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post #11 of 16
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Been a bit busy with work'n'all haven't really had a chance to get that much further but my sketchup skills have improved and now this is more like what I have intended.
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the one below show's the individual pieces. the front panel will be seperate as well as the top panel.
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looking into other work logs and across the internet I've hit a snag. I want the side panels to curve, and my original idea was to simple rivet them to the front and back panel so that they are kinda force to take the curve shape, would this work? and i also want to create a window in the side panel, I'm guessin this would have to be done prior to riveting it to the front and back panel, but this could result in the window section not sitting flush with the rest of the side panel.

Also does anyone have any ideas of the best sort of putty to use to create my curved front panel. I'm thinkin of create a mould for the actually panel then using something like fibreglass to place over it. Anybody from the uk here know of any good products I can use?
post #12 of 16
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The case dimensions are a bit sketchy at the moment but here goes:

front panel height = 65cm
read panel height = 55cm
width = 22cm
length = 69cm
front panel angle = 15
rear panel angle = 3

I'm not sure how to calculate the curvature of the two panels. but i'll get ba
post #13 of 16
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I've got a couple of questions guys, I'm hoping you'll be able to answer these as well as the previous ones

1) I want to add a waterfall effect that I've seen a couple of mods with. Now there are two paths of thought here for me, the first would be that this waterfall effect would be apart of the actual reservior, custom built out of Perspex or the sort. The actual design would include a long vertical channel that would span the width of the window behind the motherboard area and lead down to the bottom where the main section of the reservoir would be.

2) the waterfall effect would be enclosed within a channel on the left window that would be facing the mobo that would again sPan the length and with of the window but in this case the window would have a tube leading into it from the top to create the effect and another tube below for the water to exit. This tube would run up the length of the window hidden along the side and then run back down against the lip of the side panel that joins the front panel plate into the reservoir. The problem I fear with this idea is that when the window opens ( this would happen by a hinge on the top of it opening it upwards) then the water within this channel fixed to the window would follow the law of gravity and head towards the top tube blocking the water coming out of the tube and building up pressure.

I know it may sound a bit complicated and confusing but if you have any ideas or solutions to this idea then it would be great. To be honest if I can't stick it at the front then I might leave it as there's no point having it on the. Ack where you won't see or you'll keep having to turn it around.
post #14 of 16
Your talking about combining materials and methods of working with materials that are simply put it's not going to happen. Take some time out and really think about how you can make this work.
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post #15 of 16
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I thought so, I'm gonna scrap the waterfall idea, but any solution to curving aluminium? What I know is that if I make a mould out of mdf then I can press the Al against it with a roller or clamp it with another mould on top sandwiching it in the middle to force it to take the mould shape, sound about right or completely wrong?
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I thought so, I'm gonna scrap the waterfall idea, but any solution to curving aluminium? What I know is that if I make a mould out of mdf then I can press the Al against it with a roller or clamp it with another mould on top sandwiching it in the middle to force it to take the mould shape, sound about right or completely wrong?

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