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so i have 155 pictures uploading right now... ill have an update in an hour or two :-)
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This looks awesome. Sub'd!
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This looks awesome. Sub'd!
thanks!

yea well photo bucket is fighting with me again so this update might take a while longer than i hoped...
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so im FINALLY able to get to my pictures that i uploaded earlier so its update time!

work up early with the little guy and needing a change and some food so wile his mom did that i went into the shop to start working

crappy picture wile he wasn't crying

so INTO THE SHOP!

the little guy crying woke me up a couple times last night so i did a little cutting for the second fan mount, but its not quite strait.


so we flipped over the old belt sander and used it to even every thing out


perfect. and my little helper telling me what she thinks (and asking to be let out)


back up to the living room to be "social" with my lexan


and the center is found


pilot hole


clamped back down like yesterday to get cut with the fly-cutter


and start cutting verry slowly.

like i said yesterday. always let your tool do the work for you and you wont ruin the parts nearly as often.


not the cleanest cuts ever but we all know im not spending 60 bucks for a hole saw


and my dad suggested that i try cutting from the other side too


and it cut REALLY nicely doing it that way. maby i should outta lissen to him more about this stuff XD


clean it up real carefully


dad was wondering what would happen if he heated the edges of the lexan to "clean it up". he was hoping for a mirror finish or something slimier but the fly-cutter leaves just a bit too rough of a cut for that.
it might work inside the holes that were cut after fileing and sanding them smooth but im not gona risk wrecking them as they will be hidden behind some wire mesh anyway


and the second fan mount is all cleaned up

now for a part that was a bit harder than one would think it should be. finding the screw hole locations.



i started by laying a fan over one of the fan mounts


i went diggin around the shop for my center punch set wondering if i had one the right size to fill the holes snugly to get as close to the center as i could


found one


taped the fan down just so it wouldn't move on me when i was taping the punch


the trusty rubber mallet


and perfect.

if you decide to do any thing like this you need to be very careful to not hit the accrilic too hard or it will split quite a way in a couple directions (i didn't crack this set but i crack the stuff all the time at work )


the second one is punched. the dimples are sorta hard to see in the picture so i circled them with a black sharpie but that didn't work too well


the hardware ill be working with.


i drilled two holes of different sizes to see wich would work better (couldnt get my damn camera to focus )


drilling them out. (yes i used a pilot hole first)


most fan screws are countersunk at about 120 degrees. i happen to have a 120* countersink bit its one of the more common angles for that stuff


all cleaned up and countersunk

i think they look really good for being the first real fabrication that i have done with lexan or any acrylics for that matter.


and my mount with an R4 attached to it


and a good shot of the screws and the countersinking
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i got bored and my sister was asking what the fans looked like all lit up so i got my PSU out and the jumper i made for PSUs a couple months ago



pretty too bad my camera doesn't like them i spent like 20 mins messing around with the settings and those were the best pics i could get. maybe ill steal my sisters D-300 and take some good shots of what i have so far with the lights on

just because some of you might be interested here are some shots of the jumper to get the PSU going out of a PC


to jump your PSU you just need to make a connection between the green (ground) wire and one of the black ones (just about any one of them will work)

Sydney wanted to help too


and that,s the jumper switch i cut out of some other project i had going. it allows me to shut it off on the rail instead of using the switch on the back of the PSU (i dont know if its good for it or not but oh well i dont use it much)


the fan and the fan holder in the bottom of the cooling duct


what i ended up doing to attach the fans to the drive cover things was cut one of those tabs holding on the screw things and bent them sideways.


i used my crapy 4.5volt battery Dremel to grind out the material keeping the tabs horizontal


ground out


and bent in with the big pliers in the picture before


now to find a way to attach the fan mounts to the case. how will he do it?


with a file i marked the lexan where the screw holes were and clamped it in the vice to cut a grove in the lexan with my files.


i started with my triangular one to make a slot that would prevent the round one from moving around on the edge.


and the round one


it worked out as nicely as i could have hoped for!

in my way up to the rest of my stuff i saw this and needed to take a picture. so why not share it?



i opened another one of my R4s and mounted it in the case after cutting the groves in the second mount and screwed it in


i had to lite them up : keep in mind that the second fan will be just a plane old black one when its all done


kinda a rough idea what it will look like all done


and now to cut the sides of the duct (not really needed but i think it would be better to have them.)


the first one is cut but i dont like it.


so i decided to dig out another chunk of Lexan and try again. this time i measured twice


and the new sides are cut and dropped in the case


and i pealed off the plastic (who cares its gona be IN the case any way and no one will see it if it gets scratched.)


time to cut the tray to length with the tin snips. that thing is thick so i used my crappy cutters to not ruin my good ones that we use on the plane


so i ran into a problem i didn't think of. what am i going to have to do about the fan wires?


time to drill some holes


i didn't want to make them any bigger than that so insted of making them bigger


i made them longer.
they dont look grate but oh well... i couldn't do much better with out cutting new sides and im dont see a reason to do that when it will have a mettle box over the top any way.


and i filed a slot into the fan mount for the 2 wires so they wouldn't get pinched.
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with a wire in it and my messed up thumbnail (i smashed it in the door (1500lbs) of a pulp refiner and it kinda fell off but its growing back. because i know you care so much)

and the final result as of right now looks pretty good. i cant do any more till i get my H50 and can get the radiator problem finalized.

final product of the day

i hope to have my cooler ordered this week with some other stuff so i should be able to have the cooling duct actually finished in a couple weeks.

im planing on bringing the chase to work tomorrow to to cut out those mesh grates out of the font and top with the tools at work (i have ALOT to work with up their)

so that's the update for what i did today hope you enjoyed reading this as it took me 45 mins to type up wile watching the Deadliest Catch with my sister and her baby
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wow.... that's a big update... 2 full posts and a smaller third one lol

on a side note can any one tell me how to change the thread title?
Edited by Striker36 - 3/28/10 at 6:24pm
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I like it
Pretty cool idea right there... Can't wait to see the finished product
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Nice build thread youv got there... keep it coming im excited to see the end result!
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This looks good, and you change the thread title by editing the OP and going to Advanced.
Your dad has an awesome beard and 'stache
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