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Case Mod - In Progress ⭐ Beast Of Nature | ITX Scratch build in wood!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Jokot, 26 Feb 2019.

  1. Jokot

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    Hello,

    Its time again for a new build and this time I am going to use my favorite material, wood! After lots of planning I decided it was going to be another ITX build that would still fit at least one 240mm radiator and long graphics cards if thats what I choose to go with.

    The plan is to use closed watercooling loops for both CPU and GPU to make future upgrades easier. Ive seen quite a few wood builds over the years but nothing that really felt like me so this will be my version, should also be quite obvious what case I was inspired by [​IMG]

    Huge thanks to bequiet! and Asrock for helping out with the hardware for this build!


    And here are a few 3D renders
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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The handles will be tricky. Will you be doing that in plys?
     
  3. Jokot

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    The handles are the first thing I am going to start working on and I will be using thin plywood sheets :)
     
  4. Bygone

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    Sweet rendering :) looks you are gonna make this by cutting out a huge block of wood :).
     
  5. Jokot

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    Thanks, It will be made in a few different pieces :D
     
  6. Yaka

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    you may also find using the steamed/hot water method helpful



    or my favorite way the kerf method which requires a bit more work and prep


    but which ever way you go please take alot of pics for us
     
  7. Jokot

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    So this is how I will be bending and making the top and bottom "handles"

    I need something to bend the thin sheets around so that was part 1 of the process and that was easily done with some MDF scrap pieces.

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    Here is the template rounded and covered in tape to avoid the glue from sticking.

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    Here is the material I will be using.

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    I also made a outer part for the template by bending 5mm plywood, that will also help equalize the pressure along the curve.

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    And now ever thing is ready to be glued together and clamped down, the grain of each sheet is going against each other to get a stronger final product. You can also see the template was made with "shelves" to make clamping easier.

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    Here is a better picture of the layers.

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    And I also made a second one the next day.

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  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: All I see is a bajillion clamps.
     
  9. Jokot

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    More work on the handles.

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    I made grooves in the handles using the big router in previous picture.

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    Now just cut both of those in half and I will have my four handels.

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    And a few pictures without tape.

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  10. Jokot

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    Making the frame.

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    Used the same big router for these parts.

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  11. Cheapskate

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    Gonna be pretty.
    19 posts, 17 likes. -That has to be the highest satisfaction rating of a forum member I've ever seen.
    Also, Low-tooth, high rpm cutters like that scare the hell out of me.
     
  12. Jokot

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    Yeah that thing is scary but the clamps work really well so you don't need to have your hands any where near the blade :)
     
  13. kim

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    there are some serious skills in action here:jawdrop:, renders are awesome too, great project:thumb:
     
  14. Dr. Coin

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    Nice work.
     
  15. Jokot

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    Thank you!
     
  16. Jokot

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    Time to put every thing together for a test fit :grin:

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    wow
    i like everything here!
    the design, the craftsmanship and the in-detail worklog

    will be impatiently awaiting the next update
     
  18. Cheapskate

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    You sneak! That's not your equipment. :lol:
     
  19. Jokot

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    Thank you!
     
  20. Jokot

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    Yeah Ive been very lucky to get access to these tools for a few weeks :grin:
     

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