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Scratch Build – In Progress ...::: 4-CuBe :::... UP New Pictures !

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cubeman, 16 Mar 2008.

  1. Cubeman

    Cubeman What's a Dremel?

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    Hello,

    I'm french modder of 19 years, i will try to present my mod in english :grr:. I live in an apartment and i was not much tools ( 1 drill, 1 dremel ans 1 electric saw ) :rolleyes: :dremel:

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    Face of the Mod:


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    Overview of the overall :

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    Top with black paint :


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    Test with old fan multicolor :

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    I whant use white fan for my mod :D

    And to finish, last picutres of my Mod 4-CuBe :

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    I wish excuse for my English :duh:

    If you have any Recommendations tell me :thumb:
     
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  2. jiorgan

    jiorgan What's a Dremel?

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    good job ;] hope more!
     
  3. Realiks

    Realiks What's a Dremel?

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    Nice project but you have to know multicollor fan's are like ....... don't use them. Don't think that a white fan would look beter to. I would take red
     
  4. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    Nice work Cubeman ;)
     
  5. Cubeman

    Cubeman What's a Dremel?

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    Realiks: I d'ont use multicolor fan for my Mod, it's just for test. I prefer white to red fan

    Thank for Alonzo and Jiorgan ;)
     
  6. HeXeN

    HeXeN Straight from Hell

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    ufff stone has fallen from my heart :) no colorefull fans here:) white fan.. that can be nice contrasted with polished metal uunder plexi. Mod On..
     
  7. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o What's a Dremel?

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    Nice start. What kind of cooling you are intent to use? edit: (oops, there's a water reservoir in that one pic. stupid me. )

    Looks like you dont even need more. :)

    Watersanding those plates to mirrorlike might look good.
     
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  8. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Not bad so far, I like the design. Hehe, I was relieved to hear that the multi color fan was just for testing! A white fan sounds like great idea. b^_^d (thumbs up)

    Looking at image 8 and 9 from the top (counting the small one at the top as nr 1), you first have sheet metal as middle 'floor' then wood. Was the sheet metal just a fitting test?

    Will you wet sand that orangepeel down on the sprayed acrylic design? I know it's a lot of work, but it would really put that extra finish on the case, IMHO. Perhaps it would be less work / more fun to just remake the design in black acrylic ..or do you plan to light it from underneath to produce glowing edges?

    Keep it up!
     
  9. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Nice cube
     
  10. Cubeman

    Cubeman What's a Dremel?

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    Hello all

    thank fo the advance :thumb:

    Macros_the_Black:

    i whant use wood painted black for the middle 'floor',

    "Was the sheet metal just a fitting test?" - Yes it's just a test with metal.

    For the orange peel i will sand the plexi and Repainting.

    "do you plan to light it from underneath to produce glowing edges?" - Yes with with led :hip:

    La carotte d l'o:

    "Watersanding those plates to mirrorlike might look good." - I will try to make an impact aluminum brush with a wire brush

    You think?
     
  11. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o What's a Dremel?

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    Brushed surfaces would look very nice, it would give some nice reflections under those acryl plates.

    I have noticed that using brush might make surfases looking spotty, good method to make look-a-like brushed surfaces is sanding using only one direction using some guide. Sandpaper attached to a rightangle for example.
     
  12. Cubeman

    Cubeman What's a Dremel?

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    I thought using this method to make an impact aluminum brush, I seek a solution to cut the aluminum plate without my electic saw, it is useless
     
  13. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    ok. cool!

    About the brushed surface sanding; I've never tried it on steel... but, I did it on some alu candle holders I had made, and at first I used the guide method. But that left me with a surface that was too "perfect", imo. Sure, I got dead straight scratches/"brush marks" going all the way across the pieces, but it didn't look good.
    So what I ended up doing was sanding by freehand while trying _very_ hard to go as straight as possible. It was very straining work, cause I had to rock back and forth while keeping my muscles taut. But the end result was great!! It had just the right amount of _slightly_ deviating scratching, and looked very much like brushed alu.

    What I would do in your case is to first try the guide method that La carotte d l'o suggested, and if it doesn't come out great (I really hope it does!) then try to add some very slight imperfections by sanding as straight as you can by freehand.

    Good luck!

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    In what way is your electric saw useless, does it cut to slowly, doesn't it cut straight enough? Are you using the right kind of blade?
    Btw, is it a jig saw like on this pic? ->
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    I know there are ppl here who know tons about this. Just tell us/them what kind of tool you have, and how you're not happy with it's performance, and I'm certain they can help. =)
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  14. Cubeman

    Cubeman What's a Dremel?

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    I have pictures of my material tonight
     
  15. Cubeman

    Cubeman What's a Dremel?

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  16. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Ok, so it's a cheap jig saw then. According to some threads here on the forum, it really helps to have a jig saw with very little or no play/wobble in the drive mechanisms, and to use good blades that are suitable for what you are cutting at the moment. Someone plz correct me if I'm wrong, but a short, wide and thicker metal blade will probably give you a more straight cut that a thinner one. Another tip I've read is not moving the jigsaw forward to quickly, but to go slowly. Also avoid putting side to side pressure on the blade.
    Found a page with some short info on metal cutting tools, there's a "Electric jigsaw" link at the top: A brief discussion on sheetmetal cutting tools, methods and practices
    I also found this 20 Helpful JIG SAW Tips pdf file.

    I know it's not much, but perhaps it will help a little.
     
  17. Squadexodus

    Squadexodus I got my cookie. What about you?

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    Most definatley.
     
  18. Cubeman

    Cubeman What's a Dremel?

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    Hello everyone,

    thanks for your advice. This afternoon I cut the top, my electric saw kindly operate an hour ...

    the result

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    The fan multicolored serves me just for a test


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  19. Realiks

    Realiks What's a Dremel?

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    looking good keep up the good work
     
  20. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Very impressive so far! You mentioned living in an apartment... do you really do all your modding in there as well? I dremeled in the kitchen once, and was cleaning up metal dust for days...
     

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