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Project AloX ::UPDATE:: January 12 2006 -=new plans=-

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dries, 4 May 2005.

  1. Dries

    Dries New Member

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    Hello,

    Today I found myself again at the workground to do some modding work.
    And I must say, today, I did A-LOT of work! Everything can be seen in the pictures below.
    I hope you like them ;).

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    If something isn't clear to you...just ask!
    More modding probably next week :D ...

    greetings,
    Dries
     
  2. Liquid

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    very nice inded!!!! awsome :rock: :rock: :D
     
  3. Big SturL

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    Nice! This can get pretty cool! Are you going for that smooth and nice look, or that dirty industrial feel?
     
  4. Dries

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    Everything cool and nice ... SMOOTH :D
    But I ain't gonna polish it until it shines like a mirror, that would take ages.
    I'm gonna brush it so it looks&feels like anodized aluminium.
    Not shiny like a mirror, but very clean and smooth (like some parts of the front have already been brushed).
     
  5. zackbass

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    What style bit do you use for countersinkinking the screws into the Inox? Zero flute, four flute, HSS?
     
  6. Pete_Venkman

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    WOW.

    Anyone that has access to this kind of machinery and has the tremendous creative spark such as you has my envy.
     
  7. Dries

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    I don't use all that kind of stuff. :D
    Not that I don't have that sort of tools, but I simply don't use them for countsinking inox, because these things get easily wrecked in inox. I do use them to countersink aluminium.
    For the inox work I use normal bits, which I adjust to cut the right angle. This method is much more suitable for inox, I think.

    greetings,
    Dries
     
  8. pc-modd.dk

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    Nice - how is the weight?
     
  9. mediacoretex

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    why did u use a car adapter for power?
     
  10. zackbass

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    Thanks for the info, I ran into the same thing in my project. I have a set of O flute countersinking bits and they don't stand a chance against the 304 stainless I'm using. They cut halfway down and then do a fine job of work hardening the piece. :wallbash:
     
  11. Dries

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    The weight is pretty much on the high side :D !
    Mostly because of the use of inox...
     
  12. Dries

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    I don't actually use the car adapter for power. I will cut it off and put it on a transfo which transforms power of 220V (net voltage in Belgium) to 12V at 5 amps.
     
  13. Dries

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    Indeed! Countersinks are nice tools for aluminium and other soft metal.
    But beware, when sharpening bits in a specific angle, it's not only a question of getting your angle, but the biggest challenge is making the bit actually cut the metal. It needs some 'feeling' to do that.
     
  14. Dries

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    :: UPDATE ::

    Hello,

    Today we, Belgians, are celebrating our Independance Day!
    So, there's not very much under the sun today (on the modding part than :lol: ).

    But what I have is something and that's better than nothing :D !

    You can see in these pictures a composition of the kind of sleeving I will be using in the casemod. The 2nd picture features a close-up of the shortened shower flexes that I'll be using for the CCFL columns.

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    That's it for today!

    greetings,
    Dries
     
  15. Phaeton

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    Wow, you weren't lying when you said you accomplished a lot in the previous update. This case is taking shape quickly, and I'm amazed at the quality of the build and the level of creativity.

    Good luck!
     
  16. pc-modd.dk

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    looking nicer and nicer - can you say that :-?
     
  17. Razor_cut

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    Cool ! Seems so nice with heavy weight cases. Looks awsome :thumb:
     
  18. estus

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    project is dead? :( :wallbash: :wallbash:
     
  19. -Erik-

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    project dead? give the guy some slack AND some time. this aint the easiest mod ...
     
  20. Dries

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    Hi,

    The project is NOT dead at all ;) !
    But I took some spare time to tweak out my modded Xbox AND I prepared my first mod aka "A.I.'s in the box" (somewhere on this forum too...).
    But I also got a new question:
    Since I'm not really familiar with acrylic (plexi) works I actually don't know how to "cold weld" plexi. I heard it can be done with Chloroform, but is this a good method? Is it better to glue plexi, with what products then?
    What product to clean plexi (remove scratches etc.)?

    Then about sanding plexi:
    What's a good method, what are good materials for sanding plexi (wet? dry?)?
    What are the techniques for a blurry (diffused light) finish? A shiny finish? A "clean sides" finish? So what sanding paper and techniques do I have to use for these results?

    I'm hoping for some reply ;) !

    greetings,
    Dries
     

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