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Case Mod - In Progress Macchiato (Finished February 5)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Kryll, 10 Dec 2012.

  1. Kryll

    Kryll New Member

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    Macchiato - made out of black espresso with some milk. Same color team as in this build, black and brown.


    A long and boring winter ahead, so time for a new project.

    This build will be based on the Bitfenix Prodigy case. A little big case that have room for everything and not to tight to work with.

    The material for this build will be sapele ( a African kind of mahogany). The rest of the case will be covered in plexiglass that I will paint black on the inside.
    All will look similar to one of my older builds, Cream. But in black and better cooling.

    Concept picture of what I have in mind.
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    The air vents will be covered with dust filters and mesh and not to be open as in the pictures.
     
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  2. Kryll

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    Started to strip all unnecessary from the case :)

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    Last picture show how the case will stand when all is done.


    Some of the frame material sawn and planed.
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    Assembled to a L shape
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    I have also managed to do some of the corners.
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  3. Kryll

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    Working on the frame
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  4. SuicideNeil

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    This is off to a great looking start :)
     
  5. AciD_RaiN

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    Ohh this will be good :D Subscribing to this one for sure :p
     
  6. Ra6

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    Nice looking pieces of wood! It's a great combination with the other parts of the mod! ;)
     
  7. Sn00k3r

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    nice craftmanship :D

    subed'
     
  8. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Subed for more wood..... :X
     
  9. Ace_finland

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    nice! keep those pictures coming!
     
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    what are you planing for the empty space? and nice start :)
     
  11. quizz_kid

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    Here aswell? Well it´s looking very very nice kryll!!
     
  12. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    I like where this is going!
     
  13. Kryll

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    Thank you all :)

    I'm a attention whore :D



    Sorry for being a bit slow on the updates, here is the latest anyway...

    Did the only real modification an the original case. Drilled a total of 8 holes I the frame :)
    The holes is placed right where the feet/handles are mounted so the Prodigy can be restored to it's original appearance just by unscrew some screws (why should I want to do that??? :))
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    Screwed the frame in to place and tested the "hood frame".
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    And the bottom part of the frame is done.
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    After that it was time to work on the plexi, milling out the vents and bending it in shape
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    Well.. It didn't work out.
    At the first try I ended up with a huge crack in the middle of the bent, bended the plastic before it was hot enough ("forgot" to take a picture at that).
    Second try I ended up with a misshaped vent and a small crack.
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    On Monday it's the third time, wish me luck :)
     
  14. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    This is my kind of colour scheme! Can't wait for more! :thumb:
     
  15. k.3nny

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    looking verry good already!
     
  16. Fordy

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    Awesome woodsmanship :jawdrop: :dremel: :thumb:
     
  17. Ch2pa

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    Well done sir, this is a very promising start :thumb:

    When you bent the plexi, what did you used to push on it? (and maintain a good curve?)
     
  18. quizz_kid

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    I didnt know acrylic crack when heat bending. Btw, looks like a nice worpshop. Is it yours?
     
  19. Kryll

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    Just used a flat piece of wood to press with and pulling the plexi.

    Think the problem was that it was not hot enough when I bent it.
    Not my own workshop, but where I work. Almost my own anyway :)
     
  20. Pranja

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    I really enjoy watching this log. Looks very nice.
     

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