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Is there going to be a structural frame under the CF? Looks great. I'm surprised the water jetting didn't destroy those panels. We've tried cutting carbon fiber panels at the shop I work in and they got shredded, granted they were wafer thin and would get crack if you handled them roughly.

But looking great keep up the work.


A bit off topic, but where did you get your sheets of glass? I'm looking into buying a couple big sheets. I'm tired of my ply wood desk.

The shop I had waterjet the panels warned me that was possible, so I made sure the lay-up was a compressed as possible. The shop used a piece of insulation foam on the back side to keep the pieces from blowing through which helped prevent delamination.

The thick piece of glass we had sitting around the shop, which was bought from a glass shop who specializes in glass table tops. The thinner piece of glass was from a framing shop, which I do NOT recommend. I would make sure to use at least a 1/4" (6mm) piece of glass next time. I destroyed the thin piece of glass when removing it from the carbon fiber, it was just too flimsy when I picked it up.

Thanks for following! thumb.gif
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Wow, nice build. Subbed thumb.gif
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Love the case, awesome job man. +rep thumb.gif
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The shop I had waterjet the panels warned me that was possible, so I made sure the lay-up was a compressed as possible. The shop used a piece of insulation foam on the back side to keep the pieces from blowing through which helped prevent delamination.
The thick piece of glass we had sitting around the shop, which was bought from a glass shop who specializes in glass table tops. The thinner piece of glass was from a framing shop, which I do NOT recommend. I would make sure to use at least a 1/4" (6mm) piece of glass next time. I destroyed the thin piece of glass when removing it from the carbon fiber, it was just too flimsy when I picked it up.
Thanks for following! thumb.gif

 

I know the stuff and works wonders when you get a brand new/newish brick.

 

I figured I'd be looking for a custom table top company. I'm looking for a piece at least 1/2".
 

 

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6818894137_626a4698d1_b.jpg

Little teaser of the mould making process. Left are some pieces for the internal chassis (HDD cover/bay cover), right is the mould box for the lower pedestal and radiator enclosure.
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Well... that's original! wink.gif
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How did/do you join the pieces together in the first set of photos?
With such a thin piece I would think it didn't have enough area to secure the panels.

mosdef subbed.....
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5.0 It's a box! Finally Beginning to Look Like a Case!
After an awesome weekend at Daytona, I finally got to work on the case again. I glued up all the panels from last week so that it finally looks like a box. The pics below has one panel out of alignment, but I've fixed it since.
Other than that, its a box! Its finally beginning to look like a case!
*snip* x2
I first glued up three sides, while that was drying I had a break then came back to glue the top panel on.
*snip*
6808712849_46c4fcb455_b.jpg
Thanks for all the kind remarks guys! They keep me motivated!
Other places to view Project Ametros:
http://factiondevelopment.com/ - Blog dedicated to the build of Ametros and a few other PC mods
http://www.facebook.com/factiondevelopment - Facebook page for instantaneous updates.

You can see some tape in the photo I left included and I believe he used glue? I don't know.
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How did/do you join the pieces together in the first set of photos?
With such a thin piece I would think it didn't have enough area to secure the panels.
mosdef subbed.....

It is just glued together with the same resin I used to layup the carbon fiber. I just machined the molds for the carbon fiber gussets today. Gussets will go in each of the corners to give it some more stability as it is not very rigid right now.
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