Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Hal, 25 Sep 2005.
Superb, great attention to detail. Maybe this will start a trend - mod simple household items
wow, looks sooo damn sweet, your plexi work is awesome and the psu area looks so damn clean man! great work.
I have a small update for everyone!
I finished bending the dvd plexi holder and put the other support colum on it.
I cut a few holes in the side for the placement of the analog displays. Now these are the rough cuts sanded/filed down. I decided to also try to use some MNPCTECH U-channel molding for the finished edges. I just cut a quick strip to test fit and to see if it would look nice. So don’t bang me too hard on the sloppy seam! It will be seamless when done.
Quick shot of the almost finished chassis top
It just keeps getting better!
Looking good as usual, the fangrill was nice
Very nice work in the dvd mount.
I enjoy checking in on this mod daily.
Lookin good can't wait for more
Fantastic piece of work...
great job man
Looking good mate, keep up the good work.
Like I promised I have an update for you all.
As you know, I have been working on the dvdrom bracket and holder for the chassis. Well, things kind of went downhill with this. The problem is that for some reason the plexi that I was using for the legs were completely shattering when I applied the liquid cement. No matter what I did, as soon as the acrylic cement dried, cracks formed all throughout the whole piece where the cement touched. Even though it held, it looked like a soup sandwich! So, I had to think of a different way of constructing the bracket. So, sadly the neat-o curved plexi rod holders are gone. But I have made one that works and looks good.
I had to construct an actual bottom piece for the plexi bracket to sit on and this actually fits on top of the plexi rods:
As you can see, if you look closely, the rods were all cracked
Onto the new one:
Next; since the drive was going to be at an angle in the case, the opening in the cowling had to be larger than the drive to allow it to fully open and function. The drive must also fit flush with the front of the cowling so a faceplate (heated piece of plexi) can be attached to cover the opening and give a really nice clean look.
After this was done, I moved on to a fan controller. I needed something to control all my fans in the case and I really did not have too much space to spare. Soooooo, I found a place and a right sized controller and went to town! I chose the top right of the case… you can see it will look quite nice in the case!
More work needs to be done to clean up the holes and stuff, but this is where it is going.
Next onto the part that I like the most!!! Now, through this whole mod, I have been having a hell of a time trying to figure out how I was going to mount the top of the can to the middle part. (As in the lid of the trashcan to the actual trashcan.) I did not want some stupid flip-top or external latches or hinges. So off to homedepot! I found some small cabinet latches that would do just the thing! And boy did they!!! The latches were PERFECT for the job. They did all I could have hoped for and more! Ill let the pictures do the talking!
One more last thing, got the hard drive mount figured out and set. And a full shot of the inside as it looks from the top and outside.
did anyone see the little suprise in the post above? well i will tell you! i got my cast off! yeah!!!!!
thanks everyone for watching so far! going to be a bit quicker now, that i have most of the large stuff done! the case is going off to the powdercoater this week! so a sweet update will be coming , hopefully, soon! take care!
Looks awesome. I love those latches.
Love it. Must be so hard working with a shape like that. Nice one on getting the cast off.
Hmm... It looks to me like you used an old Xbox HDD for the trial run...
wow, someone knows their hard drives! wow. haha. i had one laying around from my last xbox upgrade. good stuff
nice job with the latches!
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