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Scratch Build – Complete Project: Nakamura

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by greensabbath, 5 May 2007.

  1. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    BackGround

    You might remember me as the maker of Yuugou and Sangaku pictured below. Well, I'm back with a brand new case, however this time, it is for a customer.

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    Project Nakamura

    I'd like to introduce to you, Project Nakamura. I was approached by a client after the release of Yuugou who was interested in an HTPC type case which turned out to be great since that was where I wanted to take this. He is half Japanese and wanted me to incorporate his family symbol (below) and I've turned it into the main influence of the case lines.

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    The case I will be using as a base will be the SilverStone SG01 which will serve as beautifully made chassis that will accept a Yuugou-esque frame.

    Here are some pictures of the chassis.

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    The main woods will be Cherry for the frame and shoji, and Sitka Spruce for the panels.

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    This old growth spruce has an amazing grain. This piece has over 250 rings alone.
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    As for the design, the influence of the client's family symbol is evident.

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    Top View:
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    As always, I'm very much looking forward to sharing this project with you all and your comments and suggestions are much appreiciated. If all goes well, I'll get a good start on the wood this weekend. Stay tuned, this will be a relatively quick project.

    Nick (GreenSabbath)
     
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  2. Supra55

    Supra55 New Member

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    Alriiiiiight! Brand new masterpiece from the wood mistro Sabbath
     
  3. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Incredibly cool. The best carpenter BT has ever seen is at it again!

    I think you should cut that logo out of a thick piece of steel, then grind it down into a throwing star-like razor blade edged thing, polish it and stick it on the front or something. Maybe white LED accent lights for it?
     
  4. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    GREAT! Looking forward to following another one of yours. The beginnings look promising.
     
  5. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    everyone knows you from those two mods


    this is looking great so far, great pick in wood, I love working with cherry(that is what I used to make my clock)
     
  6. Neji

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    Like everyone here, I can't wait to watch this new mod progress.
     
  7. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    wow this is going to be amazing.
     
  8. sk8ter646

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    looks good hope it all turns out as good as the rest
     
  9. ottzen

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    Wow, you just don't need any rest, huh? :)
    I bet this will be just as awesome as your other cases are!

    Inspire me! ;)

    //ottzen
     
  10. itsjustacompaq

    itsjustacompaq Member

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    holy crap, another mod by greensabbath, and this time for a customer! i cant wait to see what you do man!
     
  11. widmod

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    great i follow Yuugou and locked for updates every day. Now I'm happy that your are back so soon and i can't wait to see your :dremel: work on this project.
     
  12. Noobkiller

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    Oh man! I'll be watching this one
     
  13. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    another project from you, awesome :D
    can't wait to see some more of that wood magic
     
  14. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    nice too see you back and cant wait for the upadte
    one lucky customer!
     
  15. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 New Member

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    wooo hoooo!!!! new mod!! greensabbath!! yess. cant wait.

    that symbol is sharingan from a manga ;)
     
  16. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Why can't we have computer cases like these on the market :(
    Seriously, I haven't found one computer case that makes me say "WOOOOOW", until I saw your cases.


    Antec: nice build, but not very nice outside
    Lian-li: toooo... mac'ish, and doesn't have great Antec features (for me, it's overly expensive)
    Silverstone: nice, nice price, does not have Antec great features.
    ASUS: plastic-o-rama (well it looks like it from the outside, and the Ferari doors)
    Termaltek: err... not for me, I find it bad
    Cooler master... it's a grid, or has everything to make your computer make as much noise as possible
    A-open: 2 in 1! GREAT DEAL! Computer noise amplifier + ugly design! how can you lose :)
     
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  17. Evenge

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    Waiting to see more that fabulous wood work! :hip:
     
  18. Edvuld

    Edvuld New Member

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    This will be great =D

    I got a SG-01 for my gaming system as well, and I love it. It's a very nice base to biuld on.


    Good luck!
     
  19. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Hey guys, Thanks very much for the comments. I did a bit of work this weekend mocking stuff up, cutting some wood, and trying to figure out exactly how to build this thing (i'm not used to using stock cases) but its coming together and I should have an update later this week.

    @ottzen: I've actually needed a break for a while, since i missed spring break due to Yuugou but when you get the opportunity to get paid (a good amount) for what you love, you can't pass that up.

    Thanks Zhangmaster, I was wondering what it was called :thumb:

    @GoodBytes: It would be great to get a list of the best things about the best cases and make a super case. Of course the looks would be subjective and I know there are people who think my cases are ugly. I have another project coming though where I will be using the same chassis and doing something that could be a bit more marketable (ie cheaper) but just as cool.

    Thanks a lot guys, i appreciate your support. Stay tuned for updates.
     
  20. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    @greensabbath:
    The problem with that is, that your case would be probably the most expensive case ever build, and design for well me and me only.
    For example, I may not want a motherboard tray, but someone else will, and so on.
     
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