First hole cut with dremel, pics

Eric1285

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Got my dremel a few days ago, and this is the first hole I've cut. It's a 120mm side intake hole. Gonna put an Evercool aluminum fan in there, 84 CFM, 31dBa. As you can see, I slipped and went a bit too far with the dremel in two or three places, but overall, I think it turned out okay. With the fan grill on, no one will be able to tell I slipped. The pics are right after I cut it. I've since used some rubbing compound to take out the smaller scratches, so it looks a lot cleaner. All that remains are the big scratches.

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post pics after u put a fan + fan grill on
i think it would look real nice
 

Eric1285

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Yeah, I will. Unfortunately, I bought machine screws that I thought were too long. I guess I forgot to factor in the thickness of the window and the fan grill. I cut them too short (dremel trigger finger happy) and I have no way to mount them until tomorrow.
 

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next time lay masking tape before you cut you wont beleive how much it helps slippage and you might of only scrapped tape insteasd of plexi.
 

Eric1285

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I did use masking tape. I don't mean slippage...I mean like I went too far in a straight line. I used two layers of masking tape, so I never once cut the plexy because of slippage like that. The scratches you see were mostly taken off by the rubbing compound anyways.
 

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dremal is alot like cs, insted of pushing down, go tap tap tap on the dremal (or mouse in cs)
 

Eric1285

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Originally posted by Morphes
dremal is alot like cs, insted of pushing down, go tap tap tap on the dremal (or mouse in cs)

Haha, yeah, I read a tutorial before I did it. I ended up going around 4-5 times. First time just to trace where i wanted (that's when I made a few boo boos) and the the other times to make deeper grooves, and then on the last time i just let the dremel push itself around, and cut it out.
 

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Originally posted by Eric1285
(dremel trigger finger happy)

Yep your dremel trigger sure is finger happy... But anyway, looks great. Much more clean than my first work with a dremel.
 

Eric1285

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I used a regular, non reinforced cutting discs. They're the bread and butter ones that you get like 10 of in the included accessories.

I installed the fan today. My screw holes were a bit crooked, so the fan isn't perfectly square, but I can fix that if I were so inclined. I'm happy with it though.

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(Sorry for the blurry pic, camera's too small to hold real steady in my huge hands)
 
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