Hi! This is my first real project log, so please be gentle This project has been in the planning for a couple of years now. I've made a ton of drawings, Sketchup files and Solidworks assemblies, but in the end my plans have always changed so much I had to start all over. So I've decided to throw the fancy plans out of the window and wing it! The aim of this build is to make a scratch built case that doesn't look like a rectangular box. To achieve this the case needs to look aerodynamic. My main inspiration have come from the Dodge Viper, Saab Aero X and orca-whales. The name also comes from orca. I'll start from the back of the case. The first thing I did was get some supplies from a curtain shop. They had some nice natural color anodized 25x3mm bars of aluminum for cheap. I don't really need the anodize because these will be painted but I still like the way it looks. I cut them to the right lengths, drew some guiding semi-circles on paper and bent the bars by hand. My knee and a small vise also helped. The bends succeeded quite well. There's still some uneveness here and there but nothing that will show. If you look closely, there's also some fine white areas on the surface where anodize started fracturing. The bars are bent full 180 degrees but they don't like to stay that way without some tension. Next step was to cut some 65mm long brackets from 20x20mm aluminum tubing. The ends of the piece have a 45 degree diagonal cut. Or they should have. Me and my hand saw never get along that well. The cuts were of course deburred and filed. As I don't have space for a drill press I'm going to be using this. My gear ready for some drilling. Rocol's RTD spray is great cutting fluid for sawing, threading and drilling. I've already scribed and center-punched the holes. I'm using a 2.5mm twist drill. As you can see the small drill wandered despite my precautions. Good thing these were only pilot holes. I'm using this to widen the holes to the full 5mm I need. I also drilled the aluminum bars to match the brackets. All the holes were countersunk with this handtool. Next I got to pop my new pop rivet gun. I got this industrial grade riveter from my girlfriend for birthday. My old was busted when popping about 500 of those rivets seen on the picture. That's a Flex 608 BS or 4.8mm x 11.0mm alu rivet for the uninitiated. I bought 700 of them from the UK when building this desk I'm modding on. Nice and sturdy!