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post #1 of 168 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 07:31 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello everyone!

It's been a while since I posted a project on OCN so I figured I should share something new I am starting on.
It's a mITX mod inspired by some chrome hubcaps I picked up. These particular hubcaps are nicknamed "Baby Moons", hence the project name.

I'm not a 3D wiz but here are some basic sketchup models to get an idea.

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The hubcap/side panels are ~10.5", just big enough to fit a mITX mobo inside the diameter.

Here's the hardware I will be using:

Asrock H77M-ITX
i5-3570
2x4gb Corsair 1600mhz
Intel X-25M 80gb SSD
150W picoPSU
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post #2 of 168 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 07:31 PM - Thread Starter
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Obligatory materials shot.

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Making the outer shell comes first, starting with a 1/8" round-over using a router.

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Milling an opening (to be explained later) with my new-ish toy.

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You like my budget DRO biggrin.gif.

Using a 3/16" ball mill I started cutting the groves.

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10 down, 104 to go doh.gif. I'd kill for a cnc router. The groves will make it much easier to form the shell and I think will look good.

I went ahead and did a brushed finish just in case anodizing can be fit into the budget. If not, it'll get some flat black paint eventually.

That's all for today. Thanks for reading!
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That's going to look pretty sweet!

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Whao! Unique shape for a casemod.. Circles are hard.... :L So the way the casemod seems to look, are both sides curved hubs or just 1 side? Kinda reminds me of Spaceballs except for the chrome finish, Subbed!
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Whao! Unique shape for a casemod.. Circles are hard.... :L So the way the casemod seems to look, are both sides curved hubs or just 1 side? Kinda reminds me of Spaceballs except for the chrome finish, Subbed!
Both sides will be the domed hubcaps.

I'd love to give a decent update on my progress, but after three hours I'm still far from done milling the reliefs.

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It'll probably be three more hours... redface.gif
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This is amazing, I'd love to stick with this to the finish. I am subbing this.
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Oh i see, yeah it really pains to not have a CNC mill.. Luckily I live near a pretty industrial part of Texas and can get my stuff sent in and done quick.. However I doubt I have the will to go do something as complicated as this. :/
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Even after 10 hours in the garage today I'm still not quite satisfied with the shell. It'll never be perfect so I''ll be moving on tomorrow after a bit more tweaking.

Next up will be making the base. Thanks for reading!
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