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Scratch Build – Complete Na'ir al Saif

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

  1. Xion X2

    Xion X2 New Member

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    I see, then. That scorpio drive is really light for an HDD!

    And yes, I agree.. files make all the difference. Especially when they're in the hands of a skilled artist. Keep up the great work!

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  2. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Back to the chassis, I needed to get a look at the PSU arrangement. Although I had planned this in sketchup, I didn't think about how the acrylic shell would attach with this part. So another modification needed to be made for this part that supports the PSU and PCI cards.

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    So I settled on an enlarged design and began to make this from 6mm plate.

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  3. SNiiPE_DoGG

    SNiiPE_DoGG Engineering The Extreme

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    oh dear you've already started yours, I haven't even finished planning mine! Looks like I wont be able to go up against this mod for moty 2010 :)

    watching in awe of your hand craft skills :thumb:
     
  4. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    The next part is the all important lower tie piece that joins all the upper parts and supports the lower struts. This needs to be very strong and rigid, so it's made from 8mm plate.

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  5. jegerjon

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    This is off to a really great start. I loved what you did to Cygnus, absolutely stunning. Will be following this beauty. Btw, you've got the best ideas - the HDD-mount is truly genius!

    Keep it up :thumb:
     
  6. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Now that I have four of the main parts made, it's time to think about how these will be fixed to each other.

    To this end, some trials were made on scrap. I wasn't worried about strength, because using several stainless M3 screws per join will be more than ample to hold the parts together with moderate to high strength. I was more concerned with how I could finish the screws to get a good and tidy look.

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    So the drilling and tapping could start.

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    In some cases pretty weird clamping set-ups needed to be used to get everything lined up and square. Unfortunately the work was concentrated and hectic so I didn't get many pic's.

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  7. youeffsee

    youeffsee New Member

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    Thats is such a cool idea with the HDs. You continue to amaze me man. Your craftsmanship is among the best.

    The 1st set of fans were really cool. But now that I see the new ideas Im liking even better.

    This will be interesting. I wonder whats to come.
     
  8. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    You may want to try something like the nose cone on the SR-71 blackbird jet inlet. That type of design. I do like the way those little slots around the fan look though from head on.
     
  9. nlancaster

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    Make a jig to hold the PVC tube, the jig has the appropriate size hole in it for a pattern following bit. attach the PVC to the jig, put the pattern following bit into the router table. run the inside of the jig over the pattern bit. Job done, safest way possible.
     
  10. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    To support PCI add in cards, a simple arrangement using some angle was made.

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  11. Kumo

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    Amazing mobo tray, mate. Nice work.
     
  12. ringo

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    the round design of the fan is very cool. The mobo tray looks very good. I like your project.
     
  13. Neji

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    Great job on that tray. I'm beginning to become a big fan of this mod.
     
  14. subset7

    subset7 Spanking the Monkey

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    Awesome metal working skills,this is going to be even better than your last build,if that's possible :jawdrop:
     
  15. shakka65

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    The MB plate looks totally awesome. It seems as if it was done by CNC.
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I have no friggen clue what you have planned. That should make it even more interesting.
    Pvc molded plumbing has one downside. The quality control for the outside doesn't exist.
     
  17. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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    All motherboard trays should look like that.....
     
  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Sweet mobo tray. I see you're still trying weight-saving techniques. Does this mean this build is going to be as beefy as the last? :naughty:
     
  19. brinkz0r

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    Well it almost looks like he wants to make that mobo tray spinning, although the absence of a hole in the center suggests otherwise.
     
  20. KingCake

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    This is one of the coolest mods ever!
     

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