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I know this has taken forever but I have almost no time. I am buried in damage control.....thanks Bush.

 

Anyway I have managed to make progress.

 

Here's where I'm at now.

 

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I have pics of the entire process......over the next few days I'll update this post with a work log to show how I got here B:) ........or if the entire financial system melts down over the next day or so I'll just run off a cliff head first :glare:

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Ok picking up where I left off all those months ago........

 

In addition to the slot I cut into the panel for the drive tray I made two more cuts for the optical drive led and the tray open close button.

 

 

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I drilled a 3/8ths inch hole for the optical drive tray button....unfortunately the only bar stock I had laying around was also 3/8ths and wouldn't work in this case. The button needs to be larger than the hole and cut down to fit leaving a stop on the back side so it doesn't fall out the front. I ended up having to cut a square peg to fit a round hole.

 

 

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A quick fit test......

 

 

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Next I cut the drive tray door cover.....I used the mill to make clean accurate cuts since any uneveness in the cut would be obvious.

 

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It's hard to see because of the glare but that's a .006 inch feeler guage that just barely squeezes into the gap...so once centered I'll have .003 inch clearance around the edges of the door.

 

 

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Next I made a acrylic mount for the optical drive.

 

 

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I think the front panel turned out pretty good......it's all scratched up right now but that will all be cleaned up in the end.

 

 

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More in a bit B:)

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