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Scratch Build – In Progress Ikigai

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by greensabbath, 27 Feb 2021.

  1. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Haha oops. I was posting from my old laptop from 2006. Amazingly it still works but it takes more patience than I have sometimes.

    Seeing as how the contest results will be up in a few hours I’m going to fast track this log hopefully.
     
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  2. greensabbath

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    I wanted an elegant way to hold the PSU power cable to the acrylic and decided on some little Wenge brackets. This took a few tries to get something that I liked:


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    I chamfered the edges to match the rest of the case:



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    I wanted the same countersunk holes and this required some creative work holding:

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    But it worked:



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    Once they were all cut I drilled and tapped corresponding holes in the acrylic:



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  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Nooo don't rush! I love details and hearing about the thought processes behind the pieces. Please :naughty:
     
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  4. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    I like all these details shot a lot of the buidling / making of parts :)
     
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  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yeah, you are posting faster than we can comment. :lol: "In reference to page 3, post 4 I'd like to say..."

    Hello, fellow user of an old system to surf, despite being surrounded by high-end rigs.
     
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  6. Canardwc

    Canardwc @French_fab_factorie

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    I love thé way you mix Handmade work and CNC. It's gorgeous !
     
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  7. greensabbath

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    Thanks everyone! I'll let this stew for a little bit. Feel free to ask any questions you have and i'll be happy to answer them.
    Did you see the contest results yet? I dont want to ruin it for you. And yeah, my work computer from 2012 broke so I brought in my old as dirt laptop and its amazingly still kicking. My shop computer just died too so I think I want to get a laptop, sacrilege I know but its more practical and then I can do Fusion 360 at work.
     
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  8. Canardwc

    Canardwc @French_fab_factorie

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    Congrats on Cmws 2020!!!
     
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  9. dan297

    dan297 Minimodder

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    Congratulations. Absolutely deserved :thumb:

    Still looking forward to see the rest of the build process :cooldude:
     
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  10. greensabbath

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    Thanks guys! I’ll post the rest of the build soon. I’m also making some changes to the case (new gpu) so there will be some more updating even after the “final” photos.
     
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  11. Cheapskate

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    OK, I peeked. :lol:
    Congratulations! Also, the final setup is absolutely beautiful, (of course. ;) )
     
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  12. greensabbath

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    Thank you!
     
  13. Ianovski

    Ianovski Rawr!

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    Mah heart, I can't take this.. It's too pretty!! And congrats with the win!
     
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  14. Ianovski

    Ianovski Rawr!

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    Double reply because I just realized that you're the person behind the Sangaku build, which was a huge inspiration for my "Kyubu" build. Thanks for being awesome!
     
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  15. greensabbath

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    Thank you! I'm glad you liked both of them. Kyubu looks great!
     
  16. Cheapskate

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    :worried: You stopped updating. Save the hookers and blow for when you get the check. ;)
     
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  17. greensabbath

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    Haha guilty as charged. Is it bad if I use some of the money to buy a laptop? Also, how would you feel if I decommissioned Morphosis and rebuilt the interior of Sangaku? Just hypothetically...
     
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    One reason I moved the wiring access to the GPU side is so I could put a cover on it without hitting any motherboard parts with screw heads and shorting out the hardware. Luckily I still had some 1mm brushed black aluminum from A.C.Ryan to make a cover out of.


    First I made a practice version:

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    Once I was happy with the size and hole placement I started cutting the real version. I used a 2mm Single flute bit with a bit of alcohol to make it cut more cleanly. Ideally I'd have a mist system for this:


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    It fits just like it should. Next is programing in the corresponding holes on the acrylic side:


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    Its a bit nerve wracking making more holes into something I have so much time invested but I figured it would be easier and safer than hand drilling:

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    Luckily no surprises. I did not have any black button head screws so I made some:



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    Next up was a wiring harness and cover that will go next to the pump distro and keep the wiring tidy. First I needed to figure out how big it would be and then I started modeling it in cad:


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    When I had a design that seemed to make sense I cut out a practice version:



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    Then I started milling some more Wenge to make it out of. To start with, I used my bandsaw to resaw a piece of Wenge. This will make the top and bottom of this assembly and the grain should match perfectly:



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    I ran these through the drum sander to get them nice and flat then put the actual dimensions into the cad model:



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