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60% Low Profile Case
« on: Sat, 17 October 2015, 20:23:14 »
Hey guys!

I have been working on a 60% low profile case and have finally finished modeling it.  I used the GH60 PCB files and used KiCad StepUp to export a step file and imported that to ensure fitment.  I will include some screenshots for now.  Once I can cut and verify this fits my board I will upload the 3d files for everyone to use.  I will most likely put them up in my mechanical keyboard folder in the autodesk 360 world.  That way people can use Fusion360 to edit them for free if they want.

The plan with the mounts is to buy some M2x6mm female-female standoffs.  The holes are set to be 3mm which should allow me to sink the standoff and some glue in there.  The biggest things I am unsure of are the DIP switch hole and the USB connector clearance.

I don't know when I will have time to cut this.  I am hoping to get it cut into some cheap ass wood just to check it for now that way it can be uploaded quicker.  I need to source some cherry before I cut my final one

Some of you may notice that the USB is a side cutout.  I will not be rechucking the piece to cut that (I can't anyways, too tall for xcarve).  I will most likely create a jig for a bearing router bit to ride on.





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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 17 October 2015, 20:33:39 »
Looks good. How much would it cost making one out of a chunk of aluminum?

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 17 October 2015, 21:40:01 »
If you had a way to cut it, not much.  If you have to have someone else cut it, you might as well buy a TEX.  Possibly become affordable if a group buy was run.  I don't know what quantities he runs his cases in.  I don't have a way to cut it out of aluminum myself.  The machine I have just isn't set up for doing such a large job in aluminum.

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 18 October 2015, 21:23:51 »
Running the test cut to see if my measurements are correct.



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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 18 October 2015, 23:13:00 »
looks like my usb connection is a little off.  I need to get the dremel out tomorrow so I can cut the side for the usb. Probably add a little extra play to the sides its a pretty tight fit.  Ill know more tomorrow.

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 02:11:47 »




Picked up some cherry!  Hopefully have something finalized soon.

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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 16:29:04 »
Best of luck in production, I'd love to see the end result of this.  I have a 3d printed low profile on my v60 now, but a nice wood case would be great.

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 23:24:18 »
This looks quite nice, but I feel that some people might want to have a larger slant for a more comfortable typing angle.

Any plans to use aluminum feet on the bottom or some sort of feet? ^-^

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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 02:35:23 »
I have contemplated making a wedge shape that could be bolted on.  Or two small shapes.  Even those aluminum feet that seem common would work.  Just haven't gotten that far.  Is there a standard degree of angle that is used?

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 02:46:00 »
Usually people tend to dislike "bolt-on" stuff and prefer a solid piece. Would be amazing if you would consider something like that. ^-^

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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 03:28:07 »
Hmmm I will have to look into that.  I don't think I will have the ability to mass produce these either.  However, I could easily release another file with a slant to it.  I just need to get more practice with double sided machining first.

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« Reply #11 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 11:07:25 »
If you finally decide to share your final drawings, it would be great if you share a manufacturing log, just to get some lessons learned for the machining of the plate. I will try to get one milled myself in the machining workshop we have at the University.

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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 12:36:34 »
If you finally decide to share your final drawings, it would be great if you share a manufacturing log, just to get some lessons learned for the machining of the plate. I will try to get one milled myself in the machining workshop we have at the University.

You got it man.  I have some notes already from just trying to get the process better (reduce chattering, remove some unnecessary cuts, etc).  I have also had some woes that taught me a lot.  Even though this is still a simple 2D part its the most involved part I have machined on my setup yet.  The first big issue I had was with the machine software (using chilipeppr).  It pauses for a tool change, I change the tool, and you are supposed to hit this return to last position button.  Well that button does a G0 rapid move to the last location.  Which crashed my bit into the front of the case because the Z dropped too low before entering the pocket.  The second one was literally the next try.  I change into that same tool and this time I rapid to the XY manually first and then click the reposition button.  So now just the Z drops down to location (the right side of the part on the outside profile).  As soon as I unpause from the tool change it G0 rapids to an XY location and just cuts through the part haha.  After examining the gcode I see that there is a XY rapid and then a Z rapid after every tool change.  So now I just unpause after I change the tool instead of hitting that god damn button.

But finally I have a test piece cut out of MDF!





