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Scratch Build – In Progress [COMPLETED]Project : Ghetto Art by AnG3L (Video from Campus Party Granada)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AnG3L, 1 Sep 2011.

  1. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    PROJECT : GHETTO ART by AnG3L
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    Hello there my friends again, its time for a quick new project for the Campus Party 2011 which is
    going to take place in Granada in October 12 -16.
    As the name says this is going to be a mod made by "cheap" materials that I already have at home, no cnc or laser machines only dremel and drill ! ;)

    This is a scratch HTPC build which is going to be made out of wood mostly and it will be a big candle stand so it will fit nicely next to the TV furniture.
    This mod is going to have influences from the modern-classic art with colors like gold, silver and (maybe) royal oak.

    Dont expect anything high tech and fancy this is going to be a simple, functional and nice mod, made out of simple materials and methods. So lets move to the real deal now!

    First I chopped a case I had laying around here to take the mobo tray along with the i/o port, some power and restart cables etc. I also found some Lian Li bays and I decided to use them too!

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    I left those pieces as they were (no filing) and I moved on with the main chassis work which as I told before if going to be made out of wood. I had a big piece of already varnished wood which was a part of a desk I made back in the days! :p
    I calculated the exact dimensions, marked the wood and start cutting.

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    Sander in use to soften the sides.

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    And a trick to make my life ....a lot easier lolz :)

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    Time to open the holes for the front fan and the PSU ventilation!

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    Paint remover to remove most of the varnish . I also did the two remaining circles as I am planning to use them as feet but will see later on the process!

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    Marking and drilling the holes for the screws which is going to attach the pieces together.

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    Assembling the pieces together. The screws are NOT going to be visible later on.

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    Then by using a grinding wheel I carved the edges to give a different look on the mod. This is
    a technique I use on the pieces of wood which I use for the Byzantine paintings.

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    Later I removed most of the paint from the old case side panels in order to use the steel for the back plate and also for some custom fan grills.

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    Drawing, cutting, filing process. The fan grills are not going to have an industrial look but instead an old classic modern feeling on them.

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    I marked and drilled some holes on the backplate. This part will be the only removable part along with the top. Most of the parts will be attached on it so when you remove it you are going to have access to the components.

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    I filled the holes with isopon prior to adding some layers of wood with various designs on top of the chassis.

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    And here I am drawing on a thin layer of marine plywood to cut it and attach it later on the front part of the candle stand.

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    Thats all for now guys, I will be updating as soon as I have some progress. Thanks for reading my worklog!! Peace!
     
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  2. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Great start Alex- it looks wonderful already! It's a nice, functional change from all your arty farty awesomeness!
     
  3. Razarach

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    Looking good. Cant wait to see more.
     
  4. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    lol:D "Maling og lakfjerner" is Danish :p

    Good progress mate! :) Campus party´s are always fun:D
     
  5. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    Are you going to Granada, or shipping your case there?? Cause I thought Granada is in South America. Two projects are once...I have been having that feeling lately too. Can't wait to see how this one turns out!! Are you doing this for a company or something also??
     
  6. Maximilian

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    Grabs a coffee and waits for more...
     
  7. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    Granada is in the south of Spain.
    Great project!
     
  8. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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  9. craig - toyoracer

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    Off to a nice start Alex. :)

    A candle holder, so KidMod it's still an artsy fartys mod :lol:
     
  10. LeandroJVarini

    LeandroJVarini Mod is my life!

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    promising project! I will follow!
     
  11. alain-s

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    :cooldude:waiting for next update :D
     
  12. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Alex, nice start! :thumb: Maybe we will meet at Campus Party, I got an invitation yesterday :D
     
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    Liking what I see Alex :dremel: :thumb:
     
  14. voigts

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    Alex with wood? Now what has this world come to. :eyebrow:
     
  15. shiryu_libra

    shiryu_libra Finding the Meaning of... i can rec

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    ghetto?? oh c'mon brother..... even your ghetto work is more professional than any modd I attempt jajajajjajajaj
     
  16. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Intresting build - Subscribed =]
     
  17. quizz_kid

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    Mmm... I like wood... especially in conditions like that. really like those edges man! keeeeep going
     
  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Ahh good I got in before the 2nd update :D, looking good Alex :) & flex those dremel skills woo hoo :D:rock:.
    5 stars +rep :).
     
  19. modscases.com

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    nice work keep up the good work
     
  20. AnG3L

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    LoL thanks Kid, not sure about the arty farty thing though lolz (something or someone that is arty-farty tries too hard to seem connected with serious art, and is silly or boring because of this)

    Thanks bro, more in a minute! :)

    Thanks Dopey (I learned something new ;) ) Hopefully will meet there!! Will you go?

    I am going with the mod in Granada, its not for a company, I represent somehow my country in this domain! Thanks man much appreciated!!!

    Welcome aboard bro! :)

    Thanks man!! :)

    Thank you my friend, I saw that on FB! :)

    ;) Thank you my friend!!

    Welcome man, thanks!!!! :)

    Soon!!! ;)

    Thanks man and wow hopefully will meet there!!! :)

    Thanks bro!!! :)

    Worldwide crisis my friend lolz :p Ghetto art as the title says !!!

    Thanks my friend Eddy much appreciated!!! Nice to have you here!! :)

    Welcome aboard my friend, thanks!! :)

    I am glad you like it my friend!!! Thanks!! :)

    Always nice to see you following and commenting in my work my friend Wayne and always much appreciated!! :)

    Thanks man!! :)
     

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