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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    WOW just WOW!!
     
  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    You are really doing an amazing job of the wood sculpting, keep at it.
     
  3. shomann

    shomann New Member

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    First - everytime I check in on this project I end up going back and re-reading the prior posts just to see the attention to detail and fabrication technique. Fantastic work! Like others I was torn about the idea of covering up the base structure of metal with wood - until I read the Mk3 thread. I can't wait to see the final product.

    A noobish question - what did you use to cut your aluminum sheets to size before the detail cuts and bending?
     
  4. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    really loving the wood on this case
     
  5. Inver

    Inver New Member

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    Best case ever
     
  6. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Yes it seems never ending. :hehe:

    Sometimes I thought there is only a small amount of work to do and the wind is blowing so
    "I'll skip the dust mask" but I've learned the lesson and always wear a dust mask now
    because this stuff has made me very sick in the past. Not just this wood either, when you
    use a power saw or router, very fine particles are created, and these can get way down into
    your lungs. You can really feel it. ALWAYS WEAR A MASK! :dremel:

    PS: For those making parts/cases out of MDF, this stuff is particularly dangerous. It has some
    ingredients that are known carcinogens so ALWAYS WEAR A MASK when working with
    this stuff. In fact MDF is not safe until it is sealed (paint, laquer, varnish, laminate etc).

    Thanks. :)

    Thanks b4oz. :thumb:

    Thanks shomann. :)
    The place I buy all of my alu from have a diagram on the wall of a standard sheet with all the
    cuts that they are prepared to make, so I can select whatever suits me. I never buy a whole
    sheet, though I have bought one in several pieces. It's much easier to work with smaller
    pieces and it doesn't cost any more. ;)

    Thanks man. :)

    Thank you Inver, if this is your first post, welcome to bit-tech. :clap:
     
  7. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Man-0-Man.. great-stuff
    I have seen this movie
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    the wolf man. Lon Chaney Jr. 1941..

    MS
     
  8. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    I am actually NOT looking forward to the end of this.....

    Then I won't have anything this worthy to look forward to in the morning with my morning coffee, making my day empty, hollow and pointless.

    That being said, possibly the most interesting build I have lurked sice I first laid eyes on DarkBlade. :thumb:
     
  9. hujambo_Bwana

    hujambo_Bwana New Member

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    Nice work oldnewby, the attention to detail really makes your work stand out from the crowd. I particularity like your choice of wood, nice warm colour with good grain and texture. Complements the aluminium really well (even though no ones going to see the aluminium).

    Jimbo
     
  10. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    :hehe::lol:

    Thanks much ziip. :)
    This still has a way to go so lots more coffee. ;) But don't worry, there will be a new one
    not long after this ones done. Speaking of DarkBlade, I read that worklog not long after
    it was finished and again just last week., An incredible, complex and brilliantly conceived
    and executed object, without doubt many levels above anything else I've seen to do with
    custom PC's.

    Thanks Bwana. :thumb: There will be acres of polished alu on the outside and this should
    look Mickey Mouse. :D
     
  11. Voluntary_Pariah

    Voluntary_Pariah a Real Man™

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    **BUMP**

    GOT TO KEEP THIS ON THE FRONT PAGE!!
     
  12. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    read up to page 14... needa go but i will continue tomorrow looks sweet as mate great work
     
  13. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks VP and don't fear. :)

    I know this is probably getting a bit boring but I just want to show that I'm still working
    and that there is a lot more work here than may appear.

    I couldn't get enough weight off so I hand routed out as much as possible
    trying to follow the outside contour.

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    The shape of the inside voids are different for each side being dependent
    on where the panel meets parts of the chassis, but this is OK.
    A fair bit of chisel work needs to be done to clean up the hand routed edges.

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    These measures have taken the weight down from 8.5kg's to 3.4kg's.
    This weight will come down some more because the side panels still need
    a fair amount of finishing work, but the weight will go up again
    because another two pieces of wood need to be attached to each side.

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    So now the outside of the mobo side can be shaped to match the (unfinished) drive side. And then work can progress on both sides
    simultaneously until finished.

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  14. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Nice job! Looks like it takes a lot of work shaping those panels!!

    Keep it up! :rock:
     
  15. SkiDave

    SkiDave Active Member

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    Wow! That is some impressive chiseling/shaping! I am looking forward to see it finished!

    Dave
     
  16. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    YAY UPDATE!!!

    Great progress oldnewby, I'm sure it was a llllooootttt more work than you're showing it to be. Looking good! :thumb:
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Mate I just can't get enough of the awesomeness of this mod.

    The side panels are coming along nicely, keep at it mate, it will be an amazing end result.
     
  18. nagyizom

    nagyizom Member

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    Your mod is my favorite now, oldnewby!
    This panels are awesome!!
     
  19. tjay@TJ

    tjay@TJ Member

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    it just look awsome :lol: :lol:
     
  20. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Great job getting the two panels to match. :thumb: Do you have a set of thickness calipers?
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    Large ones like this one would help you get an even thickness across the panel so you don't accidentally remove too much material in one area.

    :D
     

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