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360alaska

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Note: the bezel in the picture below is not 360alaska's model!

But, while a bit flimsy (thin substrate and lacking the additional stability), about 6 months ago, I ordered a bezel in "White Natural Versatile Plastic" from Shapeways for $16 USD plus S&H and was able to install it without any angst. The texture was rough but it seemed to match that of the Q950 case somewhat.

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It says nylon SLS, Neat!

 

pb3623

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I wasn't concerned (at least initially) with getting it perfect. I had an AppleCD 300 (external) that I wanted to mount internally and, not having any 3D modeling or drafting experience, this was just-plain good enough for now. Surely it could be built on and made more durable but I didn't want to spend more than $20 for more than aesthetics (at the time).

 

360alaska

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I wasn't concerned (at least initially) with getting it perfect. I had an AppleCD 300 (external) that I wanted to mount internally and, not having any 3D modeling or drafting experience, this was just-plain good enough for now. Surely it could be built on and made more durable but I didn't want to spend more than $20 for more than aesthetics (at the time).
I plan to use my current model as a starting point to build both a tray loading and a slot loading version. Right now, my 950 has a hard drive in that bay but I plan to buy a scsi2sd.

 

Unknown_K

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There is a seller with 950 stye bezels on ebay with the 3.5" floppy drive sized hole (good for a 3.5" MO for example). I would think machining the opening out would be easier and cheaper then printing a bezel (if you know how and have the proper equipment).

 

360alaska

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This should be my final revision of the open bezel:

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Changes:

Adjusted size of the right standoffs

Adjusted size of the ends

decreased the dimensions of of the opening (added 8mm of material from the bottom)

At this point I've printed and tried at least 10 bezels to further dial in this model.

 
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360alaska

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ABS, PETG, Strong resin, or Shapeways versatile plastic. You need something that is strong and also slightly flexible. If you are printing FDM it would be best to turn the models facing up, even though that would require a lot of supports, the top layer would be really smooth.

 
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360alaska

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Thanks to ArmorAlley and PB3623 for donations. It helps with the cost of maintaining my 3d printers and the cost of printing many many many bezels to make sure I get everything perfect. 

I have something really neat coming out soon for the Macintosh 128k/512k/plus that will sole a BIG problem. Everyone will want one!


 

 
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ArmorAlley

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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned but @maceffects has a 5¼" bezel for a Q950.

Well, I think he does. Look here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Macintosh-50-pin-SCSI-SyQuest-44mb-Disk-Hard-Drive-Apple-Computer-Mac-Quadra-950/283069069150?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52885%26meid%3D0df5b83c8ce041af858df6eb8dd164d9%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D283051954456%26itm%3D283069069150&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

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I'll sell send him a PM and see if he still has it and if he'd be willing to let it be scanned.

 

ArmorAlley

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Apologies for that last message. I hadn't realised that alaska360 had made two different types of 3D-printable file. The 51/4" bezel is among them.

 

360alaska

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I've actually ordered two of the tray loader bezels from shapeways, I'll post pics when they arrive. Originally, my hard drive was mounted in the 5.25 bay, I didn't any extra mounts so I mounted a compact mac hard drive mount behind the cdrom.

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pb3623

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That's a good move. I don't have the 5-bay drive cage from the AWS95, but I do have a SCSI2SD in mine, so I just used Velcro tape on top of the rear bracket that slides forward (where you move the HD to).

Make sure you include the Shapeway options you selected when you post pics :)  I think we'd all like to see the best material for this particular type of model (where you need some rigidity on the thinner parts).

 
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