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    Looks really nice!
    Going to throw in some Coldcatodes as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nst6563 View Post
    you have removed the plastic covering on the sheet of plexi right?
    Yes i have. and once again epoxy does not work. i had two pieces glued together with epoxy and they incidentally fell down from like a foot distance and separated. glue came right off like it's never been there

    Quote Originally Posted by Crinos View Post
    Looks really nice!
    Going to throw in some Coldcatodes as well?
    nah, but i just picked up some Thermal Intake clear case-fans for like $1.30 and they have red LEDs so ill use that as my light source as well as cooling

    Quote Originally Posted by colin View Post
    Unrelated, wow thats a beast of a motherboard!
    Yea, this motherboard is really nice. Took me a while to find a right one with integrated HD graphic card and Dolby sound card, this is to save space (and $$) without buying additional expansion cards. as u can see im only using a tuner separately but it's tiny and once all the way in, it is the same height as the cd drive.

    btw u need a hell of a computer to run Vista media center. system plus media center running its already a gig of RAM used so i might be looking to upgrade my 2gb resource.

    So far with the project, im just waiting for my glue.... can't wait

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    Weldon sux, it only dissolves plexiglass when it's in small shreds but not the solid plate; when glued surface looks cloudy as after super glue.

    i end up using screws

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    Mek

    TYhis is what i use get a coffee cup and some MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) and pour about 1/3 of the cup full of the MEK (you can also use PVC cleaner it just takes longer to dissolve and dry but is readly available at any menards or hardware supply store) then start filling the cup with small chuncks or shavings of the plexi till the cup is 2/3 full. Then cover the cup with a piece of metal or such so that liquid doesnt evaporate. Let the MEk work on the plexi for a few hours until the substance has turned to a gel, may have to stire a few times. The once you have your gel get a chemical resistant syringe and fill it with the goo. Apply to your edges in a thin layer and press them together. you must keep them held together for quite awhile i suggest getting some clamps. This will actually fuse the parts together. just do some expermenting with amouts and such before working on the end product. Btw clean up is easy pour the rust of the goo out of the coffee cup and allow the rest to dry fully and then just pull it out. Good luck.

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    Here's some fabrication manuals that may help.

    Acrylic Fabrication Manuals

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