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

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

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Loving it :rock::jawdrop::hip::clap:.
     
  2. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    :rock: Yeah it rocks man!
     
  3. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Thanks everyone :thumb:

    hehe lol :)

    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:

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    I then milled out slots along the strip using a 4mm milling bit:

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    I then sanded down the rough bits and stuck on some double sided tape:

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    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:

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    I then milled down some sections to 0.5mm:

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    The next update on these should be tomorrow.
     
  4. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Cool. What are those very thin pieces for?
     
  5. nagyizom

    nagyizom Minimodder

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    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!:clap:
     
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  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I just had a mahoosive modgasm looking at those pics. Superb.
     
  7. HighWire

    HighWire What's a Dremel?

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    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!
     
  8. -Jv-

    -Jv- What's a Dremel?

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    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 !
     
  9. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    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 :D, Thanks Jipa

    Thanks HighWire :thumb:

    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.
     
  10. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Heres the next update, I've filed out the holes:

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    I then JB welded in some rare earth magnets:

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    I then JB welded the strips onto the case:

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    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:

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    I then milled down a large section in order to make the curved part of the side panel:

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    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:

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    Heres the result:

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    I then drilled two holes for the cables for the heatsink LED's:

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    I then drilled out the many many holes for attaching the heatsink:

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    And then the two large holes for the coolant angle barbs:

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    Heres the heatsink acrylic where it will fit:

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  11. voigts

    voigts What's a Dremel?

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    Very nicely done.
     
  12. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Sweetness!

    Btw: getting closer and closer to post #1000 in this worklog. ;)
     
  13. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Bloody hell man!
    Great work as ever.
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    ^ :D Agreed, Fantastic work mate :):jawdrop:.
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Great stuff. I don't like to use magnets, though. They do things to the metal plate in my head...
     
  16. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Which one of them? ;)
     
  17. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Thanks voigts :thumb:

    Thanks Nutman, sweet I hadn't noticed that :)

    Thanks SiiP & Waynio :thumb:

    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:

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    But its not as nice when there's a bright light shining on it:

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    Any ideas on what the best finish could be?
     
  18. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    I'll say sand the sides with like 300grit paper. So that it's frosted.
     
  19. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    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 :)
     
  20. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I think so too :).
     

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