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Scratch Build – In Progress GET A LIFE - COMPLETED

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The_Gnu, 17 Nov 2010.

  1. wejjy

    wejjy Active Member

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    The dedication in this theead is simply mind numbing, the quality is too, I hope to have a project half as good as this one day dude!
     
  2. bugeye

    bugeye Sleep Deprived

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    On some projects I'd look at that and think .... hhhmmm 295 holes - square - 1mm gap - by hand ... that's going to be a bit of a mess . With you I'm looking forward to how aweso.... no,no ... perfect it is :eeek:
     
  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    this just gets better and better, can't wait to see the finished product
     
  4. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Wow, it must have taken an immense amount of patience to make all those holes. Really nice job and I also can't wait to see the finished product. +rep
     
  5. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks for the nice comment wejjy, Im shure you won't have any problem doing that:thumb:


    Hehe thanks. I've been worried about the mess since day one when I desided on this design. Im glad I was able to predict the work needed and thankfully reduced the initial number of holes from around 450 to around 300.

    Thanks Rich. Then you won't wait for too long ;)


    Thanks:thumb:
    Yeah patience is my best tool at this moment. I hope I dont break that one aswell :)
     
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  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Haha love it +rep :D:clap: oh but I hate filing in super tight spaces like that, quite a test of patience :lol: so easy to pull out accidentaly & push hard making a bad scratch & needle files can break relatively easy but never happened to me... Yet :D, good thinking for milling it down to 1mm though :).

    2 or 3 beers & an mp3 player really helps on tedious modding bits like that :D.


    Arrrrrrgh I've been relixed :eeek::lol:.
     
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  7. daverobson08

    daverobson08 New Member

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    Wow, that's a lot of fiddly work! The whole project is looking really exciting.
     
  8. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks mate:thumb:
    Yeah the next step Im working on right now is even more fiddly as the gaps between each hole is becoming really thin. As you say, I have to be very carefull to pull the file straight out or I might bend the remaining material inbetween the holes.

    Yeah milling down the material helped a lot. Tried some holes when it was 2mm thick but I think I spent around 5min on each hole just to get the file through and that was way too long.

    Don't get yourself too "relixed", Im waiting for another project from you:naughty:.

    Thanks dave:thumb:
     
  9. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Laser-cutting? Waterjet-cutting?

    Anyway, this is more like real modding, so :thumb: for that!
     
  10. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Yes absolutely an option, but since I havn't used any CNC tools on any project, I challenged myself to see if I could make it without on this one aswell.

    I have nothing at all against using CNC tools in a mod, but I've never used it before and It would be a special feeling if someone would ask: laser or waterjet? And I can say: No, needlefile.

    Thanks:thumb:
     
  11. Reiep

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    Impressive work again, and what a patience :jawdrop:

    It's really a crazy mod, but in a good way :thumb:
     
  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :hehe: I am doing bits on the design of my next between life, gaming, lounging around the forum, it is difficult trying to go as compact as possible for things like 5 HDD's though :lol: & make sure they stay cooled & vibrationless & easy to switch :duh: got some ideas which are near solid but it's all just trying to form into a full design at the moment, think I'm on track to start a new project within the next few months ;).
     
  13. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Sounds really promising, im looking forward to this.
    Space is something I tend to have to little of in all of my projects aswell :). Becomes a hell when it's time for assembly if your not carefull :p
     
  14. Mojo

    Mojo Well-Known Member

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    i am looking forward to seeing this finished!!!!!!
     
  15. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    OMG man thats a looooot of work there bro!!! My wishes for patience and strength and an outstanding outcome!!!! :)
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The real pisser is you have to buy a whole set to replace that one file.:( Nice idea on matching the hole size to the file, though.
     
  17. craig - toyoracer

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    Thats one helluva vent grill.

    Patience will make it perfect. :thumb:
     
  18. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks, so do I :p

    Thank you AnG3L, I hope Ill make it through :)

    Yeah thats exactly what I had to do. Bought a different brand that seemed better. Turned out that the file wasn't a perfect square. The corners were more pointy than it should be, more like a 4 edged star. So I had to solve it in another way as youll se in the next update.

    Thanks,I just hope It will work as intended :)
     
  19. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    Holy fu***** cr**!!!! Nice back mate... I would've been satisfied with just the drilling, but you man, you just had to make ém pixels in perfection. That is a lot of work!! :rock::rock::rock:
     
  20. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Haha, awesome!
     

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