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Re: Attaching motherboard to pack shell w/pics

PostPosted:April 10th, 2018, 1:22 am
by twmedford23
On the semi-hero packs, they used screws(possibly #10 size), not rivets.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8635537@N ... 581228483/

Re: Attaching motherboard to pack shell w/pics

PostPosted:February 20th, 2020, 1:24 pm
by jonogunn
hey guys. anyone know if it's okay to just use a normal screw to create the threads if I don't have a 1/4-20 tap?

Re: Attaching motherboard to pack shell w/pics

PostPosted:May 22nd, 2020, 8:24 am
by TheKevinShow
Would this work properly for drilling and tapping the holes in the brackets?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/309634678

Re: Attaching motherboard to pack shell w/pics

PostPosted:May 22nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
by kind2311
I've never used one of those, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. It's just a combination of the two bits you'd be using anyways. I imagine you'd have to be much more careful and drill very slowly as tapping is a relatively delicate procedure and the slower you go, the better the results.

Re: Attaching motherboard to pack shell w/pics

PostPosted:May 22nd, 2020, 5:44 pm
by TheKevinShow
I've never used one of those, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. It's just a combination of the two bits you'd be using anyways. I imagine you'd have to be much more careful and drill very slowly as tapping is a relatively delicate procedure and the slower you go, the better the results.
Would some kind of lubricant help at all, and if so, is there something you recommend?

Re: Attaching motherboard to pack shell w/pics

PostPosted:May 22nd, 2020, 6:02 pm
by kind2311
Small squirt of WD-40 or similar product on the metal will help but is not necessary when doing something this small.

Re: Attaching motherboard to pack shell w/pics

PostPosted:May 22nd, 2020, 6:45 pm
by TheKevinShow
Small squirt of WD-40 or similar product on the metal will help but is not necessary when doing something this small.
Awesome, thanks. I’ve gotten all of my fasteners together (definitely bought way more than I need from Home Depot) so I’m probably going to start working on mounting the shell next week.

Re: Attaching motherboard to pack shell w/pics

PostPosted:May 22nd, 2020, 7:21 pm
by kind2311
You just happen to be doing this at the same time as me. My brackets came this morning, just gotta grab a couple bits and a tap. Quite the coincidence as I haven't done this since I first posted this thread 11 years ago.

Re: Attaching motherboard to pack shell w/pics

PostPosted:June 4th, 2020, 9:09 pm
by TheKevinShow
You just happen to be doing this at the same time as me. My brackets came this morning, just gotta grab a couple bits and a tap. Quite the coincidence as I haven't done this since I first posted this thread 11 years ago.
Thanks for all of your advice! I did my drilling and tapping today. It all turned out well. When I tapped the brackets, it wasn’t perfectly straight so I do have to use a hex driver bit to get the screws all the way in but everything is holding on.
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