so i got bored and the fam was watching a movie so i started working again.
i have like 3 things going at once now
but any way i started working on the fan holder for the Drive bays
i started by taking the cases off of 2 dead DvD drives i had laying around to hold every thing together.
then i marked out rectangle on some scrap Lexan
all cut out
find the center
and mark the circle to be cut out
dont wory about the crappy red circle its just to show you all where the circle it actually is
then we find the right tools for the cutting out. i dont have a hole saw big enough for this job and im NOT paying 60 bucks for one so i asked my dad if we had any thing and he dug out a fly-cutter that i didn't know we had
i know its nor quite the right tool but if im careful it works just as well
i did a couple trial cuts just to make sure the fly-cutter would work the way i wanted it to and it was close enough for me to actualy give it a shot
and here we are measuring the blades are the right with... more complicated than it looks...
i left them just a bit smaller than they could be just because the walls are going to be really thin as it is. and i wanted some room for error and clean up room.
pilot hole in the Lexan
and the cut with the fly-cutter.
those clamps saved my fingers.... im NOT putting my hands any closer to that thing than i need to when its spinning.
and the way of clamping it down that actually worked the best.
and the cutter messed up the protective plastic so i just pulled it all off. but here it is all cut up before i cleaned it up
all cleaned up and sitting on a fan
thats all i have for now but ill probably cut the side window vent hole and finish the bay fan holder thing tomorrow and throw an update or 2 here
as always. feel free to comment and w/e