Theres a few things that I had to change.  I dropped the fillets on the inside of the case.  I felt they were unnecessary and because I don't have any round-over tooling they had to be roughed out with a ballnose endmill and sanded flush.  This means they took FOREVER. There was a mistake made and the outside one didn't get cut unfortunately, but that is the only one that I left.  Which is about a 12 minute operation alone.  I also dropped the standoffs.  No matter what I did I could not get them to stop snapping off.  They were just too small for being made out of wood and without fail they each would snap off at some point in time.  Even if 1 survived I could easily snap it off with my thumb with absolutely no effort.  I just flushed them up because I am gluing those brass m2x6 standoffs in anyways.  I also removed the edge around the perimeter.  It didn't touch when I did it the first time.  I may add it back and make it wider, but I am not sure I see the necessity.

I think the USB is still a little too far to the left.  The dip switch hole seems way too tiny as well.

As far as machining goes, I have an operation that after the 1/8" endmill cuts the usb and dipswitch pockets it goes around and tightens up edges.  Just trying to get any fillets naturally left over from the 1/4" endmill down as small as possible.  I would think that in theory this would work, but it seems like it worked sloppily in practice.  All the corners kind of look strange.  I can't figure out if its the operation I am doing or if maybe the endmill is flexing a little (my longest one) causing a strange looking cut.  You can probably see it in some of the pictures.  The corners are almost three circles Olympic ring style lol.

Oh yeah and this is how I monitor my machine and play destiny so this process doesn't bore me to death. (YawCAM top center for networked webcam and TightVNC viewer on the top right)


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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 12:43:40 »
If you finally decide to share your final drawings, it would be great if you share a manufacturing log, just to get some lessons learned for the machining of the plate. I will try to get one milled myself in the machining workshop we have at the University.

You got it man.  I have some notes already from just trying to get the process better (reduce chattering, remove some unnecessary cuts, etc).  I have also had some woes that taught me a lot.  Even though this is still a simple 2D part its the most involved part I have machined on my setup yet.  The first big issue I had was with the machine software (using chilipeppr).  It pauses for a tool change, I change the tool, and you are supposed to hit this return to last position button.  Well that button does a G0 rapid move to the last location.  Which crashed my bit into the front of the case because the Z dropped too low before entering the pocket.  The second one was literally the next try.  I change into that same tool and this time I rapid to the XY manually first and then click the reposition button.  So now just the Z drops down to location (the right side of the part on the outside profile).  As soon as I unpause from the tool change it G0 rapids to an XY location and just cuts through the part haha.  After examining the gcode I see that there is a XY rapid and then a Z rapid after every tool change.  So now I just unpause after I change the tool instead of hitting that god damn button.

But finally I have a test piece cut out of MDF!
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Theres a few things that I had to change.  I dropped the fillets on the inside of the case.  I felt they were unnecessary and because I don't have any round-over tooling they had to be roughed out with a ballnose endmill and sanded flush.  This means they took FOREVER. There was a mistake made and the outside one didn't get cut unfortunately, but that is the only one that I left.  Which is about a 12 minute operation alone.  I also dropped the standoffs.  No matter what I did I could not get them to stop snapping off.  They were just too small for being made out of wood and without fail they each would snap off at some point in time.  Even if 1 survived I could easily snap it off with my thumb with absolutely no effort.  I just flushed them up because I am gluing those brass m2x6 standoffs in anyways.  I also removed the edge around the perimeter.  It didn't touch when I did it the first time.  I may add it back and make it wider, but I am not sure I see the necessity.

I think the USB is still a little too far to the left.  The dip switch hole seems way too tiny as well.

As far as machining goes, I have an operation that after the 1/8" endmill cuts the usb and dipswitch pockets it goes around and tightens up edges.  Just trying to get any fillets naturally left over from the 1/4" endmill down as small as possible.  I would think that in theory this would work, but it seems like it worked sloppily in practice.  All the corners kind of look strange.  I can't figure out if its the operation I am doing or if maybe the endmill is flexing a little (my longest one) causing a strange looking cut.  You can probably see it in some of the pictures.  The corners are almost three circles Olympic ring style lol.

Oh yeah and this is how I monitor my machine and play destiny so this process doesn't bore me to death. (YawCAM top center for networked webcam and TightVNC viewer on the top right)
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Awesome man, I will follow your documentation and drawings carefully. Thank you again.

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 31 October 2015, 12:15:43 »
Yay! New 3mm high speed drill bits came in and I am about to run the lastest CAM revision...  Hopefully this is the last test piece I have to cut and I can run my first piece out of cherry tonight or tomorrow.


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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 31 October 2015, 19:53:13 »
Awesome work! How do you like modeling in fusion 360?

