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  1. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    Mmmmmm Pie.....

    Dont forget to share ur experience with the Dremel (may save others from the same fate)

    Did I forget to mention Mmmmm pie?
     
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    I was going to wait on you to chime in before i wrote that.. :roll:


    I plugged it in for the first time yesterday.. Yes, I know i've had it for 2 weeks.. but in the two weeks, I had 1 day off.. So no playing around.. :roll:

    Well, it ran, but it was "slow" at "20".. Also, grinding. Then, not even a min, the motor started to smoke.. Bad stuff.. So, after wring MK, :respect: I was going to turn it in.. Was is the term..

    I go bored after eating a nice steak dinner (11pm) over at my bro's house.. so, at midnight, I started watching Bleach's movie.. Well, one of 4.. lol I said, flop it, and looked into the guides. I saw the "taking apart" of the dremel.. So, I did just that.. low and behold.. The cradle that keeps the motor in place.. turned backwards.. it was almost 2, so my camera wasn't what I was thinking :banghead:, So turned it around, and out it all back together..

    I played with it all day, turning the speed up, and down, making sure nothing was wrong.. There wasn't.. So, i'm not going to turn it back in.. I still got a few cuts to do, and if it does.. Well.. 2 more weeks.. :roll:

    But, from this.. I really don't feel that dremel is worth the money.. Not even if you can change the speed of the dremel.. Black and Decker all the way.. Going to grab one and probably give this one to someone..
     
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    They have plastic brush holders (that tend to melt when the tool is used a lot) Basically they are fine for little detail work but if you force them they cant handle it.

    I keep babbeling to get the B&D and the more others share their Dremel probs that way others dont have the same probs..

    Thx CS



    (Im sure the B&D is not the "Lambo" of power tools (personally I try to avoid B&D), but for 1/3 the cost and 10X the life the RTX is really good)
     
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    Yeah, I've seen a lot of dremel problems in my time via school... But, hey, that was a few years ago.. Now I thought things changed.. Nope.. Well, they did, but not the good way..

    I'll get the b&d for christmas along with a drill. Let someone get something for me.. lol
     
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    well dremmel is for detail work mostly, not for heavy duty cutting or drilling....

    having this in mind I recently bought a few power tools which I hope will make my life easier when modding!
    sometimes is better to spend on tools than parts....;)

    glad to see you are doing good man! :toast:
     
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    Yeah, a dremel is the good for the detail.. But, to straight up smoke from the motor.. That's something else..

    Man, gotta see if there is a thread for tools..

    Glad to see ya on here man! hope the misses and little one is doing good!

    :toast:
     
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    we are all doing great! thanks...

    actually, there should be a thread about tools and mini tutorials for their uses...
     
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    Maybe we can get MK/cd to do one? lol..

    Man, I'm can't wait to get off and paint the res holders.. I feel like a little kid at Christmas! :rockout:

    5h down, 9h to go! :roll:
     
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    we should start a poll just for that! lol

    I know what you mean, man!:toast:
     
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    That would be a very good idea (the time needed is the prob)

    There are just a few basic tools that are needed to accomplish 90% of modding.
     
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    I agree... still, it would be great to setup a thead with tools and pictures of them being used on specific material and mods!!!
     
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    If, we can get just tools together, I can do a little write up. I'll pm CD and ask if he'd go threw it. Also, find the thread that's out there.. I know there was one for "modding a case" I think Fox34 made it...

    Yeah, Fox made a thread on modding. See, the problem is, we tend to do the talking here and not in the "case,modding, electronics" sub-forum...
     
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    ok,
    I ll give it a try!
    and get some pics of my tools..... screwdriver and clamps to drills and dremmel parts....:D

    there you go... http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=32848&highlight=mod+Fox34&page=2
     
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    I'll look threw that for stuff.. I'll also go threw my emails, I think I talked with Dan a but this before, and it was a no go due to the thread... Don't remember..
     
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    ok man

    let me know....
    I 'll try to get some nice pics tomorow!
     
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    A little bit of an update.

    I got the ribbon and adapters in.. So I'll be modding the cable for my Mobo so it's longer then two feet.. Wish me luck on that!

    Then I've went and ordered two 140mm fans and a Rad cover for the bottom of my case.. Since I have it on wheels, Thanks Steelkane :rockout:, I'll be placing the fans under the case, while the rad cover will be on the bottom of the case.. It should turn out good. I'll be grabbing some supplies at Home Depot to cover the fans up, and also make the boxes I need to make.

    So, the three day weekend will be fun!

    Oh yeah, Got my Olympus E-520 shipped and expected tomorrow. So, I'll be taking "better" shots from now on! :rockout:
     
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    The pics I take are with a E-500 :toast: Can't wait to see the new shots.
     
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    sweetness! :rockout: I can't wait for the camera.
     
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    Here are a few shots, check it out. Don't know if you have seen them.



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    Thanks CP. I'm very much pleased ording that camera for my first one.. A few people last night where showing me their pictures from their Olympus camera and I came to see that it was what I wanted for my first one..
     
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    They are very solid cameras and their ease of use is amazing. You'll love it bro!
     
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    new Camera UPDATE!

    Yep you heard it right.. Got my Olympus E520 today.. Woke up an hour ago and started playing!!

    So, you want to know how better this camera is?? Well, here is what my Old Nikon P60 can do. best..

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    And, here is my baby!
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    My cans!!!

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    God, I love this camera!! Just gotta learn this camera up!!!

    :toast:
     
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    Once you start learning how to use it, you'll love it. Suggestion? Bro I got a dynex tripod from Best Buy. that same shot you took, would look a million times better without a flash. Just need a tripod in order to do that.

    Anyhow, glad you received it and that you are enjoying it. :rockout:
     
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    All ready have a tripod with cleaning tools. Just in the "learning" stage.

    Thanks.

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    Awesome. You've seen some of my shots, even in my room without much light. Once you get some experience with it, you'll be taking pics like a pro dude :rockout:
     
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