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Dayum man you like complex cuts I cannot think of a succesful way to cut that by hand really. Only possibility would be a tiny router bit, or do you have a dremel? You can get a router attachment for the dremel which means you basically have a mini router, capable of taking really small bits. YOu might be able to get one that could cut that. Then just make a wood template to guide the bit.3
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1.) That update is amazing, and I could only like it more if you did anodized white for the whole case (I've got a thing for White Metal with Orange accents)

2.) I think this fan cutout is the best. I honestly think it'll have a nice look to it.

Finally: This Log is beautiful and I shall cry when it finishes.
White is definitely an underrated color for cases but I have my heart (and wallet) set on the textured graphite. It's a suggestion I would have considered a while back though.

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

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Dayum man you like complex cuts I cannot think of a succesful way to cut that by hand really. Only possibility would be a tiny router bit, or do you have a dremel? You can get a router attachment for the dremel which means you basically have a mini router, capable of taking really small bits. YOu might be able to get one that could cut that. Then just make a wood template to guide the bit.3
I'll probably make a template out of wood and use a 3/8" flush trim router bit. The corners will have to be a little more rounded though. Like this:



It shouldn't be too hard once I get the template made. And if I do mess up it wouldn't take much to complete the circle
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White is definitely an underrated color for cases but I have my heart (and wallet) set on the textured graphite. It's a suggestion I would have considered a while back though.
Anything but the standard blacks with XX neon accent
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Shinji this needs a "Like Button" like Facebook

Beautiful work and your dream for perfection is amazing Keep it up! Sub'd & +REP

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Very good point actually, if you screw that up, you can resort to the hole saw
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post #206 of 326
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After sleeping on it I'm not completely sold on the fan cutout. How 'bout something like this?



I think I can just manage cutting that out. I'm off to try making a template.
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Oh that would be much simpler to cut out, since you would only need a single pass for each slot if you get what i mean.
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OH MY GOD THAT WINDOW IS AMAZING!
+11ty billion!!!!!!!!1

seriously, that window is awesome. The window on my Aerocool Aeroengine is like it and its very nice that it sits flush, but I didn't think there was any way someone could make a flush-window like it without a full factory/shop to do it.

I like the first fan grill idea more than the second, but they both work.
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post #209 of 326
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This grill bugs me as well. Made a quick and dirty template and played with some scrap.







My chief concern is restriction. The mesh is only 51% open as it is. Adding the extra acrylic is only going to make that worse. It is also a pain to do that design. The quick template I made is obviously not very good. I guess I could take that scrap piece and file on it a while to make a good template out of it. If I could make the spaces in between the slits smaller it would be alright, but 6mm is about as small as I feel comfortable with. I think just going with a circle would be alright, but I don't want to cut into the shell until I'm certain it's what I want. Until I figure it out I could probably work on the front panel. We'll see what I get around to doing today.
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I would just sleep on it for one or two days. You will suddenly realise what will work best
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