Pushing The Limits of Performance and Design

Pushing The Limits of Performance and Design

Part 3 - Acrylic Bending and Front Panel PDF Print E-mail
Written by TiTON   
Friday, 04 April 2008 03:58

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Part 3 – Acrylic Bending and Front Panel Work

Hey Folks,

So far we have the main cabinet cut, painted, and secured.  It is time to start working on the front face of the dispenser!!

For attaching the front face of the dispenser to the frame, I used Wood insert screws.  All you have to do is drill a hole, and then use a screwdriver to seat it. The wood insert and socket head screw is a perfect combination.

Wood Inserts

To attach the health tank to the case, I had to build a mounting plate.  The mounting plate needed to have deep counter sink holes to hide the screw head.  I did not have a drill bit large enough, so I use my drill press and rotated the piece to get the desired depth.

Countersink

Countersinked

Here is a pic of the mounting plate being dry fitted after being apainted.

Test Fit

To make the drawers for the tools, I cut two pieces of plexi to size, and use a heat gun to bend it to shape before the case was painted.

Plexi Laid Out

Bent Plexi

To attach the bottom drawer, I attached standard hinges to both the front frame and plexi.

Hinges


To have access to the video cables and power, I drill a large hole and re-used the desk table grommet.

Hole Saw and Grommet

Here is a pic of the entire case mod so far.  Very close to being completed.  The next part will have the final details.

Mod So Far.

I hoped you enjoyed this post.  Catch you on the next post.  Any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to post.

Ton

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2008 04:45
 
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