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    The Gorilla glue expands like crazy when it cures and makes a horrible mess. You'll find out exactly how well it sticks when you try to clean the excess off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzKAOSnz
    Hmmm. things i would try - but would depend on the size of the L brackets. Say if you had 20-30mm+ overlap then i would try araldite, epoxy, or some sort of contact adhesive. If you were going to glue - i would hit both surfaces with a 100-200 grit sandpaper. Also - with glue - a screw or two of some sort may be a good idea
    sounds like a plan,
    ill see how it works and post if i have any problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by toadster123
    I am making a case for my mobo/pc components out of hardboard ... and i was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for a better way of attaching the sides of the hardboard (to the other pieces of hardboard)...

    currently i am just using metal hinges... but they arent too strong..and are kind of expensive if i use alot and make it more sturdy... im looking for a cheap, compact, and sturdy way of making a case out of hardword... without having to make it any larger

    Is that an ISA SLOT??!?!

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    go to home depot and get some aluminum L brackets drill into them then tap the holes you drilled. you can then screw directly into that. (use a lock washer or loc-tite just in case)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmurray14
    Is that an ISA SLOT??!?!
    Watch the specs of his carputer. ISA slots weren't uncommon back in the era of Pentiums 233mmx.

    I too have an isa slot on my ol' trusty kt7133A

    A box made with hardboard ? Yep, I plan using something similar, excepte the box is a tiny tool box




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    I would say that the wood you're using is too thin and flimsy to be of any usefull application, go for something a bit wider, cut _|-|_|-|_|-|_ shapes into every edge, so the sides can slot together, increases surface area for a wood glue to take hold and also creates many many points for extra long panel pins for added strength, with a bit thicker wood you have the advantage of a bit of extra strength and security if you take a rear-ender also attatching fans for heat control will be easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmo
    I would say that the wood you're using is too thin and flimsy to be of any usefull application, go for something a bit wider, cut _|-|_|-|_|-|_ shapes into every edge, so the sides can slot together, increases surface area for a wood glue to take hold and also creates many many points for extra long panel pins for added strength, with a bit thicker wood you have the advantage of a bit of extra strength and security if you take a rear-ender also attatching fans for heat control will be easier

    just my opinion
    yea that might be a better idea.. i just had some hardboard lying around and figured id try it with that.. since i wont have a cd-rom drive or anything to big and heavy.. cept for the hdd and psu..


    im trying to create the smallest case possible... (which will include the psu, mobo, cpu, sound card, vid card, networking card [maybe usb to leave more room], and hdd)

    i might just check out my local hardware stores and see how much acrylic costs... i think i already have some epoxy in the basement.. (which, from what ive seen posted on this board, apparently works well with acrylic... no?)
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