Some Questions On Plexiglass
Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:29 PM
My design calls for a ton of jagged and small bits all over the place. Layser's case is a good aproximation of the kinds of little bits I'm going to have. Well... at least in the overhead view. If you know his mod, you know his flames curve physically upward. My design, like the earth, is flat.
Now, I know I could just slap on a sheet on the underside of the case, but I want the plexiglass to be flush with the rest of the case on the top.
So, should I cut the plexiglass to the same pattern I cut the case with?
Or is there a better/alternate way to do this?
Or if you've got any other thoughts... you know what to do
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:18 PM
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:18 PM
because that would be really hard making it fit good keeping it flush so good luck with that if you do it that way. Too much to cut out on ur design too. But it would look cool it you got it too fit.
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:26 PM
this is what it looked like non-curvy if it helps
and before i cut it
good luck bud. have fun with this one. always welcome people who don't make square fricken windows. you know who you are lol
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:42 PM
Layser, I never saw profile pics of your case before...I didn't know the flames bent upward......wicked
If you manage to make the plexi flush then you rock 'cause I can't think of any way to do it that wouldn't be a complete pain in the ass
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:46 PM
Posted 07 July 2004 - 12:13 AM
Posted 07 July 2004 - 12:43 AM
if you were to make it flush..you would have to have a PERFECT cut, and you would have to have some sort of ledge underneath for it to sit on...which gives me an idea....hmm i gotta think about that...lol
Posted 07 July 2004 - 12:45 AM
Posted 07 July 2004 - 01:48 AM
I certainly don't want it to just sit underneath. To me, that would be downright awful.
I've been making some templates for myself, and looking at my spare case, trying to figgure out how to do this. If I use plexiglass, I would have to fit it just perfectly. I'd probably end up wasting a few square feet before I got it right
Layser, I'm honored I could be the first to use your case as an example. I'm supprised though. With such a nice case, I'm supprised nobody's tried something similar (They're probably just too afraid)
However, I don't plan on copying you. My theme is "technological flames", so the curved and jagged points you have are exactly what I'm going to face.
I could heat the plexiglass to form it into shape... but I'm concerned about fingerprints or something else forming impressions.
Or, I could make molds of each hole and then use meltable beads from a craft shop. I've never seen this used in a case mod before, but it seems like it should work.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 12:53 PM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 09:18 PM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 09:28 PM
I went out and bought some plexiglass today, and I'm gonna test out some different ideas.
Dremel the heck out of it
Heat and bend it
Sand the heck out of it
Cut it perfectly and angle it
Make molds and plastic melting beads instead
Posted 18 July 2004 - 01:21 PM
|QUOTE (Layser @ Jul 7 2004, 01:46 AM)|
|Yeah dude, i've been meaning to do a photoshoped sig but can't be bothered to learn to use photoshop, hense the cheapy sig pic and yeah it would be hard to do as the flames bend up, would be possable to fit it flush with the sides and under the flame. but those cuts took hours to cut. can't be arsed to cut perfect plexi. anyway, this case should be gone soon, and on with the next project... software, let us know what you plan on doing, in more detail, im interested now.|
what tools did you use to cut your xbox case Layser ??
nice box btw...
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