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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #200 on: Thu, 09 July 2015, 09:53:07 »
OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #201 on: Thu, 09 July 2015, 16:33:15 »
Paid the new invoice
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #202 on: Thu, 09 July 2015, 17:21:48 »
Invoice I paid yesterday. Sucks the price went up but it wasn't a major jump so it isn't a dealbreaker  :)

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #203 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 11:12:32 »
OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days


Haven't you already sent the first payment to BBS?


I'm asking because as far as I understood it sounded like you wanted to drop them for the new stuff. :)

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #204 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 11:14:51 »
OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days


Haven't you already sent the first payment to BBS?


I'm asking because as far as I understood it sounded like you wanted to drop them for the new stuff. :)
Nope. I said order was in because I was basically on the verge and was probably going to get it done later that day. But rest assured, all money is still safe with me :thumb:
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #205 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 11:22:10 »
OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days


Haven't you already sent the first payment to BBS?


I'm asking because as far as I understood it sounded like you wanted to drop them for the new stuff. :)
Nope. I said order was in because I was basically on the verge and was probably going to get it done later that day. But rest assured, all money is still safe with me :thumb:


Oh ok hence indeed if you have a better alternative than BBS that's worth looking into. I'll be looking forward about the news you'll come up with. :)

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #206 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 11:22:42 »
OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days


Haven't you already sent the first payment to BBS?


I'm asking because as far as I understood it sounded like you wanted to drop them for the new stuff. :)
Nope. I said order was in because I was basically on the verge and was probably going to get it done later that day. But rest assured, all money is still safe with me :thumb:


Oh ok hence indeed if you have a better alternative than BBS that's worth looking into. I'll be looking forward about the news you'll come up with. :)

Well we might be having some good news very soon
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #207 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 11:24:44 »
OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days


Haven't you already sent the first payment to BBS?


I'm asking because as far as I understood it sounded like you wanted to drop them for the new stuff. :)
Nope. I said order was in because I was basically on the verge and was probably going to get it done later that day. But rest assured, all money is still safe with me :thumb:


Oh ok hence indeed if you have a better alternative than BBS that's worth looking into. I'll be looking forward about the news you'll come up with. :)

Well we might be having some good news very soon
#hype

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #208 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 11:45:58 »
I like good news. Good news is good.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #209 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 14:14:37 »

I like good news. Good news is good.

And it's good that good news is so good. Because what if good news was bad?  Would that then be bad or good?
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #210 on: Fri, 10 July 2015, 18:09:19 »

I like good news. Good news is good.

And it's good that good news is so good. Because what if good news was bad?  Would that then be bad or good?
Goodception

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #211 on: Sat, 11 July 2015, 03:30:47 »
Choo choo. Has the hype train gotten anywhere?

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #212 on: Sun, 12 July 2015, 10:56:42 »
Choo choo. Has the hype train gotten anywhere?
Not yet chief.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #213 on: Mon, 13 July 2015, 02:58:57 »
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #214 on: Fri, 17 July 2015, 10:41:34 »
2nd invoice paid!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #215 on: Sun, 19 July 2015, 02:24:15 »
Well we might be having some good news very soon

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #216 on: Sun, 19 July 2015, 20:47:28 »
 :( Sad that I missed this groupbuy

Edit: I got a spot! Yay!
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« Reply #217 on: Mon, 20 July 2015, 09:07:32 »

Hwood, what happened with the local store opening nearby? Did you manage to get in touch with them?

:( Sad that I missed this groupbuy

Edit: I got a spot! Yay!


Hehe! Welcome to the club of the cool guys! :P


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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #218 on: Thu, 23 July 2015, 21:53:02 »
Just wondering if there's any news/updates, good or otherwise.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #219 on: Thu, 23 July 2015, 22:25:29 »
still talking to a place, but it's definitely closing in on an end
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« Reply #220 on: Fri, 24 July 2015, 02:14:33 »
Finally! :D

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« Reply #221 on: Fri, 24 July 2015, 03:37:29 »
Yes! Looking forward to what you'll come up with. :)

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« Reply #222 on: Fri, 31 July 2015, 14:42:36 »
Figure a week is a good time period to ask for an update, so yeah, any update?

