Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [WP@]WOLVERINE, 11 Dec 2003.
Very, VEEERRRYYYYY nice!
that is too cool!
WOW is all I have to say!!!
How big of a PSU you got in there to handle 12!!!! drives?
What optical drives are you using.. and WHAT are you storing on that much space (I figure if you have 12 250gig drives you've got 3000 gigabytes or 3 TERABYTES!!! WOW!!!)
ok ill clarify myself
I currently got 7 drives with a total capacity of 680 gigs and i will install 4x250gigs in a not to distant future so the grand total will be 1,7 Terabytes. To power the drives ive got a 550watt q-tech psu. this may not be the best choice but it does the job. And on theese drives there are mostly Ones and Zeroes
EDIT: Darn, you answered before me
Beautiful etching job. Keep up the great work
I just have to say one thing. Since this is my first real project i am absolutely thrilled by all the nice replys you guys have given me in this thread. I actually didnt think anyone would notice my project in this forum since its the home of the greatest modders on the planet. Ive been drooling over the Orac project for some time now
So i have to say
and heres a big salute to the Bit-Tech Forum and all its members
Cool, I thought that would be pretty weird, nice job drawing that free hand and again what are you storing on those drives if it is ok to ask?
I think the demons and such are a lil on the spooky side for my tastes...
But I got to give you big props on the artistry involved.
very cool man. Nice work
WOW...the freehand drawing+etching left me with a biggggggg
you re great man...
how much time did it take you to do all you did so far?
(sorry if i missed it but i m sleepy)
KEEP IT UP
1. VERY good freehand etching/sketching.
2. What blade did you use to cut the plastic?
3. What's the exact name of the product that you used to cut the holes?
4. Sorry if these seem nit-picky, I just had to comment because this is amazing.
To cut the pieces into shape i used a Bosch Jigsaw with a metal cuttingblade with fine teeth. As for the exact name of the holesaw i used there is non its just a Adjustable Holesaw
I searched with Altavista and found this http://www.hardwarecomplete.com/han...g_Adjustable_Dial_Hole_Saw_73400__1333354.htm its not exactly what i used but its close enough its the same idea
And to answer the question about time i would say that the projekt has taken about 10 hours so far and if all goes well it should not take more than 20 hours to complete it (if i dont screw up that is)
holy **** thats some nice etching....
nice case in general..... looks hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooge
I have never been a fan of acrilic cases, but this one is turning out pretty good. I just have one question (and this goes for all acrilic case owners) how do you plan to hide the wireing?
oh yeah and great job on the etching
Its not som much hiding the wiring atleast not in this case ill just try and make the wires look as good as possible. I have some ideas about letting all the wires run inside plexi tubes but i havent worked out exactly how yet, but be sure ill post pictures of it when its solved
Great etching, and great plexi work! The finish you have gotten on your edges is outstanding.
Your thoughts on using plexi tubes for the wiring could potentially work really well if done right... (it appeals to the old-style science fiction fan in me...).
Good luck with the rest of the project and I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
Edit - I noticed you were from Sweden. There seem to be a lot of great modders there. Is it something in the drinking water?
we got somthing in the water here thats true
The finish i got on the edges really surprised me because the holes just took 15 minutes per hole to make. The holesaw i used is the reason for this since its different from an averege saw. It cuts the plexi with two sharp blades instead of the standard saw teeth. This leaves a really clean cut that only requirerd a little sanding after. I then used some Humborol modelkit clearcoat on the edge to finish it off. The clearcoat effectivly removed alot of the fogginess and left a quite sparkling edge
I got the idea to use clearcoat on the edges when i used a wet sponge to remove dust from the glass, the water made the edges transparent again. So i thougt there must be a way to preserve that wet look and clearcoat did the trick.
When it comes to the plexi tubing im still trying to find a way to bend the tubes in a nice way i have been messing around with a hot air gun but i cant seem to get the bends to look nice but i know theres a sollution lurking about somwhere out there
And as for the Swedish drinking water i honestly dont know since us Swedes dont drink water because the fish f**k in it we only drink Vodka and beer But maybe thats the secret
ho ho ho
the two plexy gods together
the ammout of work you ve done it s outstanding, the quality of it is aoutstanding too...
damn, everything is outstanding about your case, and i don t even like clear cases
looking forward to seeing it GLOW
I saw this on swc, almost a shame to slaughter that old case..
but this is
I've never tried to bend plexitubes but what about filling it?
i dont know what with thoug, maby soft plastic foam of some sort.
keep it up! ..i know you will
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