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Good, now hurry up and get to work so we can see more pics
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mmmmmmmmm, much rounder
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All right, more photos...

Cut another piece of acrylic for the second duct.


The idea was to heat it up enough so that I could roll it into the desired shape.
Unlike the last piece, this one took more time and heat to before it became soft. It was an unnerving wait. 8 minutes at 110c. I was staring at it intensely watching for any bubbling on the surface or any other undesired side effect of excessive heat.


Finally I decied to have a go at it. I had to be very quick as the acrylic cools down very fast. At the end I think I had no more than 10 seconds to open the oven, take out the sheet, put it on the bench, place the template on it, grab the edge of the piece and then roll.

It was all over very quick and the result was fantastic - I was amazed how well it came out!


Now I got 2 ducts!




Having the ducts done was a big deal for me as it was slowing my progress down considerably.
Time to celebrate
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post #144 of 1083
Very nice man! I hope your wife is happy with you using her oven

(I'm guessing you are married as i saw a wedding ring on your finger)

Anyways, very nice modding so far. Love them ducts!

Can i ask, what camera are you using? Very impressed with the quality.
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Aww yea, that came out fantastic bro! So what did you use on your hands? Oven mitts? I know you didn't bare hand that thing! LOL
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just be sure its cooled down all the way before you put the rubber bands on, you don't want indented stripes running around the ducts (or maybe you do, I don't know )

Looks good! The second duct definitely looks better/smoother/rounder than the first one, the oven idea worked out well
So when are these going in the case? I can't wait!
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post #147 of 1083
man this is secksy mod
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Crazy build. subed.
I am curious to see how you go about mounting the separated acrylic chambers
Edited by CRZYSTNG - 5/29/08 at 12:58am
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been watching for a while now

looks great

nice work on the acrylic
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
Very nice man! I hope your wife is happy with you using her oven

(I'm guessing you are married as i saw a wedding ring on your finger)

Anyways, very nice modding so far. Love them ducts!

Can i ask, what camera are you using? Very impressed with the quality.
Thank you for positive feedback.
Funny enough my wife was intrigued by my plan to use the oven and had no problem but did make me aware that should I damage the oven in any way, I will have to pay for its repair or replacement.

I have 4 year old 6MP Olympus. To get best results, I try to avoid flash by forcing ISO 200 in bright conditions or longer exposure times. Also sometimes I use ISO 200 + flash even if there is plenty of daytime light.

Quote:
Originally Posted by repo_man View Post
Aww yea, that came out fantastic bro! So what did you use on your hands? Oven mitts? I know you didn't bare hand that thing! LOL
Thx. I bought a pair of cheap garden leather gloves. Did an OK job but it was pretty hot still.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
just be sure its cooled down all the way before you put the rubber bands on, you don't want indented stripes running around the ducts (or maybe you do, I don't know )

Looks good! The second duct definitely looks better/smoother/rounder than the first one, the oven idea worked out well
So when are these going in the case? I can't wait!
Yeah I waited couple of minutes before the band went on.
With long weekend coming up I hope I will have time to install them then.

Thank you all for encouraging comments
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