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Scratch Build – In Progress Limey ------> update: 14 nov. - more building progress

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rambo, 4 Oct 2009.

  1. wahoomcdaniel

    wahoomcdaniel New Member

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    I/O panel and MB tray are awesome. :thumb: :rock:
     
  2. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I was thinking EXACTLY the same. Can we have a price on the table?
     
  3. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hey thanks for the replys and being interested in my projectlog :D.

    It would be possible to make the backplate. The only thing is that like this it will be costing around €200,- I think because the machine did do a lot of work in the small corners. But it comes in any color you want (if possible with anodising). If you are still interested send me a PM.

    Keep on modding and See you next time, Julian :hip:
     
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  4. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Limey returns! WOOWOO! :)
     
  5. Redsnake77

    Redsnake77 Useless Idiot

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    That I/O is amazing! And with 8 slots, exactly what I want. Seriously have thought of making and selling them? Only to discerning enthusiasts of course. I'd take one in black powder coat and one polished please : )
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sweeeeeet backplate! I pray you didn't do like me and get the measurements all wrong.:worried: I think I've screwed up every I/O plate I've made.
    I like the use of packing cellophane. That stuff is great. Having access to a really wide roll like that would be very useful for carbon fiber too.
    Would you be interested in sending a .DXF model of that I/O plate to the sketchup components collection? Some of the hobby CNC people here, (*cough* me,) would like having a copy.
     
  7. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    hello again just a quick update of what happened and what is in the planning.

    Yes I have seriously thought of making them and selling them.

    Yes I will send a .DXF file to the sketchup component collection. I will do this when I know for sure that it will fit this will take a wile because I am not finished with my project.

    Back to my update: I have sent some .DXF files to a water-jet company from things I needed to make. I sent it to this company because its far more easy to make it that way. It would take me so much time to make it and it was only 35,- euro. All I needed to do was bend it. These things are necessary for my project because my case is bold and fans for example are flat. So it will give me the opportunity to mount flat things to my case.

    1 backplate mount bracket with 92mm fan hole (because there is no more room for 120mm.)
    1 fan bracket for a 140mm and 120mm fan.
    1 psu bracket.
    1 120mm fan bracket.

    The plates back from the waterjet company:
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    How I got the bend lines (just a print):
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    The machine:
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    Finished:
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    I have also putted some more plaster on the hollow mold because it wasn't smooth enough but here is it finished:
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    I used this:
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    I ordered some fans for this project the Aerocool silver lightning:
    1x 140mm Front
    2x 120mm Front and top
    1x 92mm Back

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    Keep on modding and See you next time, Julian :hip:
     
  8. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I love the work and I too am EAGERLY awaiting the arrival of that .DXF in the Sketchup thread - that is a truly world-class piece of modelling/machining!
     
  9. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hi, Finely I can begin with fibre glass :D so here is what I have been doing. I got 2 sheets of 5m2 each because I didn't know how much I will need exactly. Each panel will be layered with 3 sheets for extra strength and thickness using 280 grams of epoxy.

    Fibre glass!!!!
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    I cut it on size using templates and a scalpel the templates are 5cm bigger because the fibreglass will raffle. I will cut it to size when it it hard.
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    Everything ready for use.
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    Measuring the epoxy resin and hardener.
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    Me.
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    First panel layered up.
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    With the 2e half of the mold on top it will need about 48 hours to cure.
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    Keep on modding and See you next time, Julian :hip:
     
  10. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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  11. JULO

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    Julian the best name in the world :rock:
    those metal panel's looks pretty impressive :jawdrop:

    where's the eye protection? or maybe you got (fiber) glass eyeballs?
     
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  12. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hi, indeed julian is the best name in the world :D.

    Some thing went wrong with the fibreglass in the mold. I think I didn't use enough PVA (to get is loose). And because the fibreglass is locked between the top half and the bottom half, it was difficult to get water between it. Water is necessary for dissolving the dried PVA. All the plaster was stuck to the fibreglass. Also, I decided to use 6 layers of fibreglass, because 3 layers are to thin.

    Here you can see the hollow mold broken:
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    I removed al the loose plaster and I need to fill it up again because the hollow mold could be useful:
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    I decided to only use the bold mold because the glas that touches the mold will be the outside of the case and will be smooth by the mold:
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    1e plate is finished and good to work with. This will be the inside:
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    and this will be the outside:
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    Keep on modding and See you next time, Julian
     
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  13. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    shame about the mould, oh well crack a beer open and get filling/sanding again! lol!
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :eeek: You forgot the plastic?!?!? Man! That would suck. I'm glad you're back in business, though.
     
  15. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hi, no I didn't forget the plastic, I did not apply enough PVA. PVA is a liquid that dries and you can de solve it with water so after the fibreglass is hardened it can be de solved by adding water so it comes loose.

    Since I planed to use 3 sheets of fibre glass per plate and I am now using 6 sheets I run out of fibre glass. I ordered new fibreglass but it isn't here jet so I reconstructed my hollow mold. I did this so I could make the window for the side of the case.

    I planed to put a plate of PMMA (perspex) in the oven ad a certain temperature and than lay it between my mold's. I first tried a plate of 2mm thick but it was to thin I think so I tried 3mm this was a perfect thickness. First I putted the oven ad 190'c but this was to hot and the plate started bubbling :D. So after some googleing I found out that 150'c was the right temp.

    My result:
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    Hope you like it as much as I do.
    Keep on modding and See you next time, Julian
     
  16. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    That is terrific! I've been thinking about putting plex into the oven for a long
    time now, and you've shown it can not only be done, but done really well. :thumb:
     
  17. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    OOooooo! moulded perspex is the future!!
     
  18. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Wow this is looking sweet, definitely going to be keeping an eye on this one..Keep it up:thumb:
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Cool.:D Now the tricky bit: Drawing a window on a curved fiberglass surface.

    Nice long shot of the shop too. I love machine shop porn.
     
  20. TotalGaos

    TotalGaos Stainless steel.. hmm..

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    Nice project man, moulded perspex indeed is very cool!

    Just wondering, what kind of company needs CNC mills and sowing machines?
     

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