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Scratch Build – In Progress Dual PC case MK3.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 3 Mar 2008.

  1. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    I'm going to solve all your problems, LOL, make a brass, and aluminum front; as well as brass, and aluminum feet. Swap them out at your will.There problem solved :D

    Ok, Ok, I personally would like to see Aluminum feet with the Aluminum front, HOWEVER, oh yes there is a however. You are completely correct, the wood does tie in the two metals as so they are not awkward together.

    Tips to you, regardless of what you decide. Your shear craftsmenship will put any critics at bay with this jawdropping beautiful case.

    Tips Sir,

    Donovan
     
  2. hotton

    hotton What's a Dremel?

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    i love the case .....:thumb:
     
  3. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks skullen., :thumb:

    Thanks Burnout21., I'm going to look at the alternatives. :thumb:

    Thanks John., I can't cut down a piece of wood ie: make it thinner, here
    and I'm unable to get to my workshop but here's a piece of roughly the
    right size, (just too thick).

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    Hmmmm........ I can see that it can look pretty decent in wood. I'll have to think
    about this.

    Thanks Cheapskate. :)

    Thank you MiLwOrkZ., It looks as though a wooden front will go fine with the
    brass feet. But I've got to think about it a little. I can't cut down a piece till I
    get to my workshop and I can't get there till the weekend. I had hoped (and my
    wife really, really, really hoped) to have this finished by the weekend. :sigh:

    Thanks hotton., :thumb::) The feelings entirely mutual.
     
  4. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    your already loving the wooden front deep down, imagin in smooth slim and finish in that varnish, wax or what ever you used. look so dam nice...:thumb:
     
  5. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I HAVE to vote for the wood. It just makes it right. Put the aluminum on for your wife and then surprise her with a new wood one. Solved for everyone.
    John
     
  6. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    dare i say add a 45 degree chamfer to the edge all the way around. would look smart after that. maybe not the bottom edge thinking about it, hell i want to see both! lol!
     
  7. Jaguar_Infinity

    Jaguar_Infinity Just some guy

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    Wow.... This is a prime example why its a bad idea to leave this place alone even for 6 weeks, I come back and theres this. Fantastic work

    Stuart
     
  8. Dustin.schaub

    Dustin.schaub here

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  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    yeah you could be right, just firing out ideas
     
  10. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks for the help guys. :thumb: :)
    This is only a small update.

    Finished off drilling and preparing the back panel.

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    A couple of coats of clear here because of the repeated contact it will get.

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    Fitting of switches and wiring up.

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    The drives are mounted with adhesive backed foam.

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    And it's finished.

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    Oh except for..............

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    I'll trim down some wood on the weekend then cut some slits etc, and play around with it
    and the alloy front and make a decision one way or the other.
    Should post early next week. :)
     
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  11. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Another great update.
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    with so much space in that box there could be an external card reader or something....lol!
     
  13. Dustin.schaub

    Dustin.schaub here

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  14. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks guys, but actually there isn't a lot of room in there, particularly no
    front or rear panel room. Plus I don't have any cards to read, plus my
    screen has card reader built in, just in case I need one sometime. :D
     
  15. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    looking at it now, there it is deep, but not tall, so would be difficult and over complicated.
     
  16. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Well I've trimmed three different kinds of wood for the front
    panel and I just routed one to have a look. I'm 50/50 on this
    so I asked my wife (who is the only other person in the known
    universe that will be using these computers) She is adamant
    that it just must be alloy. I'm cool with that.

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  17. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    DONE :)

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    And where it lives. Yeah it's big, but we like it and it's so easy to work on.

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    Thanks for looking and thank you all for the wonderful comments.
    It's been a hoot showing you all what I've done here and I hope to
    be able to do it again in the future. :)
     
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  18. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Love it, :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
  19. Darkened

    Darkened Minimodder

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    Fantastic, this is easily in the top 10 of modded cases I've seen and believe me, I've seen a lot of them :hehe:

    You have great craftsmanship with both wood and metals, so I'm really waiting to see another one from you.

    Darkened
     
  20. Macros_the_Black

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

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    I agree with Darkened, this is one of the best builds I've ever seen!! <3 <3 <3 The breakout box looks great with the alu front! I don't mind the alu + brass mix at all. ^_^

    It's kind of sad that it's done now, no more updates. :waah: I really hope to see more from you soon!!! :clap:

    I also think it's really cool that you've built that workshop your self as well. Looks quite roomy. =) Also, a home made saw table, nice!!
     
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