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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Achron, 28 Nov 2009.

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Which faceplate design do you like? (Faceplates on page 6)

  1. Don't change anything!

    29 vote(s)
    14.9%
  2. Faceplate 1

    12 vote(s)
    6.2%
  3. Faceplate 2

    53 vote(s)
    27.3%
  4. Faceplate 3

    12 vote(s)
    6.2%
  5. Faceplate 4

    51 vote(s)
    26.3%
  6. Faceplate 5

    14 vote(s)
    7.2%
  7. Faceplate 6

    29 vote(s)
    14.9%
  8. Faceplate 7

    27 vote(s)
    13.9%
  9. Some other design!

    14 vote(s)
    7.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I don't think you want to figure out the total time/cost. You would never build again if you knew.:worried:
    -Yes. You are a terrible person.
    "You must spread rep around before you give it to Achron again."
     
  2. Marcos_Viegas

    Marcos_Viegas Minimodder

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    Great case, very nice work!!!
     
  3. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don What's a Dremel?

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    You're right lol

    Me dummy :wallbash:

    Didn't really think about the crappy mounting.

    Mod on :jawdrop: someone stop me from drooling:D
     
  4. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    I may. It would be a very, very rough estimate though. Also for fun I could take into account what tuition cost per hour and add that little joy to the bill.
     
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  5. nlancaster

    nlancaster Minimodder

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    FINISH HIM!!!!





    er..... I mean IT..........

    Looks awesome.
     
  6. jesterod

    jesterod What's a Dremel?

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    not a him or it if there was ever a case that was obviously a female this is the one
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  7. nlancaster

    nlancaster Minimodder

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    Oops....

    FINISH HER!!!
     
  8. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    no words can describe this!!! Give us some pictures dude, this i MEAN!!
     
  9. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Sorry for the teasers. There isn't much to show when spending days on end sanding. However, what I can do is show you some nice pictures after every grit session!

    80 grit done! (ugh)

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    Only took about 3 days. I think I'm going to take the aluminum to somewhere around 600 to anodize it. That number is questionable until I talk to a shop around here about the process. Acrylic will be taken much higher and then polished :-D.

    Obligatory night shot.

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  10. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral What's a Dremel?

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    :eyebrow:All right, now you're just sexing it up! Really, I don't need a dremil anymore. I'm into hydraulics!:D I hate you.:rock:
     
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  11. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    Hot hot hot. Can't wait to see how it goes at the end of the sanding.
     
  12. voigts

    voigts What's a Dremel?

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    this is looking amazing.
     
  13. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    This belongs in a sci-fi movie!
     
  14. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    you mean you took a course on using CNC machines? really, is there such a course?
     
  15. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    I LOVE YOU!!!

    Man this thing is really getting my heartbeat up:p
     
  16. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral What's a Dremel?

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    Metropolis directed by Fritz Lang circa 1927 :D
     
  17. wahoomcdaniel

    wahoomcdaniel Minimodder

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    I realize where you are going with the sanding, but I sort of appreciated the
    dimpled effect when you pulled it from the CNC.

    It had a certain industrial quality with nice lines.



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  18. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Well, sort of. I actually taught myself about 3-4 years ago how to CAD and use one. I was, however, enrolled in a Computer-Aided Product Design course where we used CNC machines, and plenty of people had no prior experience.

    What I meant by that quote was that I would take into account what 1 hour of my life was worth while I was in school, with respect to paying tuition.


    I've had multiple people tell me that, including my girlfriend :wallbash:. It does look pretty slick, but my peeve is that there is no way to keep the surface continuously dimpled without seams...and that would bother me.
     
  19. spunky_me

    spunky_me What's a Dremel?

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    Just amazing... Had been looking forward for the final work!
     
  20. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Woohoo...150 grit done! At least it goes a lot quicker the higher grit you get to.

    I also spent some time sidetracking and sanding one side of the acrylic insert of the front plate. It's not polished yet, so it's not see through. It's still pretty shiny, though.

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    And some shots of the beauty.

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