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post #41 of 44
wat happened to the pictures?
post #42 of 44
Thread Starter 
Pictures are back now thumb.gif

I have some more images on my camera of the (nearly) finished thing (lets say its about 90-95% there)

OFF TOPIC: On the subject of the pictures going missing...
I had a bit of a catastrophe when a mis-typed entry somewhere in my VPS hosts database caused them to delete my VPS and not someone else's when they had a cancellation. mad.gif

Of course this was a bad time to for me to then find out that my offsite backup scheme had not worked for a while (even though the on-site stuff worked right up to the point where they accidentally deleted it) - As a result I have spent quite a while on restoring the websites I had made, and not very much on the finishing touches and "snagging list" for this build (which now is up and running BTW).
post #43 of 44
The sleeving is absolutely beautiful. Do you have a guide or any good tips for newbies?
post #44 of 44
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the compliment. The project was finished just over 1 year ago, and the rig has been running great since that time. This post reminds me I still have a ton of pics and info still to put here.

To answer your question, I learnt to sleeve by watching a lot of videos from Lutro0 >>> Sleeving guide - IMO he really is the master of the art. I recommend watching his guides several times through before picking up a heat gun and project knife.

Some advice I would give re: sleeving:
  1. Obviously before you touch any cable make a proper pin out chart - this can be done with a multi-meter or continuity tester
  2. Follow Lutro0's advice and use good tools and components: I think he uses only MDPC-x or paracord - I used MDPC-x sleeve - its really awesome to work with.
  3. As you are learning you will need to take your time and be very patient - you will make a lot of messy looking mistakes at first, but like all skills of this nature practice makes perfect. Most often I found the heatshrinks on a single connector were uneven heights, i basically redid anything that wasn't right.
  4. When starting out you will need a lot of spare heatshrink and sleeve to allow you to redo things until it looks right.
  5. I rewired my entire AX1200 PSU, including custom cut cable lengths for each cable route and sleeving every single cable in the box - it was a mammoth task! If you plan to do a whole PSU/system don't put yourself under any time pressures
  6. If you need split cables/Y-joins then be very methodical about how it is constructed
  7. Have a plan on which cables to sleeve first, think a bit also about how a cable will be routed, and the orientation of connctors
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