Originally Posted by kimosabi
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.
That is very gracious of you to say so, Kimo.
Although I have no qualms with more advanced techniques, I prefer to do as much work by hand.... okay-okay... the truth is that I do not have access to more sophisticated equipment so I am left with no choice but to do this "Old-World Style".... well not too Old World 'cause I do have some power tools.
Originally Posted by oliverw92
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.
Indeedy. Heating inserts for plastic does work like a charm. Having the ridges on the insert push valleys into the panel make for an unequaled strip-free strength (sans bonding/welding).
Originally Posted by pyr0m1
Good lord man! Syr, I trust you're following safety procedure more or less opposite that shown in the pictures!
At first, I thought that the CF/kev panel was a mesh screen for a fan or radiator or something. Knowing that I do now that it exists solely for the purpose of being awesome, I am most impressed.
Why does a pack of velociraptors play with its food, as shown so well in Jurassic Park? Because it can.
Why does Syrillian put the most incredible of materials into his incredible cases? Because he can.
I kinda want to see a waterfall of mercury between two acrylic panels in your next case...
Sorry for the lack of image clarity at times
, the CF/Kevlar is hard to take pictures of sometimes as it is so shiny. I have to take most of the pictures as an angle or all the ambient light sources are reflected and all I see is a swirl of colors and blinding-white spots.
I must say though, the stuff sure is amazing to play with.
Originally Posted by McStuff
How would you even do that? First you'd have to get a pump that can handle mercury. Second, you'd have to be completely sure that it's absolutely sealed. Third, how would you even get mercury?
I would buy lots of old-timey thermometers.
I'll be working periodically today on the 2nd panel, and then I will start bonding the lower chamber. Then it is on to fabricating the cove pieces that will shore-up the vertical bonds.
I already have the pieces for the PSU caddy and the HDD cage complete (mostly) so I should be getting to that later this week.
Have a peaceful Sunday.