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Is that bad ?
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Is that bad ?
Is very bad
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Thanks a ton fellas

The well wishing definitely motivates, and at present, I needs it. badly.

I started efforting the perforations for the side panels. I discovered that not all Lian Li perforation patterns are created equal. They actually have some that are more tightly spaced (more open area) than others. One of the "others" happened to be a section from the back of my donor A16, so I used it as a template to make my template:



What I'm drilling into is a 1/8 inch thick plate of aluminum. This I'll use to transfer the final pattern to the case sides.

When I finish a section, I use two spare 3mm bits to align the first template to the next:



edit: Here's a shot of the backside of the finished template. Just a little filing needed. Looks like a cheese grater:



edit: Here's what the finished product was on a panel:



It's a laborious process. I figure there's ultimately going to be something in the neighborhood of 1350 holes in each side panel. The tedium is also not helped any by a hellacious head cold I picked up somewhere. The whine of the drill is the perfect frequency to resonate in the crud in my ears. Not fun lol.

Anywho, I have to take frequent breaks for battery swaps and to let the drill cool down. So, slow going. Hopefully when done the weather will be cooperating and I should have some pseudo finished shots of this beast for y'all before the weekend is out.
Edited by Warfarin88 - 4/26/09 at 11:34am
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1350 holes
I wouldnt have the patience, evar, and I have the patience of mental patient, so kudos to you
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that's a hard job to do 2700 hole in total... that's insane.. gr8 job and i won't be waiting this job to finish any way soon
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Hehe. thanks fellas. It's wouldn't be tooo bad if I could just get a rhythm going. Drill is not cooperating though. My bit is failing me too; but I want to save the two fresh bits I have in reserve for the actual panels, so I'm going to push through and see if I can finish it out on this one.

Two thirds done with the template. I think on the next drill rest period I'm going to need to go get more tapping fluid.
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I would never try to do that without a drill press ... maybe even without a cnc

Great work though

Whats gonna take longer, this or the sleeving???
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Dang man that's going to be a lot of drilling, I thought drilling out rivets was a PITA, but this must be...drilling hell.

Kudos for you .
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It's not a picnic, but really its not that bad. The official count is 1346 holes per panel. counting the template I made, that's just over 4000 holes.

Here's the set up for actually drilling the panel:



I would have been done hours ago, but my drill batteries are not cooperating at all. It's driving me crazy, I want to see how it turned out, but I don't want to unclamp the template from the actual panel until I completely finish.
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Your patience is inspiring, my good man. Applaud!
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