Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Blooddrunken, 5 Jul 2010.
Now, THIS is promising. Sub'd.
Thanks mate. Yes it's definitely a lot of work and I didn't thought it while planning the build but actually I feel how much it is and still will be.
The next update time will be on the weekend I think. Stay tuned.
This week I havn't done as much as I wanted, but due to a miss glued mainboard tray I first had to clean the glue markings and reglue the mainboard tray again.
Yesterday I started thinking about the mounting of the radiator.
The first thought was that I glue an aluminium U profile to the front on which I will screw the radiator blende.
But I hadn't had any alu u profiles here, so I did a few more thoughts.
At the end I begun building a frame in sketchup and liked the idea that I started building it.
I meassured on one of the old backplates the pieces I needed and cut the endings in a 45° miter way to have the complete outside of this frame black and the inner clear.
The next step will be the building of 4 more "mainboard spacer" for the edges where the radiator blende will be screwed on.
Today I only drilled the mounting holes into the sides. I marked the positions of the mounting positions...
...drilled the holes and mounted them to the case.
Here's a sneak preview of the front:
Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment.
This case is just perfekt
you have skills
Starting to really take shape now mate. I must confess to feeling a great deal of sympathy for your hands in advance for all the polishing you will be doing soon
No sympathy here. work though it. faster. MOOOORE LOL
Great skills , im loving it ..
Pain makes feel you alive.
Congrats on the nominee Blooddrunken , some serious elbow polish going into this & it's paying off to form an awesome mod . + 5 stars + rep
Thanks for all Waynio.
The next update should follow tomorrow or at least on sunday.
Congrats on MOTM nomination!
Thanks Loose - I never thought I would be nominated with it so it's a big surprise and I'm really proud of it.
Update #6 - 11-Sep-2010
The last week I did many little things on the build, but today I was able to manage a lot of work.
Side panel mounting
When I started working on the build this week I thought that it's not looking so nice with only 1 screw in the middle on 1 side of the case. Furthermore I recognized that the top was a bit hanging in the middle.
So I did a 3 more spacers with tappings to support the strength of the build and to give the side panels a better hold.
Mainboard Test Installation
Later on I wanted to test the mainboard installation and saw that the spacers were 1mm to short or the io panel was mounted 1mm to high. And as the IO panel borders weren't 100% at the same high as the cut in the backplate I could move it.
Therefore I filed the cut in the backplate 1mm down and then it matched perfectly.
While I did the mounting "spacer" for the side panels I directly cut a few more, but shorter ones, for the rad holding unit out of the plexi panel.
These were later on glued into the corners and were filed streight.
When I will have a rad grill here I will drill the mounting holes.
Here you can see where this part will find his place later on:
In the renders you see that I first wanted to do the HDD holder by alu angles, but I changed my mind and my decision. I wanted to hold the style and did 4 from 5mm Plexi in the shape of a piece of the jesterhead.
I cut 25mm bars from some unused 5mm plexi and filed them straight and even.
Then I drilled 2 3,5mm holes for the mounting screws through them with a gap of 6 cm.
After that I cut the shape out of them, filed the new cuttings straight
and test mounted some old HDD's to them
and checked their position in the build.
Yesterday Evening after I got home from work I thought it might be good to start with the front fins this weekend before I have to sand and polish everything.
So I marked for a few hours many many half jesterheads to the sheet of plexi.
This morning after my breakfast I started to cut them out. It was a long journey but I have them all now.
While cutting them I had to notice that the jigsaw cutting blade was at it's life's end and the edges weren't clean anymore. (You can see that the middle of the blade was nearly black and burned out. )
After I mounted the new cutting blade it was directly cleaner and the blade moved quicker through the material then ever before.
After half of the sheets I cleaned up a bit and swept all of the small cut outs and crumbs together.
At the end I made 31 pairs of 2 pieces and had 9 additional full pieces.
My next steps will be:
filing the pairs
sanding the edges of the inner res parts
glue the inner res together
glue the inner res to the build
sand and the inner middle block
sand and polish the front fins
Thanks for reading and the MOTM nomination.
Comments and Critism is welcome as allways - cheers.
Congratulations on your nomination!
Definitely gets my vote
Man I really love the Black on blue with the hard drives! You'll be in my prayers with all those lit'l bits to glue. HOLY NO JOKE BATMAN!
The blue is only the protection foil. I'll see in which color I will light out the case; maybe red and blue and let them be switchable - but thats something for later.
I didn't done much work today. I only did a sneak preview of the front.
I sorted the fins roughly and filed
and sanded 1 fin to have a preview how it could look like later on. I think when I use a smothier file - not a rasp - , will sand a bit longer with every grid and use at last a 1000 grid not a 600 and use polish afterwards it look very nice.
Here you can see it sanded one compared to the other ones.
You must have all the patience in the World with those bits, it's really paying off though, looks great! Can't wait to see it finished I want one!
wow nice work. You have a lot of patience. Keep updating
So when can i buy this? =)
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