Okay. I have taken a look into the power supply and have decided to ditch most of the box.
I will cut off the bottom plug and switch part of the front panel and keep the LCD and pots part.
I will keep the rear panel as it contains a fuse, a cooling profile and an auto temp regulated cooling fan.
I will also do some wire rearrangements to give me more freedom of component placement in the compartment and will probably solder heavy duty wires directly to the power out pcb instead of using the bananaplug sockets.
Laser Engraver/Cutter Warning!
I was testing how well differently tinted orange pieces of transparent 3 mm acrylic is at blocking the laser beam. Orange as that should be good at stopping a blue laser.
I thought that I was very careful.
I was wearing the professional safety glasses shown above, the laser was pointed away from me hitting a wall 2 m distant. I put the piece into the beam and checked how much light reached the wall.
The first 2 pieces went well and I found the tint with the best protection.
Then I tried the fluorescent orange piece…………!
That turned out to be very reflective. So much that it was more than the certified glasses is designed for.
You know that dark field that slowly fades away when you accidentally have looked into the sun?
Unfortunately I now permanently have a hint of that in my left eye and it is a little more prominent in my right eye. The eyesight of my right eye is also slightly degraded and on top of that I am way more sensitive to sharp lights now.
I also tried it with the glasses that came with the laser…………! Not very encouraging.
Lets just say that I would never trust the cheapo Ebay crap! I can only recommend to get certified glasses that fits the laser wave length that you use. I am pretty much convinced that if I had used the cheapo glasses the damages would have been more severe.
If you are getting any kind of DIY laser module, be very careful with it. A blue diode laser like I have gotten, can ruin your eyes faster than you can blink. It will damage the receptors in the back of the eye and it is not repairable. Reflected light can also be very harmful.
The kind of damage and magnitude depends on the power and laser wave length, so I very much recommend that you read up on it.
I can only recommend the use of an enclosure with any kind of laser module.
I cringe every time I see a blue diode laser used in a living room without any kind of cover.
For eye protection I have just ordered 8 sheets of 3 mm transparent orange acrylic cut to size. Each side of the cabinet will be a double door. The color I have chosen is close to stopping a direct beam from the diode laser that I have and is even better at stopping reflected light from it.
I have also gotten 2 x 2mm clear acrylic sheets that will be the permanent doors for when I am 3d printing. For laser use I will put on the orange sheets with the same kind of magnetic strips used for putting an extra pane in front of a window.