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« Reply #16 on: Sat, 31 October 2015, 20:55:36 »
I actually am not a fan... I don't like the way things are setup as far as menus.  Maybe I need to learn shortcuts better, but theres a lot of things that just don't have shortcuts (listed at least).  Also I have had issues with lag spikes when doing like 5x5 patterning which should be easy as hell.  I am rocking a i7-4770k with 16gb of ram and an SSD so its not like I am asking much.  To be honest I have been modeling this in inventor and importing it to fusion because I really like the CAM portion.  However, for free, fusion kicks ass.  It is super powerful and does do most of what I need it to.  The only things its missing is the specialty stuff of which I only use the force/flex analysis and the mold analysis.

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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 03:16:04 »
Woa we have the same PC specs! I actually haven't tried Fusion360 since I'm so adjusted to SolidWorks but based on your review I'll probably never bother.  The Cam software I use (HSMworks) is very similar to what's inside fusion 360 though since they're both owned by Autodesk.  I can tell you for sure it doesn't get any easier than that for CAM.

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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 08:21:07 »
Haha thats weird!

I have hsmworks inside of inventor.  I just haven't used it because of being lazy about porting my tool library over.  I love being able to just share files with others.  The fact that its free also helps with "compatibility" for other people.  Plus the downloads let you just pick a format for export which is nice.  My real issues arises when I end up making a part in inventor first and then I need to make changes.  I have to upload the new file and then recreate all my tooling operations.  My workflow just involves saving them as templates and then creating them in the new file from the templates.  I have been trying to stay in fusion though if possible.  This 60% case just didn't work out that way for some specific reasons.  Mainly involving difficulties manipulating dwg's into sketches (plate output from swik builder) and importing an stl for the GH60 from kicad.

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 08:30:37 »
Running the test cut to see if my measurements are correct.



Rocko's Modern Life as the avatar and machining porn video? I like you. And I like this project even if I don't really like wood cases on keyboards. I love the CNC and the whole design process you're showing people. Can't wait to see it finished.

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 09:48:57 »
Don't make me blush, captain!

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« Reply #21 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 09:55:50 »
Rocko's Modern Life as the avatar and machining porn video? I like you. And I like this project even if I don't really like wood cases on keyboards. I love the CNC and the whole design process you're showing people. Can't wait to see it finished.
I have little knowledge about CNC, but wouldn't it be possible to use the same G-code to cut an aluminum case? (After making the proper setup changes concerning material change, of course.)

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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 10:05:15 »
I have little knowledge about CNC, but wouldn't it be possible to use the same G-code to cut an aluminum case? (After making the proper setup changes concerning material change, of course.)

Um...I think so? I'm not 100% sure. But the G-Code wouldn't give you a drawing or a model. It would just be a line of code to run the machine.

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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 10:26:21 »
You could use similar Gcode.  You would need to change your speeds and feeds.  Its more about the model though.  The issue you'll have with gcode is that it is situation specific.  This means that I could give you my gcode and it might not work for you.  You won't have the same tools or machine as me.  This is where fusion360 gets nifty though because you could open my part, put your tools in your own tool library, possibly change your speeds and feeds depending on machine capabilities, and output your gcode with the correct post processor for your machine.

But all the tooling operations would be the same.  If I wanted to cut this in aluminum on my machine I would just change speeds, feeds, and max depths and I would be okay.  All the operations would stay the same.  The 3D model can be used to just give to a shop as well and they would program their own operations for their machines.

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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 10:46:51 »
I have little knowledge about CNC, but wouldn't it be possible to use the same G-code to cut an aluminum case? (After making the proper setup changes concerning material change, of course.)

Um...I think so? I'm not 100% sure. But the G-Code wouldn't give you a drawing or a model. It would just be a line of code to run the machine.

G-Code is the CNC programming language, most mills and lathes have most of the standard and some special codes to work with.

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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 10:48:03 »
You could use similar Gcode.  You would need to change your speeds and feeds.  Its more about the model though.  The issue you'll have with gcode is that it is situation specific.  This means that I could give you my gcode and it might not work for you.  You won't have the same tools or machine as me.  This is where fusion360 gets nifty though because you could open my part, put your tools in your own tool library, possibly change your speeds and feeds depending on machine capabilities, and output your gcode with the correct post processor for your machine.

But all the tooling operations would be the same.  If I wanted to cut this in aluminum on my machine I would just change speeds, feeds, and max depths and I would be okay.  All the operations would stay the same.  The 3D model can be used to just give to a shop as well and they would program their own operations for their machines.

