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Scratch Build – Complete Na'ir al Saif

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

  1. Jampotp

    Jampotp What's a Dremel?

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    That's incredible! in fact, i have no more words to describe your art gallery than has already been said.:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:

    I admit I have barely ever worked with acrylic (i assume 'plexi' is what i would call acrylic?), but I have heard of something called flame polishing, where u just fire a blow torch at the acrylic and it goes shhiiiiinnnnnyyyyyy without too much elbow grease. But then again, my cunning plan to avoid extra work must have some flaw :worried:
     
  2. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    'nuff sed.
     
  3. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    I has a question about your jizztastic aluminum lovemaking skills. When you file aluminum, how do you prevent the file from getting full of aluminum and plugging up?
     
  4. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil What's a Dremel?

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  5. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    This is just stunning.... very inspirational... :thumb:
     
  6. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks. :)

    Well, I estimate each fan would cost about a hundred bucks in parts. :eeek:

    Thanks again guys. :thumb:

    Haha., for all you doubters here's a video walk-around. It's 176MB in 720p.

    Thanks. :)

    Thanks mate., I think you are right, but I'm never sure because of my crap eyesight. :hehe:

    Thank you. :) If you go back a few pages, you can see the results of my brief daliance with
    flame polishing. Better take a bit more time and get it right.

    Haha, thanks guys. :hehe:

    Don't really have a problem when filing across an edge, but when filing along the edge,
    it was suggested to me on another forum to use chalk. This worked OK.

    Thanks, I've been watching your GRP work. Nice. :thumb:

    Here are the fans installed, I was hoping for the last time, but you can see a gap between
    the top fan and the frame. This is because of the high paint build up on the body. I'll have
    to remove some paint where the plexi blocks sit so the body will move closer to the frame.

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    And the power supply was painted a darker metallic gunmetal.

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  7. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral What's a Dremel?

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    Stunning! You can start your own line of fan kits now.... anytime ... really! Please :D
     
  8. shah

    shah Minimodder

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    Updates!!! and this thread moves with a lightning speed :D. Very nice work with polishing and the fans. We have a powersupply and now we need to fire those jets!!! :D
     
  9. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    The fan body is awesome. It really look like metal.
     
  10. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks. :thumb: Well a kit would still require a lot of work done by me. The fans need to be
    reduced in diameter. The body needed a section on one side to be removed and on it goes.
    Would cost a bomb, I don't think many (any) people would pay a couple of hundred bucks for a plastic fan. :brrr:

    Thanks, I have a few days off and seeing all the parts have been made, it's just assembly and
    tweaking.

    Thank you.


    My daughter nicked the 'jewel' and when I found it this morning, to my unsurprise she
    had done some creative work on it. So some more sanding was required and the polishing
    gear set up. While re-polishing, and not paying enough attention, the part was ripped from
    my hand and first thrown against the wall and then landing on the concrete slab. I could not
    believe it when having a good look, the part must have hit the wall and slab face on, the only
    damage were some scuffs on two surfaces. So after some more sanding and 'careful' polishing
    it was time to fit it to the chassis.

    So just putting it in position, shows that the part has gotten smaller but not by too much.

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    Only two screws are required to hold it in position, so holes were drilled and tapped into the plex.

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    The center hole for the 5mm LED was made a little larger at the top to fit the rim on the LED.

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    And I'm very happy with the result. :)

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    Then the PSU was fitted. I'ts supported with four 4mm screws on the rear and just hangs.
    It's very solid and there is no flex on the 6mm alu frame.

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    Then I returned to the problem of the drooping heatsink (actually the bent CPU socket).
    I thought that shoving something under the lower edge of the Heatsink retainer, and then
    screwing down the motherboard would bend the CPU socket such that it would straighten up.
    I just hope the board still functions OK. I think it should.

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    A small piece of 6mm plex was cut.

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    The mobo tray fixed for the last time.

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    And the piece of plex fixed with some double sided tape. It should be out of sight from any
    angle.

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    I've run out of time now but there should be some more tomorrow. :)
     
  11. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Wow this is looking awesome :jawdrop:
     
  12. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Another MDPC then mate :p Whats the acrylic for on the motherboard tray?
     
  13. scgt1

    scgt1 Minimodder

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    :thumb:
     
  14. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    QFT
     
  15. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Phew, at least someone was paying attention to the text, I couldnt keep my eyes off the pictures. Amazing worklog.
     
  16. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Simply phenomenal! The fact you do most of this by hand makes it 100X more impressive.
     
  17. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Tell the truth mate. You threw the part at the wall! I know you aren't happy with your work sometimes, but thats taking it to the extreme, don't you think? :)
     
  18. Monkey Puzzle

    Monkey Puzzle What's a Dremel?

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    Where are the photos of the LED lighting up the plexi block? Stop holding out on us. :)
     
  19. ulfar

    ulfar holy s**t, i can change this?

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    Truly awesome work.
    (Made me register :p)
     
  20. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    that's too awesome to be true. :clap:

    Sometimes I can't believe it's done by hand. :thumb:
     

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