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Primary horizontal panels: Base, lower chamber cover, upper chamber base. These are the largest panels in this project. Each one has a round-over profile.





Carbon/Kevlar motherboard tray: The color shifts between black and blue depending upon the angle that it is viewed from and the angle of the light.





Carbon Kevlar side panels: These panels will be mounted in frames (see below). They are not load-bearing and neither are the frames they reside within.





Front panel, lower chamber: This panel combination will hold twin 120mm fans. One fan will be directed over the HDD cage, the other will feed the PSU.



Off-set:





Side panel frames: The outer frame will be the load-bearing vertical surface; the inner frame is to hold the Carbon/Kevlar side panels. These panels (as well as the front panel that holds that fan) will be removable to allow a full open-air lower chamber.









The simple and open-air rear frame: There will be no rear full-coverage panel in the lower chamber; this alleviates the need for exhaust.





HDD cage: Current design will be able to hold 2 drives, although I may alter it along the way to hold 3, or 4. The holes in the side panels are for passive airflow which will be ancillary to the predominate front-to-back airflow driven by the fan on the front panel. The holes will also be finished in… something…. just dunno what yet.





PSU Tray: Simple in design (but not quite finished). This tray will use a strap to hold the PSU in place and will be.







Since the primary structural supports are rather thin the interior vertices will be shored up with coving (similar to Silentium). Here are the raw rods ripped from ½†panel, the router bit, and the prepped coving. The pieces will still need to be cut to size and polished. I will also be adding a bevel on each end.









This piece is leftover from the Silentium project; it will act as a spacer between the cover of the lower chamber and the base of the upper chamber.



That was leftover from cutting this:





The next step is to continue on with the feet and fabricate the inner runners for the HDD cage. Once those things are done I can start assembling which is something I need to do before I go any further.



Thanks for looking.


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oooh, carbon fiber appliques... nice.
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Ooooo....pretty acrylic!

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Let me present a summary of the past few months in the Scarab thread. It cannot compare to McStuff's paint creation from Silentium, but it is quite accurate if I may say so:



















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On topic....

In a syrillian thread, what is the world coming to?
    
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MMM Acrylic... How do you get those nice rounded edges?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grishkathefool View Post
oooh, carbon fiber appliques... nice.
Oh they're not appliques... those are actual Carbon Fiber/Fibre and Kevlar panels that I made.



Quote:
Originally Posted by afzsom View Post
Ooooo....pretty acrylic!

Yeehaa!

*shoots six-shooter in the air*



Quote:
Originally Posted by jpz View Post
Let me present a summary of the past few months in the Scarab thread. It cannot compare to McStuff's paint creation from Silentium, but it is quite accurate if I may say so:



















OMGROFL!

oh wait... that is actually a pretty good synopsis.


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On topic....

In a syrillian thread, what is the world coming to?

I'm so embarrassed.




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MMM Acrylic... How do you get those nice rounded edges?
I use a variety of router blades. Those profiles were done with a 1/8" router bit on a router table:






Then I sand all the edges with sandpaper: 300, 400, 600, 800 (or a close approximation that ends at 800).

Then the pieces are polished with red rouge.




The process is veeeeeeeeeeery:



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Tarnation! Now that's what I call an Update!
All those pieces look frigging fantastic, though I have no recall of what your original design was anymore. (EDIT - looked it up on the first page. Yay TOC!) Nice router work! Specific comments in bold below. I can't wait to see the finished parts.

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Primary horizontal panels: Base, lower chamber cover, upper chamber base. These are the largest panels in this project. Each one has a round-over profile.

Carbon/Kevlar motherboard tray: The color shifts between black and blue depending upon the angle that it is viewed from and the angle of the light.

Carbon Kevlar side panels: These panels will be mounted in frames (see below). They are not load-bearing and neither are the frames they reside within.
Carbon Fiber, Kevlar and Plexi Together?

Front panel, lower chamber: This panel combination will hold twin 120mm fans. One fan will be directed over the HDD cage, the other will feed the PSU.

Side panel frames: The outer frame will be the load-bearing vertical surface; the inner frame is to hold the Carbon/Kevlar side panels. These panels (as well as the front panel that holds that fan) will be removable to allow a full open-air lower chamber.

Wow!


The simple and open-air rear frame: There will be no rear full-coverage panel in the lower chamber; this alleviates the need for exhaust.
Interesting. What about dust?

HDD cage: Current design will be able to hold 2 drives, although I may alter it along the way to hold 3, or 4. The holes in the side panels are for passive airflow which will be ancillary to the predominate front-to-back airflow driven by the fan on the front panel. The holes will also be finished in… something…. just dunno what yet.

That' looks pretty cool. Can you radius each side of the holes? That may be a lot of tricky work, but could be easier with a router table and a pattern bit. Or a dremel!


PSU Tray: Simple in design (but not quite finished). This tray will use a strap to hold the PSU in place and will be.
That's very Philosophical I think you're missing a few words. Interesting strap design

Since the primary structural supports are rather thin the interior vertices will be shored up with coving (similar to Silentium). Here are the raw rods ripped from ½” panel, the router bit, and the prepped coving. The pieces will still need to be cut to size and polished. I will also be adding a bevel on each end.

Wow


This piece is leftover from the Silentium project; it will act as a spacer between the cover of the lower chamber and the base of the upper chamber.
That was leftover from cutting this:



Ok, I'll just quote that picture! That looks awesome!


The next step is to continue on with the feet and fabricate the inner runners for the HDD cage. Once those things are done I can start assembling which is something I need to do before I go any further.

Thanks for looking.

Thanks for the pic update! I feel like this guy after seeing it.
Edited by ModMinded - 8/10/09 at 7:36pm
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