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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: TinyTux (FINISHED - 10 Jul 07 @ 03:00)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Soulmage, 5 Feb 2007.

  1. Soulmage

    Soulmage Minimodder

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    Well I was able to get the sides cut before i went to work and every thing was sanding while sitting at work (Yeah i have a "cushy" job :D )

    First off, my ghetto "router" came up with earlier. Worked like a charm! :

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    just a few pics to show the finished sides (retaped them too) :

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    And of course, the Artsy pic :thumb: :
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    Gonna work on getting the top and bottom cut and then, work on some Goodys!! :cooldude: :dremel: :clap:
     
  2. DAE_JA_VOO

    DAE_JA_VOO What's a Dremel?

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    That looks INCREDIBLE. I never thought of making a "router" like that, but now that you've done it... dude... can i copy that idea? Man that looks AMAZING!

    Very nice work :D
     
  3. Soulmage

    Soulmage Minimodder

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    By all means! one thing i forgot to mention was make sure you but a second hole at about a 45degree angle from the hole the dremel screws into. That way all the cut material won't coellect around the collet.

    If this doesn't make sence I can try to post pics later if you want.
     
  4. Jeroenotje

    Jeroenotje What's a Dremel?

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    You got an eye for detail, I like that. Cool, the way you are using the Dremel. Interesting! So yeah, if you could post some pics. I am still wondering how you mounted that thing. And yes, the results are great. Keep on going like that :) !
     
  5. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    You did the cutting with the getto router table? wow how smooth did you get the table ?
     
  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Slightly less ghetto system might be to use the table of a drill press? If dremels wouldn't make so insane noise, I'd most likely use it more and maybe try out something like that. Nice cuts anyway!
     
  7. Soulmage

    Soulmage Minimodder

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    Here are a few more pics of the "router" setup:

    How the router is attached to my drill press/sander table, Its just two screws holding it in :

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    Close up of Bit area and the Exaust hole i was talking about :

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    Basically to make this, i just used a piece of 2x4 i had laying around, drilled a hole, tapped it, set the bit to the correct height i needed, then screwed in the dremel. I left enough room so i can unscrew the dremel to change bits and such when needed. Also as you seen in previous pics, i just used a square, c-clamped to the board, for a straight edge to ride along.

    here is the tap i used ( 3/4 - 10 )

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  8. hujambo_Bwana

    hujambo_Bwana What's a Dremel?

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    Snap-on Taps, you have to much money my friend, naa only kidding wish I had a set, sweet idea of a dremel router. Might try that with my Dremal-a-like ripp off thingy.

    Oh and I can't believe how thin this project is.

    Jimbo
     
  9. Soulmage

    Soulmage Minimodder

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    Actually I got lucky and the set was given to me. 1/4" - 1" 25 piece tap and die set. Not a whole lot of uses less you work on cars me thinks.

    And an unfortunate note about being "thin"... I goofed on my measurements some where and cut the pieces .5 Cm to thin. Should have been 5 cm x 27cm , not 4.5 x 27 :duh: :wallbash: .

    All is not lost though, I have enough plexi still and I can easily make the parts again. The upside is now I can correct a couple other "mistakes" that I made with the first ones :thumb:

    I will post an update hopfully by thursday, I an planning by then to be able to "show case" a few tricks I have got up my sleeve :hip: :dremel:
     
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  10. Samurai75007

    Samurai75007 What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, looking good.
     
  11. Crazyglue

    Crazyglue What's a Dremel?

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    looks very nice, really like the designs of those cutouts.
     
  12. hujambo_Bwana

    hujambo_Bwana What's a Dremel?

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    Looking good though, even if you did cut it a bit too small... We've all been there tho.. measuring once cutting twice then throwing in the bin...

    Hope the next one come out as good as the last one.

    Jimbo
     
  13. Soulmage

    Soulmage Minimodder

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    Hehe, yeah, my problem though was I measured the hardware wrong lol.

    My main goal with this case is to use every square mm of the internal space and keep it as small as I can.

    The final dimentitions should be 27cm x 23cm x 5cm (internal will be 26.4cm x 22.4cm x 4.4 cm). The probelm i hit with making the pieces at 4.5cm high was the dvd writer sitting on the mother board and not being level to the front hole :duh: .

    I have the new pieces mostly cut and will finish them up after work tonight.
     
  14. theurgy

    theurgy What's a Dremel?

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    HAHA Dude.. lots a good planning and not settling for anything but perfection.. Good on ya!
     
  15. Rage.

    Rage. What's a Dremel?

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    i like it.. especially the dynamite like battrey
    keep up the good work.
    Rage.
     
  16. Soulmage

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    Update!!!


    Well I have been trying to do what I can when I get home from work (which is at 2300 :miffed: ) so here is where I am at atm:

    Started work on the dvdrom face plate:
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    I used some small screws to attach to the original "modded" faceplate and heated up the screws a bit to "thread" the plastic:


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    And the rest of the pics, well I'm sure they are pretty self explanitory:

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    Shoul have a fairly large update this weekend so stay tuned!
     
  17. Supra55

    Supra55 What's a Dremel?

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    Can't wait for the update. :hip:
     
  18. Soulmage

    Soulmage Minimodder

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    Update 11 March 07!!


    Well I didn't get as much as done as I hoped, but what I did get done took a while:

    First off, got some much needed tools at harbor freight (my new favorite store):


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    Then I went to work on the support for the dvd and hard drive, here is the finished product. (aside from some sanding and such):

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    After that it was time to figure out a way to mount the VFD. Unfortunatly, this will mean I have to paint the out side of the case, but I was planning on doing that any ways because this plex gets scratched way to easily:

    Drilled a "countersink":

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    Heated up the nut:

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    And pressed it in:

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    And there we are, nice and secure:

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    I will try and get another update up soon, can't say when though because i'm running out of space to work :duh: :D :

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  19. sauceysailor

    sauceysailor What's a Dremel?

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    favorite mod yet! :eeek:
     
  20. mr.riff

    mr.riff What's a Dremel?

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    nice work there, that last picture is hilarious!

    I have a vfd very similiar to the one you've got there, with the same 14pin connector that's supposed to hook up to the parallel port. have you got the wiring diagram for it?
     
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