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Removable_IDE_Drive

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To mount the rear I simply drilled a couple of holes and screwed it together.

Mounting The Rear
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Just test fitting the front.

The Drawer
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I cut this piece from an old steel case and will use it as a center brace in the tray/

Brack
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Roughing up the spot where I will expoy the brace.

Roughing it Up
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After apply the ecpxy I placed a battery from one of my rechargable tools on it as a clamp.

Gluing the Brace
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Next I started on the rear plate. I placed a piece of aluminium against the back and marked the outline and cut this out with my Dremel.

Back Panel
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The next step was marking the holes where the wires would come through. These had to be persice as the male plugs had to meet up with the female jacks.

Marking the Holes
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I then drilled two holes. One for the power jack and one for the USB.

Holes Drilled
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Then using a square jewlers file I squared the hole for the USB.

Squaring the USB
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This is how the jacks will fit throug the back panel.

Jacks
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This is what I decided to use to hold the whole thing together. I had originally planned on using "JB Weld" but this was a couple of dollars cheaper and is made specificly for metal.

Epoxy
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I plugged it all in, taped it together with electrical tape and applied the epoxy inside the joint and outside not covered by the tape. Tomorrow I will remove the tape and apply some more expoxy.

Gluing up the Box
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This is what it looks like so far. Once the epoxy dries and I make sure the jacks will line up, I will secure the male plugs to the back plate.

Watching the Glue Dry
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I decided to add these, on each side, because the back was flexing too much.

Bracing the Corners
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Added a lot of strength to the whole thing,

Added Strength
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