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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: GALLUZZO-I < 2 Aug. update: Swithes >

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  1. L1U

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    update 13 - the logo (list of all updates)

    hey guys! time for some more action in here, I will eventually post the updates about the side windows, but I'm not ready for that at the moment because I'm busy painting all the wood... I will hopefully have all of that done by the end of the weekend!

    today it's just about the logo of the project! :thumb:

    the logo will be on the REAR side of the case, I decided this because I want the case to be as clean as possible but I still want to leave on it a nice sign of the original idea.

    the logo will be nothing less than the logo of the Galluzzo itself! As some of you may have guessed, "Galluzzo" is the name of the place I live in, and the name is a variation of the word "gallo", cockerel. The "unofficial" symbol of the Galluzzo is a rooster made more or less like this:

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    so I made a basic drawing of the symbol and printed it

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    then I cut the figure itself

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    used a pencil to draw softly the figure on the wood

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    I used a tin welder to draw the figure on the wood and intentionally left it very "raw", I want it to contrast with the smoothness of the rest of the case and the technology inside of it :D

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    I also made a little video of the drawing



    that's it! more updates very soon!
     
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  2. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    Nice build so far! I like the idea of building a frame from wood, I might do one with a darker hardwood next year.
     
  3. L1U

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    aye, I happen live in a pink house :blush:

    thank you! I will use a couple of layers of Transparent flatting paint, actually I've been painting the first layer this afternoon, I'll paint a second tomorrow in the morning and hopefully have everything back on by the late evening

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    thank you! I'm looking forward to see your project! :thumb:
     
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    update 14 - painting (list of all updates)

    hello everybody, just to let you know I've been working on the project, here is something about the painting I've been doing in the past days. I's nothing particular, I'ts just a couple of layers of transparent flatting paint on the wood and white spray paint on the "L" joints here are some pictures

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    that's it, later I will post the (much bigger) update about the side windows :thumb:
     
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  5. L1U

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    update 15 - side windows (list of all updates)

    Here we are! as promised (but a little late) big update on the side windows! So here's the thing i wanted the windows to be:

    • perfectly adherent to the main wood structure to avoid noise getting outside the case and dust getting inside
    • BIG, transparent and clean with some white detail on them
    • overall matching the wood theme of the case

    so I started cutting a couple of big pieces of 4 mm transparent acrylic

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    in place checking dimensions before the last cut on the top

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    then I moved on to the wooden frame, this is the cutting setup, sorry for the quality, the picture was taken indoor with low lights my bad :duh:

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    cutting and sanding edges

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    and finally everything ready to be jointed with hot glue

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    the glue hardening

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    the frames finished

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    then I moved on to the base feets and used a miller to carve a 4 mm deep rail on the side of the main structure (the part that goes in direct contact with the window). You can see how that was done in the first part of the video I posted some days ago (unfortunately i forgot to take pictures of that part :wallbash:)

    this rail will be filled with the sheath to seal the case to the window :thumb:


    with that part done I installed some double threaded screws in the structure to be able to fit the windows. These are the screws I used:

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    making the holes

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    screwing them with an allen wrench

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    the frames and the acrylic on the structure

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    then I moved back to the feet and milled a hole to make room for a couple of neons that will light the acrylic

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    here is the result

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    I painted everything with the same paint I used for the rest of the wooden structure

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    waiting for the paint to dry I sanded the edges of the windows with 320 - 400 - 800 paper, and finally removed the protective tape

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    once the paint was dry, I cut some white adhesive stripes to stick on the windows parallel to the frame

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    sticking them on the windows

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    and finally windows done!

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    here is the sheath I used to ensure contact between the window and the wood

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    close up

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    and here is the case up to date, ready for the neon-test I will be doing later today

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    that's it! later I'll make a test with the neons and let you know how it goes!
     
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  6. Watchtown

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    very nice, like a furniture, now all you need is some holders for the wine-glasses :p
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  7. L1U

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    hehe thank you! I'll consider the wine-glasses option for the future :D
     
  8. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    This case is coming along very nicely, I love the contrast between the white gloss and the wood
     
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    update 16 - neon test 1 (list of all updates)

    hey guys! I'm posting some pictures of the effect of the two 10cm blue neons. I used blue because that was all I had available at the moment in the house, it's not a definitive choice trough ;)

    the neons are placed there:

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    front view

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    side and top

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    the bottom

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    the back

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    the rear

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    I think the result is pretty good, i expected the front stripes to be a little brighter but this "glowing" effect in not bad afterall... maybe even better than expected :D

    that's it, more updates very soon!
     
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  10. Herodj95

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    yeah! i like it! :rock::rock::rock::rock:
     
  11. L1U

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    glad you like it, actually creating a synergy between the white parts and the grain of the wood is one of the main goals of the build :thumb:

    thank you! :D
     
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  12. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Very very cool!
     
  13. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    looking very good very good indeed :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  14. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Wow, that looks awesome :thumb:
     
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    Looks great.
    Im not sure that LEDs would have enough glow to light such a large space, making neons the best choice.
    Nice one
     
  16. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    Looking great so far! I think the blue neon compliments the interior colour scheme.
     
  17. L1U

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    thanks you very much guys!

    I figured out the same, the original idea was using leds trough :rolleyes:

    I will soon post some photoshop image editing to see what could be the result other cold cathode colors ;) I like blue, but the original idea was using white neons for the windows and some drops of colored led light inside the case

    what do you think?
     
  18. riekmaharg2

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    He could use the super bright 3 or 5W leds
     
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    it's just a photoshop update but... what do you guys think?

    I'd personally go for the white one with some little spots with colored leds to be added in the future over the hardware... but hey, I'm always open to new ideas :thumb:
     
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  20. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Personally I still like the blue best, plus its more visible
     

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