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    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
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  • #2
    use blocks of wood and screw into them or possibly buy aluminum L pieces and cut to length

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    • #3
      hmmm yea , i was thinking about the blocks of wood... except i think i already made the pieces of hardboard too small for anything that big.. (meaning the bottom piece of hardboard is only slightly bigger than the mobo itself)

      i might try that.. but if anyone has any other ideas, feel free to help me out
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      • #4
        use thin aluminum L sections on the outside of the wood.give it a stronger edge, tidy things up, and its cheap. To fasten it - your choice of glue, screw, bolt, rivet etc.
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        • #5
          what type of glue would hold aluminum (or steel?) to hardboard?
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          • #6
            i dont think there would be a good way to glue it unless you drilled holes in the hardboard to allow for more surface area. If you do that, than just use epoxy.

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            • #7
              supposedly that gorilla glue is good for metal.. try that junk out.. $5 at homedepot or lowes or whatever.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tuckie
                i dont think there would be a good way to glue it unless you drilled holes in the hardboard to allow for more surface area. If you do that, than just use epoxy.
                so your saying in order to use epoxy, i should first drill holes in the hardboard where i am going to attach the L brackets? Or instead of drilling holes to be used with glue, i should use epoxy?
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                • #9
                  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
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wizawuza
                    supposedly that gorilla glue is good for metal.. try that junk out.. $5 at homedepot or lowes or whatever.

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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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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                            • #15
                              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

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