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I'm not sure how easy this would be to do, but I think it would be neat to turn the middle two mesh portions into a single mesh piece.

I'm sure you already have other plans for how to blend that that will look equally awesome.
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I'm not sure how easy this would be to do, but I think it would be neat to turn the middle two mesh portions into a single mesh piece.

I'm sure you already have other plans for how to blend that that will look equally awesome.


Virtually impossible, short of redesigning an entire new top assembly.

About the only option would be to add a piece of mesh over the "gap" to more visually tie the two sections together, but it really seems like a ghetto way to do something that I'm not convinced yet that needs to be done.

What confounds the task of blending multiple top pieces together is the fact that the top is not symetrical side to side.

When you cut the front portion away to excise the USB and fan controller area, and flip it around so the mesh angles match up, you end up putting a section of right side in between 2 sections of left side and the differences between the sides are really hard to work around.

That's essentially why from some angles it looks really great, and others not so.

Here's the top plastic, notice that the far side and the slots are a seperate piece from the main section that has the mesh attached to it:




Here's the inside of the top assembly, notice the screws that hold the main sections together, and that what was the far side in the pic above, is now the near side and is formed mostly from the topmost plastic section with the slots:




Here it is alittle more detailed:



I'll keep thinking of possible improvements, but nothing has jumped to the forefront as yet.


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 2/3/13 at 5:42pm
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Ah, yes, well that does make that infinitely more difficult, doesn't it...
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Working with plastic is also something you don't see many people do, so I'm assuming it's outside the realm of Joe Average, and even someone as skilled as Darlene obviously is. That seems to require a very specific expertise. Sure would be cool to get a mold of some sort and have a custom top made, but even that would be difficult! Great work so far Darlene!! I love how it's coming together! thumb.gifthumb.gif
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Working with plastic is also something you don't see many people do, so I'm assuming it's outside the realm of Joe Average, and even someone as skilled as Darlene obviously is. That seems to require a very specific expertise.

I guess I'm desensitized to it, considering that it's a very specific expertise I have. I worked in a plastics shop for 20+ years. biggrin.gif I forget it tends not to be people's chosen medium.
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Bart-
What happened to your "blinged out water build" thread? has it died? not seen any activity for nearly a month D:
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Bart-
What happened to your "blinged out water build" thread? has it died? not seen any activity for nearly a month D:
Health issues (physical and mental), zero motivation, plus waiting on some stuff (possibly the 900D case when it hits). Once I get my health back on track, I'll be redoing some stuff and updating that thread.
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Health issues (physical and mental), zero motivation, plus waiting on some stuff (possibly the 900D case when it hits). Once I get my health back on track, I'll be redoing some stuff and updating that thread.

^^ This ^^ real life takes precedent, get WELL SOON biggrin.gif
that and the zero motivation, and waiting on the Gorilla - well, that'd sap anyone's will to build, even Bart's !! wink.gif
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I would like to congratulate you on your award....good job.

The stretch look isn't really my kind of thing, but I am a solid fan of your metal work and the fine details such as the electronics and such..

I look forward to seeing how you put all 3 top panels together, that will be of great interest to me. I wish you all the best..
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Need a helper? I'd love to come visit paradise and hold metal while it's heated to 300 degrees! smile.gif
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