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Old 18th May, 2002, 05:51 PM
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Complete custom case build

What sort of metal does everyone recommend, plus, how do you reckon I should join it? use a precision welder to join it then file it down or what?
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Old 18th May, 2002, 07:30 PM
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I would think aluminum would be the best- and yes welding a few choice places and then Staniless steel rivits should work great-
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watch out though aluminiium is a ***** to weld......just use rivots and possibly some 90* angle steel joints (rivoted of course) but you should get a second layer to cover that up
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dont use pop rivits, they are crap use proper rivits and you get a more industrial look, not sure if you can get them all that easily tho :S
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dont use pop rivits, they are crap
No they are not . . .
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Old 26th May, 2002, 11:31 AM
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theres a reason they arent used in aircraft if it can be avoided!
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theres a reason they arent used in aircraft if it can be avoided!
But I don't imagine this thing will be flying at 700 MPH at 30000 feet either. Use quality rivets and you will be fine. Every machine chassis I have ever owned has had pop rivets and must be drilled out to remove them.
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Here- try stainless steal rivits- they are pretty good quality and look shweet-
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Well I am going to have to find somewhere to help me do the metalwork, but i'm going to start fairly soon I think
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Screw metal... Make it out of tinted plexiglass..

Also.. ummm.. rivets are hella lame. They just cry out "Hey! Look who can't weld for ****e, and doesn't know what a sheet metal box brake is for!". Use flathead stainless steel allen heads. You need access to a drill press, and a band saw. A mill and lathe would be nice, but they are not required.
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Screw metal... Make it out of tinted plexiglass..

Also.. ummm.. rivets are hella lame. They just cry out "Hey! Look who can't weld for ****e, and doesn't know what a sheet metal box brake is for!". Use flathead stainless steel allen heads. You need access to a drill press, and a band saw. A mill and lathe would be nice, but they are not required.
The allen heads would be completly cool......



I would love to make a total plexi rig. They are a little spendy to buy..
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You could even get a glass company to cut the pannels for you. (Pretend you did it yourself. And put some bogus legal crap on your prints, so they don't decide to make 50 of them and sell them to the ****suckers on ebay.
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Screw metal... Make it out of tinted plexiglass..

Also.. ummm.. rivets are hella lame. They just cry out "Hey! Look who can't weld for ****e, and doesn't know what a sheet metal box brake is for!". Use flathead stainless steel allen heads. You need access to a drill press, and a band saw. A mill and lathe would be nice, but they are not required.

and a "Sheet metal box brake" is?!


I know little about metalwork
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A sheet metal break is used to bend the metal. I was a sheet metal worker right out of high school. Man was that a while back.

This equipment is by far not cheap.

Just search the PC sites for some ideas. You will come up with something that will strike your fancy. Then just go for it. Whether its metal, plexi, wood or what ever it will be yours....
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