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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Blue Horizon - "MOTY" Nominee

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by riekmaharg2, 8 Jul 2010.

  1. ColdzeroTeam

    ColdzeroTeam New Member

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    cant you buy 1M long strips with 1mm thick with like 10 ou 12mm wide? it would save you half the trouble, me thinks... :)
     
  2. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Thanks Shayper09. Yeah, you would need hundreds lol. Yep its not just skill, its mainly just practice, practice, practice :)

    Yeah I tried a 10mm strip but unfortunately it doesn't look as good so I went for 5mm.

    Heres how I've made the strips:

    I clamped the dremel cutting disc to the miller and then clamped a aluminium guide bar behind it:

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    The plastic underneath is a peice of non friction plastic to hold the metal down onto the table while still allowing it to slide across the table:

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    Heres the straight peices made with the dremel:

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    I then started working on the more difficult part:

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    I then used a cutting disc on the dremel to manually cut out the inner part:

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    Here it is after lots of filing:

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    Here it is super-glued in place ready for the JB weld:

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    After the JB weld is on and set the entire panel will be sanded down and the thin strip on the side which I just put on will be polished.
     
  3. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Bloody hell that worked out well!
     
  4. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Sweet :clap:.
     
  5. voigts

    voigts New Member

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    That worked out fantastic. It looks great.
     
  6. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Thanks eveyone :thumb:
     
  7. RonanH

    RonanH mod-envious

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    you say it takes no skill? bullcrap! managing to cut a 5mm x 1mm strip without buckling it into a ball of alu mess is real skill. Figuring out how to do it is even more insane!

    I bow to your skill and your ingenuity :rock:

    EDIT: just to clarify, this is a reference to Riek saying it takes more practice than skill, not Waynio's earlier post ;)
     
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  8. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    ^ what he said - especially the bullcrap part. ;)
     
  9. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    You impress me for one more time bro. Words are really poor in this thread. Gotta invent a new lexicon for this thread.
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    EPIC misunderstanding of a misunderstanding
    But I'll leave it in for entertainment purposes :lol:

    Graham did you read it like that too because that sure as hell isn't what I was saying :( I've been liking this build all the way :(.

    Wow, excuse me but I didn't say it takes no skill, I said not 100% so that in your minds means 0% learn to read before saying such tripe, I meant 90% & 10% machine or did I have to clarify just for you & anyone else that can't read or understand what people are saying because many would look at what you wrote & assume someone's been a dick.

    If you didn't know mills & upper level machines are designed to make engineers lives much easier with them being waaaaay more efficient & generally better than what can be done with average tools, that's definitely not to say it's easy because like any tool when your new to it there's a good bit to learn before you get good with it & as the likes of some of the CNC guys here Achron, AngelOD & djayness & many others has shown they really tend to know a great deal more than me on many aspects of engineering in fact probably all aspects :lol: & materials & design & how to use advanced machines properly & I enjoy learning new things & have learnt quite a bit & had my eyes opened quite a few times hanging around here.

    I was just replying to a modder who was mentioning about using a dremel compared to this mills, lathes etc, just thought I'd save Graham a little time & then some random misreads it & a regular misreads it or is just messing.

    I hope your messing, I'll take it you are with the wink :lol:.
     
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  11. RonanH

    RonanH mod-envious

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    *cough* take a step back mate, I was quoting Riek, not you ;)

     
  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Oh man :duh::blush::nono: & theres me saying about misunderstanding :hehe: guess I should get some sleep sorry :blush:. wow :duh::D.
    Edited in Big pink letters :lol:
     
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  13. RonanH

    RonanH mod-envious

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    No worries, easy to make that mistake as I didn't actually quote him :)
     
  14. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Yes, you can safely assume that I'm messing more than I'm being serious - I'm danish, you know? ;) (see what I did there?)
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Yeah I mean your avatar is like Bez dancing from happy mondays :hehe::D:thumb:.

    I really need to relax a bit more but I sooo want to get the case made so I'm gonna end up burning out if I'm not careful :D.

    But yeah I think after me going on one twice in a short time I'm gonna chill out for a few days :).
     
  16. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    You're not that far off - originally, it was a picture of the grim reaper, standing on a hillside and then I did a bit of photoshoppin', turning into a funky looking dancer-thingie, which is now my logo - I use it in my casemods, too.
     
  17. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    lol :D, thanks RonanH & Nutman :thumb:

    Thanks ALex :thumb:, I didn't even no the word lexicon till I googled it :D

    lol :)



    Heres the top panel with the alu strips and mesh JB welded into place:

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    Just needs thoughs ends of the mesh chopping off and a couple other modifications now :)
     
  18. TotalGaos

    TotalGaos Stainless steel.. hmm..

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    Nice work! Have you tested the leds already? I'm really curious how its going to look on the case..
     
  19. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Thanks TotalGaos, they have been tested earlier, although I'm still going to add an extra feature which change the look of the LED strips and make them a more even glow. The mesh also won't be left bare like that.
     
  20. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Ooooh, nice!
     

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