lol... you guys slay me with the all the "scrap-bin" comments. I'm just happy that the torn up parts do not include my finders or hands.
*uh... why is there a finger in my box 'o acrylic?
...Indy... Dood... you're insane (and I say that in the most respectful manner). That hand puppet video had me lol-ing, and the Interior Crocodile Alligator is..... well... whoa. It freaked me out.
As for Virginia... yeah... definitely want to visit that State someday. I have traveled the West quite a bit, but have only been over to the East Coast a half-dozen times NYC, Boston, Vermont, and I was stationed in NC for a few months way back when.
... an RV would be a nice way to see the United States. *dreams*
Gents, thanks for the comments on this "overdue" project. I'm gettin' down to the wire here.
I have spent the last couple of days sanding and prepping the front panel assemblies for polishing. It is my hope to have the front door mounted by the end of the day.
I have run into a quandary, and it seems that I will not be able to use the gas struts
as there is not enough surface area on the front to mount them with the structural integrity that I feel will be needed.
The gas struts place a fair amount of "extension" pressure on the parts that mount to them when the struts are compressed.... I have not completely written them off, but I will have come up with something to hold the front door open.
I have looked at various tension slides and the like (nice 'cause they are cheap), and I thought that perhaps I could make my own from acrylic. But, after consideration I may simply use a pre-made version of the supports.
I'm hoping to receive the Q9550 from TankGuys this week, then I can go about swapping out CPU's and re-installing the OS (Vista U64) in RAID 0.
Like Pharaoh, my fingers are sore from all the "detail" work. I swear I have new callouses on my dainty hands.
Anyhooo... thanks for stopping by, and I should have some images this evening.