Thanks!

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« Reply #223 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 14:15:05 »
 :thumb:
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« Reply #224 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 14:22:07 »
Patience is a virtue and one that I'm very happy to have with this buy. I'm sure hwood is doing what he can to make sure this goes smoothly! Hope all is well!

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« Reply #225 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 16:36:54 »
AFAIK I think we are no longer going with Big Blue Saw and Hwood is looking for alternatives.

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« Reply #226 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 17:42:20 »
Patience is a virtue and one that I'm very happy to have with this buy. I'm sure hwood is doing what he can to make sure this goes smoothly! Hope all is well!

Just re-read my post, really didn't mean to be a ****!! I don't think I've ever been more excited over a group buy! Got the HHKB layout coming, going to throw GMK Hyperfuse on it with some lubed and stickered ergo-clear-gaterons. This might be end-game for me  :thumb:

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« Reply #227 on: Mon, 03 August 2015, 06:29:48 »
Just re-read my post, really didn't mean to be a ****!! I don't think I've ever been more excited over a group buy! Got the HHKB layout coming, going to throw GMK Hyperfuse on it with some lubed and stickered ergo-clear-gaterons. This might be end-game for me  :thumb:

Haha, not at all. I understand the excitement. I'm way excited for this too. I plan on having an all black HHKB layout with Ivan's PBT Dark caps on there. I bought both blanks and BoBs to see which I prefer, or if I want to mix and match.  :thumb: Dat GMK though. Should look great! I too am going the Ergo Clears route with mine, with carbon fiber style stickers, haha. Zealios look pretty tasty, but I already have the 60 MX Clears I need for this build so I think I might pass on them for now. D: I just need a set of gold plated stabs and about 30 clear switch tops to have everything all set and ready.  :thumb:

(Is it bad that part of the driving reason I bought this is because I have a HHKB case I thought would fit my Rapoo KX (where I started with mechanicals xD) but didn't. I justified needing this because I needed something to fill the HHKB case. It's kinda why I want the black on black so I can really make it look like a HHKB  ^-^)

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #228 on: Mon, 03 August 2015, 06:57:14 »
Mine will be going with a FaceU Replica I got a while back and clear switches! Loving the feel of ergo clears on my phantom though.... Tough decision :)) Already have all my clear switch tops and stickers :D Now now, no pressure Hwood! :p

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« Reply #229 on: Mon, 03 August 2015, 08:26:11 »
I bought b.thumb PCB from winkeyless store waiting in my shelve. SMD presoldered with RGB side LED too. Looking forward to have a case to put it in as well. I'll be doing an HHKB layout with Hyperfuse as well. I have CMYW coming from Massdrop in a few, perhaps I'll get another set. I don't know yet. :D  I'll be putting Gateron Black.

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« Reply #230 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 14:16:11 »
I've gotta ask. Has there been any progress with the local/alternative place?

In retrospect the 5-8 week delay with Big Blue Saw doesn't seem so bad anymore.

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« Reply #231 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 14:23:33 »
Let me first lay a disclaimer that I'm not trying to be a white knight, but I personally don't mind the wait. Everything else takes forever as it is. I have faith in hwood. I'm sure he must be doing what he can.

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« Reply #232 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 17:54:18 »
Let me first lay a disclaimer that I'm not trying to be a white knight, but I personally don't mind the wait. Everything else takes forever as it is. I have faith in hwood. I'm sure he must be doing what he can.
I don't mind waiting (waited well over a year for another GB). However, updates would be appreciated. Even if nothing has happened.

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« Reply #233 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 18:32:32 »
That's true, you have a good point there. It would be nice to know what is going on.  :thumb:

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« Reply #234 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 21:15:46 »
Sorry about the lack of updates, I was just kinda waiting for anything new to happen before I posted
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« Reply #235 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 09:45:40 »
Sorry about the lack of updates, I was just kinda waiting for anything new to happen before I posted
If you don't mind me asking what is the current hold up? Last update didn't indicate that manufacturing had started but you were awaiting another quote if I remember correctly.


