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Modding Fine Wooden USB (Update: May, 17)

Discussion in 'Modding' started by ./^\.Ace./^\., 19 Apr 2012.

  1. ./^\.Ace./^\.

    ./^\.Ace./^\. New Member

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    So I was playing with my Dremel and ended up making a Memory Stick housing out of wood that I had laying around. I milled out a cavity for it and added some wood veneer to make it even nicer.

    This is my Third Memory Stick Mod.

    I keep forgeting to use my camera until after I make something cool, so here is the final picturs only.:duh:

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  2. TaRkA DaHl

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    Classy. I like.
     
  3. Plodder

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    Looks sort of japanese style, i really like it :thumb:
     
  4. 3lusive

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    Very, very nice.

    What colour's the LED light?
     
  5. Samrobmoe

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    Wow, that looks amazing! Great finish! :clap:
     
  6. ./^\.Ace./^\.

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    @ 3lusive - The LED is Green, The Memory Stick is a 16GB model that my Dad got for free.
     
  7. ./^\.Ace./^\.

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    I have plans for another one as soon as I get the wood for it. I want to use something like Birds Eye Maple and something that looks like Tigers Stripes (lots of light and dark wavy lines).
     
  8. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I LOVE BIRDS EYE MAPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Any plans on a project log instead of pic of the finished project?
     
  9. ./^\.Ace./^\.

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    @ The_Beast - Yes, next time I make one I will keep a log, It won't take long. This one only took me an hour and a half to make.
     
  10. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Nice, clean, and simple; now that's a good USB stick. You've inspired me, and now I have a little project for some of the extra wood I have stacked in the garage. :thumb:
     
  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Nice, how are you going to finish the wood?
     
  12. ./^\.Ace./^\.

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    @ The_Beast - The one I just did was sanded with 320 grit sand paper and has two coats of Danish Walnut Stain and three coats of paste wax, polished to a high shine (the wax was added after the pictures) and I'm sure I will do something like that again with the next one.
     
  13. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    For the birds eye, I'd high gloss lacquer it
     
  14. ./^\.Ace./^\.

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    It might be a wile before I make the next one, I'm not in a rush to go out and buy the nice wood for it. I might even just veneer a lesser piece of wood. I also know a Doll House store and they have tiny wood details that could look awesome.
     
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    Ok, So I have started to gather the things I will need for my next Memory Stick Mod.
    I have desided to use Marquetry to decorate it. I have started to assemble panels for each side bit I need to get some inlay and some other Veneer so it will be a wile before there is an update.

    Here is a little taste.:D

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    This is the Veneer I used.

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    I printed out these chevrons that I made in AutoCAD.

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    They are quite small.

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    Here is both the front and Back parts, they are not done yet I need to make edges for them.

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    They were not easy to make and took like 3 Hours for each side.

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    Here is just a close up, they will look better after they are sanded and lacquered.

    I hope you like them, I will post more when I get the inlay.:D
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nice. These are small enough to use semi-precious stone on too.:D *hint*
     
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    @ Cheapskate - I don't have any, I think I will just use wood veneer with inlay on this memory stick.
     
  18. ./^\.Ace./^\.

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    This Veneer looks good in the light after it is lacquered so the chevrons really pop and gives a great 3D cube effect. I'm edging it with a lighter wood to hilight it.
     
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    May, 11 Update

    Last week I was in Washington D.C. and southern Virginia on vacation so I didn't get to start on the body untill this week and I also had a lot to do around the house.

    So I started cutting the wood for the body of the new Memory Stick today and I have new pictures.

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    The wood split a bit as I tryed to separate the two sides so I'm gluing the crack back together.

    Next I will use the Dremal to mill the two sides flat and then start carving out the inside cavity. The next pictures might be a wile as There is a lot of other work I need to do.
     
  20. ./^\.Ace./^\.

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    May, 17 Update

    I have finished the construction of the new Memory Stick and have more pictures to share with you guys.
    I still need to pick a finish for it, ether lacquer or varnish or shellac.
    So that will be done at a later date.

    Here are the new pictures:
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    milling the wood flat.

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    wood now milled out.

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    I used an ADATA 16GB USB 3.0 Memory Stick as this is going to be my main Memory Stick.

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    Adding the side veneer.

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    Adding the top veneer.

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    Adding the bottom venner.

    Some finished pictures:
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    I hope you've liked the project so far.
     

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