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I love this part, when things start coming together. Keep up the great work Bob.
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Originally Posted by Hartk1213 View Post

Looks awesome nice work!! drool.gif
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Originally Posted by conntick View Post

copper tubing = way cool

Thanks guys!
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Originally Posted by GoodInk View Post

I love this part, when things start coming together. Keep up the great work Bob.

yeah buddy- me too! I've got a few things to do while i wait for the mail, but it's getting closer thumb.gif
Thanks for your interest cheers.gif
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I was planning on doing a glowing white acrylic floor like I saw nicely done in one of the build logs floating around here on OCN, but while I was sitting on my couch pondering the idea, I was looking at my glowing onyx lamp that I made.

The lamp glows a rich yellow/orange with some white in it too. What the hell, it's worth a shot as I have some onyx left over from my lamps.

I took some rough measurements and brought this piece home from work along with some borrowed tools.

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I purposely measured the piece big, as I did not want to end up short. Arriving home, I took some careful measurements and drew them out on some masking tape. Here the piece is clamped down to a pony wall cap. Also shown is the variable speed Makita 4" angle grinder with a special marble blade.

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One side cut down-

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The piece is going to stick up 1/4 of an inch or so above what is left of the false floor shelf, so I draw another line 1/4" back from the cut edge for a 45 degree bevel.

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Beveled edge ground-

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Polishing granite/marble is a multi-step process, Cut, grind fine diamond wheel, then with an 80 grit stone, then a 5 diamond polishing pad set using water. The pads are 300,500,1000,2000,buff.
They are velcro-backed and use a velcro backer for a 5/8" arbor.

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Here's what the business end of the pads look like-

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Bevel polished out and looking nice and shiny

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Next I turned the piece around and cut some notches to go around the pci-e holder and other little notches.

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Then I 'rabbited' out a notchon the bottom side where the led light strip will reside-

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When I test fit the piece into the tray, it was about 1mm too big so I draw another line on some more tape, then take it outside, grind it off and polish it again.

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Here's the onyx installed on the shelf, in the case. It will be lit up from the sides and possibly from underneath. I already have some white leds, and I ordered some red ones. When lit up, the piece is yellow/orange, and since the case orange is reddish, the red leds might turn the yellowish stone more blood-orange. We will see rolleyes.gif

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Let me know what you think!

More to come! cheers.gif
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nice thumb.gif
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It looks cool especially if you light it up with some white LED'S didn't it make the case a bit heavy? I suppose that it already weighs a ton haha
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That looks pretty cool, I bet it looks way better in person.
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post #347 of 794
Nicely done! I am curious how this will look when lit. biggrin.gif
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That is killer looking Bob. Don't have to worry about making the case any heavier as it's already too big/heavy even without any gear in it.
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This is insane! I can't wait for next update wheee.gif
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That new middle plate become so nice , awsome bob808.

Can you tell me the exact measures ou +- for the middle plate? Because i want to put a plexi glass on top of the one's already come from factory. And after add leds and make the holes for wattercooling tubes.
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