Front Casemod part 2 for Angl3d Ti custom pc Zeuligan 16

Front Casemod part 2 for Angl3d Ti custom pc Zeuligan

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Last piece before the exterior frame is complete is the front. It is also the hardest due to my design choice to expose the 3 front fans. As I have a challenge with the precision with my hand tools, I decided that the only way to get a prefect fit, is to make the holes for the fans to small and then I have to gradually grind them into shape and size, but first things first…

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It doesn’t look like it’s that much left to do, but with the cut outs I knew I had my work layed out for me

 

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Started with cutting and filing 4 pieces to start the cut outs. The challenge is that the holes needs to be flat, but I want an angled front.

 

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Lot’s of tape to keep the small edges together and in place while setting.

 

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Perfect fit, even if the tape adds to the future sanding job.

 

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I had an idea for a slight indent in the front, to make it less flat. Looks good, but adds another dimension to the complexity of this piece.

 

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Better angle for how the design will look.

 

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Fun feeling to start to see the design take shape.

 

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Almost done with the first cut out, but as I don’t have anything to connect the last piece, I needed to start working with the next cut out.

 

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Six small pieces later and the middle cut out is starting to form.

 

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This is a good angle to show the complexity and how many extra pieces is needed to keep the angled design and still ensure flat cut outs.

 

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Many hours later and the front is slowly taking shape

 

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Two larger triangles to start working on the bottom of the front and the last cut out.

 

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So small and fragile. Took forever to handfile them into shape, but managed without breaking them.

 

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Added two corresponding angles to the bottom

 

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Intentionally I didn’t close the gap yet. Want to ensure I have a good connection and shape towards the midddle cut out.

 

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One last piece to make the first and top fan cut out ready.

 

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This is how it looks before I go to work with my hand file

 

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Takes A LOT of filing, but eventually it will be the right shape.

 

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Look at that. First connection and first cut out ready. Long update this one. Next update will hopefully be the full front, but first I’m taking a small break, redesigning my modroom, due to a new very exciting sponsorship with Ryobi.

 

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