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post #91 of 1083
aww man, sorry to hear about the moulding problem, the rest of your mod is going so well though, keep up the good work
    
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lol, the acrylic is a ghost!
Too bad the piping didn't hold up, what happens if you let it cool and restart? You'd just have to take the acrylic bending a bit slower...
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Wow this case mod is super sexy. Im subscribing +++REP. Keep up the good work mate.
post #94 of 1083
Yea sorry to hear about the molding. Like nategr8ns said could you not just go slow on the acrylic and see if the pipe template would not buckle? Perhaps you could get a bag of ice to put inside the template? (seriously, it could work,lol)

Good luck though man, this is an exceptional build, just fantastic!
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Thanks for suggestions re my acrylic mishap.

The acrylic requires significant amount of heat before it starts to bend. I was surprised when I had to use the gun on high setting for at least 2 minutes before acrylic reacted. The stuff gets so hot that it feels hot even when I wear leather work gloves.

Once the bending starts I need to be able to continue heating up as I feed the piece over the cylinder. The current cylinder becomes VERY hot and start to deform.

If I stop for a while the acrylic appears to loose heat quicker than the cylinder. Once I resume heating up the acrylic, the cylinder starts to react before acrylic does.

I don't think using ice would work - it would melt very quickly- thanx for the suggestion though.
Now I am looking for metal template.

Anyway, I welcome this challenge - makes the mod more interesting for me.
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you "welcome the challenge"


if that happened to me i would be extremely pi##ed
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OK please meat the next victim. I borrowed this office desk accessory from work.



I was actually considering using those 'buckets' in the actual mod but was unable to purchase the same ones anywhere, even on the net.

Here we go again. The bucket had a rim on each end so I padded the middle to make it flush








The outcome was not as good as I was hoping but not terrible either. I think I can get better results. I am on a right track but second revision of the 'acrylic moulding jig' is in the works already.
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post #99 of 1083
The bending of that acrylic is looking promising.

I like the widened nozzle that you are using.... well done!

*watches with great interest*
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post #100 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
The bending of that acrylic is looking promising.

I like the widened nozzle that you are using.... well done!

*watches with great interest*
I was under the impression that the nozzle came standard with most Heat Guns. I got one when I bought a heat gun to fix my Xbox 360...



Anyways, Eurofix, this is awesome. You have such a detailed worklog.
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