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Scratch Build – In Progress [Windrider] Shiny steel for charity -Finished and given away-

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by La carotte d l'o, 18 Mar 2008.

  1. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    I whole-heartedly agree with everyone else's comments. Your metal work is amazing. I can't wait to see this put together!
     
  2. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks for the nice feedpack guys!

    I just have to do my best that you won't be disappointed at the end.

    I'm making these parts at work,taking pictures is highly prohibited there because of "secret" product developement reasons, so i can't take better "under construction" pictures. :(


    It would be uncomfortable situtation trying to explanate that i'm not spying, i'm just misusing.... :)



    So here is a little 'Spikes and Blades' related update:

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    Lower one after smoothing with dremel and grinder, upper one after cutting with corner grinder. Finally those will be wetsanded.


    I'm starting to be quite sure that at the end, this isn't that simple case what i supposed to do in first place.

    More coming when something is ready/shiny or placed.
     
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  3. Silent_Enigma

    Silent_Enigma New Member

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    Those looks really good =)
     
  4. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks, both of those are now ready. I started wetsanding and noticed that those really work, i got some nice cuts for my fingers. :)

    Small finger related update: Look mom, no wir.. Fingers! :D


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    I'll post more pictures when those are finished.
     
  5. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Sweet looking blades!! 8D¨
     
  6. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks Macros! :)

    I did some changes for those blades, and now i have to start sanding again from the beginning.

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    But, now those look more 'rip the cuts out' kind of tools, what is good. :D
     
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  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You have my attention.:D You might have noticed from my logs that I like to sharpen things.:naughty:
     
  8. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    :D I have noticed that.

    I'm not sure is this update or not, but i made today, this:

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    "this" is going to be placed between of those fans. And it really needs more shaping, like all those metal parts for fans.

    Now i'm thinking should i paint that whole fan thingy with black, or only paint fans and polish the rest?

    Material is again acid proof steel, thickness 1.4mm. Again i used corner grinder and dremel and welded pieces together with Tig.
    I'm not satisfied for those welding joints, but that usually happens, when you try to make something "pretty". Electrod sticks etc.. :(


    :confused:

    Some test fitting, i already made some shapings for those parts, i taked this pic yesterday.

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    Also that polycarbonate piece is crapped, it got ruined cuz masking tape got sticked.


    I also "made" some parts for hdd tray.

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    It's an old floppy tray, leftover for some lian-li case wich i had. I just cutted it for proper measure and drilled some bigger holes for those rubber pieces.

    I'm going to make a somekind quick lock for it, just don't know wich kind of.
     
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  9. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Here's better picture for painted and shaped parts. Now i just need to polish them, i decided to sand those metal parts to mirror.

    I also decided to give this case to my gf as a birthday present, so i did a little "almost heart" in the middle. :)

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    Parts are just posing for pic. not proberly placed.
     
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  10. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Sheesh! Talk about the phrase "dangerous beauty" here! I'd hate to accidentally get my fingers near those fans while spinning....
     
  11. TheRedJew

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    really nice job on the tig welding!
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The polycarb part should still be OK. You just need to sand it and polish like you did with the metal.
    Was I mistaken? I thought you were going to make a stainless steel fan with wild nasty blades.:naughty:
     
  13. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    You were mistaken, but that's my fault. :nono: Those blades are coming to the front of the case, placement is going to be something like this:

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    I will do some other thingys too, but because my lack of english skills, i can't describe what, so i'll show them when i have done something. :wallbash:

    I'm going to make some shaping for those fans too, but i think that i will stay with black colour, i actually like it. :)
     
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  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Just what you need. A case ornament that doubles as a can opener!:hehe:
     
  15. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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  16. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    It goes really well with the push button cup holder that fits in the 5.25" bay. ;)
     
  17. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    LOL. I will do another parts witch connects to those, so that can opener look won't stay. :) Actually, can opener would be usefull feature for lanparties.



    And here is a pic for finished fans. Now i just need to do a backpanel and place them. I will do some other details for backpanel too, i'll show them later.

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  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You got me looking for stuff for a fan mod too now.:D
     
  19. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    looks awesome!
     
  20. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    You obviously liked the integrated can opener idea. :)

    I did some time ago that kind of bottle opener for a friend, i sharpened those both sides so it was quite hard to crap it, conceivably that wasn't very usefull gift. :D

    Thanks Stuey.
     

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