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Case Mod - In Progress ⭐ [Sponsored] Angl3d Ti - Dual loop | EKWB | ASUS ROG | be quiet! | Enermax | Teamgroup | by Zeuligan

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Zeuligan, 4 Mar 2018.

  1. kim

    kim Active Member

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  2. Zeuligan

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    I guess you like it? :)
     
  3. Zeuligan

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    Last piece before the exterior frame is complete is the front. It is also the hardest due to my design choice to expose the 3 front fans. As I have a challenge with the precision with my hand tools, I decided that the only way to get a prefect fit, is to make the holes for the fans to small and then I have to gradually grind them into shape and size, but first things first...

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    It doesn't look like it's that much left to do, but with the cut outs I knew I had my work layed out for me



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    Started with cutting and filing 4 pieces to start the cut outs. The challenge is that the holes needs to be flat, but I want an angled front.



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    Lot's of tape to keep the small edges together and in place while setting.



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    Perfect fit, even if the tape adds to the future sanding job.



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    I had an idea for a slight indent in the front, to make it less flat. Looks good, but adds another dimension to the complexity of this piece.



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    Better angle for how the design will look.



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    Fun feeling to start to see the design take shape.



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    Almost done with the first cut out, but as I don't have anything to connect the last piece, I needed to start working with the next cut out.



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    Six small pieces later and the middle cut out is starting to form.



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    This is a good angle to show the complexity and how many extra pieces is needed to keep the angled design and still ensure flat cut outs.



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    Many hours later and the front is slowly taking shape



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    Two larger triangles to start working on the bottom of the front and the last cut out.



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    So small and fragile. Took forever to handfile them into shape, but managed without breaking them.



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    Added two corresponding angles to the bottom



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    Intentionally I didn't close the gap yet. Want to ensure I have a good connection and shape towards the midddle cut out.



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    One last piece to make the first and top fan cut out ready.



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    This is how it looks before I go to work with my hand file



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    Takes A LOT of filing, but eventually it will be the right shape.



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    Look at that. First connection and first cut out ready. Long update this one. Next update will hopefully be the full front, but first I'm taking a small break, redesigning my modroom, due to a new very exciting sponsorship with Ryobi.
     
  4. Zeuligan

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    I'll add this small update as well. This is the top, after I sanded it down. Almost ready for paint or vinyl

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    DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤ Active Member

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    I recon some one's seen that and thought hmmm there's my new back pack! :naughty:

    I swear mate that's going to look amazing no matter what colour you paint it :rock::rock::rock:
     
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  6. Zeuligan

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    Thank you very much <3
    Backpack ;)
     

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