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Old 4th Dec 2010, 04:48   #1
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Project: Silent Element! 15 JAN 11 NEW PICS!

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I have been planning this build for a huge amount of time and its time to start... I have holidays in 2 weeks and this is my project.
The inspiration has come from a bunch of co-modding members of the forum community and with my own ideas to top it all off. I will be adding stuff as I think of it and hope this will be an entertaining build for myself and everyone interested.

Some might remember my old build Eclipse, sadly it was damaged by removalists when I joined the military earlier this year. I will still be using alot of the gear from it but most was crushed beyond repair.

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I guess this is a teaser of the first concept but the overall shape has changed. more soon

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Nice concept.. are you a graphic designer?
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Old 4th Dec 2010, 08:39   #4
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Nice concept.. are you a graphic designer?
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This is the original concept I made about 2 years ago but since the shape has changed a little but this shows the outer shell with the inner that can slide out. Once the new sketch up images are finished you will see the new version.

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Old 5th Dec 2010, 09:18   #6
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Here is the most recent shape for the front panel, it might change slightly in the manufacture.

The holes in the front will span the entire length of the case. Inside these channels will be fans to intake and expel air to the case. These intakes and exhaust will contain sound trap foam wedges to stop any sound generated escaping, hopefully making this case 100% silent.
With 2 intakes in the bottom and 1 exhaust in the top the the air will be excellerated through a radiator in top with all the positive air pressure generated.
I will be making a mock up of the idea to be sure it will work and if it dose it should make quite effective use of air and watercooling in unison.



Here is a bunch of the concept sketches I drew at work over the last few months.



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I Have been working on a way to bend the alloy shell without a bender.
90 degree router bit and bend by hand either inward or out...
I will weld up the cut to ensure strength after.
anyone got a better Idea?
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Wow how thick is that aluminium , looks very thick & regarding the method of bending it seems good to me especially if you can fill the void with welding, just be careful not to break them off before you get it welded .

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Wow how thick is that aluminium , looks very thick & regarding the method of bending it seems good to me especially if you can fill the void with welding, just be careful not to break them off before you get it welded .

Subscribed, looks good .
Thanks Waynio,

the shell will be made from 3mm alloy. I'm not worried about weight but about sound mostly.

There should be the bending and cutting photos up soon as my camera finishes charging.
It worked a treat!
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Project: Silent Element---- NEW PICS 20DEC10

So here is the bending efforts done yesterday

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A bit more from what i have done today.
I was wondering why my camera was 'le crap' excuse my French. I had it on crud setting to send a receipt copy to steam and their upload size was like 200kb. So from now on my images will look a lot nicer. Sorry It took this long to realize.











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Much better!

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At first I was like:


then I read more. And now I'm like:
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WOW! That guitar looks terrific. And the wood is beautiful, what kind is it?
And which forum do I need to go, to see you working that timber and building that
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At first I was like:


then I read more. And now I'm like:
haha Thanks!!

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WOW! That guitar looks terrific. And the wood is beautiful, what kind is it?
And which forum do I need to go, to see you working that timber and building that
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I'm not on any forum for my guitars but I should be really. The timber is Quilted maple from Canadian lakes, 400 years underwater after a logging company sank, literally. I know this is the wrong forum for guitars but you may see this one pop up in here every now and again.

I was a musical instrument repairer for a few years so thats where I picked up the trade. Monday nights I fiddle around with a mate as we slowly make guitars together. Here is his forum post of our work. I might start some in there too.

http://www.woodworkforums.com/f98/tim-c-119488/
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WOW! That guitar looks terrific. And the wood is beautiful, what kind is it?
And which forum do I need to go, to see you working that timber and building that
instrument?
Oh and BTW Attila, I'm pretty sure your build Cygnus X1 was the entire reason I started case building! Hope Na'ir al Saif makes it to, I voted it!
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Oh, OK I'm a member at WW forums, I should get back there every now and then.
That's interesting about the wood, it's very beautiful and the shapes you've carved
into it are very "I just need to touch it" Can you tell me where you sourced it
from? I'm just about to start a small HTPC and that wood looks perfect for it. Good luck
with the build, you've made an impressive start, can't wait to see the red gum parts.
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Wow nice progress mate & that guitar is really beautiful so have no doubt this case will be too .

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Geez! so many updates today. I guess when your on holidays you have a alot of time on your hands!





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