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« Reply #236 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 09:46:43 »
Sorry about the lack of updates, I was just kinda waiting for anything new to happen before I posted
If you don't mind me asking what is the current hold up? Last update didn't indicate that manufacturing had started but you were awaiting another quote if I remember correctly.
Just trying to find the best place at this point. I'd like to find a really good place I can use in the future as well
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« Reply #237 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 10:11:22 »
OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days

Now it's been a month since this post. It's also been over a month since the adjusted invoices went out. Getting a little worried now. Surely you've got to have some kind of update for us???

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« Reply #238 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 11:55:57 »
OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days

Now it's been a month since this post. It's also been over a month since the adjusted invoices went out. Getting a little worried now. Surely you've got to have some kind of update for us???

It's a group buy, it is likely going to be awhile before you get the case. Group buys have taken over a year long for the product to get into the buyers' hands. I'm not saying this GB is going to take over a year but anytime you enter a GB you should understand that the dates the GB Leader gives are usually estimations. Also should be taken into account is that this GB is the first of it's kind, involving a carbon fiber case, there is a lot of design, testing, and manufacturing to be done to ensure that that the product is of high quality to ship out.
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« Reply #239 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 12:02:09 »
OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days

Now it's been a month since this post. It's also been over a month since the adjusted invoices went out. Getting a little worried now. Surely you've got to have some kind of update for us???

It's a group buy, it is likely going to be awhile before you get the case. Group buys have taken over a year long for the product to get into the buyers' hands. I'm not saying this GB is going to take over a year but anytime you enter a GB you should understand that the dates the GB Leader gives are usually estimations. Also should be taken into account is that this GB is the first of it's kind, involving a carbon fiber case, there is a lot of design, testing, and manufacturing to be done to ensure that that the product is of high quality to ship out.

Problem here is that the delay has nothing to do with the design, testing or manufacturing.  The delay seems to be coming from shopping around and awaiting updated prices, however revised quotes were sent out a month ago, on what I assumed was a higher than expected pricing from the original vendor.  I was under the impression upon payment of the extra invoice, that manufacturing can begin through the original vendor. 

I am a mechanical engineer, and routinely send parts out for quote for the quantities that are described here.  It can definitely take a week or so to get a quote, but for a business to take a month to provide a quote, that is a sign that they are not interested in making the part and it is very unlikely that they will provide a quote that is competitive.

@hwood34 I know of some shops in the greater Portland area that are likely capable of doing this sort of work.  If you want me to submit a drawing for quote, feel free to PM me and I can get some quotes at this end.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #240 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 13:41:53 »

OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days

Now it's been a month since this post. It's also been over a month since the adjusted invoices went out. Getting a little worried now. Surely you've got to have some kind of update for us???

It's a group buy, it is likely going to be awhile before you get the case. Group buys have taken over a year long for the product to get into the buyers' hands. I'm not saying this GB is going to take over a year but anytime you enter a GB you should understand that the dates the GB Leader gives are usually estimations. Also should be taken into account is that this GB is the first of it's kind, involving a carbon fiber case, there is a lot of design, testing, and manufacturing to be done to ensure that that the product is of high quality to ship out.

Problem here is that the delay has nothing to do with the design, testing or manufacturing.  The delay seems to be coming from shopping around and awaiting updated prices, however revised quotes were sent out a month ago, on what I assumed was a higher than expected pricing from the original vendor.  I was under the impression upon payment of the extra invoice, that manufacturing can begin through the original vendor. 

I am a mechanical engineer, and routinely send parts out for quote for the quantities that are described here.  It can definitely take a week or so to get a quote, but for a business to take a month to provide a quote, that is a sign that they are not interested in making the part and it is very unlikely that they will provide a quote that is competitive.

@hwood34 I know of some shops in the greater Portland area that are likely capable of doing this sort of work.  If you want me to submit a drawing for quote, feel free to PM me and I can get some quotes at this end.

I believe CF can't be laser cut and must be cut with water jet...not sure if that's just any water jet or something special.

