He i'm back!!,
After spending a few kw on my heater to get the tempature 13 degrees at my workshow i mange to do som work.
Nor much but i'm happy with every step i make. I couth not resist myself this time "i had to remove the protection film from the cover".
Averything is custom made so nothing is the same. This is the price you pay when you dont have precision machines and do it al by hand.
This time i want to do the sate port cover. "No not finished" But the raw version is. I use all i can find to make the work easier Like the drillpress with the adjustable table. So i dont have to bend much.
With a few clamps i hold the acrylic down when i filing the edges at each end.
At the left you see the roof of the cover and at the right the raw u-shape cover.
I want to glu the roof on top and go on from there with filing the edges of the roof.
The u-shape frame for the cover is 5mm high. So plenty of room for the sata cables For the roof i used 3mm acrylic.
After making the raw version i decide to change the 3mm for 5 mm. Meaning more work to get it in shape but thats oke. I think it wil look better when it is ready.
If you forget the bleu tape you get a idee how it is going to look when ready.
I think i make a slope edge for half way of the roof.
Because i want the cables to be flat on the acrylic i decide to make it this way.
"WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT".
I put the big cover on to the motherboard tray to see how it looks. Just the bottom edge of the motheboardtray is holding the cover. I think that i put a few 3mm screws in
i stick it on double sited tape.
Around the 24 pin cover you see som residu left from polishing. I will remove al spots at the end.
I was gluing the 24 pin cover on and remove the protection film from the cover. The dust from the filing jumpt on the cover like fleas on a dog.
You dont see it in this picture but i file out two half circles to give room for the roundings of the sata 3 cable and to give way for the 24 pin cable.
I think this is it for this weekend.