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Scratch Build – In Progress Lean and Green - 15-12-14 - as complete as it's going to get

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Waynio, 28 Jan 2012.

  1. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    It would seriously be the highlight of my life! :lol:
     
  2. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D Cheers Gnu, We all are at least a tiny bit & if we weren't things would be dull eh :D:rock: I'll consider buying a sand blaster, not expensive when I had a look last time. :)

    :lol: Dont Alex completed 1 & already feeling a ton of relief & satisfaction :D but have 1 more of these to make still but after that it will just keep getting easier. :thumb:

    :lol: Cheers k4p84 :)

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    Peanut M&Ms & nice coffee & the remainder of a heck of a mission. :D:rock:
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    Worth every minute & now I have another 1 of these to make. :eeek::)
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  3. k4p84

    k4p84 What's a Dremel?

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  4. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    man thats sweet :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  5. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Incase you end up blasting it, I would use glass beads instead of sand. The sand might stick to the alu surface and mess upp the results after anodizing.

    That finished piece is just :rock::rock::rock::rock:
     
  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D

    Thanks peteski was an awesome feeling cutting out the last line & then ripping off the template & protective backing. :D

    I'll look into that Gnu cheers mate, :) took an incredible amount of time to do but I like the result. :D
     
  7. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    Wow really! I'm mean really, with a scroll saw! You just created a new level in modding. That is totally awesome
     
  8. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Bloody hell Wayne, that looks purely awesome, well done! :thumb:
     
  9. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don What's a Dremel?

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    sweet mother O.O

    i can haz?
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    So glad it turned out good after all the time put into it :D cheers Cleveland216. :)

    :D Cheers kidmod :)

    :D Thanks Don

    I'll relax for a few more minutes & then make a start on panel number 2 of these, after these side panels the next most time consuming piece will be the back gaming panel, then the htpc back then the gaming front, everything else I should be able to get a good few panels done each day but even many of the plain panels I will probably go back to after all mounting holes are in place to cut out more simple patterns to make it all lighter. :)
     
  11. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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  12. Cown

    Cown Minimodder

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    That's insane, great job! *jealous*
     
  13. Martininho

    Martininho What's a Dremel?

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    i second the p0Pe on this one :rock:
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D Thanks p0Pe :)

    :D Cheers Martininho

    Was just getting into doing the other panel & thought I'd clean up a bit around the saw & found some 10 TPI blades, they are close to 2mm wide so will be nice & strong blades, could be fooling myself again but I think I might be able to get the 2nd panel done in a day or maybe 2 instead of 4. :D

    Only downside to this is the cut might be a little rougher but I don't mind that if I can do it faster, I will only use them for the longer curves & lines, not the ends of the lines or tiny cut outs but this should be a huge time saver. :rock:
     
  15. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    I would be carefull about blasting as well. I blasted the front of my G5 case, and it released tension like a MOFO! It warped like 4-5 mm afterwards, since it's only a 3mm piece of sheet. Just a heads up! :)

    But keep up the damn nice work! :thumb:
     
  16. craig - toyoracer

    craig - toyoracer Minimodder

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    Great work Wayne really great. That looks so much better than the sketch. :thumb:
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    That's put me off :D, could it still warp it if it's lying flat on the floor? would be a royal kick in the nuts if it warped just from taking an easier approach. :lol:
    Thanks Angel :) the new chunkier blades are excellent but I still have to use the weak blades for the tiny cut outs & finishing the ends of the cut outs.

    Thanks Craig :)
    My projects always do look better than my concepts :D I don't do any advanced rendering, just get the basic model I need made, I did apply some textures this time though but it still doesn't give it anywhere near the same look as real parts. :D

    I took a quick look at advanced rendering & it looks a bit too much messing & looks like the better programs for doing it cost a fortune, looks awesome but too much extra time for something unimportant I think & would rather spend the time to improve my sketchup skill. :)
     
  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Panel number 2.

    Didn't do much today so not much to show but when I was cleaning up around the saw I found some 10 TPI blades I forgotten about, 18TPI on the left, 12 TPI in the middle & 10 TPI on the right, they are far stronger than the others so can cut faster.
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    They are very good for making quick work of the cutting but not good at very tight turns & useless at U-turns so & I wasted a bit of time before I got my thinking cap on. :D
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    I decided to take out the need to go from the opening hole to the sides with a curve by adding start holes close to the edges, this will allow me to do all the longer curve lines quickly with the 10 TPI blades & then go over them all with a more flexible blade to take out the ends, I expect I'll have this panel done tomorrow if I get a good session in, already taken out the most fiddly holes with 18 TPI blades.
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    So early night, early rise & intend to get through this panel, would be quite something managing what was taking 4 solid days in a day.
     
  19. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    This is a work of art !
     
  20. Mosquito

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    Yours is different, because it's INSANE!

    But there are certain project logs that don't hold my interest, simply because they're simple and more like a cut and assemble project... Maybe I'm digging myself in a hole with some, but I just feel like using a CNC for a bulk of the work is more a Testament to a persons engineering/designing skills... But I guess I also like hand saws, hand planes, and chisels... So maybe I'm leaning a bit towards old fashioned when it comes to building things...:lol:




    Looking great Waynio, the progress is coming along nicely :thumb:
     

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