This knowledge bomb though. Thanks for the info :D

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 13:07:22 »
If you'd like a case cut out of aluminum, my local makerspace has a CNC machine that I believe could do the job. I have a friend who already has a membership, so it could potentially be cheaper than a tex. I have to admit though, I do really like the low-profile wood case idea. My problem with other wood cases (on MD and such) has been the amount of bezel on them, so this would make me very happy.
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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 13:18:45 »
I might be interested at some point.  Currently I am mainly interested in wood as well.  I want to eventually do one with a slant and an integrated palm rest as well since I have seen interest expressed.  Mainly with the aluminum thing I just meant if people wanted to ever use this model for a group run or something.  I would just need to add the builtin standoffs back real quick.  I will try to remember to release both versions when I know it works.

I am eventually going to do a few upgrades to my machine.  I can add some extra material in a couple of spots that should allow me to cut aluminum without flex.  I can technically do it now its just I would have to do it in super small depth cuts.  I am still in the process of insulating my garage which is why the machine is in my living room in all these pictures lol.

I am hoping to do my first cherry cut today I just had an issue with my side clamps not holding the material flat.  Needed a couple extra long bolts to use my top down clamps.

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 13:23:56 »
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I might be interested at some point.  Currently I am mainly interested in wood as well.  I want to eventually do one with a slant and an integrated palm rest as well since I have seen interest expressed.  Mainly with the aluminum thing I just meant if people wanted to ever use this model for a group run or something.  I would just need to add the builtin standoffs back real quick.  I will try to remember to release both versions when I know it works.

I am eventually going to do a few upgrades to my machine.  I can add some extra material in a couple of spots that should allow me to cut aluminum without flex.  I can technically do it now its just I would have to do it in super small depth cuts.  I am still in the process of insulating my garage which is why the machine is in my living room in all these pictures lol.

I am hoping to do my first cherry cut today I just had an issue with my side clamps not holding the material flat.  Needed a couple extra long bolts to use my top down clamps.
Yes, I already own a tex, and I'm very satisfied with it, so I would be most interested in buying wood if you every ran a group buy. I'm eager to see what the cherry cuts look like!
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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 03 November 2015, 07:26:41 »
So last night I tried my first cherry piece.  I really need to do the stiffening mods lol.  But I was getting some chatter on some of the deep pocketing cuts.  So hopefully I can adjust some depths/feed rates and smooth that out.  The wood looked beautiful though!

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 07:44:35 »
Wow I never thought about doing a low profile case lime that. I actually really like it! II still find it amazing the ideas people come up with! Now I know where my husband gets some of his... And down the rabbit hole I start to go! Awesome work!

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 10:02:04 »
Wow I never thought about doing a low profile case lime that. I actually really like it! II still find it amazing the ideas people come up with! Now I know where my husband gets some of his... And down the rabbit hole I start to go! Awesome work!

Welcome to the forum!  I am hoping to get these finished soon.  I was thinking about making 10 or so and doing one of these fancy raffles.  I just am not sure yet.  So keep a look out for that and maybe a 60% with a wooden case might be your first build here!  Hoping to get the model good enough for some of the more seasoned members to do groupbuys with if the demand ever exists as well.  Be weary of the rabbit hole!   Sometimes its deeper than it appears haha!

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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 12:25:28 »
I was thinking about making 10 or so and doing one of these fancy raffles.
Plz plz just make this a groupbuy! I want to make absolutely sure I get one.
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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 12:48:26 »
I was thinking about making 10 or so and doing one of these fancy raffles.
Plz plz just make this a groupbuy! I want to make absolutely sure I get one.

The way this will work is that once I finish this and know that my design works I will post the model here to geekhack.  It will then be geekhack's low profile 60% case 3d model.  I will have a version for wood with thread inserts and a version with aluminum standoffs that are threaded.  At that point it will belong to the community.  Want to cut one yourself, download it and have at it.  If anyone wants to run a group buy they can.  At any time for any reason.  It will have a license that says no more than if you make changes just make your changes open.  I would love to do an IC and run a GB for it but I feel I don't have the experience nor do I have the time here.  If this works out and someone wants to "sponsor" me that would awesome, but they can also just get the design from this thread and use it in whatever 60% GB they are doing (I am looking at you Leandren lol).

I am hoping to see these in the wild... only time will tell though!

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 12:51:51 »
I was thinking about making 10 or so and doing one of these fancy raffles.
Plz plz just make this a groupbuy! I want to make absolutely sure I get one.

