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Scratch Build – In Progress Organic II - home linux server

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by awadon, 13 Jun 2011.

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Witch shape do you prefere:

Poll closed 23 Sep 2011.
  1. With the arm and "bud"

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. without it

    15 vote(s)
    68.2%
  1. jrs77

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    First of all, nice organic flow of the chassis. I really dig this idea :thumb:

    For the plexi to cover up the holes, well...

    I'd go with soaked fibreglass mats and a baloon like in your picture and have it find it's own shape there. Afterawards simply sand down and paint the fibreglass glossy black.

    Another good material to work with and achieve good results without alot of trouble would be thin sheets of plastics, usually used to vacuum-form moulds with, and aswell simply paint it afterwards. Heating these sheets up is no problem with a heatgun on low temperatures.

    Plexiglas simply isn't very formable other then to bent it on a straight line.
     
  2. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    I will try some of yours ideas. I'm making few tests now.

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    Tiny piece of the finished (almost finished :)) surface.

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    And the comparison with the raw surface.

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  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Organic shape reminds me of eXistenZ.

    "Hey, are we still in the game?..." :D
     
  4. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    That was a weird ass movie.
     
  5. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Unfortunately I could not make desired shape without a form. Acrylic when heated is plastic too short. I've used a foam to create a forms. On the the foil I pour out foam. From the back it is protect by the plywood. I'm waiting until the foam expands itself and fill out the hole.

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    Then I can make plaster cast.

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    Now, either I use casting resin. Or gelcoat and laminate.

    And here are pictures with a shaped form. I've only used a little paint on it.

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  6. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Another day of sanding.

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  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Man, That wood is lovely.
     
  8. -Jv-

    -Jv- What's a Dremel?

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    This.
     
  9. robi09

    robi09 What's a Dremel?

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    I love this face:
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    Remember me by Scooby Doo :D.

    Great job mate!
     
  10. microsoftPerson

    microsoftPerson What's a Dremel?

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    Should I be seeing a face when I look at the case?

    That's a cool idea and execution. That grinder looks pretty sweet too. I saw a guy on these forums just recently who poured resin (I assume some sort of acrylic) and then polished it clear. I think he even said it was the first time he did it but it came out excellent.
     
  11. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Several pictures of the work progress. I'm still sanding.

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    In the meantime, I'm also dealing with the elements made of the resin. And here begins the problems. I do not know why, but black gelcoat, that I'm using is hardenig too slowly. I don't know what might be the cause. But after two days is still sticky. Increasing the hardener ratio does not change anything. Anyone could help?

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  12. xeem

    xeem What's a Dremel?

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    I'm not an expert but some gelcoats don't dry in air, they need to be covered. Is it definitely an air-drying version? I've seen certain automotive versions that need covering carefully with cling film to allow them to dry properly.

    I could be wrong though, I'm not an expert.
     
  13. jrs77

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    Most gelcoats are used beneath the polyester-resin. The thing that goes ontop is usually called topcoat.

    I leaned this myself the hard way ^^
     
  14. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    I think you are right. I have used vacuum pump, and gelcot hardened.
    So I have already done some elements from the resin. Unfortunately I have to putty and paint them. The forms, which I did, are too poor quality to match only the gelcoat polish.

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  15. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    A lot of work, but the effect isn't spectacular. Not much has changed.

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    And that's a small add-on. Arm, at the end of which ultimately I want to place hard drives. At the moment I can't even determine whether I will use it. On one hand, this would be a development of the compact form. But it may also not fit entirely to the case. For now, I'll try to finish it and then decide.

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  16. razerz

    razerz What's a Dremel?

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    I can't believe I have missed this log!
    Your woodworking skill are great, both the carving and sanding as well as the finishing.
    Fine work so far, and I'm anxious to see this finished.
     
  17. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Faaaaap fap fap fap fap. Nice work! Loving the look of that wood!
     
  18. Journeyer

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    Trust you to make the first fap-related comment. :D

    The case is looking great; fantastic wood-working skills, and amazing looking wood overall. Can I say it? This build gave me wood! :thumb:
     
  19. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks :) Sanding all that wood is killing me :)

    Yes. I think that this wood grain looks lovely too :)

    I will try not to disappoint you :)

    Now I'm modelling arm, at the end of which I will put hard drives. In my intention hard drive case will be in a disk shape, or even more like flower bud. Frankly a lot of work, making an element, which may be even not used:)

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    And now a small sample of the case along with the arm. There is obviously still missing an element containing the disks. I wonder what is your impression.

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  20. Steve_Hill

    Steve_Hill What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, thats impressive! I think its a honor for the computer to live in such a housing!
     

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