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DR250 stealth grill

#1 Post by Drey Chennells » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:54 pm

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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#2 Post by Tom Smit » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:04 am

Looks good! How do you hold the grille in?
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#3 Post by Harley » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:11 am

Nice! :clap:
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#4 Post by N.Webber » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:26 am

Looks very nice, great idea and implementation. I really like it! :clap:

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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#5 Post by Drey Chennells » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:43 am

Thank you, that's praise of the highest order gentlemen.
The grill was made to pressure fit in a 1/4" deep groove along the arrays length. That groove was created with a full length 1/8" thick strip glued to the array flange, 1/4" less width than the array flange width. It makes a perfectly tight fit, no hardware.
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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#6 Post by Mark Coward » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:41 pm

Very nice look - so if I am following your description, the array sort of hangs over 1/8" creating a groove, and the grill has folded edges?

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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#7 Post by Drey Chennells » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:53 pm

Mark Coward wrote: the array sort of hangs over 1/8" creating a groove, and the grill has folded edges?

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Yes the grill is folded at the edges to fit inside, however to be clear the array flange itself is what has an additional 1/8" thick top to bottom strip glued to it, 1/4 less wide than the flange and that's what creates the groove.
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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#8 Post by Harley » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:44 am

Drey Chennells wrote:
Mark Coward wrote: the array sort of hangs over 1/8" creating a groove, and the grill has folded edges?

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Yes the grill is folded at the edges to fit inside, however to be clear the array flange itself is what has an additional 1/8" thick top to bottom strip glued to it, 1/4 less wide than the flange and that's what creates the groove.
Perhaps a real close up shot may explain all...
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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#9 Post by Drey Chennells » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:00 am

I'll see if I have any better than the above construction pic, in it you may be able to spot the groove created by the strip.
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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#10 Post by Mark Coward » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:56 pm

Drey Chennells wrote:I'll see if I have any better than the above construction pic, in it you may be able to spot the groove created by the strip.
I think I understand now, the groove is the 90º corner, 1/8" x 1/4" ? The grill edges butt into this, is there like a double bend on the edges? Looks like it would pop out otherwise, though the pointy metal cut edge may prevent it.
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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#11 Post by Drey Chennells » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:20 pm

Mark Coward wrote:I think I understand now, the groove is the 90º corner, 1/8" x 1/4" ? The grill edges butt into this, is there like a double bend on the edges? Looks like it would pop out otherwise, though the pointy metal cut edge may prevent it.
The tension of the curve holds the edges tightly in place. This 8mm hole grill takes a good flat edge off a grinder and no doubled over edge is needed.
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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#12 Post by Tom Smit » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:55 pm

If you "view" the raw-wood picture, then hold the "control" key as you hit the "plus" sign several times, you can see that the sheath is spaced out thus creating a groove. As you look at that, compare it to #8 of 14 Facebook pictures to get the idea.
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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#13 Post by Harley » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:39 am

Tom Smit wrote:If you "view" the raw-wood picture, then hold the "control" key as you hit the "plus" sign several times,.
UnF%^%$^$ingbelievable! Holding CTRL and rotating the middle mouse wheel magnifies and also diminishes. I never knew that.
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Re: DR250 stealth grill

#14 Post by Drey Chennells » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:05 am

Harley wrote:
Tom Smit wrote:If you "view" the raw-wood picture, then hold the "control" key as you hit the "plus" sign several times,.
UnF%^%$^$ingbelievable! Holding CTRL and rotating the middle mouse wheel magnifies and also diminishes. I never knew that.
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#15 Post by Greg Plouvier » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:36 am

Very nice!
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