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Scratch Build – In Progress ProtoHype - (paused)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The_Gnu, 13 Aug 2009.

  1. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    I' glad you found it to :) There will for shure be some serious milling when it's time to carve out the front. Got this huge piece of alu in my closet just waiting for me to bring it to the workshop :)
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :naughty:OOh, Yeah baby. Tell me more!
     
  3. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Well, just a 7kg piece of 650x200x20mm alu that will be milled down in a heatsink pattern with some holes and slots :). It's next after the sanding is done.
     
  4. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Well, been a while but heres another update of the work in process.

    Im starting to see the end of this top and bottom pieces that have been haunting me forever.
    The rough shaping is done and tha basic radius of the pieces are done. Whats left is the finishing wetsanding to get it all really smooth. Sanding down all those small steps I milled to the right radius took me roughly 10 hours all together. I started of with a file and when I got close to the shape I wanted I finished of with the "finger sander" as I call it. Not the biggest update of this log because all those hours of sanding don't produce a lot of good action shots.

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    FINALLY all the lines are gone..
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    Still need to cut away the excess material on the sides but you get the idea.
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  5. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Haha, I know what you mean.:) Great work, but don't you have to make another of
    these for the front?
    By the way, I went back and had a quick look through the log again. The ring on top of
    the optical drive is particularly fine, indeed beautiful. ;)
     
  6. Paradox42

    Paradox42 New Member

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    How did I miss this log?:jawdrop: Awesome design, and looks well on its way to fruition! Subbed
     
  7. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Hehe I can see what you mean:thumb:. Regarding the front.. it will be made out of one single piece of alu and it will be flat with round edges and milled grooves. Therefore, no pain in the ass radius to carve out and hopefully I can use the mill one the whole piece. Theres just one problem. I think the front is too large for my rotarytable, and to make the round corners I think I will have to build some special rig using a normal hand router.

    Well my updates havn't been that regular so that's probably why :) Thanks for the comment and sub:thumb:
     
  8. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral New Member

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    Really appreciate the detail picts! From the "finger sander" as you call it, to the last pict! And that last pict is the money. Shows the feathered edges with gaps at the end to the filled product in the middle. Damn fine work! X100! Multiple reps to you.
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Sure looked a lot of elbow grease to make the lines vanish & become smooth, awesome chunk of progress GNU :rock::jawdrop::thumb:.
     
  10. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks, glad you like the pics since I was not shure they were good enough.

    Yeah my hands were a bit sore afterwards. Thanks:thumb:
     
  11. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    looking good as always ! :thumb:
    must have been a hell of a job to sand everything down !
     
  12. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    thanks :) yep..I thought the machine would speed up the process alot but that wasn't the case, so there was some elbow grease needed for shure :S
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    No radius on the face?:sigh:


    Give it a week. You will forget about how tough the filing was.:D
     
  14. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Exactly.. from the side, the face of the case will have the same curvaceous profile as THIS persian cat.

    I had thoughts about making it the same curve as the top but desided to keep it flat since a curve would probably make it way more complex and harder to do by hand.
     
  15. Mattmc91

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    don't forget me, Gnu ;_; - Quote from ProtoHype
     
  16. The_Gnu

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    Haha don't worry. I'm actually redesigning a new backplate for this project right at the moment, and I'm also trying to figure out the design of the case foot. So it's still in progress just that there isn't any machining taking place and not much to show. But updates will come in a near future for shure.
     
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  17. Mattmc91

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    AARGGGH Skimlinks.
     
  18. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    what tha..I hate those. It seams like it dissapeared when I edited the post. Is there anything I can do to avoid them? Or how does these things work
     
  19. Dahl1n

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    I dont wont to wait more time to see the bakplat :( i want to see it now m8 hehe good luck m8 and cant wait to see the result on it ;):) //Dahl1n
     
  20. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    haha easy now... I can see why you have this special interest in this backplate ;)
     

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