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post #11 of 30
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Thanks,

I'll flesh out the cosmetic bits, the acrylic accent pieces, and the lighting tomorrow in the next reserved post.

One thing about doing a retro log is that I can organize it better than a live log that's ongoing with construction where you tend to work at different rather unrelated tasks simultaneously while waiting on parts or something.

Darlene
post #12 of 30
Wow looking very nice! I love the idea of another window on the motherboard side to show off the cable management! The red tint you gave it is a nice touch.

How do you cut the side panels with such precision? They look like they came from the factory like that.

Keep up the good work. I'll be following this build closely.
post #13 of 30
Lotsa detail. Wondering if you were going to get around to this. thumb.gif
post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by Farmer Boe View Post

Wow looking very nice! I love the idea of another window on the motherboard side to show off the cable management! The red tint you gave it is a nice touch.
How do you cut the side panels with such precision? They look like they came from the factory like that.
Keep up the good work. I'll be following this build closely.


As you can see from the pic of the side panel cut out piece, I'm pretty good with a jigsaw. That's the actual original cutout, It has not been touched at all from being jigsawed.

But the real credit for getting long cuts super straight goes to my bump & grind technique with the Dewalt.

Bump the power paddle and let it spin up a bit, then release and grind lightly while it winds down.

From experience, I know how much to bump, and how much to grind, relative to the amount I need to smooth out.


Gotta love bump & grind,

Darlene


Edited by IT Diva - 11/8/12 at 3:10pm
post #15 of 30
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As you can see from the pic of the side panel cut out piece, I'm pretty good with a jigsaw. That's the actual original cutout, It has not been touched at all from being jigsawed.
But the real credit for getting long cuts super straight goes to my bump & grind technique with the Dewalt.
Bump the power paddle and let it spin up a bit, then release and grind lightly while it winds down.
From experience, I know how much to bump, and how much to grind, relative to the amount I need to smooth out.
Gotta love bump & grind,
Darlene

Thanks for the reply Darlene. You seem to have the cutting technique perfected! Very well done compared to some other custom builds out there.
post #16 of 30
That acrylic drool.gif but seriously nice work
 
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post #17 of 30
Looking verry neat! i love the work your putting in the switch!
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post #18 of 30
Bump for more Darlene digital!
post #19 of 30
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Bump for more Darlene digital!


Sorry, my bad redface.gif


Been researching and planning the P820 SLE build, and kinda let this log slide for a bit.

I'll try to get some more done here soon.


Darlene
post #20 of 30
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Sorry, my bad redface.gif
Been researching and planning the P820 SLE build, and kinda let this log slide for a bit.
I'll try to get some more done here soon.
Darlene
What is a P820 SLE?
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