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Case Mod - In Progress Thermaltake Casemod 2016 : Wine Cooling Completed !!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by cucmag, 29 Nov 2016.

  1. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    Hello :)
    Then for my new project, I've the pleasure to participate at the Thermaltake Casemod Contest
    I'll work on a Core X71

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    big case! though.... :hehe:

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    we begin to remove some parts.....

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    other....

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    taking some measure...

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    remove feets too....

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    replace them by another but we'll see that later :D

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    and we begin to play with the drill :dremel:

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    the bottom part was rectified to be totally flat

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    some holes on the rear part....

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    ok! big holes

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  2. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    Hello :)

    Then we continue with this alu profiles

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    making a frame....

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    for the new motherboard tray

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    the acrylic plate is temporary, waiting for the aluminium plate

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    but it helps to correct small errors :grr:

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    the idea is to enlarge the rear space of the case

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  3. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello :)
    we keep the rear panel with the I/O Shield

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    the back part of the case being totally cut, we have put in place this new plate by reducing the number of opening to the minimum :dremel:

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    the advantage of taking an accessory plate while waiting for the aluminum plate
    So we can adjust the position of the holes ... :duh::duh:

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    strengthen the framework

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    placing of the motherboard

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    in order to identify the passage of cables
    ATX one

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    CPU one

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    some cutting...

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    and we realize some little plate with wire to wire concept

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    without forgetting the graphic card cable :)

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    we finish this update with the opening for the power supply

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  4. Cown

    Cown Minimodder

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    Looks interesting, can you elaborate more on the plan for the build? Is it going to be a wine cooler or are you gonna use wine as coolant lol :D
     
  5. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello cown
    mainly is a mod dedicated on wine world
    but perhaps wine would be use on it....
     
  6. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello
    by speaking about wine :D

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    cut in two .....

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    another new alu plate !!! :duh:

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    positionning at the bottom of the case

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    two parts, same size :)

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    fixing on the plate

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    simulation on the case

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    we'll adjust the cutting on the door

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    thanks a lot reading me :)
     
  7. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello
    next update with ..... another alu plate :D

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    we need this grid

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    but not all...

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    we keep the magnetic tape

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    this plate is for the bottom of the case

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    the opening coincide with the power supply
    better with this new grid

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    we don't use the original feet....

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    but these which are on cardboard box

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    these one precisely :)

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    some extra holes for fixation

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    nice :)

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    we take again the plate positionning on the front of the X71

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    some cutting inside

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    some sanding later

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    we can now install the slim radiator

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    see you :)
     
  8. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello :)

    then we an acrylic plate for the motherboard tray to facilitate the placement of the various holes

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    we receive the aluminium plate, then we report the differents openings on it

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    the concept of this tray is to have a space for the differents cables
    then we us some aluminium profile

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    we makes some holes at different locations depending on the type of cable

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    big hole on the second plate :D

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    In situ with the main compartment

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    and the low compartment

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    front side

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    completing with some cable channel on the front panel

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    and some wood on its inner face

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    visible through the big hole of the second plate

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    acrylic plate to have a large window :hip:

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    I hope we have enough holes for the cables :worried:

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    placing in situ with motherboard and graphic cards

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    back side

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    front side with radiator

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    and the "new" reservoir.... :D:D:D

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    see you :)
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I see a custom wine label in your future.
     
  10. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    :):):)
    I have to choose what grape variety first :hehe:
     
  11. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello :)
    last day, we see our new reservoir
    but we keep the Thermaltake reservoir too

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    the goal of the game is to get inside one another

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    no 36 solutions....
    we need to cut the bottle

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    we took rope and a bottle of alcohol to burn

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    - "we wrap the rope around the bottle

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    and remove the rope

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    to put it on alcohol

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    during this time we fill a larger container of cold water

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    we put the rope back on the bottle

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    we ignite the rope
    and we turn the bottle on itself so that the heat is distributed on all the turn

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    when the flame goes out....

