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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Prime - Update: May 21st - Yes, really

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Sleepstreamer, 1 Nov 2009.

  1. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Haha, yeah I do, but only if I must or if my conscience gets the better of me for letting the machine do all the work. This time it's the first, as this piece exceeds the work area (450x450mm max). The piece is roughly 600x400mm.

    As for some progress, I finished the piece I started yesterday but didn't have time to start on the second one. Got myself a new toy though:

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    Seriously, how can I not buy something called a Powerfile? We're just meant to be :lol:

    Anyways, filed the top down a bit and bent the edges:

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    Dunno when I'll get started on the second one I'm afraid, I hope tomorrow, but I'm not very good at sticking to my own schedule :wallbash:

    I'll be cutting away the excess material on the front and back later on when the top and bottom are all finished up. It's actually starting to look pretty good now :clap:

    Thanks!

    Edit: Noticed that I apparently don't even know the date, yesterdays update should have been Dec 5th.
     
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  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I can't blame you, the next time I go tool shopping and see the "Power File" I am definitely going to get one :D lol. The top is looking really good mate, keep it up :thumb:.
     
  3. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    As usual I did nothing on this case during the week, might aswell make it a rule to only mod during weekends :duh: Anyways, the progress...

    Finished the bottom piece (did the top one last weekend).

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    This is how I'm planning to connect the two pieces:

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    Some cutting, 5mm aluminium.

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    Cut off 3mm material en the ends of these to make them slot in nicely in the shell.

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    Did the same to the one on the other side, and they seem to fit nicely :)

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    That's it for this update, thanks for watching :thumb:
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    How did I miss this? This is amazing!
     
  5. ulysses Cazuquel

    ulysses Cazuquel Sex, Casemod & Rock'N Roll!!!

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    Wonderful project you are building :rock:
    Which is secret to having great sponsors? :D
     
  6. ringo

    ringo What's a Dremel?

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    You did a great job. I like your project.
     
  7. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r Minimodder

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    Having a CNC mill, making a lot of parts with it to build an awesome frontpage worthy case, and then do it again two months later :D

    Good work Sleepstreamer, I'm a big fan of your work :thumb:
     
  8. n0va

    n0va Burnin'!

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    Great metal working, this is awesome! Wondering how it turns out ;)
     
  9. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Thanks for the comments guys!

    Completed the missing frame parts on one side of the case:

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    Also took the time to make a short video!
     
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  10. sethnmalice

    sethnmalice What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing work, just love how each piece, each cut, each angle compliments the next one. Your work always inspires me.

    Question: I'm having difficulty bending alu, I don't have a bending machine, and looking through your work log, there doesn't appear to be one, I was wondering if by chance you would be able to show or explain your technique ? I've hit a rough spot in my project and I require some bending but after my last attempt on previous mod, I'm a tad concerned, would like it to look as pro as your bending is.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  11. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Thanks :blush:

    Sorry about this, but I'm actually using a bending brake to make the bends. I used to simply clamp the piece between two planks and use a hammer, or a brick to bend it, but this brake makes it so much easier. You should seriously think about getting one.

    I really did think I had a pic of the thing in this thread... Here's one anyway:
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  12. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Tiny update:

    Finished up the last frame pieces and mounted the ones on the right hand side of the case.

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    I'll be free from work during dec 23 - jan 11 so expect alot of progress during that period :)
     
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  13. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Just got a box 'o' stuff from ACRyan, containing a load of molex connectors, pins, and an atx backplate.

    Awesome, thanks heaps!

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    Will be continuing the build in the next few days, when the major holidays are over.
     
  14. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    looking great, a bit huge though :O
    i really need a cnc >.< i hope santa gives me one for christmas :D

    i didn't know that acryan made atx backplates. it looks very good, i have to find it somewhere.
     
  15. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    I'm staying tuned for this Case! I'm watchin the way u do your metal fabricating.:dremel:
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yay! Christmas updates!
     
  17. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Began working on the exterior a bit today, this is very much a work in progress so let me know what you think about it :)

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    I'll be continuing this tomorrow :)
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I like, but it needs more distance between parts...(I've got 'can't-explain-itis' again.) -The extra depth will give you a more unique final shape 'n stuff.
     
  19. ringo

    ringo What's a Dremel?

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    I like the design of the first part of the exterior
     
  20. sethnmalice

    sethnmalice What's a Dremel?

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    looks good, need to see more for a detailed opinion.
     

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