Some CNC's can do it but they can chip it is the bits are not sharp enough, and the shape of our switch holes wouldn't work for CNC anyway I guess.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #241 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 13:43:07 »

OK so not to get everyone's hope up, but I'm looking into a local place that opened up recently that is evidently cheap and does a really good job. I'll be back with details in few days

Now it's been a month since this post. It's also been over a month since the adjusted invoices went out. Getting a little worried now. Surely you've got to have some kind of update for us???

It's a group buy, it is likely going to be awhile before you get the case. Group buys have taken over a year long for the product to get into the buyers' hands. I'm not saying this GB is going to take over a year but anytime you enter a GB you should understand that the dates the GB Leader gives are usually estimations. Also should be taken into account is that this GB is the first of it's kind, involving a carbon fiber case, there is a lot of design, testing, and manufacturing to be done to ensure that that the product is of high quality to ship out.

Problem here is that the delay has nothing to do with the design, testing or manufacturing.  The delay seems to be coming from shopping around and awaiting updated prices, however revised quotes were sent out a month ago, on what I assumed was a higher than expected pricing from the original vendor.  I was under the impression upon payment of the extra invoice, that manufacturing can begin through the original vendor. 

I am a mechanical engineer, and routinely send parts out for quote for the quantities that are described here.  It can definitely take a week or so to get a quote, but for a business to take a month to provide a quote, that is a sign that they are not interested in making the part and it is very unlikely that they will provide a quote that is competitive.

@hwood34 I know of some shops in the greater Portland area that are likely capable of doing this sort of work.  If you want me to submit a drawing for quote, feel free to PM me and I can get some quotes at this end.

I believe CF can't be laser cut and must be cut with water jet...not sure if that's just any water jet or something special.

Some CNC's can do it but they can chip it is the bits are not sharp enough, and the shape of our switch holes wouldn't work for CNC anyway I guess.
Would definitely need to be water cut, with the square interior corners, a CNC won't work well.

Edit :accidentally said laser earlier.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #242 on: Fri, 21 August 2015, 21:58:48 »
Obligatory request for update.

If BBS is up and running now, I for one wouldn't mind giving up possible savings to get them in to production sooner. Unless of course there are serious issues with their quality.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #243 on: Fri, 21 August 2015, 22:02:35 »
Obligatory request for update.

If BBS is up and running now, I for one wouldn't mind giving up possible savings to get them in to production sooner. Unless of course there are serious issues with their quality.

Waiting on a material quote from two other places, it takes a while since the 1.5mm isn't a common thickness for the CF
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #244 on: Fri, 21 August 2015, 22:26:31 »
On a side note, what types of stabilizers will it take? Will I be able to retain my current Cherry PCB mounted ones? If not, can I stick Costar stabs on? If it won't take either, someone point me in the direction of Cherry plate mounts please! :)

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #245 on: Fri, 21 August 2015, 22:45:47 »
On a side note, what types of stabilizers will it take? Will I be able to retain my current Cherry PCB mounted ones? If not, can I stick Costar stabs on? If it won't take either, someone point me in the direction of Cherry plate mounts please! :)

It looks like Cherry plate mount to me, but I could be wrong.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #246 on: Fri, 21 August 2015, 23:02:07 »
On a side note, what types of stabilizers will it take? Will I be able to retain my current Cherry PCB mounted ones? If not, can I stick Costar stabs on? If it won't take either, someone point me in the direction of Cherry plate mounts please! :)

It looks like Cherry plate mount to me, but I could be wrong.

PCB mount
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« Reply #247 on: Sat, 22 August 2015, 03:28:35 »
Sweet! Save myself the hassle of trying to find some plate mounts. :)

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« Reply #248 on: Sat, 22 August 2015, 03:30:48 »
Oh and excuse the double post but just wondering if you've confirmed the grey acrylic midpiece. If not, I'm imagining a clear frosted/diffused piece might look pretty amazing.

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« Reply #249 on: Sat, 22 August 2015, 03:32:09 »
Oh and excuse the double post but just wondering if you've confirmed the grey acrylic midpiece. If not, I'm imagining a clear frosted/diffused piece might look pretty amazing.
Yup, trying to get it as close to the color of the cut side as possible
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