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    we must quickly plunge the bottle into cold water

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    "bling" yes! successful operation

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    well .... the cut is not always as clear as we hope....
    we needed to repeat the operation on other bottles ...
    in order to achieve the expected result

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    now we can dissimulate the Pacific reservoir on the bootle :)

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    to the next time!​
     
  12. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello :)
    today we take care of graphics cards

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    we receive the new Thermaltake waterblock for this Strix

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    we have to remove the original heatsink

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    and also the backplate"

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    we take the instructions for use :search:

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    Pad in place

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    two grapic cards
    two waterblocks

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    and two Thermaltake backplate :)

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    but these backplate no fit with our theme based on wine cooling.... :eyebrow:
    new plate aluminium.... no actually we take a wooden board :D

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    we cut it to the dimensions of the backplate

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    we will bring him the little touch that sticks to the theme

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    transfering it on the wooden board

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    some black paint later....

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    we begin removing the outer side of the stencil

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    we continue on one side....

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    - "and voilà !!!

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    other wooden board

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    new stencil but same player... picture

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    always pay attention during the transfer so that all the details remain in place

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    camouflage session for the rest of the wooden board before painting

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    we have added a signature in relation to the previous model :)

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    and we add some details on the edges

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    two new backplate Wine Cooling

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    see you soon​
     
  13. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello :)
    after the graphic cards, we have the motherboard also...
    the maximus formula VIII is already well prepared especially with its fairing

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    more we can see a backlight placed in two locations

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    but the ROG theme not fit with our theme.... and we want to have a more neutral color on this fairing
    more black....
    ... all black

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    the name of this mod is Wine Cooling....
    so we take a little piece of aluminium with a wood veneer and we begin cutting the first letters

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    a bit later....

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    ...we tweak the cutting lines

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    and.... voilà :)

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    we make two little holes....
    and fix spacers

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    bye bye Maximus VIII....
    welcome Wine Cooling!

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    the cover of the chipset heatsink come with the ROG logo...
    so we take a llittle plate aluminium

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    as the "Wine Cooling", we fix a wood veneer on it

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    and we choose a new logo!

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    we'll take advantage of the backlight coming from the heat sink

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    that's all

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    see you​
     
  14. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello
    aluminium plate !
    no! wooden board

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    I'll play to the bricklayer....

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    one piece by one piece

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    all right! finish the second part too

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    we tweak the details

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    the small touch with some shiny mosaics

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    why make a walll...
    to dress the location of the barrels :)

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    I show you this in the case

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    better with the barrels

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    nothing better than to mount a wall to dress our cellar :D:D
    see you soon​
     
  15. Sharangir

    Sharangir What's a Dremel?

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    love the idea!
     
  16. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    I'm glad you like it sharangir :)
     
  17. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello :)
    the last time, we can see the barrels in place on the X71"
    but we can see another updapte on this X71"
    we had finished the new structure of the case with our new aluminum plates

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    but we were not going to leave the case as well ;)
    so.... all in black !!!!

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    main compartment as lower compartement....
    black :cooldude:

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    on the back
    black :p

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    underneath
    black too...
    well not all :rolleyes: we keep the feet unchanged

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    backstage side, we had protected the inner face which contains the wood veener

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    we can notice two small details at this level
    this cutting ....

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    the second detail take place upper
    two long screw ....

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    but at this moment, I can not say more about them :duh:

    thanks reading me :thumb:
     
  18. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello :)
    now we have completed the structure of our X71
    so we can beginning to customize inside the case
    we take a wooden board on which we made a hole

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    we cut it to the right size

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    new stencil!

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    we transfer it on the wooden board

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    counter to the backplates, we took a brown paint

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    we remove the stencil
    starting with the letters

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    then we take care of the castle

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    et voilà !!! :)
    like a board of wine bottle boxes

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    here is how the board in the case

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    see you soon​
     
  19. cucmag

    cucmag What's a Dremel?

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    hello :)
    today we care of the front radiator
    we take an aluminium plate....

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    we stay on the red wine theme
    some vine leaves and a bunch of grapes

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    we would cut this with our scroll saw
    before we have drill some holes

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    and we start quietly with the first vine leaf

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    then, we continue on the others vine leaf

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    few minutes later.....
    ok....few hours later :hehe:

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    we finish all the cutting

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    we begin sanding the plate

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    we tweak the details

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    As you can see, we added a few cuts on some vine leaves

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    and we folded one of the edges of the plate to cover a little more the radiator

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    the idea is to put a backliight to bring out the cut

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    yes! because we paint the fairing in black ;)

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    before leaving for an upcoming update
    here is a small video of my use of the scroll saw



    Merry Christmas :)
     
  20. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    I was just thinking: it's about time a mod was done with a wine cellar :D
     

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