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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Glacial by Dia2777 - 05/06 Top fans hole, take a look!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by dia2777, 11 Mar 2008.

  1. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    Hy all!
    I'm an italian modder, my name is Dia2777 and I'm admin at www.crazydogteam.it , this is the first time that i publish something on an international forum like this one, I hope my work will look good :)

    usually my mods start with a big planning session, I don't like complex things, I like easy idea, but well done. Usually I try to imagine my case finished, in every little piece, to have zero trouble in the builing session.

    This case will be named “Glacial” and as you can recognize by the name , the main concept is give a cold feeling. I've decided to use some material : aluminium, stainless steel and blue UV plexy.
    I don't want to explain all the mod now, if you like the main concept you must follow the worklog :)

    This is the first shot in my planning session , the main body will be in stainless steel :

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    From this phase to the workbench , I've used stainless steel in bars, section 30mm x 20mm , they must be cutted at 45°

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    Fresh cutted :

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    As I told you before, I'll use even alluminium, but the first things to do is a little cleaning with polish, to remove some minor scratches :

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    This is a little new toy, this will be in the front side.

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    After cutting all the stainless steel bars, I'm ready to build the main body. To join the bars together I've used the weld , this is the first time fot me, but doesn't matter, this section will be hidden...
    All the tools :

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    A quick deburring with a file and I'm ready :

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    Some clamps and go :

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    This is the final result, here you can see how will look the stainless steel bars :

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    Welding the bottom bars :

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    That's all, folks!
    Some comments?
     
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  2. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Hy dia2777!
    Really happy to see your stunning project here!
    This project look so sweet :)
     
  3. Soulman84

    Soulman84 tryin' learnin' some moddin'

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    very good work:thumb:
    waiting for more updates:clap::dremel:
     
  4. WeisseS

    WeisseS Italian Modder

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    Great :thumb:

    I like self made case :clap::dremel:
     
  5. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Not bad for a first time welder! I love where this is going. More please! :thumb:
     
  6. picio71

    picio71 What's a Dremel?

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    very good work :clap:
     
  7. harrier8

    harrier8 What's a Dremel?

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    more up please!
    it's wonderfull!!:clap::clap:
     
  8. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Nice fan controller. Can't wait to see more!
     
  9. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    Tnx a lot for the positive comments!
    I'm in love with this controller, it even display total watt !
    Now, let's go on with the interesting phase : doing the front plate!
    What's the first think about cold?
    Snow!
    So, why don't have in thr front plate two fan grill in a shape of snowflake ?
    To give some idea of moving I've decided to a non-linear position, you know, when the snow is falling... Time spent for a single snowflake : about 1,30 hours...
    I've used some tools :
    -Dremel with flexible shaft
    -cutting disk, 409, small and precise cut
    -a large number of files
    -some engraving cutter from Dremel where the cutting disk doesn't work

    I've tried to cover the whole piece with some masking tape, but I've bring it apart, I wasn't comfortable :)

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    Here you can see how i want the snowflakes :

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    The diameter is 80mm, I'm planning to use some Coolink fans :)
    A shot with the work in progress :

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    The first snowflake :

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    And the second :

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    Family shot :

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    The whole assortment of Dremel items that I've used :

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    See you soon, guys, do you look this work?
     
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  10. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    awesome dremel skills :thumb:..... the snow flakes look fantastic :jawdrop:.......

    I'll be watching this log ....... *subscribed*

    Alan
     
  11. nickhelton

    nickhelton What's a Dremel?

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    wow thats some fancy dremeling right there. good work, keep it up
     
  12. Stievius

    Stievius Industrial Design Student

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    I agree, those are some really nice details. Kinda makes me think about the Silverstone logo :)
     
  13. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    thanks guys for all the compliments ,you will se other nice dremelling with my next updates :dremel::dremel:
     
  14. Realiks

    Realiks What's a Dremel?

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    you realy know your way around with a dremel verry nice work
     
  15. SkiDave

    SkiDave Minimodder

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    great work
    ive subscribed
    looking forward to more!!!

    do you have any ideas on how to start modding?
     
  16. Algoron

    Algoron Fire & Ice

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    My hat is off to you...

    Good cutting skills I used a scroll saw and would not even try those tight radii with it...but have a :dremel: and "Know how to use it!!!" :naughty: ......we have something in common....the cold/ice in our builds.....I'm taking a different approach with lights and plexi...well and what comes in dreams....
     
  17. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    You know, it's not easy to obtain this result, but a scroll saw will be really helpful in this works :)
    Can you give me the link of your mod? I'm so curious...
    Anyway, tnx a lot for the positive feedback!
    Here is the logo that I've choose, I'll place this in the front panel, some pics to show you the entire work :

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    See you soon, with more update!
     
  18. Algoron

    Algoron Fire & Ice

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    My mod is Fire & Ice on this site....I haven't had time to work on it this last weekend...TAX time :waah: in the US of A. The cutting is described in detail.
     
  19. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    Nice project. Did you use sandpaper to get the aluminium shiny or just polish?
     
  20. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    I've seen your mod, Algoron, the theme is near the same, ice, but my Fire case is a little bit different :)
    Tax time in Italy will be in may, same cry like you :-(

    Dear craig_h i've used some sandpaper and then polish compound

    In this post I want to show you the fan controller integration in the front panel of the case. My idea is to don't show it more than the necessary, I want the front panel design as smooth as possible. I've planned the measure with a CAD so I can cut it in the best way.

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    After that I've used the 409 cutting disk on my Dremel and a file :

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    A little polish touch and we need only to see if the measure was correct :

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    Ok, it's perfect :)
    See you soon with more update!
     

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