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Update:

Finished the stands. They fit together nicely.



Cutting Stand



Close cutting



Farther Apart




I sort of retouched this photo a little bit. Sunlight got too bright and you couldn't make out the details in the original picture.




Stand #1



Stand #1 Close Up




Attached the wood using 4 nails each. Bottom 2 nails each. Total of 32 nails used. Got vandalized by my little brother.

I'll sand it down anyways...




Stand #2




Grandfather designed it for me because my first one wasn't sturdy enough in his opinion. Used 2x as much wood as I used in first one. But it's really sturdy and stuff.



Stand #2 Close up




Instead of nails, I decided to use screws, since there was so much wood used. By using screws, I could easily remove the screws and disassemble the stand, and reuse the wood.
3 screws for each leg, 2 screws for each side of a brace.
Total # of screws used: 28 screws


I'll get to cutting tomorrow. I'm getting tired/lazy again. Spent ~1 hour making the stand because it took a long time to find wood to use, and I had never screwed together wood before (successfully).


Sorry about the quality of the pics. Bought the camera ~6 years back. Planning on upgrading the camera soon. Too bad parents wouldn't buy the 12MP camera I found for 100 awhile back since it wasn't from a "good" brand. They'll only buy from Sony for cameras and video-cameras and TVs and etc.
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Nice looking sawhorses. I need to make a new set for myself, their old and crappy,lol.


Get back out there and cut!
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I went outside and tried to cut a 120mm hole on a piece of scrap metal. Didn't really work out.

I didn't take any pics. Sorry.

Still, it was a complete failure. I couldn't control the saw, so it sort of didn't curve right where I wanted it to. It still makes regular straight cuts nicely though.
    
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Update:

Just bought some stuff from McMaster-Carr


Products I bought:



Hole Saw, Arbor, Random Misc things, they have some nice deals on Cable Ties, 100 for 2 bucks.

I also got some blue acrylic. I got this idea on covering the drive bays with it, and making a polished indent for the DVD Drive.

EDIT: Lmao, when typing the link for the pop up post in the front page, I accidentally typed http://www.overl****.net/etc

I was wondering why the link didn't work...
Dang typos.
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Ok... Order has apparently shipped. However, it's been 12 hours and the tracking hasn't appeared on UPS yet.
It also turns out that I also have access to a sander, except it only has random orbital, there's no straight sanding or anything.
Earplugs work wonders.
    
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Wow this is ridiculous.








UPS want to take 3 days to deliver a package 14.8 miles.
WTH...?

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LOL, wow man that sucks! Can you call the terminal and see if you can just pick up the package?
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Just to let you know, the small plastic parts in the psu are used to direct airflow to where it is needed most to cool down the parts
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Either way now, UPS is closed on Saturdays and Sunday.
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
That screw confused me for so long... I got rid of the 3 others, but couldn't get the cover off, so I messed around with it until I finally realized that there must be a screw hidden under the warranty sticker.
The reason companies place stickers over seals and screws is so they can easily identify if the owner of the product has tampered with it. If they see suspicious wear on a sticker they won't honour the warranty.

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Why is there plastic in the PSU? Wouldn't it mess with the heat transfer and everything?
The plastic around the component that you're refering to acts as insulation in an effort to help protect against electro-static interference between other components.

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For a second I got all excited, because the thing in the bottom right looked like a three pin fan connector, so I was all like "I can replace this crappy fan! Woo!" However, the connector won't come off under a little pressure, and I'm afraid of ripping something, so I didn't decide to try any harder.
Don't alter connections inside PSU's unless you know what you're doing. Most PSU's don't use the generic 3-pin fan connector to power the fans, and in many cases the wires are actually soldered to the PCB of the PSU itself. Some connectors are also used to enable power to flow between the seperate PCB's inside the PSU.

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I was thinking of painting the PSU, replacing the fans, and putting some LEDs in there too, but it looks like the plastic is somehow keeping the entire card thing stuck to the PSU box. I can't remove anything. So that means no painting, and I can't remove the fan either. I might be able to stick a couple of LEDs in though...
If you are dead set on installing your own LED's make sure you take great care so as not to disrupt the airflow through the PSU. Overheating components can fail, or in the worst case start a fire.
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