Well here is my first project log here on bit-tech. The project is loosely defined as a 16" cube made primarily out of aluminum. It will eventually house my main pc, or sit in the corner collecting dust. So, lets see materials I started with About 40" of 1.25x1.25"x1/8" square cornered aluminum angle. ~30 square feet of t6061 aluminum sheet, .060" thickness. a few hundred carriage bolts, 1/4"-20 thread. a few hundred 1/4"-20 threaded standard hex nuts, and about 40 of the same in jam nut format. So when I started not being terrible experienced in working with metal (some woodworking experience) I wanted to see if I could get acceptable accuracy with my mostly handtools and crappy powertools. So here is a picture of the first corner. That went well enough, so here are a few shots of the completed frame. Excuse the picture quality. Its not so much the camera, which i feel is decent (Canon A70) as it is the environment, poor lighting and most of all my lack of skill with cameras in general as well as photoshop. Anyways, heres the frame. Interlude: heres a shiny disc of aluminum I made that serves no purpose, but it does reflect a game of civ3 nicely. Next up was cutting and drilling the aluminum sheets for the side panels. The side panels, so far as I have planned only go on the 4 sides of the case, the top and bottom are to be treated differently, especially the top, though I have not decided exactly how or what it should look like. So in the following pics the sections you see lacking a panel are the top/bottom. Also note that the case is full of finger prints and scuff marks at this point from being worked on, it will be torn down and polished up/restored to an unscratched state before its complete. Also the panels will be going out at sometime in the future to be given a brushed finish and anodized, possibly dyed black as well. and here is a shot of inside the of one of the corners for no real reason. I'm going to try to find or order a motherboard tray, something like a Lian-Li tray would be nice. So I'm looking for some input as to how the top should look, designs, etc. I'm considering maybe some plexi, or a mesh, both, who knows. The bottom Will likely be an aluminum sheet with 4 feet (possibly captive metal spheres) and some grills to allow air to be taken in from the bottom. Thats about all I can think to write at 2:40am so I'll post this and try to keep the worklog more or less up to date. Oh yes, also looking for a project name, suggestions welcome.