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Danke, Rado.

I thought that you would take a liking to the composite piece as you seem to be as fascinated by the material as I am.

*high-five*
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Danke, Rado.

I thought that you would take a liking to the composite piece as you seem to be as fascinated by the material as I am.

*high-five*
Very true; Composite materials are awesome and the blended fabric is totally 1337.

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I sincerely hope that you do not regret the confidence that you feel at this time. Never-the-less, I thank you. "Thank you".



Update momentarily....
Confidence in acrylic making? I haven't the time. I don't really have the funds either. I have my tech station now, and it suites my needs decently. Maybe over the summer one year when my parts get an overhaul, I'll put some work into a new creation.

EDIT: That carbon fiber is amazing. Whenever I get a case done by you, CF is a must.
Edited by McStuff - 10/10/09 at 9:00pm
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Confidence in acrylic making? I haven't the time. I don't really have the funds either. I have my tech station now, and it suites my needs decently. Maybe over the summer one year when my parts get an overhaul, I'll put some work into a new creation.

EDIT: That carbon fiber is amazing. Whenever I get a case done by you, CF is a must.
What Syrillian was trying to say was that he hopes you are not disappointed with the end result when Scarab is complete. That is his humble way of accepting your compliment and saying 'thank you'.

@ Syrillian

Excellent work as always!

I'm not 100% certain how you made this beautiful piece... and I think some of the pictures are out of chronological order. Let me see if I understand what I'm looking at. It seems that you:

1. Clamped the acrylic pieces together and drilled a hole in each corner that goes through both pieces.
2. Unclamped the pieces and drilled four more holes in the outer acrylic piece with the rounded edges. (possibly with the CF panel attached??)
3. Screwed the CF panel to the acrylic trim piece.
4. Installed ??threaded inserts?? in the acrylic "skeletal" frame piece.
5. Set the CF panel/acrylic trim piece on top of the base acrylic frame and screwed these together with 4 more hex screws.

Are you using some sort of threaded inserts? Might I ask how those work? Also, how is the CF held to the acrylic... more threaded inserts?
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What Syrillian was trying to say was that he hopes you are not disappointed with the end result when Scarab is complete. That is his humble way of accepting your compliment and saying 'thank you'.
Wow, I completely missed the point.
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What Syrillian was trying to say was that he hopes you are not disappointed with the end result when Scarab is complete. That is his humble way of accepting your compliment and saying 'thank you'.

@ Syrillian

Excellent work as always!

I'm not 100% certain how you made this beautiful piece... and I think some of the pictures are out of chronological order. Let me see if I understand what I'm looking at. It seems that you:

1. Clamped the acrylic pieces together and drilled a hole in each corner that goes through both pieces.
2. Unclamped the pieces and drilled four more holes in the outer acrylic piece with the rounded edges. (possibly with the CF panel attached??)
3. Screwed the CF panel to the acrylic trim piece.
4. Installed ??threaded inserts?? in the acrylic "skeletal" frame piece.
5. Set the CF panel/acrylic trim piece on top of the base acrylic frame and screwed these together with 4 more hex screws.

Are you using some sort of threaded inserts? Might I ask how those work? Also, how is the CF held to the acrylic... more threaded inserts?
Indeed your assessment is correct.

Here are the threaded inserts that I am using:

These work quite well for this purpose as the bolt and the receiver are not load-bearing insofar as the main mass of the structure or the load that the case itself will bear; they only need to hold the CF/K panel to the frame, and the frame to the skeletal frame of the case itself. The side panels are merely "covers", and the front panel holds the fans.

The threaded inserts are of the "press-in" type and I seat them with a small C-clamp. Once seated, the bolt can be torqued down considerably before the inserts will start to rotate in the cavity.

I like using the threaded inserts on removable pieces wherein access is solely from the exterior.

When I am using this case to set up future hardware I will do so with the panels removed so that there is easy access to the PSU and HDD's.



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Originally Posted by McStuff View Post
Wow, I completely missed the point.
It is as Jpz stated.




Here is a shot of the mock up from awhile back. Perhaps this will be a sufficient visual aid to get an idea of the final look of the lower chamber:

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Indeed your assessment is correct.
Well, at this point I don't see how it could possibly be bad. It has all the elements to be awesome: Syrillian+Acrylic+Carbon Fiber
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Thanks, McS.

I appreciate your confidence in me.

The trepidation that I feel is caused by my uncertainty of how I am going to work the top chamber. There is still the optical drive and fan controller to consider.

I'm gonna have to wing it a bit and hope that it all fits and lines up correctly.
Edited by Syrillian - 10/10/09 at 11:40pm
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You have such an excuisite taste in materials, Syr. I can't help it but every time I drop in on your logs I start thinking about Dharma, YingYangs and all that stuff. You are meticulous like a Chinese bowmaker my friend and it's a true pleasure to watch.
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That CF is incredible! Do want...

With the threaded inserts, i have played with these before. YOu can make them even more secure by drilling a hole for them that is the diameter of them wtihout those flangy bits on (the bits that stop it rotating). Obviously it would be very hard to push it in at this point, so get a soldering iron and put the soldering iron inside the threading insert which heats it up and then you can push it in. This method would make it incredibly strong.
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