||[Oct. 25th, 2002|01:19 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
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Unregulated ID implant chip already in production
Radioactive cat poo fandango
Hunting dog shoots owner. Ho hum.
I agree, the sniper should come to Detroit
Man, am I ever out of the loop. They're showing Hayao Miyazaki's new film in Royal Joke, until next thursday. Poosticks. Oh well, the MCCC rides again this Saturday, this time I'm going to try to limit myself a bit. Cels haven't come yet, I just checked with my apartment complex. Considering the guy said she would ship them out last Saturday or Monday, I'm not too worried just yet, but I'm not entirely sure how the shipping companies handle my apartment complex. Going to have to make more frames for them, which means drilling Lexan again. Anybody have any bright ideas on how to keep the holes aligned through two sheets, and how to keep them from cracking? I was taping them together and using a block of scrap wood as a drill-through-able stand. Ghetto custom frames, but they look pretty cool. I used machine bolts, those star-pointed lock washers, and nuts to hold the frames together when tightened on the drilled Lexan, and left the cels in their protective bag. I'm guessing that would piss off some creepy Disney cell collector, but it's better than the way most vendors store them (in a 3-ring binder).
Couple ideas... First, feed the bit VERY slowly. VERY VERY slowly. It's pressure which causes the cracks. You also might want to try running the bit in reverse and melting a hole through. This way works well, too, but there will be a little bit of flash to clean up. Oh, and go buy a brand new drill bit. Not a cheap one, either. Buy a nice brad point bit (if it's something of a fairly large size) that is sharp enough to (easily) cut you. That'll help it run through quick. Also, if you get some polycarbonate besides lexan, one that doesn't shatter, like the stuff that is commonly used for windows on schools, you'll have much better luck drilling it, as it can't crack. I used some stuff for my arcade game that was so nice you could bend it and it wouldn't break. I took a 1cm wide strip, folded it in half, then pounded it flat with a hammer. Never cracked, never broke, never went white, except for right where the fold was.
Where did you get it? I got the stuff I used from Home Despot, they cut it to size for free.
I got it from a friend's dad. I'm trying to remember the brand... I know that they use it for shields on machines at his shop. I remember there being some sort of rhino logo on it, but I'm having a REAL hard time with the brand.
Ahh. Found it. Thank my mad Google skillz. The stuff that we used is called Hyzod. There's some information about it available here
. Oh, I also saw a recommendation that you use a dull bit when drilling acrylic, so that it will scrape out a hole as opposed to tearing it out and therefore cracking it.
It looks to me as if you could probably call up that San Diego Plastics place and get all sorts of acrylic and polycarbonate. It'd look real slick to have a white backing with a clear front. Or, a frosted back with a light behind them for your cells...
They played Sen To Chihiro... at Con Ja Nai too, dude.
I didnt know the comic con was going on this weekend.
Thanks for the heads up
2002-10-25 06:52 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm outta the loop too
I didn't know either until I drove by the Novi Expo Center. Apparently there's a "fall edition" now.
2002-10-26 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm outta the loop too
Which, incidentally, sucks ass compared to the regular MCCC. I would skip it unless there's something you're specifically looking for that local vendors don't carry. The cel guy's there, though, which is cool.