Re: Cases and case design
somehow I can't acess any of your pictures. Links are text only.
Not sure why that keeps happening. Anybody know how to embed images "correctly" directly from Google Drive?
OK at work it's the proxy, I'd guess.
At home -after letting google and usercontent.google load things- I was able to see the pic in post #17 and in the blog, but not the rest.
About the design: welding the edge around the bottom will give you a nice wavy pattern of the bottom plate, but never a flat part after welding (just too much tension from the head of the welding).
I could think about some ways to involve gluing, but that's quite difficult with aluminum (removing patina, cleaning ad veryfast to the gluing..). Might be better to start with a flat piece of aluminum, bend the 4 sides upright an just weld the edges, which than can be filed and sanded... (still prone to deforming from welding, but much less than welding the whole corner the "full round".
BTW: are heatpipes available semifinished? So you can bend it in shape yourself?