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Scratch Build – In Progress Project : Future Schlock by AnG3L (15/October Let the bench Saga begin!!)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AnG3L, 9 Jun 2010.

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Simple paint or aluminum engraving

Poll closed 4 Jul 2010.
  1. Simple powder coating

    9 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Aluminum engraving with circle based designs and then powder coating

    24 vote(s)
    72.7%
  1. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Oh thank you my friend, very nice comment there! :) Indeed, patience gives results all the time!

    I just love how you guys are commenting, this is so inspirational for us and motivating thanks bro! :thumb:

    Thanks you my friend! :D

    Attila thanks my friend! Nice to see you here! :rock:
     
  2. mnpctech

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    Awesome design and big Congrats on ToTecHniKa making the cover of CPU magazine AnG3L! I just received my new issue :thumb:
     
  3. AnG3L

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    Thanks Bill much appreciated! ;)
     
  4. AnG3L

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    Quick update again guys. Some random work I did this couple of days.

    First of all I replaced the philips screws of the side panels with 5mm hexagonal ones which are
    stainless steel and they will be polished later.
    I also didnt countersunk them completely, it gives a more extreme look to the case that way, a more "mechanical" look as I like to say.

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    Second I installed the little window for the cathode. Threads on the acrylic first:

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    Testing

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    Countersunk the holes for the screws

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    And installed. I didnt remove the protecting tape as I want to protect the surface from scratches.

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    Some work that I did on the front panel. First I had to remove 1mm from the bottom and top part of the front face. This mistake occurred to some last minute changes but it something that it can be "easily" fixed!

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    Attached along with the black faceplate.

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    Off course thats not final as I have a lot to do yet.

    I also did the remaining threads of the side panels.

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    I also tried to install the acrylic window and after I did the threads I realised that the holes for some reason wasnt aligned! In the Corel Draw designs are perfectly aligned but for some strange reason they were completely out of alignment! That "unlucky" incident was for a good reason though as you will see the engravings on the window have some white spots which I didnt like at all so now I am going to laser cut it and etch the letters instead of engraving them. So... some bad situation turned that they 've happened for our own good!

    Quick update again guys. Some random work I did this couple of days.

    First of all I replaced the philips screws of the side panels with 5mm hexagonal ones which are
    stainless steel and they will be polished later.
    I also didnt countersunk them completely, it gives a more extreme look to the case that way, a more "mechanical" look as I like to say.

    [​IMG]

    Second I installed the little window for the cathode. Threads on the acrylic first:

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    Testing

    [​IMG]

    Countersunk the holes for the screws

    [​IMG]

    And installed. I didnt remove the protecting tape as I want to protect the surface from scratches.

    [​IMG]

    Some work that I did on the front panel. First I had to remove 1mm from the bottom and top part of the front face. This mistake occurred to some last minute changes but it something that it can be "easily" fixed!

    [​IMG]

    Attached along with the black faceplate.

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    Off course thats not final as I have a lot to do yet.

    I also did the remaining threads of the side panels.

    [​IMG]

    I also tried to install the acrylic window and after I did the threads I realised that the holes for some reason wasnt aligned! In the Corel Draw designs are perfectly aligned but for some strange reason they were completely out of alignment! That "unlucky" incident was for a good reason though as you will see the engravings on the window have some white spots which I didnt like at all so now I am going to laser cut it and etch the letters instead of engraving them.

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    Next my work on the right side panel (engraving later on!)
    First, the mesh for the ventilation.

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    And then everything else attached. I have to polish the stainless steel (2047) and do the engravings ( I am thinking of some crackling effect but we will see)

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    My friend checking my work!

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    As you can see the way I designed it the mesh is hidden between the aluminum and the stainless steel, that way its more clean and good looking.

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    So thats all for now guys, thanks for reading my worklog, till next time Peace and Prosperity!


    A special thanks to my sponsors:

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  5. Marcos_Viegas

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    Great work man, congratulations!!!!!
     
  6. AnG3L

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    Thanks bro! ;)
     
  7. AnG3L

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    Fixed that picture which I posted two times lol sorry ;P
     
  8. Bastiaan_NL

    Bastiaan_NL Trying to be myself

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    Nice update Angel :D
    That panel is so awesome, cant imagine how cool the rest of the build will look!
    And a nice cat too :thumb:
     
  9. AnG3L

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    Thanks a lot my friend Basty ;) Cat says hi :p
     
  10. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    We all know thats the face that cat is making at that panel :)

    Beautiful work Bro!
     
  11. AnG3L

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    LoL awesome photo man you made me laugh!
    Thanks bro! :thumb:
     
  12. AnG3L

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    I am thinking to do the engravings on a CNC guys, I am not a machine so my own engravings wont look so industrial and perfect. This is not for sure yet but I am thinking about it so please if you an idea or thought let me know about it! Thanks
     
  13. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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    Yeah go for it im engraving the power buttons on my mod with a CNC. Does the CNC you use have an engraving bit?
     
  14. AnG3L

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    Yes it does, I am not sure though how its going to look like at the end and if I will have to sand it further. Also I have access on a laser machine but I am not sure if it can do such engravings.
     
  15. oliverw92

    oliverw92 What's a Dremel?

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    This is awesome AnG3L! nice work!
     
  16. AnG3L

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    Thanks Oli! ;)
     
  17. Ebo

    Ebo What's a Dremel?

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    Hi AnG3l

    Ive followed your 3 worklogs with great entusiasme and got at lot of inspiration and ideas from your incrediable craftmanship....dang just wished i had your skills, its plain awsome...110% respect from here:thumb:.

    This one i think is gonna be your best( for my liking), its an epic journey in cratfmanship and design only few people master, so im on my knees, its simply fantastic:jawdrop:.

    Ive just read the whole log and it just has given me a feeling og woooowwww thats gonna last the whole day, it can start to rain even snow and it dosent matter, you have saved my day:D.


    Shait....i should have picked up my grandson 27 mins ago...gonna be late. My daughter's gonna look funny at me when im telling her, i got delayed by an epic casemod:clap:.

    Deep respect
    Sam
     
  18. StEm

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    was thinking that i didnt like that flag window panel b4 but it fits that mod beautifully.. all looks very well finished.!!
     
  19. AnG3L

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    LoL it happens a lot in the mods, the original form of some things without the extra touch of the artist always seems that is something missing.Thanks my friend!
     
  20. Jolly-Swagman

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    That side panel now fitted looks absolutely awesome well done bro!
     

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