Suggestions for rackmount floppy mounting
cclist at sydex.com
Tue Aug 14 14:59:35 CDT 2007
On 14 Aug 2007 at 11:11, Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> Well, if you want the cheap-and-dirty way to do it (my
> favorite way!) you could use a piece of 1/4" plywood
> as a faceplate, cut square holes in it the size of a
> full height 5 1/4" drive, and scavenge some drive
> frames from junked PC mid-tower cabinets. Screw the
> drive frames to the back of the plywood, and paint the
> plywood to match the cabinet. The weight of the floppy
> drives shouldn't be enough so that it needs any more
> support than a few rack screws drilled through the
> edges of the plywood.
Reminds me of the old-time custom of making rack panels out of 1/4"
masonite. I was thinking about 1/4" polycarbonate and a router (the
machine tool, not the network gear). I could make the side rails
from the same, just solvent-cemented to the front.
I'm not sure how, using the tools I have to carve big holes in a
thick aluminum blank panel plate. Would a 3 HP router and a carbide
bit do it? Ideally, I suppose a vertical mill would be the "right"
tool, but I don't have access to one.
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