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    im putting together a case, i had some wood on me, so i was just making a shape, although im feeling lazy and might just use this (bad idea?)...i was going to transfer to aluminum, but i really dont know what i feel like doing...
    maybe carbon fiber the wood case? any thoughts let me know, thanks

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    you could always built it out of acrylic sheet, thats what alot of people have done on this forum.

    personally i would do it in Al. but thats up to you and your skill with working with it.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by seanz0rz
      you could always built it out of acrylic sheet, thats what alot of people have done on this forum.

      personally i would do it in Al. but thats up to you and your skill with working with it.
      im not so good with the acrylic, as nice as it is..
      i'll probably end up doing it with Al..

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      • #4
        i made a case with acrylic. Its not perfect but certainly works fine. I just cut the pieces with a saw and used some Weld-On (bonds acrylic) and its solid, going on 4 years of use. The biggest problem is getting clean cuts.
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        • #5
          well im off to make my own, probably out of aluminium, its just a ***** finding sheets of it that are big enough to make a case out of but thin enough to bend with out being too thin... sigh..... plus i got to make it so where i only have to unplug a few things instead of 7 or 8 cables, as it will be required to be removed and replaced frequently...

          or i can just wait till i get a new car...


          as for your case, what about coating the wood bits in fiberglass resin and laying mat over them? just make sure you have lots of ventalation.
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            but you have to love the accords (unless youre getting the new one w/the v6) those are great..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hsczp9
              maybe carbon fiber the wood case? any thoughts let me know, thanks
              If you use carbon, make sure that your PC isn't in the same room as the project when you're laying up. Carbon fiber is highlyconductive, and little "wisps" of it will get into everything when you start cutting. Before I do any CF work, I always set up a workstation in the middle of my empty garage, and power down anything electronic that I don't want to replace. I'll typically mop the floor when I am done just to make sure no stray fibers are around.

              I learned this stuff a while back when I built a CF subwoofer enclosure. In addition to the above, I also learned that a PG MS2125 amplifier will survive driving 0 ohms. (and not blow the fuses...)

              Since then, I will not do anything in CF that will house electronics.

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              • #8
                i think a carbon fiber case would be pretty freakin sweet.
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                • #9
                  If you can get ahold of prefab laminate, I say go for it. (Didn't think of that option when I wrote the first post.)

                  Also, CF is getting pretty hard to find in smaller quantities due to a worldwide shortage. Any CF fabrication I had planned is on hold until 2007 or so.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Damon
                    If you use carbon, make sure that your PC isn't in the same room as the project when you're laying up. Carbon fiber is highlyconductive, and little "wisps" of it will get into everything when you start cutting. Before I do any CF work, I always set up a workstation in the middle of my empty garage, and power down anything electronic that I don't want to replace. I'll typically mop the floor when I am done just to make sure no stray fibers are around.

                    I learned this stuff a while back when I built a CF subwoofer enclosure. In addition to the above, I also learned that a PG MS2125 amplifier will survive driving 0 ohms. (and not blow the fuses...)

                    Since then, I will not do anything in CF that will house electronics.
                    Great post. I learned quite bit, thanks!

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                    • #11
                      my friend actually has a pretty unlimited supply of carbon fiber from boeing at their shop, so i was just gonna send the case and let him do the cf.
                      i didnt know about the electric shock ability of cf, thats interesting.

                      i dont know why, but i decided to put the rest of my stuff up..

                      havent made a new lcd case yet..i think im going to cf everything

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