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    Why must hard drives fail together? TheMainMan's Avatar
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    I've never thought of using rebar to mod. +rep for a creative use
    Looking forward to seeing pics with the coolant flowing!
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    Yay! So Stage 1 is like, almost done! This update will flow quick.
    Decided to use standard hinges, and just beat them and rust them.
    The door is welded on, and the joints wrapped. TBH, I'm not necessarily 100% on the hinges, but hopefully, with a little work, and time, they'll grow on me.

    ooohhh shiny. That just won't do.


    Hey a bubble bath!


    Hehe naked metal...

    This is what sandpaper wished it could do. Now the hinge is weldable, as well as rust, which in this case is, of course, desirable.
    Isn't chemistry cool?

    ditto that with a chain.


    Also, weld marks just won't do;


    ALL weld marks ground off, and also I cut a groove in each link, to simulate the links being hammered
    together instead of welded.


    Now, smooth steel... Hmm need a highly technical, advanced proccess to utilize, to add a nice, aged and abused appearence...

    (12 hours of getting dragged around behind my truck would make anyone look old)
    heh

    (ignore everything but the chain in this picture!!) seriously.
    This is the chain, after a day in the fishtank. I just opened the first and last links for four lengths.

    As you can see, the "special aging proccess" eliminated even the grinding marks from me grinding down the welds.

    Pictures!






    Video!


    This is Stage 1, about 98% complete, sans more aging. I have some parts ordered, just waiting for them to come in and we can begin Stage 2.
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    Res looks awesome. Well done, +rep

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    Some extra touches I've been working on...
    So, it turns out that it's really damn hard to buy barbed wire. "It's a dangerous item to carry" I was told.
    So, I walked past the axes, saws, torches, acids, and power tools and left the hardware store.
    Typical of true modder style, I decided to make my own.

    Baling wire.


    Twist twist twist.


    Several shorter pieces cut, and wrapped around,

    voila!

    Now, it's really hard to see what I did here, so I just took a crapload of pictures, both with and without flash. What there is, is four straps down, one around the eyes, and one around the mouth. Sick, huh?











    And one with the pump on.
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    Looks great!

    For future reference, a farm supply store might actually carry barbed wire. ...not sure if you would be able to buy that little of it though...
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    Yeah, I had thought of that. But when I looked online, they only sell spools, and it ain't cheap. I'm pretty damn happy with what I made. I think it looks pretty legit, plus it doesn't have the actual sharp points to impale myself on accidentally
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    Default Re: My reservior...

    this thing looks awesome. the only thing that would make it cooler would be some sort of LED lighting from underneath shining in the bottle for when the room is dark.

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    I love the homebrew barbed wire! (for next time, just go drive out in the country, find a poorly fenced field and *borrow* a small section of wire that is extra on the end of a post.)
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    Or just talk to the farmer. Most I've met are actually quite nice people.
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    or you could do that too. lol
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