The way this will work is that once I finish this and know that my design works I will post the model here to geekhack.  It will then be geekhack's low profile 60% case 3d model.  I will have a version for wood with thread inserts and a version with aluminum standoffs that are threaded.  At that point it will belong to the community.  Want to cut one yourself, download it and have at it.  If anyone wants to run a group buy they can.  At any time for any reason.  It will have a license that says no more than if you make changes just make your changes open.  I would love to do an IC and run a GB for it but I feel I don't have the experience nor do I have the time here.  If this works out and someone wants to "sponsor" me that would awesome, but they can also just get the design from this thread and use it in whatever 60% GB they are doing (I am looking at you Leandren lol).

I am hoping to see these in the wild... only time will tell though!
Wow, that's actually a really awesome community-driven approach! I would suggest only that you restrict people from profiting off of any groupbuys that use your design unless they somehow share it with you.
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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 12:56:19 »
Yeah I haven't decided completely about that yet.  I will most likely just leave it how it is, which is how I do most of my projects.  I feel like the reason others profit off of groupbuys is because they are very involved to run.  It's a hassle.  I was going to make this case anyways and now the community can benefit from it.  Even if the GB runner profits that is still the community profiting in a way as that person runs more group buys and continues to provide a service to geekhackers.

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 13:00:14 »
Yeah I haven't decided completely about that yet.  I will most likely just leave it how it is, which is how I do most of my projects.  I feel like the reason others profit off of groupbuys is because they are very involved to run.  It's a hassle.  I was going to make this case anyways and now the community can benefit from it.  Even if the GB runner profits that is still the community profiting in a way as that person runs more group buys and continues to provide a service to geekhackers.
Personally I think there's a definite difference between profiting and paying yourself for your time. I don't really think any profit should be made off of buys for the community, but it's totally understandable for people to pay themselves for the effort they put in.
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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 13:14:09 »
That I can understand if you are going to split the terminology like that.  I do feel that if you are going to run a group buy at all where you profit that much you need to just become a business.  Or possibly even word it so that people know its more of a preorder and that you are making money to kickstart your business, but those preorder people should get a good deal over retail.

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 07 November 2015, 16:04:40 »

The way this will work is that once I finish this and know that my design works I will post the model here to geekhack.  It will then be geekhack's low profile 60% case 3d model.  I will have a version for wood with thread inserts and a version with aluminum standoffs that are threaded.  At that point it will belong to the community.  Want to cut one yourself, download it and have at it.  If anyone wants to run a group buy they can.  At any time for any reason.  It will have a license that says no more than if you make changes just make your changes open.  I would love to do an IC and run a GB for it but I feel I don't have the experience nor do I have the time here.  If this works out and someone wants to "sponsor" me that would awesome, but they can also just get the design from this thread and use it in whatever 60% GB they are doing (I am looking at you Leandren lol).
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That's a cool way to do it.  I know I'd probably try to make a few as a test part for my CNC machine.

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 11 November 2015, 13:32:48 »
I haven't forgotten about this thread!  I have been hard at work modifying my machine.  I have placed a steel plate in between the rails on my X axis to prevent allowing the spindle to torque that axis and bounce the bit off of the cut.  I have also placed L angle brackets onto the Y axis to prevent any sagging in the Y axis causing uneven bottom finishes.  The X axis mod necessitated the replacement of some washers since the steel bar increased the rail distance a bit.  I also cut a recess for the spindle lock button so I can push the router further into the mount and get back an inch or so in my Z axis travel.  Unfortunately I forgot to check how my dust shoe mounts, so I ended up cutting the recess on the wrong side.  I ended up doing some modifications to the dust shoe so I could mount it correctly (clearing out some pockets, drilling some new holes, and stacking washers).

I just finished up swapping some captive nuts for jam nuts with lock-tite (holds nothing critical) to clear the y axis L angle supports.  I need to put some V Wheels back on and start adjusting the machine back into shape.  Oh yeah and I need to clear out my living room after doing all these mods and making a mess haha.

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Re: 60% Low Profile Case
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 15 November 2015, 13:49:18 »
Keyboard gods must hate me.  After some set backs I finally get the machine back up and running following the modifications.  Running the cut on the case and check the webcam feed only to see the machining acting strange.  Check on it only to find the the X axis belt snapped.  I must have set it too close to the pulley edge and it rubbed.  New belt on the way.  Plus some other goodies to further tweak my xcarve (fish scale for belt tensioning, 123 blocks, feeler gauges).  So I am waiting on a roll of new belting to come in the mail :(