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We have the same idea on stuff that won't be seen. I'm etching logos that will never be seen but I know its there.
I say go at it with sander. You can't really go to far.

I hear ya! It's the little details that make it so special! smile.gif
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I would use sand paper or a file to smooth out your edges. If you go back with the saw, you might make it worse.

I think that if I use sandpaper, I might be sanding until christmas! lol! I think I gotta take about 1/2 inch off of that right side to even it out. redface.gif

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i use a belt sander for that kind of work

Okay, I will try it with my mouse sander. (Like I would have a belt sander...I don't even know what that is! hehe) Gotta wait till the weekend, and work on it outside in the daylight! tongue.gif

Thanks everyone for your support!

Today's project was the face for the front of the case. I had previously built an amature out of cardboard and newpaper and masking tape. I did three-four layers of traditional paper strips and wallpaper glue.



In order to speed the process up, and to ensure a nice smooth finish, today I covered it all with a layer of paper clay.



It turned out good!

Took a few pix, cleaned up the table, put everything away, got ready to do a little post...and then it happened...

Can you see the mistake?



Yep, forgot to put the bow on! Uggg!

So back I went, got all the supplies out, and proceeded to get the bow on before the face started to dry out.






This time I'm gonna put a sheet of damp paper towel over it and see if it will help to prevent cracks when drying. Will let you know how it all works out in a few days. Not much room for error with this; I will have to have lots of restrain when I do the final sanding.
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I tried sanding acrylic down about 1/4"....lets just say I never finished...it was taking forever!!!! Kitty looks amazing!!! thumb.gif
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Neil Peart and Hello Kitty in the same build log?! Subbed! Nice work thus far! biggrin.gif
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I tried sanding acrylic down about 1/4"....lets just say I never finished...it was taking forever!!!! Kitty looks amazing!!! thumb.gif

I'm going to try to go back in with the jigsaw and hopefully not break the darn thing. Will need to do some final sanding, but I don't want to waste the day away by sanding it all. Thanks, Audioholic! smile.gif
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Neil Peart and Hello Kitty in the same build log?! Subbed! Nice work thus far! biggrin.gif

Rmerwede, you're the first and only to comment on my nod to Neil Peart! Awesome! Thanks for checking out the build so far. Today I am investing some major time to it. redface.gif


Today's the day!
I'm going to work on completing the window side. Sanding, u-channel, tape the plexi down and put the bow on.
Or...
maybe put the hardware together and give it a trial run. Benchmarks?
I need to know what I got to work with on the inside, once everything is in it's place. It would be a shame to not do something inside.
I promise it will not be completely "bejeweled".
The face for the front is drying nicely. Can't wait to get painting it.
Anyone have a suggestion on what to "glue" it down with? biggrin.gif
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Are you talking about gluing the Hello Kitty to the case? If so, I would suggest a silicone adhesive so you don't damage the finish on anything. Or depending on the weight, several strips of double sided tape (commonly referred to as "modder's tape") would work
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I think that if I use sandpaper, I might be sanding until christmas! lol! I think I gotta take about 1/2 inch off of that right side to even it out. redface.gif

Oh, I thought you wanted to smooth the edges down a little bit. Did not realize you want to remove a 1/2 inch. Yea ignore my last suggestion. biggrin.gif
     
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Are you talking about gluing the Hello Kitty to the case? If so, I would suggest a silicone adhesive so you don't damage the finish on anything. Or depending on the weight, several strips of double sided tape (commonly referred to as "modder's tape") would work

Yes Longroadtrip, I was wondering about the correct adhesive to use to "glue" the face onto the front. The face won't be heavy once it's dry.
I certainly don't want it to fall off in 3 months. Thanks, I will check out some heavy duty double-sided tape. exhappysmiley.png

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Oh, I thought you wanted to smooth the edges down a little bit. Did not realize you want to remove a 1/2 inch. Yea ignore my last suggestion. biggrin.gif

Nick7269, you were correct. I was asking about sanding the edging as well. I forgot that finishing step altogether. But today I used the jigsaw again and took a hefty piece out of the plexi. exhappysmiley.png



Glad to have this part over with. I did some light sanding with my "mouse" sander.



Now this looks more uniform.



I spent way too many *Frustrating* hours fitting the u-channel around the window.

Seriously, it is not as easy as it looks! I got small hands, and I was having an issue fitting it along the edge.
However do you guys manage this?
Gave up and walked away a few times; but kept returning back to pick at it like a pimple.

This to date has been the hardest part of the build. I suppose I could have glued it down?



I'm done and not gonna touch it anymore.
Fingers crossed it doesn't "shrink".

Eventually, it's gonna look sweet!
I so deserve a big glass of wine...tongue.gif

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Looks really nice. thumb.gif
 
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Really Interesting Approach to Design Chicklet. Loving the Arts and Crafts side of this.
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