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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2007, 09:46:58 PM »

Thanx Dave  but i didn't want to use glue or silicone because i want to be able to easily replace the panels in case they get damaged. So i'm leaning towards using srcews and L brackets but i'm not sure :undec: . Also i've heard of holes saws but never used one ,i usually use my dremel, file and sanding drums to make holes. From what i've seen it looks like the holes they make are perfect!!. So i guess i'll go buy a 3" and 4.5" hole saw and go practice!!. I read that running the drill backwards is better than fowards when cutting holes with the saw, Is that True?. If so are there other techniques when using the hole saw?.

P.S thats really coool!!!! Dave . Acrylic flames = amazingly cool

I'm currently at work so i'll update when i get home. We have a slight problem here, one of our flights had to divert to Antigua (ANU) due to radio failure, which is messed up but on the bright side i don't have to do paperwork! :D BTW i'm a flight ops agent at AA in SLU
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2007, 10:19:40 PM »

The problem with using fasteners such as screws with plexi is that the stuff becomes brittle really easily if you arent careful. Rather than just screwing things into it, I would use some washers/fasteners nuts/bolts and put them through a pre-drilled hole bigger than the screw but smaller than the washer/nut.
I cracked many a piece of plexi before I figured that out.
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2007, 10:39:14 PM »

Thanx! urgannagru for the info but i'm stumped even more, if screws don't work well and acrylic is out of the option for me then i guess i have no way of mounting the panels :-?.Maybe i should abandon the whole interchangable design and just use some acrylic nails or weld on #3 (as suggested by dave)
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2007, 12:05:45 AM »

You could always glue on some side panel latches or something to make some parts removeable
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2007, 12:39:56 AM »

You plan on moving this a lot?  Acrylic is pretty scratch resistant, especially cell cast acrylic.  If you aren't moving it too often, the one removable panel idea is definitely best.
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2007, 12:47:20 AM »

Yea i guess i'll just use some liquid nails to hold it together and quit hurting my head!!
Question is where will i find that? I guess i have a mission set for tommorrow cuz i've never seen it at any of the hardware stores!
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2007, 01:55:04 AM »

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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2007, 07:55:34 PM »

I recommend reading http://case-mods.linear1.org/the-invisible-case/

Thanx for the link. It acually helped alot!! (still wish i had a laser)
Is there anyone else with access to a laser except for his majesty CCM?
 
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2007, 08:37:42 PM »

I have a laser pointer, but I doubt that will help much.  Though it does have a butterfly shape.  That's kinda cool.
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Re: mini clear acrylic case
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2007, 10:40:18 PM »

I have a laser pointer, but I doubt that will help much.  Though it does have a butterfly shape.  That's kinda cool.

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