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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Chiaroscuro (Updated August 1)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by greensabbath, 8 Jul 2008.

  1. nickhelton

    nickhelton What's a Dremel?

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    WOW. I really don't know what to say other then that wood is beautiful and your precision craftsmanship skills are ridiculous. Keep up the good work!
     
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  2. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r What's a Dremel?

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    That's just fantastic, keep on going :thumb:
     
  3. MrWizard

    MrWizard What's a Dremel?

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  4. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    looks awesome! great work as always nick :thumb:
     
  5. DonT-FeaR

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

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    i saw one of your mods on the front cover of a mag when i was in the states and was like i gotta buy that so i did (the mag not the case) i thing the orange lighting would look tones better than blue
     
  6. nagyizom

    nagyizom Minimodder

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    That's fantastic! Great work as always:clap:
     
  7. Joungne

    Joungne What's a Dremel?

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    Hi Nick,

    nice to see you started work on the case. I'm sure it will look 1000times better then the renders when its finished.
    Cant wait to see how it will turn out.

    greetz,

    Gert
     
  8. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    :jawdrop:
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    such awesomely stunning work that the two smileys get knocked out from the above jawdrop!
     
  9. compmodder

    compmodder What's a Dremel?

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    wow, just wow nick. Now you see, the proper tols keep ur fingers away from fast spinning blades... gotta get me one of those tenon joint cutter thinga-majiggy's. Case comin along and i agree that you should stick to an orange or yellow lighting scheme t contrast the ebony. keep up the awesome work.

    -Drew-
     
  10. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    WOW WOW WOW :wallbash:

    Here you go, You Strike again. :rock:
     
  11. Citizen_Insane

    Citizen_Insane What's a Dremel?

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    Holy ****! Looks amazing. Keep it up!
     
  12. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    nice work! I'm a big fan of your mods, and I'll watch this as close as I've watched your other mods :)
     
  13. badje

    badje boni

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    I love the color of the wood. The design of the case is special to, this is promesing!
     
  14. seb87

    seb87 What's a Dremel?

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    what type of wood is that ?

    do you use any color on the wood or this is the original color ?
     
  15. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    When it comes to wood mate, there is no equal. Waiting intently for more.
     
  16. MiLwOrkZ

    MiLwOrkZ What's a Dremel?

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    It is Ebony. That is the natural color of the wood, and is extremely expensive. It is also pretty hard to find pieces longer than 2 feet ><.


    GREAT WORK!:clap:
     
  17. skullen

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    :jawdrop: Very very nice :thumb:
     
  18. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Thanks a lot everyone. The orange lighting was a nice idea but just isn't going to happen. This case is due to be completed in exactly 4 weeks from now so I've begun to officially freak out. Anyway, on to the update!

    The next step was to cut out the two big frames of thicker ebony. An hour or so at the wood store and over a hundred dollars later I have my wood:

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    They put wax on the wood to protect it and keep in the moisture and such so first thing is to scrape all that crap off:

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    All done and oh so pretty:

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    A bit of a fast forward but after the pieces were milled and cut, I needed to glue on the rest of the thinner pieces that would complete the design:

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    And then I get to route out the pieces using the templates:

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    Testing it:

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    And the next steps, the joints on the top:

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    Layed it out:

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    Tennon jig once again:

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    Kinda rough:

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    Perfect:

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    testing the joint:

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    And here is where we are so far:

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    Thats all for now. I have another update coming soon and I have more wood for the next step so this week should be nice and busy. Stay tuned!
     
  19. Stormtrooper

    Stormtrooper Shh...

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    It's hard not to! :thumb:
     
  20. Langer

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    You are nothing short of an inspiration my friend. Can't wait to see more!

    5* for you!
     

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