Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by riekmaharg2, 8 Jul 2010.
Loving it .
Yeah it rocks man!
Thanks RedManc, yeah they work great, its not quite as strong as it would be with acrylic but its a load easier.
lol, thanks monkeyfun, personally though I prefer blue to orange.
Thanks voigts, thats what I was aiming for
Yeah, could have been cool, too late now though the top panel is stuck on solid.
Next bit of work is the top panel sides. I started by marking the areas I need to mill onto a 3mm strip of alu:
I then milled out slots along the strip using a 4mm milling bit:
I then sanded down the rough bits and stuck on some double sided tape:
I then stuck the alu piece onto the wood so it doesn't move as I change the position of the clamps, I then milled the strip edge down with a larger milling bit to give a smoother finish:
I then milled down some sections to 0.5mm:
The next update on these should be tomorrow.
Cool. What are those very thin pieces for?
And yes, I read this thread from the beginning to the end...again, and I think I will do this so many times in the future! Excellent ideas, excellent craftsmanship, as someone said it before, there is sooo many things that we may learn from you!
I just had a mahoosive modgasm looking at those pics. Superb.
And here's me thinking I was somewhat of a metal worker... Back to the drawing board...
Excellent work! Great attention to detail, not to mention quality craftsmanschip! Stunning!
Oh god, I can't imagine how awesome it is too look at something like this taking shape knowing you all made it yourself.. Truly EPIC work !
There to fit over the blocks that hold the top panel onto the case as well as the blocks that hold the CD/DVD cage onto the case.
Thanks nagyizom, I'm glad to here my log makes an interesting read
Lol , Thanks Jipa
Thanks JV, that is one of the reasons I like this type of work, as specially when I takes a while to make it, as it adds to the feeling of accomplishment
Next update will be tomorrow.
Heres the next update, I've filed out the holes:
I then JB welded in some rare earth magnets:
I then JB welded the strips onto the case:
Then strips will be painted in a rubbery paint to eliminate any rattling between case and side panel.
I then used a Jigsaw to roughly cut out a side panel, I then used the milling machine to trim down the side panel to match the case. I then trimmed down the ends so that the side panel fits over the top panel sides:
I then milled down a large section in order to make the curved part of the side panel:
I then setup a jig to hold a tube onto the side of a table and to hold the alu down while I hammered it with a rubber mallet:
Heres the result:
I then drilled two holes for the cables for the heatsink LED's:
I then drilled out the many many holes for attaching the heatsink:
And then the two large holes for the coolant angle barbs:
Heres the heatsink acrylic where it will fit:
Very nicely done.
Btw: getting closer and closer to post #1000 in this worklog.
Bloody hell man!
Great work as ever.
^ Agreed, Fantastic work mate .
Great stuff. I don't like to use magnets, though. They do things to the metal plate in my head...
Which one of them?
Thanks Nutman, sweet I hadn't noticed that
Thanks SiiP & Waynio
I'll have to make sure I don't get the hardware close to them as I'm installing it too. It was the best way I could think of making it without using screws or any other visible mechanism. I do have a plan in case the magnets aren't strong enough though.
I need everyone's opinion on something. I can't decide what finish I should have on the edge of the acrylic sheet that seals the heatsink. At the moment its just the finish that came with it which look pretty cool:
But its not as nice when there's a bright light shining on it:
Any ideas on what the best finish could be?
I'll say sand the sides with like 300grit paper. So that it's frosted.
I would also go with a frosted look, I think it would suit the finish on the rest of the case.
As ever, looking forward to more
I think so too .
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