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post #71 of 86
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I use a router to cut plastic. Comes out supreme. You can buff the edges then.
I have been wanting a router, I think I might pick one up today.

EDIT: Just picked up a Bosch 1HP Palm Router. Yup, tooling yo again
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post #72 of 86
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Disaster strikes again Like a total friggin idiot that I sometimes am, I glued some of the pieces in the wrong order... luckily none of the pieces were the front or back that has all the cut outs. So McMaster just received another order for some acrylic.

On a good note, I played around with heat shaping on some scrap. Very easy to do with my heat gun and I should be able to shape my drive cages from a single piece.
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Your tenacity is commendable; you grin largely in the face of calamity.

I can see that failure is not your forte.

For what it is worth... I have a mountain of acrylic pieces that were errors...

Keep on keepin' on.

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post #74 of 86
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Well at this point I *HAVE* to keep going, I will win in the end even if my bank account loose Plus I being the first time trying this I did realize that I would make a lot of mistakes. The first few were discouraging but now I am starting to find the humour in them

Hopefully some pics tonight as UPS should be dropping off another couple sheets of acrylic which just need to be scored and broke. I am getting pretty good at that
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LOL.... "Beyond the point of no return"...

Sally forth! I'll tell you this much: If I am ever in a team competition of psychological and emotional endurance, I want to be on your side.

Pics soon? Anything...I'm starving here...
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post #76 of 86
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I'd love to get you some pics but my DSL at home is down and will not be back up until Monday, thank you Verizon!

I will try to remember to take some pics and drag my camera into work and get something posted.

I did make lots of progress last night. Cut the new pieces, got everything glued together (except the top) and tonight plan on doing the drive cage and the shelf for the optical drive. If time permits, I might even get the mobo tray figured out.
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waaaaahhh... no pics.. *sniffle*

*gets a grip, and acts like a man*

Cool Broham! What did you use to glue the pieces together with? Was it relatively easy?

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There will be pics up later, I remembered to bring my camera to work but have to wait til lunch to download and post the pics.

I used IPS Weldon A16. Very very runny but seems to provide a good bond. When I glue the drive cage together and optical drive shelf I am going to try brushing it on instead of trying to lay a bead from the tip. It smells pretty good to, reminds me of the old Testers glue before they made it "safe"
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post #79 of 86
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PICS!

So the past few days has seen a lot of progress. All panels cut (some recut ), fan holes cut, power switch and hd led holes cut, psu cut (still need to redrill holes), ATX back plane cut out and the case is glued together (except for the top of course). Last night was designing and cutting the drive cage and optical drive shelf. Tonight I will be drilling the mounting holes and gluing the pieces in place along with finishing up the mobo tray. It is coming together after all this work. There is still a lot of detail work to do but the case will soon be ready to actually house a computer

I had a hard time taking good shot more so than normal due to the flash and the acrylic but I most feed the pic monsters or else!

Here is a front shot



And here is a shot of the side with the mesh thrown in just to see how it will look. This was the wow moment for me as it really show the design coming together



The blue tape was there to keep the glue from running out, I just havent removed it yet.
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*gets pic fix*

This is coming together nicely, keep rollin' !

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