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beautiful
THANKS!!!! i never thought i would see the grate K10 commenting here!

i love the look of stainless... too bad its coming with me to work tomorrow to get sand blasted and primed

i just cant see the steal looking good with the black every where else
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Coming along nicely there Striker36, the false floor going to look great!
    
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so im working on the case. and my dad told me about a HUGE electronics surplus store in Chelmsford Mass and hes gonna bring me down tomorrow.

he needs some stuff for the airplane and i just want to see what i find :-)
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Man, you made that brake yourself? I'm impressed! Sweet stuff bro!
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Man, you made that brake yourself? I'm impressed! Sweet stuff bro!
the one in the shop at home yes....

took me like a week and ALOT of trial and error. and even then im still not 100% happy with it. im thinking i might make a new one with slightly sharper cut angle iron. the radius on the out side of the angle is just a bit too much for some of the stuff i need a brake for.

any way. im uploading some pictures at the moment for a minny update tonight after i do some more work but before then!

i wen to a DIY electronics shop today with my dad because he wanted to get some stuff for the airplane and i had nothing better to do and i grabbed a pack of EL wire and a crap battery powered inverter to play with. the problem is its sorta orange.. and i have no idea where i will use it in this mod. ill get some pictures of it later oh and i got a terminal block too and a killer stake tip sub in the city (Boston)
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post #186 of 2207
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i made a monolith

but really its a replacement for the false floor i cut the other day.

i needed to make a new one because when i threw the old one in the sand blast booth at work on Friday i pretty much destroyed it.


apparently aluminum oxide with 150psi of air behind it can really cause some damage
so i made a new one at work with some more stainless then i turned the in-put pressure on the blasted down to 60psi (wish was a bit too low but it worked eventually) then i primed and painted it mat black

there it is in the case

and with the side on. i think it looks pretty good my self. but i think im going to clear coat after a really light coat of satin black.

and today i went out with my Dad to a DIY electronics store and came back with a couple things

a 10 terminal, terminal block, and 5 feet of Electroluminescent wire (EL wire)


the EL wire kinda sucks but it was 5 bucks in the open box bin so i grabbed it but i have NO idea where to use 5 feet of orange EL in this and it doesn't help that its a battery inverter that i will need to replace with a 3v out-put inverter if i want to use it permanently.. (i refuse to use batteries if i can help it)

i also cleaned up the filler on the Bezel some more seance i added a bunch to fill some pinholes that came through with the primer

i used a 50 grit to get the piles down and then a 250 to clean up the gouges and then 1000 to finish it up
wile im waiting for this stuff to dry so i can clean it up again (still have some pin holes) im going to eat.

thanks for the votes on MOTM guys. we were close.

comments, suggestions, and questions are always welcome.
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post #187 of 2207
Good update
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post #188 of 2207
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Maybe use this for inspiration.. It came up while googling Reactors.

Me like. Fusion reactor core. Floats plasma using the magnetic field produced by the magnets around it. Anything that touches the plasma will melt.
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Starting to look more and more like a finished product, nice update!
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post #190 of 2207
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i brought all the plastic bits with me to work today its an easy day here so i should be able to get allot of painting done today. i forgot my camera because i was running late though so only finished pictures of this part.

but any way im just lightly sanding the surfaces with a 250 grit sand paper and priming with 3 or 4 coats (overkill i know but i trash my stuff so better be safe than sorry) with a quick 500 grit sand in between coats. then going at it with my flat black for 2 coats and following that up with 3 coats of satin black (it matches the rest of the case better and i didn't like the way the floor looked when it was done) and then after that is well dry (like 24-48 hours from now if this killer humidity keeps up 85%ish) ill hit it with a couple coats of a clear satin protective enamel to keep every thing all nice and safe

that's it till i get home but ill update this post with some pictures at some point


comments, suggestions, and questions are always welcome!

thanks for reading

-Striker36

EDIT:
OH! and i got an idea for the EL wire!!! what do you guys think about running it around the back of the motherboard so when its on their is an orange/red glow coming out from the behind it?

now i just need to find a way to get 3 volts into the inverter and a way to push the button... the life of a modder is so hard some times
Edited by Striker36 - 5/3/10 at 9:09am
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