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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ Mahogany/steel Pc desk Winner of Dreamhack Summer Masters 2018!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Huskybongs, 21 Feb 2017.

  1. Huskybongs

    Huskybongs Active Member

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    Well here we go, the legs have been redone. They now have a more smooth and round shape at the upper part.

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    Also increased the surface area and therefor strengthened the structure with about 150% more surface area.

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    Obviously the legs will get sanded down and chromed.

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    Time to get that screen onto this table then :)

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    Screenholder getting bored and threaded

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    Using a 65 mm thick shaftsteel to hold the screen in place

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    Trown in place

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    Tried to get the shape of the screen emulated and keep the same curvature of the wood

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    And mounted in place!

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    It's a heavy piece now:)

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    Testfitting the back wood panel.

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    Next up is sanding and getting back some of the things from chrome
     
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  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Bond-villain level desk. You just need a 1500 square foot, all-white room to put it in.
     
  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Nebuchadnezzar's fixit man.

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    Don't forget the white, long-haired cat.
     
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    just need to locate an active volcano for the lair...
     
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  6. Huskybongs

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    Thanks for the kind comments!

    Time to do a small update. Getting my chromeparts back the 17th of marsh

    Got my cableholders back from powder coating. Each hole holds 6 MDPC 16 gauge wires and the bigger hole on the righthand side keeps 5 satadata cables.

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    Had to make a truly wooden pc to do the cables for the motherboard without ripping out my motherboard in my current pc

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    Got a few layers of the key as well to keep the grease and dirt of my fingers away from the wood. The wood is Flaming Birch


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    And here's my lamp that will be in the same room as my desk. Just for the luls


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    Just started with this and it's not really a priority but if anyone wanna make a lamp here's 1 way to do it :)
     
  7. _Prometheus_

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    What it, John Silver's leg? :jawdrop:
     
  8. Huskybongs

    Huskybongs Active Member

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    Tommorow assembly starts. I got my 27 chromed parts home. FINALLY :)

    Let the games begin :)

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  9. CAF PCs

    CAF PCs Custom PCs

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    I'm loving the curved monitor mount. Fits perfectly. :thumb:
     
  10. Huskybongs

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    It is time then. Second to last assembly. This time every single thing will be built into the table with the exception of putting in the water. Then disassembly one final time prep the parts and go to town and hope the end result was worth it.

    With that being said here we go.

    I just love how nickel plating looks and feels. I had to clean them up a bit with window cleaner but they were looking fantastic in general


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    Starting from scratch again pretty much :)

    1 LEG!

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    Had to change the type of bolt for aesthetic reasons

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    2 legs now and some interior panels :)

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    Time for the radiator grills :)
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    Portside

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    And Starboard

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    Installing the big ones

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    With the special fasteners

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    Also put in a bit of a cheat to make sure they didn't sag at all. Screw wont be visible

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    Key mechanism installed

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    Had to cut a hole out of the back panel to feed motherboard cables to the screen etc. This won't be visible either

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    Painted the reinforcement

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    All chromed parts in place


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    Key in place as well as the usb/audio plate also that nickel plated. Key as previously made from flaming birch. 5 or 6 layers of 2 component varnish to not stain the wood.

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    I like the color scheme

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    Monitor back on with the glass

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    A lot of photos. Outside is pretty much finished except the wood needs to get that nanosanding done to gloss it up a bit more

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    Made a quick video so you can get a better 3d view :D

     
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  11. CAF PCs

    CAF PCs Custom PCs

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    Oooooohh SHINY :cooldude:
     
  12. _Prometheus_

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    This present work of art.:thumb:
     
  13. Huskybongs

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    For those who liked the hinges here's how they ended up, I'm pretty pleased with them


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  14. Cheapskate

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    The chromer soaked those forever. :lol:
     
  15. Huskybongs

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    Is that bad?
     
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    I could guess from the start that you are a perfectionist :wallbash: , and the result is outstanding like I could expect :clap::clap::clap: just fantastic :jawdrop:, it only miss the hardware now :grin:
     
  18. CAF PCs

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    It's wonderful just don't touch
     
  19. Huskybongs

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    Time for a small update. Parts will start to get installed tommorow :)

    Anyways let's get going, repainted and extended the black to now have any wood show in bad places from the outside

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    We made a part for the ethernet and power cable. This way you can easily connect and disconnect the cables with 4x m8 bolts. Obviously this gets powdercoated too

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    This will hold a lot of weight if need be. No chance of power cable coming loose

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    Pumps arrived, remade the stands for them as well. You'll see how they're mounted very soon (Mainframe m7 )

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    Hinges mounted

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    Love how it reflects everything :)

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    Testing the 2 component epoxy glue on some other glass. Supposedly an area of 56 square centimeters should hold 7000kg of tension force.

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    Protecting the wood and hinges from the glue if we get it wrong and use too much. I recommend this specific frozen pizza package for this ;)

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    Wide shot with the hinges in. No picture with the glass glued because i'll let it cure overnight just to make sure

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  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I think you can remove "Aspiring custom PC builder" from your signature. You've put yourself in elite status with this.

    :worried: Just don't spray paint it gold at the last hour.
     
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