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Scratch Build – In Progress [Projetc] Nautilus - Laying down some carbon...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by lenne0815, 4 Jul 2010.

  1. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    am I ? :D
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    We've been using big chunks of plexiglas where aluminum would be too expensive. You will want to use an etching primer on it.
    You should rout it too. If you fear it will take to long, make sure your zero point is where you can park the machine overnight, and take note of the line you stopped at. The 'go to' function is a lifesaver.:D
     
  3. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    Yeah i was thinking about summin like that, but im not really sure yet, if u have a close look at my nautlus contest entrys u can see that theres a swivel function build in the ring ( which will be servo activated in the mod... in my dreams :D ) so i would have to reinforce it with aluminium plates or something...

    concerning the actual contest, its just too much work to fail getting more votes then darky :D

    concerning my sanity;

    This is me working on nautilus

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    this is my number plate....

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    :D
     
  4. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral New Member

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    Ummmm :eeek: yeah.... and how's "FrankenRouter" these days... :worried: :lol:
     
  5. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    lurking somewhere in the shadows....

    I made up my mind for the ring, its gonna be routed either from acryl or from pom /pe and then sandwhiched between aluminium, the whole things gonna be visibly bolted together, that way i can easily mount the stand, the motherboard tray and various holders for fans ( or if someone is willing to sponsor me ;) ) radiators.
     
  6. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    Oh hai, just some pics...

    sanded once

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    Preheated in the oven

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    Stuff u need if ure working with epoxy:

    Epoxy and a scale :D

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    Custom high tech stirring device

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    Paint roller an some cups

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    Mixed epox

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    One of the molds soaked

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    both of them back in the oven

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    after curing i applied some putty

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    sanded and applied some more putty

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    then i went to the laquering booth

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    and srayed them with filler

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    thats where theyre sitting now :)
     
  7. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I remember seeing this in the design contest last year. It's nice to see it in production. Those wooden moulds look like pebbles in some of those photos. Can't wait to see it progress!
     
  8. cchr

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    i love your design mate! what kind of hardware is going in it? mini-ITX i suppose?

    P.S. shouldnt this be transferred to project logs now?
     
  9. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    Water cooled m-atx, air cooled full atx, im not sure if its in the right sub forum ?
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: I have one of those! -Only I swiped someones mixer blades out of a junkpile for it.
    I also have a handy travel version made from a coat hanger.

    We could use you in the contest. The prizes are heftier this time too.
     
  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    CF, great design, Cheaps' approval... how could I NOT subscribe?
     
  12. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    oooo I've been waiting for this for a long time :D
    How's that new spindle working out for you Lenne?
     
  13. randomhero

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    Awesome work! Subbed! But should definitely be in the Project-Logs sub-forum.
     
  14. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    without cheaps approval, i wouldnt even dare to build it :D

    Its awesome it chews trought the mdf like butter and its really quiet at that too


    Thx :) maybe some mod could move it ? wheres bindi anyway :D

    Im a bit hung over, my cnc convinced me to go to a rave yesterday:


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    but i did get some work done before:

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    and laquered

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  15. StrykeWulf

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    Awesome work man, saw your cnc log, and this project log, keep up t he good work. Been in Germany for the past 5 months as well hah, where are you at?/which rave did you go to?
     
  16. lenne0815

    lenne0815 What has been seen cannot be unseen

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    :D we did our own "rave" we moved to the new workshop recently and did a big "Shopwarming" party ;)
     
  17. LooseNeutral

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    Great update, nice to see you cover all those steps of your mold prep process!... You maybe the one with the hangover, but what did you do to poor "Frank"? :p
     
  18. randomhero

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    Could you do us a favor and write a bit about layering CF when you get to it? I've been wanting to do a FG/CF project for ages bud don't have access to vacuum bags etc.
     
  19. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    holy crap that's amazing work - if you pull this off I want one!
     
  20. LooseNeutral

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    :idea: bUMp BumP BUMp :eyebrow: ....... :brrr: ! :p
     

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