Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by riekmaharg2, 8 Jul 2010.
Mesh meister approves .
So, you will mask off the acrylic before painting?
Yep, I've also got to polish that alu strip and sand the casting too.
It's looking awesome mate. I've watched you make all the parts, and I'm just waiting to see it all together.
Hi everyone, I'm finally back after all my assignments and exams and here's the first update:
I resumed work on the front door panel by first marking up the acrylic:
I then milled the piece out:
I then filed the acrylic down so it matches perfectly with the casting:
I then filed a notch through the acrylic and glued/soldered in the wire for the LED's:
I then milled out the 5mm alu strip:
Until I ended up with the first half of the metal strip:
I then used a cutting disc on a dremel to cut out the remainder and superglued it onto the acrylic:
I then cut out the mesh piece:
I then superglued it into place to hold it as the JB Weld sets:
Unfortunately I forgot to cover the LED's in superglue on one of the castings so the JB weld covered all the LED's , so I had to remove all the JB weld and the LED's to start from the beginning:
I then glued and soldered in some new LED's:
I also filed a notch in the opposite side from the last one:
You can see the wire running across on the right to power the other panel but it wont be visible later on when I've finished:
Here it is ready for the next stage:
The inside will be tidied up later:
And this wire wont be visible:
Next update will be today or tomorrow.
Awesome wotk on the perspex strips and i like the hex mesh on the front panel, are u planning on covering the inside with alu or perpsex or leaving it open?
Ugh nightmare about the gluing bit, but wow this is looking gorgeous +rep .
That is just Bad-Ass!! Incredible looks!
Yeah the inside will be covered by alu for strength, but I've got something else in mind for the visible part right behind the mesh.
Yeah it took another 6 hours to fix that mess . Thanks Waynio
Thanks Angel OD
So u gonna tell us or just keep us waiting and guessing my guess would be morre iluminated plexi bling but i could be wrong.......need more updates plz
Beautiful panel! I love the acrylic pane!
Lovely work! Looking forward to seeing those LEDs lit up!
Sorry to hear about the mistake but I am glad you overcome that! The top looks awesome in every way but I was wondering if the mesh will be strong enough to hold the two pieces
together without bending. Will you add something to hold those pieces together later on?
Above all, excellent job my friend!
I find project logs more interesting that way , next update should be tomorrow. I was making use of the good weather today.
Thanks monkeyfun & phenoptix
Its actually surprising strong, but yeah I'm gonna add a sheet of 2mm alu to make it stronger. Thanks Alex
Good to see this build back in action.
What color are the LEDs?
I haven't had much time today but here's the next update:
I first began by trimming down the mesh on the top and front panels using the dremel cutting disc:
I then filed down some left over 5mm strip to 3mm:
Heres a tastier of what the alu 5mm strip will look like (the alu casting and acrylic strip aren't finished in this pic):
Another update will come in an hour or so.
Oooooh, tasty indeed .
Heres thoughs 3mm strips JB welded onto the top panel:
OMG 3mm strips , how low can you go a metal work limbo contest .
Nice work man .
Thanks. Lol, hopefully I wont have to go any lower
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