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I commend you if you take on the task of making a perforated section by drilling, regardless of the method, because you know the old saying

"one wayward pinch of potassium chloride, one errant twitch...and it's KABLOOEY!!"

I guess as long as youre not a druken, black, Scottish, cyclopse - it should be fine
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I commend you if you take on the task of making a perforated section by drilling, regardless of the method, because you know the old saying

"one wayward pinch of potassium chloride, one errant twitch...and it's KABLOOEY!!"

I guess as long as youre not a druken, black, Scottish, cyclopse - it should be fine
I think I know who might have said that, but I have no idea where it came from. Regardless, it gave me a chuckle, thanks! What if I'm a drunken Scottish white dude with a limp?

In other news, I'm compiling another update. Nothing major, but I did take a lot of pictures.
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pictures are always good! me wants.
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pictures are always good! me wants.
And you gets.

I sorted out the alignment issues I was unhappy with today after work. The major problem I discovered was the extra thickness of the doubled over edges on the side panels I used. I actually took some progress shots this time. Remedying that problem was a real pain.

First, I had to carefully carve out some material along the very edge of the panel where the fold was:



I had to be real careful, one slip and I would mar the visible surface:



After that, I carefully pried up the edge, being careful not to bend the panel with leverage pressure:



I finished it up with my trusty (and rusty) hand seamer. A little wiggle and the offending flap came free:



The resulting edge was far from ready though:



Filed it to a feathered edge:



After some careful sanding, the result was a nice clean edge:



After that, I just took a bunch of glamour shots in the dark with a flash.

One thing I forgot to show you was how the front edge of the panel is mounted. I had to drill access holes in the frame, kinda like the PCI slots holes on a Silverstone:



The rest of these are just gratuitous goofing off with the camera:













My photobucket pro account is about to expire, and they want way too much to renew it. I figure I might as well push the envelope and see if I really need it.

That's all for tonight folks.
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imageshack + tinypic
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very nice war. that is some excellent skill working that dremel to get that thing off.
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Thanks. It was a real pain. I am getting better with the dang rotary on this build though, I will say that.

In other news, I looked around the web for perforated metal that I could use for a template, but no joy. My usual suspects (McMaster and Online Metals) both use a mesh pattern with a 60 degree angle on the perforation runs. Lian Li has a 90 degree angle. (if you start connecting the dots on most staggered meshes, you get hexagons. On Lian Li's you get diamonds or squares).

Any other material suppliers out there that anyone knows of that might have what I'm looking for?

Then again maybe having the pattern be a little off might not be all that bad. The 60 degree stuff does have a greater percentage of open area
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Awesome work so far dude, love how you just totally butchered the other case for spare parts!

Good luck if you try drilling the mesh/perforated pattern, i've seen it done sucsessfully before but it takes a hell of a long time and more patience that I have got!

I tried lasering it once and it went terribly wrong, the panel heated up, moved and basically cut itself to ****!

    
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ouchies! it was looking good up until the end!
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