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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jrs77, 30 Nov 2009.

  1. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Mini-itx + fiber glass = cool^2


    nice project
     
  2. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    okae.
    speaking from past experiences. Be careful with that amount of hardener. you can get serious burns (i accidentally got some on my arm while it was exotherming)
    spread it out in a tray to slow down the process
     
  3. PyROZen

    PyROZen New Member

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    yeah, just sand it down with around 600 grit to get it smooth, the final coat will go on and hopefully dry as smooth as glass, so you won't have to sand a much before paint. When you do your final coat, don't use any of the kitty-hair matting, otherwise you'll never get a smooth shape, i think one layer of mat is more than enough for what your doing. It's not like the case is gonna be subjected to any major trauma.

    TBH, you really don't need a polyester topcoat, if your patient you can sand the fiberglass all the way up to 1500 grit and just take it to paint like that. That's how i've always done it.

    basic steps:
    fiberglass>sand>fiberglass>sand>light fiberglassing>final heavy sanding>finishing paste>sanding>paint
    takes a long time, but it's not too bad.


    Also, for future reference, fleece works awesome for fiberglass. You can stretch it tight over your form and goto town on it, since it soaks up so much glass. Just a tip for anyone reading out there.

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    here's a pic of a box i made for 4 10" subs(really low airspace for punchy bass). I used the fleecing method to make this.

    If anyone has any questions regarding this, feel free to PM me.

    Lee
     
  4. Jaguar_Infinity

    Jaguar_Infinity Just some guy

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    the difference a day... or four... makes :D glad it worked itself out! GL with the rest of the fiberglassing!
     
  5. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Looks like the show will go on... Suddenly the 'simple fiberglass shell' isn't looking so simple though, maybe a title change is in order. I'm really excited to see this finished.
     
  6. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Now we can get on with the project!

    [​IMG]

    I watch.

    john
     
  7. SkiDave

    SkiDave Active Member

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    Well done for being so patient; hopefully no more unnecessary delays!
     
  8. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    That should be pretty damn sweet!
     
  9. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    maybe you needed to use a form of FRP instead... or the fibreglass over a thin sheet of alum
     
  10. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    So why can't you just use thin acrylic sheets and glue them at the corners? Acrylic glue is crystal clear and if you do the joint right you can hardly tell you glued it anyway.
     
  11. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    It looks good...I definitely like that design. I still don't think it would be completely impossible to glue the acrylic together, it would just be a matter of getting the correct curves. However you do it, it will look sick. Keep going!
     
  12. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Yeah, Sketchup's a bitch...
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Kayin-in-Black would be the person to talk to here about resin casting, but he's busy with other stuff lately.
    I do know you will have trouble getting the air bubbles out of a complex cast without a vacuum chamber. The fumes are pretty flammable too, so you could be forced to wait for Spring.:(

    -I DO want to see you cast this, though.:D

    Sketchup: What you want to do is use the intersect command to cookie-cut out the pattern.
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Just don't use a gas heater in the same room. You will have the first warehouse in space if you do.
     
  15. Azayles

    Azayles New Member

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    +1! :thumb:
    That sketchup design looks sweeeeet as :D Can't wait to see it realised.
     
  16. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    You called?

    Pour it and heat it with a hair dryer afterwards and the bubbles will float to the top.

    Any other questions?

    I'm still here, just busy with a lot of stuff ATM, one of which will be showing up here soon.
     
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  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I think that counted as a 'summoning'.:hehe:
     
  18. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    So now I'm a summon spell, huh? AWESOME!
     
  19. Azayles

    Azayles New Member

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    Accio KayinBlack!

    Or something :p
     
  20. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    I'd rather be a materia.
     

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