1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Scratch Build – In Progress Project SR-2 Desk

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The Boy Riley, 17 Dec 2011.

  1. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

    Joined:
    26 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    2,619
    Likes Received:
    110
    THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME :D :D

    I was only thinking about a month or so ago that after seeing 2 of the other amazing desk builds that maybe I should build one using my SR-2 hardware as I have the space but in reality I don't have access to all the metal work machines so it probably wont happen for me but im glad someone is building a monster desk with an SR-2 and I hope you over-clock the hell out of it, im rock solid @ 4.2ghz with my X5650's :thumb:

    Oh and are you not going to use the EK SR-2 chipset water block?
     
  2. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    384
    Likes Received:
    8
    nice work mate love your craftsmanship. cant wait for more updates :rock: :rock: :rock:

    p.s sweet hardware
     
    Last edited: 28 Dec 2011
  3. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    983
    Likes Received:
    29
    This has moved from good to freaking awsome !, that layout is just so perfect!
     
    yassarikhan786 likes this.
  4. Briaireous

    Briaireous What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    29 Nov 2011
    Posts:
    104
    Likes Received:
    3
    The detail you have put into the desk is truly inspiring! :) great job cannot wait to see more
     
    yassarikhan786 likes this.
  5. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    12
    So I thought I'd throw up a quick update before I disappear for new year I've been finishing off the legs today, as the metal rod for the attachment arrived a few days ago.

    After the weekend I should be powering ahead with the frame as I now have a time restraint on the use of the workshop, but I'll explain that one at the end :)

    Righty, today saw the lathe coming out to play, everyone, meet the little lathe...

    [​IMG]

    half a leg base and the bar to fit into it

    [​IMG]

    The best part of using a lathe, it makes finishes like this take about 30 seconds

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    and add the little feet :)

    [​IMG]

    I'll be finishing the bars next week :)

    The reason why I need to stop faffing about; My Dad (proud owner of this workshop) is building a 4 inch scale traction engine, he hasn't been able to carry on with it as he's been waiting for a casting...

    [​IMG]

    The cylinder block, so he needs me to get off the milling machine and clean all the aluminium off it so he can start work on this :p

    Happy New Year !
     
  6. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

    Joined:
    1 Nov 2010
    Posts:
    832
    Likes Received:
    71
    Somehow I also fall for these desk builds :thumb:
    Was already following this build somewhere else.
    Glad you started your buildlog here now!
     
    yassarikhan786 likes this.
  7. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    12
    Thanks :) I seem to have ended up on quite a few sites now, started out on one I posted on years ago another where I used to work, then two that I bought stuff from and it has just sort of carried on

    But the comments and suggestions and questions I've been getting have been worth the upkeep :)

    thanks again to everyone for reading, should be getting back into it this week before I get bullied out of the workshop.
     
  8. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    12
    a sneak peak just for you :)

    [​IMG]
     
  9. ozzylow

    ozzylow What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    22 May 2011
    Posts:
    83
    Likes Received:
    2
    Loving this build, trim your finger nails please.
     
  10. as899

    as899 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    2 Jan 2012
    Posts:
    70
    Likes Received:
    2
    The machine is too strong, the Chinese players generally do not have such a machine
     
  11. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    12
    lol Haven't been climbing as much as I've been doing this, hence the nails got long, saw my own photos and realised how grim they were :p
     
  12. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    12
    So I've been a bit quiet of late, I wanted to have a bit more done for this update but it might be a week or so until I can get the rest done so it seemed like a good point to stop and post some pictures :)

    Here's where we left off, I was about half way through the leg pieces, they had incomplete uprights and no end caps.

    [​IMG]

    And then on with the new stuff :)

    Finishing up the leg attachment bars

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Making space for the power switch and usbs

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Milled the slot for the DVD drive

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    These were a bit of a pain in the arse to make... but the came up nice in the end :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Right, back to the frame finished up the small angled sections so I could mount the panels to them...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    and an attached leg...

    [​IMG]

    The end caps came out well too :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And back to the dvd drive...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    That's all for now as far as the desk goes :) The screws holding the usbs and DVD drive are just ones I found that fit, I'm waiting on the new ones that match the rest of the desk :)

    Should be getting my replacement blocks from EK this week and I think I've found the colour I want to paint the frame... the panels will be black powder coat so mat black.

    I was doing some climbing at an indoor wall a week or so ago and spotted a water bottle lying about... a red sigg bottle to be a bit more precise.

    So what do you all think about...

    [​IMG] Red?
     
  13. RabidCicada

    RabidCicada Minimodder

    Joined:
    21 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is amazing. You have plans for the desk top to be openable (As in open like a lid) so you can access parts easier?
     
  14. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2005
    Posts:
    1,124
    Likes Received:
    18
    I think you should leave it raw.

    Looks phenomenal with those nuts and bolts.
     
  15. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    12
    The glass is the same size as the top so it will just sit on top, it's heavy enough to not go anywhere of its own accord so to get inside you just slide the glass off :)

    and the bolts are stainless so they will stay the same for good :) I like to be able to see the gubbins when I build stuff, so the frame will be the red, the joints will be brushed or powder black same as the panels, but hopefully i can render some full quality images of the corners from my designs, but it may be quicker to build it and find out, the current pc isn't feeling up to it :p
     
  16. Conica

    Conica What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    12 Jan 2012
    Posts:
    25
    Likes Received:
    1
    I like that red on the Sigg bottle, just remember that the powder coating will only be a one-tone colour laid on thick, so make sure you pick the exact shade you like :)

    Loving the build, It's the attention to detail that definitely makes this one worthwhile :thumb:




    Edit: Spazzy Spelling.
     
  17. Jezzafool

    Jezzafool What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    2 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    40
    Likes Received:
    7
    I AM IN AWE! :jawdrop: (and v jealous :D)
     
  18. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

    Joined:
    10 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    1,235
    Likes Received:
    49
    Amazing metal work man. Can't wait to see more :D.
     
  19. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    384
    Likes Received:
    8


    same here mate :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  20. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    12
    Currently having a revival :) more to come soon.
     

Share This Page