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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Neophyte .: UPDATE 25 !!!!!! : 21.03.10 :.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dark~3nergy, 25 Mar 2008.

  1. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    I've been busy with real life stuffs. started school again, I have load of homework and such. so I don't have much time to work on it :( it's not dead though, I just need more time and resources
     
  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Good. Cause I started to worry about you man:)
    Now, do your homework! :p
     
  3. floyd94

    floyd94 New Member

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    wow i've just read the whole worklog, you're really mad man!

    that's wonderful!

    greetings from Argentina!
     
  4. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    thanks alot man ! :)

    sadly my project got kinda put on hold because of school, i have nearly no time to mod.

    BUT !!!! in 5weeks i have 2 weeks of holiday, so that will be a modding holiday for me, I've already planned to do some welding, i have redesigned some technical parts that i will make during those two weeks, and hopefully I'll be able to paint it :D I'm really looking forwards to that and hopefully i can get it finished for summer.
    And after that I'll start my new project here ;p

    also quick question, is there some way to easily remove rust without sanding ? because i noticed that some coolant leaked in a corner of the case, and its kinda hard to access it with sand paper, so i was wondering if i could somehow remove that rust without sanding it down ?
     
  5. floyd94

    floyd94 New Member

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    mmm, did you try with those compressed air cans?
     
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    floyd94 New Member

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  7. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Hmm, you could try Electrolytic Rust Removal, if manual abrasive removal proves too difficult. Just be make sure you attach the case to the negative side of your voltage source!!! (or you'll end up with a much more rusty case than you began with :eeek:)

    Here's another (perhaps simpler) method using alkaline solution (lye) and zinc: Remove Rust and Scale from Steel (The page is really boring w/o pics, but the info is good, so give it a read through)

    Good luck! ^_^d
     
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  8. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    small preview ;D

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    but shhhhhhh, you'll have to wait untill tomorrow night !
     
  9. Richh999

    Richh999 Small Time Modder

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    I'm glad to see this project has not died, I loved the desgin of the case.. Can't wait for the update...
     
  10. Evenge

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    Nice to see this project back! One of my favorites :)
     
  11. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r New Member

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    One of mine too, glad you've started again :)
     
  12. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    thanks :)
    also, rust removing. floyd94, thanks for the links, but i think useing a dremel would take too much time. so therefore the Electrolytic Rust Removal thing sounds good, but i doubt i can find something large enough to submerge the whole case into. maybe i can find someone in my town that does such stuffs, i will read a bit more about that though.

    and another preview ;D

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  13. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Woohoo! An update!
     
  14. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    yeah ;D i finally have time to do some modding, school and work has kept me very very busy since the last update :S
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yay! Welding! :D
    Media blasting is your best option. The poor-man's equivalent would be to drag it around in the nearest playground sandbox.
     
  16. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    :D woohoo! and update!!
     
  17. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Yarp :thumb:

    Good to see TWO updates on this project. Definitely a great design and I think we're all anxious to see how it turns out :D
     
  18. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    it's soon time for an update :)

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    but first i need to play some tf2 and drink a guinness after alot of work !
     
  19. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    UPDATE 25

    Soooo after nearly a year of inactivity, I've started to work on this case again.
    i decided to change some stuffs, because i didn't plan this build well enough >.<
    so therefor, i will weld all the steel part together, instead of having 2 parts for the case. and remove the dvd-rom thing because i can't make it hold well. and also i will try to put the PSU inside the case, and not have it on the outside, but i'm not sure that i can do that really, i only have about 13*15*6cm to fit the psu so i'm really not sure if i can fit a 600w psu there.

    anyway, here is what i've done so far, i wanted to do more, but i bought the wrong sandingpaper so i couldn't sand down the edges properly.

    first, bought some stuffs, welding things, welding eye protection thing, and sand paper that didn't fit my sanding machine :(

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    anyway, first thing i did was to remove the dvd holder :

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    then i started to weld the internal part :
    i did the best i could, but this was the first time i really welded something alone, so i am very happy with the result

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    welded it to the case :

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    hmm... not very clean

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    looks very very dirty :S don't really know how to clean it.

    then i welded the top part :

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    i used a metal grinder, dunno if it's really called so, to clean the edges :

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    my new best friend :D

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    it didn't look good everywhere so i rewelded it :

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    aaaaannnnnd after alot of grinding and sanding it's starting to look much better :)

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    and finally :

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    it still need more sanding and i just sanded it like that on one side, but i'll do the others next weekend !:)

    till then, cya :thumb:
     
  20. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    There's just something really special about seeing a "dirty" freshly welded thing being brought around into something beautiful. Keep it up dark :thumb:
     

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