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Scratch Build – In Progress INVERTED by ToB1

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ToB1, 19 May 2010.

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What color should I have on the plexi I'm going to use for the feet?

  1. Clear

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  2. Smoked gay/black

    23 vote(s)
    43.4%
  3. Red

    21 vote(s)
    39.6%
  4. Other (Specify!)

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. ToB1

    ToB1 What's a Dremel?

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    Now I just have to figure out where I'm going to put all the switches, buttons, fan control and so on...
     
  2. hurv

    hurv What's a Dremel?

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    I cant wait to see the feet, I really like the design concept. Great work so far!
     
  3. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Working with Mdf is certainly a task it can go either great or horribly horribly wrong

    Yours is looking great! im curious to see how this turns out!
     
  4. Carpet3

    Carpet3 Minimodder

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    Looking good so far :)
     
  5. ToB1

    ToB1 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for great feedback! :D

    Am not sure about the color of the plexi that I'm going to use in the feet. Should it be red, clear or gray/black smoked?

    EDIT: Poll added!
     
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  6. Daedelus

    Daedelus What's a Dremel?

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    Can't say I've ever heard of that colour...
     
  7. ToB1

    ToB1 What's a Dremel?

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    Oh ****! I meant gray of course! :duh:

    But how can I edit the poll?
     
  8. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Rofl oh the many spelling mistakes i've had i voted red but now i think about it i would go clear but frost the edge of it

    Then you trap alot of light and if you change your mind on colour you don't have to change acrylic colour
     
  9. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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    Voted for the "smoked gay"....Would love to see that.:D
     
  10. ToB1

    ToB1 What's a Dremel?

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    That's a nice idea! Do you know somebody who have done something like that earlier? I would love to see pictures of it :)

    :duh:
     
  11. jvjh666

    jvjh666 Stillnomodder

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    "smoke gay" Cheesecake!!!
    never been so interested to see something which comes with a "gay' word attached will turn out to be!
     
  12. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    as much as i would have liked to vote for the smoking gay, i chose clear, so you can adapt it to any color you like with the use of leds, as long as you frost the sides. just like DeadP1xels said.

    looking good!
     
  13. ToB1

    ToB1 What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, I think red or clear would be best, but I'm not sure...

    The other nice thing about the clear plexi is that I think it would be easier to see if the computer is on or off, compared to the red plexi, which would be red all the time.
     
  14. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    I don't have any pictures of casefeet like it

    but if you look http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=159656 this guy does his acrylic case with frosted bits and the lights just glow very nicely with red i think the lights would be too obvious

    Im liking your ideas
     
  15. ToB1

    ToB1 What's a Dremel?

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    I just cut out the upper MDF parts for the feet, but since I don't have any hole saw, I had to use a multipurpose cutting kit (656) for my Dremel...
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    As you see there are a lot left to sand/polish, but I'll fix that soon ;)
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  16. ToB1

    ToB1 What's a Dremel?

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    New sponsor: Lamptron

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    Lamptron have agreed to sponsor the project with power and reset buttons, and a few other useful things for the project.

    Thank you very much for your contribution! :D
     
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  17. KingCake

    KingCake What's a Dremel?

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    Gratz. :)
     
  18. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    in the highly unlikely event that you didn't know this trick/technique:

    put a bolt trough the middle hole, put a nut on it, plug it in an electric drill and secure the drill to the table. work with sandpaper or a file. this way you have a ghetto lathe that gives surprisingly good results for small things like this.:thumb:
     
  19. ToB1

    ToB1 What's a Dremel?

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    That's the plan! :cooldude:
     
  20. ToB1

    ToB1 What's a Dremel?

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    I started cutting of a 15 cm long piece of the 1 m long screw, and then mounted the feet using two smal pieces of plywood and two nuts.
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    And as you see, the result turned out pretty well :)
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