Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 25 May 2003.
Can't wait to see the finished article!
Keep it up!
very nice idea with the front
how will the case be painted when it is finished?
This is looking really really great !!!... U have quite some skillz, and not to mention toolz !!!
We want , we want , we want
Ok, that was lame
great, I'm on vacation for a week and Bill adds a project log... /turn my head for two seconds and miss everything...
nice work so far... excellent worklog
Uh whoa - I missed this one here too.
Hey Bill - Coming together nicely, as usual.
Are you still going with those noisy old Alu fans for it or
*holds open overcoat to show lots of Papsts*
can I help at all...
Actually, I know what I have got! Lemme drop you a mail.
I remember using tank cutters like your hole punch (except shorter) to make a custom dash for my old mini (many moons ago, before I wrote it off).
I borrowed them from a friend's dad and never found a place to buy them.
Where'd you get the parts to make it from (& how)?
you have a 120mm hole punch
Black "self etching" primer and then coated with gloss Black enamel. I may clearcoat it.
Here, I'm wetsanding the left access panel. I tore several 2" x 2" pieces of 2000 grit Rhinowet sandpaper. I'm sure you can imagine how time consuming it was to wetsand wingspan...heh More about the panel cut-out
Cutting a complex design
Must run now.. I've got a race to prepare for today
Happy Fathers Days to all the case modding dads here
That's amazing this thing gets more complex every update!
I just stumbled across this thread, and I'm hooked already!!
Another work of art in progress from mnpctech??
Keep up the good work
l33t dremeling dude...and nice little linkie too
still waiting on the clown face........
no really though I can so tell you worked with cars before
Awesome work, no one does it better!
The elusive 120mm aluminum Panaflo. Can't buy them new anymore. Well, now theres a slew of new polished aluminum ones available, but not Panaflos. If you ask around on different forums, theres people sitting on 1 or 2 they may sell. I scored 3 off Ebay a few months ago for $8.00 each. They were pulled from an old IBM Server. I asked the guy "which one?" He never did tell me...argh
Sooo.. How about we polish them to a nice shine?!
First thing is fan blade removal. Use this tip for your fan blade removal projects like polishing or painting
Tape down the blades so they don't turn
Notice the fan hub has a tiny bit of back and forth play on the shaft. Squeeze the fan hub against the frame and tape it down. By doing this youre relieving pressure on the shaft lock washer. Its easier to pop off.
You can see that I also cut open the label portion over the lock washer
Prop a micro screw driver tip against the lock washer opening
now the tricky part for first timers..
Grab an Exacto knife. Youre going to stick the knife tip under the lock washer and pry upwards while you gradually push the lock washer off the shaft with screw driver. Everybody on the same page with me?
and pop goes the lock washer under your bench and you spend 30 minutes searching while cursing mnpctech out for losing your lock washer...heh
Ok, you found it... and discover you bent it while prying it off.
Grab a rubber mallet and give it a few whacks.
As you pull the fan blade hub off, watch for a 1/4" long shaft spring under the blade hub.
Now place the lock washer and shaft spring somewhere you won't lose it.. I place them in a small envelope taped to my workbench.
Heres our fan frames ready to be polished.
Great looking project!
I wish I was more of an artist so I could do some work like you did on your side panel.
wetsanding top panel w/1500 grit paper
Polished fans... (tutorial interest?)
Honeycomb Modder mesh Finger guard. Edge molding from mcmaster.com. Screws painted with Duplicolor Metalcast
Custom Acrylic grill for exhaust fan
That is some fan pimpage, man do they look fine!
<- and mightily deserves that!
High shine fans... nice
MAJOR respect to mnptech for the work on that fan !!!
Like the fan polish... I did something similar with my Panaflo:
... but I must admit you did a better job at it than me! Must get some of that 3M stuff... I would definitely be interested in a tutorial, or else, just tell me how you did it here, so I can have another go at it!
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