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Scratch Build – In Progress Bent out of Shape - Update 16 28.05.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Ocelot, 15 May 2013.

  1. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Oh boy this case looks sweet. Almost factory made. Top notch work there. Sub-a-dub-dubbed :)
     
  2. Archer

    Archer Talga Vassternich - Deserve Victory

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    Powder coating is pretty thick, so the finish on the bare metal doesnt have to be very good at all. IIRC I dropped mine off with some nasty scratches, and asked them to give the parts a very quick sanding and they used an electric sander of some kind and all was good. Obviously though, if you give them a well sanded product it will be all the better.

    One thing I didnt think of at the time, all the holes you've got will also get noticeably smaller, I had to redrill all the holes on my chassis after powder coating, which wasnt a problem for me, but maybe you want to go 0.5mm larger and avoid that problem
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It's hard to give feedback because you are doing great.:D
     
  4. TheL4mka

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    Amazing work! :) Keep going!
     
  5. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Great design and project log! Rarely do such things combine in one project.
     
  6. keenan

    keenan Member

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    Spectacular!!! The amount of work you're putting in is exceptional..
     
  7. flix

    flix Member

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    Wow, so damn nice work :clap:
    But why didnt you cut the wholes for the aquaero direct into the top? without the original cover.
    Would look much cleaner
     
  8. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    Great work there dude. How I wish I had that sort of equipment.. One day :)
     
  9. Evenge

    Evenge Member

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    So many scratch builds involving aluminum bending. I probably have to try it myself at some point. ;)

    Your work is really high quality! Great job! :thumb:
     
  10. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    fantastic work with this aluminum !! You seem to have great tools :D
     
  11. Boscoe

    Boscoe Electronics extraordinaire.

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    Wow, lots and lots of work here. Very well done to you Sir!
     
  12. Canardwc

    Canardwc Gentel-Mod'R

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    Really nice and clean job!!!
     
  13. Umbra

    Umbra New Member

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    Great work, (I covet your workshop!) a few things I've learnt when working with metal especially ally are don't scribe deep measurement lines as they are a pain to polish out and I cover surfaces in lots of masking tape if I'm worried about them getting too scratched.

    As you've discovered bending brakes require some trial and error to get right and the bending capacities specified for some of them are a bit enthusiastic, does your brake have an adjustable top blade so you can adjust the distance between the folding edge and the top blade, I can't quite see in your pictures if there is an adjustment slot, my brake has this adjustment slot and you move the top blade back or forward and set it to the thickness of the metal to allow for the bend radius.

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    adjustment slot on right arrow of picture set to the metal thickness between the two arrows.
     
  14. Yaka

    Yaka Well-Known Member

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    :thumb:cool build, nice festool jigsaw as well. love festool pr0n
     
  15. jopers1986

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    Real nice! Is a bit reminiscent of an EVGA hadron, or an old school Lian Li... but nicer :naughty:
     
  16. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    respect for the hard work that it take to do this subbed
     
  17. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Very neatly done. I like builds like these.
     
  18. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Very impressive work so far. Looking forward to seeing what else gets crammed in there! :D
     
  19. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Very, very neat work!
     
  20. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    The build is coming along very nice, impressive progress and it looks really good :thumb:

    I just love seeing those little inventive methods modders use, like how you made the lower gpu bracket, good stuff :)
     

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