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Old 23-02-19, 01:08 AM
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Scratch Build Dice

well i got given 3 sheets of metal the other day (3 x 1000 x 1000) and ive been planning to make a case from scratch for a while now, ive got a few designs in mind that i want to try but since this is my first metal working project i thought id go with the simple one to start.

i wont bore you guys and girls with plans of the build, ill just do my best to build it

started out with 6 squares of metal 400 x 400 mm

welded them together to form a cube (no photos but im sure you get the idea)
took the angle grinder to the front/top half to form a lid that will be hinges

then bevelled all the corners off



did the same thing with the lid piece to


so far it sits like this (lid is held in place with welding magnets in the photos)




this maybe a slow project though as the NAS needs to be start and Desk needs to be finished up before i get to carried away here, but as im waiting for weather for the desk i thought id make a start and see how i got on before starting the NAS. i was going to make some videos of this build progress but found my phone would only take about 8 mins of video before stopping so i may need to look at getting a cheap action camera or something to do videos

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Old 23-02-19, 02:48 AM
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This'll be interesting!
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Old 23-02-19, 08:00 PM
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Just what I like, a nice small ITX rig lmao.

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Old 24-02-19, 02:01 AM
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Metal work is cool! Subbed!
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Old 24-02-19, 02:11 AM
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This'll be interesting!
thanks im looking forward to it

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Just what I like, a nice small ITX rig lmao.

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haha, i would do an ITX case but i have no ITX stuff to mark out with and id rather have a bigger case and it look clean than a small case filled with cables everywhere. im not saying this has to be the case but when i think how small ITX cases are i see no way of making cable management easy/clean

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Metal work is cool! Subbed!
yes i must admit i put off learning to weld for ages thinking why would i want to burn myself just to make something but now ive started i like it just as much as wood work although im not sure my thumb would agree after burning it

now ive started learning to weld and do metal work the burning myself is nothing as its all about watching something come to life.

well not got much doe at all today but i have worked out i need a metal brake badly if im going to continue to do metal work

having to score the metal on the fold lines before bending it. i guess this may not have been so bad if the folds were not 5mm apart

then welding it up after to add some strength back in to the piece

plug welded in place
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Old 25-02-19, 11:45 PM
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Well got a little bit more done

motherboard tray, radiator mount and psu base cut out

motherboard tray brackets in place

motherboard tray laid in place, on four brackets to which it will get screwed to

lid is also on although im not happy with the play thats in the hinges, the right hand side sits flush while the left hand side is a little higher. need to sort this out before its finished

lid mounted and shut

motherboard tray marked out ready for centre punching and drilling
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Old 26-02-19, 02:45 AM
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Another project from Pugsport, how can you not sub? ...

On another note, I initially thought this was a build from Dicehunter, due to the name of the thread haha
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Old 26-02-19, 08:39 AM
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Another project from Pugsport, how can you not sub? ...

On another note, I initially thought this was a build from Dicehunter, due to the name of the thread haha
That dude is too scared to use water
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Old 27-02-19, 04:52 PM
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well got a little more done today as well as wasting time making the I/O shield holder

Psu mounting hole cut out

Motherboard try drilled and mounted in the case

new hinge mounting strip made

then the complete waste of time this afternoon, any one see issue? the internal holes were not squared up or finished off thankfully. tomorrows job to redo this then
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Old 28-02-19, 06:17 PM
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got a bit more done today

boxed in the internal corners to make smoothing it out for paint easier


fixed my mistake from yesterday to
from this

to this

also got the i/o shield fitted, the hole was not cut out the best due to the fact the grinder only just fits inside the case, so its hard to see whats going on with hands and arms in the way



jobs left to do now are cut the holes for the numbers on each face, fit the lid again and then prep and paint
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