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Looks awesome ADZ keep up the good work. Is posted on any forums other than OCN?
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Looks awesome ADZ keep up the good work. Is posted on any forums other than OCN?
Thanks
And nope, OCN Exclusive
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Thanks
And nope, OCN Exclusive
I'm glad to hear that.
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I thought you said this was going to be updated today?

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Assembling for some photos right now
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Awesome
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My 2000th post wheee.gif
I've been avoiding posting outside of off-topic just to get this in here tongue.gif

I had the blanking panels cut on the CNC router which made light work of the aluminium. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to redo the top piece that is going to cover the space of the normal original Front Panel IO.
To fit the piece over the top of the bay res, I'm going to have to cut the plastic which I haven't gotten around to doing yet.

Yesterday, I rebrushed the front panel to remove the scratches. The result is much lighter/subtle brushing than stock.

Front Panel Rebrushed Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
404 > 332
DSC00332.jpg is a similar photo which was my favourite, but it's one with scratches. DSC00404.jpg is a retake of the same shot but without the scratches.
DSC00404.jpg

Low light
Used a white screen on my laptop as the only light source in my room
DSC00409.jpg

While I had control of the CNC router, I cut out a little version of my finalised logo.

A(n) Aluminium Logo Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Logo
I'm using picturepush for this instead of photobucket, so clicking on it will take you to the full version (huge!).
DSC00397.jpg
Click for full size.

Edited by [Adz] - 1/20/12 at 7:15pm
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cool, this is looking really good.
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post #109 of 188
Pretty sure I've said this before, but that logo's looking really good

How did you think of the design for it?
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cool, this is looking really good.cheers.gif
Thanks biggrin.gif
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Pretty sure I've said this before, but that logo's looking really good cheers.gif

How did you think of the design for it?

I've actually lucked out with the logo today. I woke up late, missing the chance to go to the factory to cut the blanking panel for the front panel IO. (Thanks -iceblade^ tongue.gif)
But, instead, I've decided to cover the entire section, from the front to bottom of the little tray. I also got around to cutting the plastic to fit the little blanking plate over the bay res.

As for the design, it's the product of boredom really. I used to do some hobby software development and wanted a logo to put on my warez, so I played around in MS Paint. Started off with a font and played around. Eventually, just put the lines through the letters and kept going until it looked good biggrin.gif

Blank Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Bay Res and Logo
The bay res now has a metal piece covering the top. Because everything is shifted about 15mm forward from the normal position, the top of res was clearly visible. Now it's covered biggrin.gif
DSC00414.jpg
As for the logo piece in that pic, I'm thinking (might be dangerous) that I'll make a panel double the width and the same height; cover everything below the pocket. The logo itself would stay around the same size, and I could put case badges and/or the case name on the left side.

*Thinking on screen:*
That leaves the question of how to secure it. I could either use hex socket (allen key type) screws and bolt it into the plastic which would match the rest of the front; or I could epoxy it to the top which would give me more surface area for case badges/logo etc.

There's also the question of how I'm going to do the logo on it. In that picture, it cut through and through so you can still see underneath it, which defeats the entire point. If I go a certain depth into the aluminium, I lose the brushed finish and won't be able to rebrush in those small areas.
The alternative would be to cut 1mm deep into it (total depth is 1.5mm). Then cut pieces to slot into those 1mm holes. The alu is 1.5mm, so I could have it rise up by 0.5mm, or first cut 0.5mm deep from the back of the pieces, then cut them out from the front so they're only 1mm thick, making them sit flush. That way, I could have the slot pieces anodised red instead and it'll stand out.
The problem is that logo design actually has sharp edges. The only reason they're rounded in the cutout is because I used a end-mill with a 2mm diameter. That means I've got to find a way to round off all the edges of the cutting path (because I'll be cutting along the outside of the path this time) as though it was being cut with a 2mm cutter from the inside of the path. That's not going to be an easy task frown.gif
Edited by [Adz] - 1/20/12 at 7:16pm
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