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If I use a metal saw and a dremel how will I glue the panels together. Like if I used 4 panels to make a bumper. And how do I make sure the cuts are straight?
Vile it down after cutting it to size and use a cornerhook (I have no idea what those things are called in English blinksmiley.gif ) anyhow a 90 degree bend around it and see if it lines up with the material.
If it does then it is a clean cut of course this requires the side from which you are measuring to be flat.
From expierience I can say that once you vile it down it will get good anyway as you are rubbing the vile in a straight line along the block.

If you are just gluing 4 pieces together you should have thick material as you don't wan't to not be able to polish away the line where the plastics are fused.
I also recommend you to have only 3 pieces glued together being the sides and the front so you can have a detachable back plate as lowering in the motherboard with no room to shove it around is a pain in the ass. (although it doesn't really matter if you ain't gonna replace the internals > ever.
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Got a bit of acrylic to test cut, it made me frustrated.
Used a dremel, it melts, splinters etc. This shall be fun.
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Cutting acrylic without specialized tools is an absolute *****.

When I first started I must have ragequit 10+ times after trying to score acrylic and snap it. Then i thought a dremel would work - only to discover it's interesting melting properties.

I then moved to a handheld jigsaw with a fine-tooth blade made for thick plastic and that thing shattered acrylic like a sledgehammer.

I finally sucked it up and bought a table saw with a fine-tooth blade and it works like a charm.

They aren't exactly cheap, but they really get the job done and are a great investment if you plan on modding a lot in the future: http://www.amazon.com/Rockwell-RK7240-1-Series-10-Inch-Table/dp/B002CJLUXI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1357752402&sr=8-6&keywords=table+saw

Other than that If you just do a search for acrylic guides there are a ton of people who made guides on the topic.
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Cutting acrylic without specialized tools is an absolute *****.

When I first started I must have ragequit 10+ times after trying to score acrylic and snap it. Then i thought a dremel would work - only to discover it's interesting melting properties.

I then moved to a handheld jigsaw with a fine-tooth blade made for thick plastic and that thing shattered acrylic like a sledgehammer.

I finally sucked it up and bought a table saw with a fine-tooth blade and it works like a charm.

They aren't exactly cheap, but they really get the job done and are a great investment if you plan on modding a lot in the future: http://www.amazon.com/Rockwell-RK7240-1-Series-10-Inch-Table/dp/B002CJLUXI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1357752402&sr=8-6&keywords=table+saw

Other than that If you just do a search for acrylic guides there are a ton of people who made guides on the topic.
Glad to know I'm not alone. I might get one of them but don't know where in Australia I could get one!! Anyone who lives in Australia please let me know smile.gif
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*gulp* the pressure is on, the reason the build is a bit stalled is because the mail service has decided that I need to wait for my motherboard to arrive, I'm in contact with the seller.
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Perfect, didn't come today either -.-
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Just got this email:
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Hi, Dear buyer

finally today i got an answer from Hong Kong Post office, your package was mis-shipped to Austria instead Australia, so the package got returned to HK mail center this week, now finally left HK mail center this morning

Well, that sucks, it will take around 2 weeks to come now. Pretty annoyed.
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Just got this email:
Well, that sucks, it will take around 2 weeks to come now. Pretty annoyed.

take your time bro. some build logs ive followed go on for months.
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take your time bro. some build logs ive followed go on for months.

I was planing to but I can't get a layout of the board or anything so I have to wait till I get it in person :/ and if I need to get parts laser cut it's gonna take a lot longer.
But I'm sure it was ment to happen for a reason haha.
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