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wow you must work really fast!
I've asked this question in lots of places, but do any of you guys know good ways to sand steel? I just got a sanding and grinding accesory set for my Dremel, and the steel grinding wheels are really slow... I have a round file somewhere, I want to compare its speed to the dremel grinding wheel...
Formatting to NTFC right now . 1% ftw!
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Joe reviewed a fan, OG draws batman comics, iandroo is a nut case, boonie rma'ed something... I think that's it?
lol nutcase....
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wow you must work really fast!
I've asked this question in lots of places, but do any of you guys know good ways to sand steel? I just got a sanding and grinding accesory set for my Dremel, and the steel grinding wheels are really slow... I have a round file somewhere, I want to compare its speed to the dremel grinding wheel...
Formatting to NTFC right now . 1% ftw!
I use just aluminum oxide sandpaper, and a random orbit sander.

If you don't have a random orbit sander, just take a block of wood, and wrap the sandpaper around it, and go nuts...

start with 100 grit though, otherwise you'll be stuck sanding for the rest of your natural life.
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wow you must work really fast!
I've asked this question in lots of places, but do any of you guys know good ways to sand steel? I just got a sanding and grinding accesory set for my Dremel, and the steel grinding wheels are really slow... I have a round file somewhere, I want to compare its speed to the dremel grinding wheel...
Formatting to NTFC right now . 1% ftw!
*NTFS

sand steel... other then getting a belt sander... or wrapping a block with sandpaper... nope..

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lol nutcase....
T_T gimme that mount bracket! rawr!

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I use just aluminum oxide sandpaper, and a random orbit sander.

If you don't have a random orbit sander, just take a block of wood, and wrap the sandpaper around it, and go nuts...

start with 100 grit though, otherwise you'll be stuck sanding for the rest of your natural life.
^agreed..

why u sanding metal anyway
 
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case mod competition
I may end up doing a different mod instead, I think it will look better in the end (no details on either mod though )

Its for the inside of a fan hole, so I don't think using a sanding block (or wood) will work very well... and no, I don't even know what a random orbit sander is...
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I'm still trying to get my new XP installation working... I had backed up an SP2 installation program and all my drivers, so that was... nice?
When I tried to install windows, it gave me these errors saying it needed files on the CD: please insert the CD blah blah blah, even though the CD was in the drive. When I hit browse to look for the files it needed, I didn't even see my drive, so I hit cancel and it skipped the files.
It booted fine, so I got in, no fancy XP visuals, just the "windows classic" appearance, which is what I use anyway... I got most of the extra stuff installed by going to my CD, and running "install optional programs" or something. I still don't have activation wizard though -.-. So I installed my motherboard drivers and SP2. Still can't get internet, even after trying 2 different ethernet drivers. Can't get anything out of onboard or my addon card.
I have a CD of TinyXP SP2, which I think is legal because I own XP, but I'm not sure... It's really easy to set up and it comes with all drivers I need so I can get straight to work, skipping all the painful set up of XP. Should I use it?
currently I'm trying to repair my installation using the disk, so I'll see how that goes.
I don't like staying up late, so as soon as its done I'm going to bed
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When I tried to install windows, it gave me these errors saying it needed files on the CD: please insert the CD blah blah blah, even though the CD was in the drive. When I hit browse to look for the files it needed, I didn't even see my drive, so I hit cancel and it skipped the files.
Nate, do you have another optical drive that you could use? Perhaps the cable going from your board to your optical drive is also bad or maybe the optical drive is dirty inside? What's the condition of the CD?

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wow you must work really fast!
I've asked this question in lots of places, but do any of you guys know good ways to sand steel? I just got a sanding and grinding accesory set for my Dremel, and the steel grinding wheels are really slow... I have a round file somewhere, I want to compare its speed to the dremel grinding wheel...
Formatting to NTFC right now . 1% ftw!
try and find some "emory paper" i think thats how you spell it , made especially for sanding metal , thicker paper and tougher grit than regular sandpaper , comes in different grits . auto parts stores maybe or a body shop supply
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Hey nategr8ns. make the BIOS is set to boot from CD. I have over looked that myself when installing Windows...so it happens sometimes.
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thinker, I do, but its too late, I've already installed tinyXP. Got everything running at 11:59 PM and didn't feel like posting anymore .
I don't think you guys understand though, the problem is within the Windows installation. Do you guys remember how it has the 5 or 6 bullets on the left, and then a "time until completed" and a progress bar (all on the left)? When it gets to the "installing windows" bullet, it gets near the end, and than asks for the windows XP CD because it needs some files on it. The problem is that the CD drive doesn't even appear when I hit browse and go to my computer, so windows is not recognizing it (even though I loaded the windows installer from it!)
I may just burn a new CD and include the files that it keeps losing, i don't know what...
boonie, would that stuff work better than a file if I can find my found one?
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