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Old 8th August, 2004, 08:10 AM
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oooh case modding!

How does one go about cutting the acrylic windows on a case? Not the metal to install them, but actually cutting it and not messing it up(spider cracks, jagged edges etc) I need to make some holes in mine and not mess it up!
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What size and shape holes?
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For cutting I use a jigsaw and just take it slowly and in short bursts (otherwise too much meltage).

Not sure the best way of drilling holes, I've always ended up cracking stuff

Always mask the area beforehand
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If you are using a jig-saw be sure to use a blade suitable for plastics.

As stigweed says, cover the whole area or even the whole sheet with paper masking tape.
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I always used metal-cutting jigsaw blades, theyre finer. Not sure if there's anything specifically better to use. Woodblades would just rip it up
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the holes are to put my water pipes so they are sticking out of the case horizontally and vertically about the same length, probebly 5x2(hxw)
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There's some tips here on drilling acrylic:
http://www.bertram31.com/proj/tips/drill_acrylic.htm
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If you can't find a bit for plastics you'll have to modify a high speed steel bit.
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What would you do to it? just wondering
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I am cutting holes in the window for my tubes to run through, as I can't put the side on it with the tubes in because they are out the side of the case. In my tiny case its about impossible to run the CPU block I have (3 barbs) without going out the side, besides I think it looks cool sticking out now.
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Sounds interesting. Post some pics when it's done, my case is in need of changes and externalising stuff may be the answer - but I wanna know if it looks good.
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