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Project: Smoking jacket

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by equus, 27 Feb 2003.

  1. equus

    equus What's a Dremel?

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    Why:

    After two weeks of trying to find a nice case for less than £100 my temper was beginning to get short, while I like the windowed lighted look my missus doesnt, (she thinks of it as an over priced nightlight). With no nice normal looking cases around my mind drifted towards modding.

    After a little thought and a lot of net surfing (and a quick read of the 'chap manifesto') I decided to go for something a little unique; A wooden case, simple, sanded & sealed. No visible drives, no light brighter than a 1mm fibre could supply. Water cooled to shift the heat the wood will hold. Just at the planning stage now but I'm paid next week & its off to the timber merchants.

    The rough idea of how I want it to look

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  2. penski

    penski BodMod

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    That's beautiful :)

    *n
     
  3. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    That is sweet. Don't let this project die, I want to see the results :D
     
  4. ConfusedTA

    ConfusedTA What's a Dremel?

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    What he said! :)



    Confused
     
  5. acrimonious

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    :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:
    thats sexeh!

    WOW man, thats so new and different, not many mods you can say that about theses days, its classy (even without a cold cathode!)
     
  6. |Jedi|

    |Jedi| What's a Dremel?

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    lloks great... like '30 buildings and cars... i thinks is modern art
     
  7. djengiz

    djengiz Pointless.

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    Very nice. Even if you dont like the wood you can allways paint it some very cool colour!
     
  8. Digitalblueshift

    Digitalblueshift What's a Dremel?

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    please tell me that yellow line is going to be some EL strip, that would look sharp. Nice tho, and I hope you are as good a woodworker as you are at 3d renders...
     
  9. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Nooooo, that would spoil the simplistic look. That and the missus wouldn't like it :D Metal beading is my guess.
     
  10. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo Up-up and away

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    Art deco PC case.... Lush :jawdrop:
     
  11. kong

    kong cnc-guy

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    If you can make one of them, it would be one of the best cases I've ever seen. Go to it!!
     
  12. equus

    equus What's a Dremel?

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    Yup, most likely brass.

    Going to get the case that'll form quite a bit of the internals tomorrow, need to find a good timber yard to get the wood from. I want to get a single solid block and cut n carve it into the 3 pieces needed. Its going to be awkward, but I'm pretty confident.
     
  13. kong

    kong cnc-guy

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    Hmm, single block of wood?! Aren't you worried about is twisting/warping with the changes in temperature or drying? I'm no expert here, just sticking my oar in, so hope you don't mind.:worried:
     
  14. bradford010

    bradford010 Bradon Frohman

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    Sweet design. Very art deco.
    3D's not too shabb00, either ;)
     
  15. Confusitron

    Confusitron What's a Dremel?

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  16. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    Sweet looks something like what would come from that old computer game that i can't remeber what it was called now :)

    Edit : It was called Starship Titanic :) http://www.starshiptitanic.com/ anyone remeber that?
     
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  17. daydreamingknight

    daydreamingknight What's a Dremel?

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    B E A U T I F U L




    DDK
     
  18. mod-ern man

    mod-ern man What's a Dremel?

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    or you could move the fan inlet higher up on the front, get some light coming out and rename her,
    Locomotive breath...
    In the shuffling madness, I betray my origins.
     
  19. equus

    equus What's a Dremel?

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    Hmm.. Enlight no longer make the case - Last time I saw one was about 3-4 years ago.

    sales@msquared.co.uk or
    royt@msquared.co.uk

    are two email addys you could try (not to sure how much response you'll get - if all else fails the second addy is the MD's)


    As for the case;

    Got a new case this weekend and I doupt I'd be able to get a single block of wood large enough to work with, I've got to go back to the drawing board and work out where I want seams and such like. As for the wood warping, hopefully it wont - Lots of beeswax & TLC should stop it from drying out to much. If it does than I'll just have to goto plan 2.
     
  20. kong

    kong cnc-guy

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    More on the single block idea, if you have the grain running top to bottom on the front, the top of the case will be end-grain which will be uber-difficult to work with, I notice your 3d drawing has the wood grain following the contours of the box, which is obviously impossible unless you are planning to bend the timber?! Anyhow, I'm not dissing your ideas, just trying to stop you making any mistakes which will ruin what i think will be a superb case. Dove -tailed joints at the top of the case would look pretty neat i think, but what is plan 2?
     

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