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Scratch Build – Complete Na'ir al Saif

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 3 Feb 2010.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Superb work and design as always. You skill always makes me feel inferior but then again I haven't had the chance to try anything like this before, I am highly looking forward to finding an excuse for a scratch build :D.

    Just a quick question, do you get your alu locally or from a retailer like Bunnings or Mitre 10, I am finding it a little hard to source it where I am.
     
  2. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks mate, I've found a local supplier not far away in Dandenong. Action Aluminium.
    Bunnings and Mitre 10 are way over priced, at least double the price. :eeek:
     
  3. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Thanks mate, I will have to have a better look around.
     
  4. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    I have been reading bit -tech daily for years, ever since i have had an office job really as there is nothing better to do in moments of down time, i have never really seen anything that i have thought, ah i must post about this....

    Until i saw this build! I have been watching it for a while now, and i just want to say I love it! and your craftsmanship. I have been wanting to make something now for a while, just having ideas in my head but up until recently I have always dismissed these ideas as fantasy, but seeing what you achieve with so little (equipment etc, not effort!) really gives me inspiration to at least have a go with some of my ideas, and as i'm moving in a month to near my parents house, and thus near my Dad's work space (barn's, shed's and powertools) I think I will finally give something a shot.

    Thanks oldnewby for being awesome and truely an inspiration.
     
  5. MrWizard

    MrWizard New Member

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    I love that little detail; just by taking the time to fillet those two edges around the fan housing contours really shows your level of perfectionism (Yeah, it's a word, I said it). As usual, amazing, I love this log.
     
  6. ModaRobby

    ModaRobby New Member

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    Bit-tech should come up with a medal system for logs like this. For example, you would more than likely get the Perfectionist Medal, or the Outstanding Eye For Detail Medal. :thumb:

    I love the aluminum cut-outs you've been making to hide the cables. Looks awesome.
     
  7. Autti

    Autti New Member

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    Would he deserve the oldnewby-award? An award so coveted for the modders attention to detail and ridiculous amount of man hours spent designing and fabricating a case with such skill it baffles even Michelangelo?

    Also the golden file award, because i swear you file more than any other person, ever.
     
  8. Jampotp

    Jampotp dem spacers are well phat init blud

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    I'm loving the fan surround detail :thumb:
    Oldnewby, do you do the anodising yourself (with acid bath etc) or do you send it to a shop? And if you do it yourself, where do you get your acid from?
    Thanks

    Edit: ignore second part of message - idiot me missed a page:wallbash:
     
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  9. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    @Margo Baggins,MrWizard,ModaRobby,Autti.

    Haha, thank you very much. :) Hmm, gold file you say.....:hehe:



    I wasn't in the door at work for five minutes last night when Steve Ferreto
    walked over and handed me these.........

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    I only gave him a line drawing (elevation) to work from and I was very pleasantly
    surprised seeing them for the first time.

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    Resting one of the struts on top I could see that some modification was in order.

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    So after some filing and shaping, drilling and tapping one of the struts look, imo,
    very nice.

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    Put this one back on the chassis, and positioned the other three pads under the
    still unmodified struts to get a look.

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    I better go and fix the other three struts now. :D

    If you go back a page you will find info on Anodising. :thumb:
     
  10. aeidau

    aeidau Industrial Designer

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    Top notch work as usual newby :D
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Those feet are gorgeous, please tell me that you aren't going to anodize the pads, keep them silver, they look great :D.
     
  12. ModaRobby

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    And not to mention that you have a family, a job, a life, and you still produce these amazing results! I love the case feet, very nice touch. The fan housings and the feet offset the angular look of your case.
     
  13. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    Great work on the feet. :)
    The rounded ends look much better then before.

    And I love your shots where you're playing with the focus of the lens. :D

    p.s. Here is so much inspiration in this Thread (and of cause in your old thread). :thumb: Continue with this great quality of modding.
     
  14. Jampotp

    Jampotp dem spacers are well phat init blud

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    This is probably the look you're after - but can I suggest that you round off the edges (of the bit you've just altered) a bit more - to fit in with the circular shape of the foot?

    Stunning work as usual :jawdrop:
     
  15. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Yeah, I think that might look nicer.

    Or perhaps lower the whole thing by cutting off the bottom part along the black line:
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  16. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Awesome as always Attila my friend!

    Also what he said ^^^
     
  17. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    I love how the pictures go from the older hard edges on the legs straight to the rounded softer edges.

    The legs definitely look better with those rounded edges. :thumb:
     
  18. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks mate. :)

    Yeah, I'll have to think about that. :thumb:

    Thanks Robby. :)

    Thanks BD, yes I'm trying to make the photo's a bit more interesting. Something I
    learned from reading XionX2's worklog. ;) Of course it's pretty easy when you can
    select your focus point and use one shot AF, then recompose the shot.:hip:



    Thanks, I have pic's of the filing down process but didn't include them. This shows the
    original plan......

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    But I pulled up short just to see what it looks like. No doubt I will probably arrive
    at the original plan, but I have to move slowly here, just don't want to make one or
    more of these struts all over again.

    Thanks AnG3L. :thumb:

    Thanks mate. :)
     
  19. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 New Member

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    I haven't been at Bit tech in a while and I gotta say, you've made excellent progress since day one. Extreme attention to detail would be an understatement for this build. I'm 98% certain you'll be at least in the running for Mod of the Year for 2010. One more thing: That trick with using the old graphics card as a back bone for a HDD for brilliant. I think I may do something like that some time with an SSD. :D
     
  20. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Beautiful work Attila, this mod is
    [​IMG] Inducing :D

    Wish I could find it within myself to pull off sweet perfection like this but thats what the future is for lol :D, look forward to seeing the finished piece m8, it's great reading this :thumb:.
     

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