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Scratch Build – In Progress Temporary name: Bloo Balls --6-29-'11 Bloo 2.0 refit COMPLETED page 47

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 3 Jun 2007.

  1. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Thanx Teyber.

    Yeah, I've rented stuff from them before, but I'm not so sure about buying stuff. I've heard their powercoat guns are okay though, for the price. Dunno. :blah:
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Well, Thanks EEL, for choosing me to be your first.

    God! I can't believe I just said that...
     
  3. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    :eeek: :naughty: :p :D
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    -I had to get the saw out again. I cut sections out of my spacers for the front. These will frame the part of the drives that will be sticking out of the case.
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    -Don't try this at home kiddies!:nono: To get the faceplate on the press, I had to unbolt most of the base and turn it 90 degrees. I had to put my lead bottles on the foot to keep it from falling over. I don't have any pictures of the 5" hole saw cut,(all blurry) but it was done the same way. I sprayed so much water on the saw as it was cutting that I needed to disassemble the whole rig and give it a coat of grease.
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    -Mounted the 120mm fan. This 120mm fan is the only part I don't have a broken version of for mockup. I've decided I need to fix the bend in the front. I cut some small strips to glue on the inside.
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    -I Put together a floppy bay. Yes, I still use floppies...
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    -Countersinking the floppie mount holes was a close fit on the press.
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    -Finished but unsanded drivebay. I added 2 new holes in the side to correct my earlier mistake. I will probably never mount a 2nd cd drive, so no more holes.
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    -The lexan drive latches work SWEEEEET! -out...
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    -Latches bent...
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    -Locked in.
    That's all for today!
     
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  5. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    That's frickin' sweet. Nice job on those drive latches. :thumb:
     
  6. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    :D

    wow nice job! so you got a delta drill press at freight harbor? damn those are nice!!! is that a floor one!?!?!?
     
  7. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Well, you seemed nice and my parents liked you, and-- oh, wait....not on-topic. :lol:


    God, that HDD lexan mount looks awesome.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @ SPQQKY- Thank you. I like 'em too. They came out a little rough though. I need to sand them down, But sanding polycarbonate is a b*tch.

    @ Teyber- No -I bought it at Lowes for $95. It's not a floor model, it just stays there. The table in my garage is too tall,(and full.)

    @ E.E.L. -Thanks again!
     
  9. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    i spent that much for my task force... i hate you ! delta> task force
     
  10. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    drive bays look good really good
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks everyone!:D

    I'm actually at the point where I'm fitting hardware!
    Actually, this part sucks. It's where I make the really spectacular mistakes.
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    -Mounting the motherboard. I have a template I traced from another computer. The mother board is obsolete and has no chip. It makes a handy mockup spare. I can even test switches and led's with it.
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    -Yet another Bic pen has gave its life for the modding cause... A moment of silence please...
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    -Mounting up the radiator. The psu shell serves as a template for 80mm fan cuts. I decided to countersink using the deburring bit this time.
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    -Cutting the radiator hole using the Rotozip. I use a 1/8" drill bit instead of the rotozip blades. rotozip blades rip pexi to pieces. I'm using another sheet of glass as a guide here.
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    -I'm not sure, but I think it's kinda crooked...:worried: I must have been using that bong I made earlier...
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    -The floppy caddy has an awkward fit that requires gluing the nuts into place. I'd rather not use glue, so I came up with this option: Nuts in hole...
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    -Powder from sawing mashed into the hole...
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    -Solvent added. I then added more powder and solvent until the hole was full.
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    -After it cured I sanded and polished the whole rig.
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    -I need something to mount the riser cards to. I'm using some of this aluminum like I did on Hypnotoad.
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    -milling the unwanted bits off. I need to cut it down to an L shape.
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    -Back at the ghetto machine shop, I'm sanding and polishing my brass.
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    -I trimmed up the front faceplate at some point, so here's pic of what's to come.
     
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  13. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Umm... Its not kinda crooked.....Its completely crooked :D LOL :D

    That bong must have been awesome dude!! :D

    Will you be able to fix it though? Or is it not that a big a problem for ya?
     
  14. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    i don't see a bong...
     
  15. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    hmmmm....:read: :hehe: :D :hehe:
     
  16. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    obviously he didn't make it out of plexi i hope... haha nice though, i (edit) DO NOT have a glass one
     
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  17. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    You shouldn't have let George help you with your build.
     
  18. Teyber

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  19. Dean MF

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    thechoozen Active Member

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    :hehe::hehe:

    i really like the color combination you use! looks awesome!!!!
     

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