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PostPosted: 20.07.2002 09:23 
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You may have read my other msg i posted in the other topic about cd jewel cases. My question is how long is it taking you guys to basicly cut the hole in the mouse and install the window? The reason I ask is I have spent hours on the mice i have attempted to mod and not been satisfied with the end result on any. It seems to be a very tedious process worthy of a days work to get it right. I would also like to know what is your tool of choice when it comes to cutting the window hole. I used a dremel motor tool with a cutting saw much like the one described in the mod. Should I also use this on the window itself. Or maybe use some type of tile or glass cutter. I find it to tell you the truth a pain in the ass with the dremel. It basicly just melts the plastic away instead of cutting it, very messy. Please give me some pointers/tips that made it easy for you to cut and install the window. I would be much appreciative of any info.

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PostPosted: 20.07.2002 13:22 
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If you are using regular Dremel cutting wheels it will melt the cover. It's best if you can find the blade I used that has teeth that will cut the plastic and not melt it as that regular tool doesn't really cut but files away the material.

I've done three mouses now with windowses. For two mouses it took something like 3-4 hours to get the hole done, window molded and fixed into its place. I noticed that using the carving head for every step might be the best way. Just draw where you want that window to be and just press that bit though the surface and start carving away that material. It's quite easy to file the window to a right shape with this bit too. Just remember to take it slooow. Slowest setting on the dremel so it doesn't melt the material.

Image of that carving head on top left:
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PostPosted: 20.07.2002 18:36 
We used the cutting wheel that comes with the Dremel. As long as you keep the speed SLOW and take your time, it shouldn't melt the plastic. Don't press too hard with the cutting wheel either - it'll crack apart.


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PostPosted: 26.07.2002 19:38 
Hehehe. The plural of mouse, real and computer kind, is mice.


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PostPosted: 26.07.2002 20:47 
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You just can't know all the stuff. English isn't my native language so you have to be forgiving on these things. :?


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PostPosted: 01.08.2002 21:02 
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I used a Dremmel with a regular cutting wheel on medium speed. I found that the plastic would melt a bit around the edges, but it would just flake off when done. Worked really well. I think I made my hole a bit too big, but it's not bad.

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