    image shack or photobucket id head that'a way :thumb: imo
     
  14. xckid082488

    xckid082488 Banned

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    whats imo mean?
     
  15. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    imo= in my opinion.

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    I fail to see how a jigsaw would be slower than a dremel :confused:
     
  16. blackacidevil

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    Maybe I should get better jigsaw blades. I only have the 3 that came with it.
    The problem is I need to cut a 45* angle along the seam. It requires more precision so the Dremel will be better.
     
  17. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Try a Circular Saw, or an Angle Grinder with a cuting disc :thumb:
     
  18. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    Got my 3.5" silver fanbus and 2nd red LED fan in the mail yesterday.
    Off to a booze/porn party tonight, so I might not be in a condition to work on the panel tomorrow. But we'll see.
     
  19. chalk_mark

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    To me, that case is just begging for the full-on "industrial" look.

    Stuff like this

    In the Toronto area, you may be able to find all kinds of treasure at Active Surplus on Queen Street West, or A1 Electronics .

    The shape/look reminds me of the Dark Palace in the old Jedi Knight Dark Forces II game.

    I would also drill out the spot welds. Use a small, say 1/16" bit to make a pilot hole in the middle of the weld, then use a bit big enough to remove most of the weld. Flexing the joint will then break the weld that remains. You can the use "cosmetic" fasteners of your choice that do nothing but fill holes, to fill any uneeded holes.

    If you can't find a spot weld bit, try a good quality ( cobalt ) brad point bit or sometimes called a "split point" bit, or pilot drill like like what is used for removing pop rivets.
     
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  20. r3Q

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    angle grinder with a thin cutting disc will do the job in ~10 minutes.

    http://www.ishop.co.uk/ishop/images/982/633520.jpg

    just like a big 10,000rpm dremel. just make sure you get a pack of metal cutting discs at the local shop. theres a place round here called harbor freight - and they sell the discs for ~$4 and the angle grinder for ~$20.

    cant go wrong. :rock:
     

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