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[Project] radobase(s) for Crazy Carl's SR-1/2 Antec 900 Mods

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What do you think we're going to do with a few sheets of acrylic and some rubber case feet?


No, we're not building another RAD-GT. Today I'm building a custom acrylic base for Crazy Carl's (aka soundx98) SR-1 mod. Based upon his measurements and concept I came up with the following design.





First things first, mask the section to be cut and lay out the design/cuts.


Starting the cutting with my trusty cordless jigsaw


Finished cutting out the 3 panels


Wait! Are we seeing double?


No you're not drunk
(unless you have been drinking), Crazy Carl lived up to his name and decided to buy a second Antec 900 and figured it deserved the same treatment


Sanded all the edges to be straight/smooth


Next step was to cut out the spacer discs with my holesaw


Then comes polishing up the cut edges. I used a bolt as a mandrel and chucked it into my drill then ran it on a file to smooth the edges; then took it to my buffing wheel to get a nice shine.
Here's a before/after shot


And all the finished discs enough for a game of checkers


To ensure that all the holes in the panels lined up, I clamped them together (after aligning them of course) and drilled the pilot holes through all three panels in one shot


Drilled out the holes in the lower two panels to 1/4" and tapped the holes in the top panel to 1/4-20 thread

radodrill tip: when drilling acrylic, always gradually step up the hole size; large jumps are prone to chipping
radodrill tip: to provide a clearer finish inside drilled holes, apply water to the hole while drilling


Lined up the panels to illustrate the staircase cutout at the front; i.e. transitioning fron a straight fut to matching the profile of the front bezel of the Antec 900


Now I'm pulling out my router to cut chamfers on the edges of the panels


The only downside to the chamfering bit is that it doesn't work well on inside corners


So I had to use a file to chamfer the inside corners by hand


All the finished panels


That just left polishing the edges; due to the complexity of some of the cuts I opted to flame polish them rather than using a buffing wheel on them


























So now:
RAD Studios
In association with:
soundx98 Enterprises
Proudly Presents
an radodrill production
The SR-1 and SR-2 radobases





And now some finished pics (more in the thread)
The finished bases with CCFLs installed


Each panel's lighting can be separately controlled using a Matrix Orbital display; the top and bottom panels are blue and the middle panel is green.




Here we have some from Crazy Carl with one of his Antec 900s on there



Edited by radodrill - 8/26/08 at 6:52am
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post #2 of 66


mmmmm...

*stares for a long while and reflects on the quantative effort it took to make The Twins*

*posts reply, and clicks Rep+*

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post #3 of 66
wow. nicely done sir.
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post #4 of 66
wow, those are coming along really nicely! i can't wait to see them on the bottom of his cases!
Edited by nafljhy - 6/5/08 at 9:35pm
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post #5 of 66
I'm sportin' the big wood this morning

BIG WOOD!

Just Excellent rado.

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post #6 of 66
Must be summit in that VA area water ... Very nicely done!

CD's work on Abyss



{Edit} Sorry, I should elaborate; The comparative is the Acrylic Base for the A900, not the design at all.
Edited by Indignity - 6/27/08 at 7:31am
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post #7 of 66
finally you got to it after long months of debate....nice work man...love those power tools...

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post #8 of 66
wow, nice chamafloling those edges
never heard that word before

sorry, its spelled: "chamfering"

nice work! Your cuts are so... perfect, I'm jealous!
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post #9 of 66
Hey nice, some acrylic LED feet would look awesome on those. http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g6/c...eet-Page1.html
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post #10 of 66
You know what would look REALLY good? If a few holes were cut near the center of the acrylic panels and LEDs stuck in there. The LEDs won't show when the case is on top of it, and it will make the acrylic panels look like they are glowing.
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