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Cheapskate last won the day on February 6

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    Your simian overlord and general tyrant

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  1. Cheapskate

    The Iron Turnip

    Don't worry. I can hide it behind an Aqua Teen Hunger Force LED sign.
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    The Iron Turnip

    Don't die of shock. I have a 2nd update for the month. It's kinda handy when the temperature drops below the working temperature of pvc glue. I got time off thanks to a broken water main on the current vacancy and a cold snap. -Have a commemorative photo celebrating the half-cleaning of the garage workbench. I know. It amazed me too. -I was also filing on that bit of lawnmower engine block. I cut a tab for one end, and drilled screw holes in the other. -Now I just need a hole. I added some plexi rod to the top of the fanguard where there was a gap. -Perfect! Now I can just slide the guts in, and plug in the case components. -Holy cow! look at all that wasted space. -Oh, dear... That's some nasty pressure cracking. Maybe 4 O-rings was too many. It's only stressed on the decorative layer, though. -I still had some liquid nail, so I used that for the access panel mount. The delays haven't been because of a lack of free glue. -No, really! -I can shape the finned part now. I dug the bench sander out and flattened the sawed bits. -I filed out the bolt areas and other stuff that filled the fins in. -Epoxying this was tricky. To keep it in place I masked off the front, applied the epoxy, and while holding it in place hot glued the front. After that cooled I could let go and let it set overnight. -What's next? I dunno. here's half of an old frying pan though. Thanks again to my sponsors:
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    (In Win 901) Asteria II: Rearmoured

    Aww, Yeah! Legally, you are in the clear as long as you don't make a bunch of them to sell.
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    [SPONSORED] MK3D by Forsberg Customs

    Lovely, but, (You know I always say it,) It's too square. You could've lopped the corners off the fan and really rounded the corners for a wacky 70's beach-ball radio look. Love the overall look with the fan guards, though.
  5. Cheapskate

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Oh, shit! I figured you would be still filling spots. THINGS are going to happen fast now.
  6. Cheapskate

    The Iron Turnip

    @Mosquito -This one was just gummy. Switching it on with new grease was like someone turning a knob from 1 to 10 really slowly. @Bill Owen - I've had to explain a few times when strangers see it. The double-takes are priceless. Think I should post your Exodus vids on Bit's log so they know I wasn't totally idle last year. -and because I'm hyped.
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    The Iron Turnip

    ^ That said, I did just mod an old drain plug to replace a missing one. -A half tube of liquid nail was dropped in my lap. I took advantage of that to glue the new part on. -I realized a junction box would work better than trying to slip long wire connectors into the tube. The top left corner connector was scrapped from a floppy drive to power 12 and 5 volt connectors. The 2 backwards connectors are 5 volt. The 4 pin is for the fans, and the 8 pin in the front joins the control connections. -There's still a few solder bridges that I had to file out in this pic. I'm still getting the hang of using reading glasses. -So that needed a backing. I rescued this plastic tape case from the recycle bin and got to hacking. -@Mosquito - I've seen you flashing the fancy chisel kits. Have a look at this former doorstop / gasket scraper / boot cleaner I found. :D Yes, it's as sticky as it looks. Since this is ABS, I knew I could shave it down faster than I could sand it. The scrap of plexi is being used as a depth stop. -Perfect. :D I made a second one and fused them together with acetone. -Intermission- Check out this China-tastic screwdriver I found. What do you call this type? Inverted flat head? -I re-greased this 1962-ish sander so it could replace it's crappy modern replacement. -OK, Back to the show. If this thing gets any more bomb-like I'm in danger. The high LED content is sure to arouse suspicion from the Boston Bomb Squad. After months of intermittent wiring I thought it would be good to see if it still worked... First try: No fans, and about 3 seconds of life. I didn't panic since there was no fire. I've seen catastrophic failures. I obviously just had something else wrong. I was pretty sure the fan issue was due to changing the wiring plans twice. Sure enough, the jumper I made was still mirrored so it could plug into another fan header. The boot issue I figured was based on the KVM. I didn't have it plugged into it before, so It must not have liked it, and I just forgot. TLDR; I swapped I/O cables, and it all runs. -I'll leave you with this. All that UV from the Turnip really makes the Ion Cube pop. I should swap out it's lighting for UV. Next up, I have to drain and get that back panel off for more port cutting. Thanks again to my sponsors:
  8. A little late, but thanks for posting. :D
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    (In Win 901) Asteria II: Rearmoured

    Neatly done. :D I tried McMaster Carr to try and find those. You were right. they only had flush-fit. 6-32 standoffs: Nearly all the cases I've gutted over the years used 6-32 male and female thread motherboard standoffs. You made me wonder if it's some US-only thing. -6-32 in the motherboard area and old serial ports, 4-40 on all gpu connectors.
  10. That and Defiant's rig. If you are going RGB, go all in. This came out great. The inner coverings really clean it up.
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    Project Timeless Warriors

    I don't think the tiny houses are a bad idea. It fits the theme pretty well.
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    Mod Zoo Podcast Listener Q&A Thread

    You made me think I missed the podcast for a second, Fannblade.
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    Simple Wooden Scratch Build

    Too simple! Too brief! :D
  14. You have a really good workshop. That home made router base for the dremel is pretty neat too. Cheap pvc plate: That would be awesome if it didn't make poison gas when you get it hot. It's more expensive than high-end plexiglas here.
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    The Song Remains the Same

    Bumping so this will be next to your current masterpiece for the new kids to see.