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  1. technicks

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    Wow. That looks really nice. I generally don't like wooden casings but this is very neat.
     
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    What kinds of smaller tools would you guys recommend having for case modding?

    I only have a dremel, and a warehouse of heavy duty tools available (saws, etc) to work with. I bought a rotozip for fun yesterday and was dissapointed. I dont see much use for it aside from drywall. Should I get a full size router? What else would you guys recommend stocking up on.
     
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    Hole saws with really fine teeth. A bit of painters tape, and you get damn nice holes. Much easier than trying to jigsaw/dremel a fan hole or something. Also, if you're working with steel cases, you'll eat up that dremel. Some cutters for the rough work, a jigsaw for the finer cuts, and steel files to smooth the edges are also nice.

    Now... to get my hands on a lil TIG welder... hehe
     
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    I should put these in my sig. The absolutely first tool to add to your collection
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    for a second tool I would get half round file than a cordless drill

    I would not recommend a dremel till people get to the advanced stage (and have money to burn)
     
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    Fo sho. You need some very steady hands or you get big gouges all over your working surface. Learning through experience is fun. Not to mention, cutting discs are kinda pricey. Something like 8$ for a stack of 5 'round these parts.

    Dremels are much easier to work on aluminum with (or any cutting tool), at least you get more out of each disk.

    Ah, and if your dremel starts getting too hot, resist the temptation to put on gloves! Just put it down and walk away... I killed my last one because I was all excited to be cutting things. :laugh:
     
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    my prob is I am always covering the exhaust holes of the dremel (causing it to heat up even faster)
     
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    Oooo... Can i join?

    My work:
    Desk Mod
    HD and CD Cage

    My desk looks alot different, and i'll post up-to-date pictures when my next upgrade is done (week or so).
     
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    Welcome :toast:
     
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    thanks, i'll get pictures and try and get this mod finished.

    Im just slightly scared of cutting and drilling acrylic. Never done it before.

    Btw, my name is Danny.
     
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    its easy, just use a fine toothed saw to cut and while drilling use a sharp bit and very little pressure.
     
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    ah, nice. I'll get to the shops when i order the acrylic. I suddenly have more confidence...
     
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    while plastic isant the best at heat removal it does have its place in comp modding and using a hairdryer can be molded as well
     
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    well, the bit for the HD is 5.25, so im using these extra long screws i have. Meaning the airflow will be around, under and over the HD.
     
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    Likewise. Bad design from their side I think. I often use the extension shaft, but it can be a pain to work with.
     
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    That's hand forged from Elven Mithril Dammit...gives +2 against Fmark benches...
     
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    :shadedshu Still not as good as Dwarven Oathgold...
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    True but the Dwarves won't trade with me...they want to own the Orb.
     
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    Beautifully done, well engineered CD:respect:

    (removable mobo rack was a nice touch)
     
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    I stand corrected. Can't argue with Elven Mithril.
     
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    Made a reservoir today. I've been trying to totally stay away from Acrylic but this was an outstanding order I was honor-bound to complete.

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    thats a reservoir? DUde you gotta show us this in action!!! :respect:
     
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    how do i join lol here is sum pics of my mods


    this an old one sorry for pics done by a camera phone lol

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