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Scratch Build – In Progress Project:The Zebra

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by zachjowi, 23 Aug 2007.

  1. zachjowi

    zachjowi What's a Dremel?

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    I started to make this case about three years ago when I only had hand tools and not actually any of the tools I needed to make this case the way I wanted it. (I now have the right tools) It is made out of .25" plexi and .5" plywood alternated to allow light to pass through. Maybe you guys can use this as a start for a new design.
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  2. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    whoa! thats awsome!

    the alternated plexi/wood is really original and cool!
     
  3. HeXeN

    HeXeN Straight from Hell

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    and my goat was traumatized by that :D sorry for that but this is cool idea. U gonna lighten those plexi stripes? U gonna need nice air flow up there. Wodd keeps heat. Mood On !!
     
  4. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Nicely made, but not origial. Piloux did the same thing ages back.
     
  5. zachjowi

    zachjowi What's a Dremel?

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    I know that this looks like crap and that why I am not going to finish it. Now that I have a planer, table saw, etc I can actually get stuff squared and perfectly flat to make it look a hella lot better. And using wood screws to hold on the side pannels was the dumbest idea ever.
     
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  6. HeXeN

    HeXeN Straight from Hell

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    Hey zachjowi don't worry it needs few hours more of work and it will look nicer. Plain wood looks good :>Cheers!
     
  7. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Nice Case Really! FIX IT and rebuild it and it will be amazing! Good luck Buddy.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Neat look, but what I'm trying to figure out is how you glued 2 very different materials together...
    There's a pretty noxious contact cement for making countertops and such, but I think it would totally kill plexi.
     
  9. zachjowi

    zachjowi What's a Dremel?

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    they are not glues together. I drilled .25" holes through the top sections and the front pannel section and used three pieces of .25" threaded rod hold it together.

    Since I am not going to finish this case I am thinking of throwing it out. can anyone tell me if you think it'd sell in the FS threads? and how much?

    thanks
     
  10. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Noes don't trash it! I don't see anyone buying that, cause they might just as well do it again from the beginning and say "I made this entirely"...
     
  11. ComputerKing

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    DUDE! FIX it and rebuild it, It's amazing! Wood + Plexi this is the best, Add leds to the plexi and every thing will be kickass! Just redo it, mean sand it and paint and drilll new holes and polish it and it will be brand new, After all it's your choise!

    Good luck.
     
  12. n00btard

    n00btard Go away

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    The thing would look really nice if the wooden parts were just matte black, and none of the wood mark things (can't think of exact word) were showing through.

    But it probably looks much better in person than in picture, so I don't know.
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The way this was built you could have put some seriously crazy curves in the case. I'd like to see you or someone take this technique to it's most extreme potential.
     
  14. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    This kind of thing has been done by various people but I especially like how you did it with the black and clear which provides a very nice contrast. As Cheapskate said, this method lends itself to curves and I'd love to take him up on his challenge (unfortunately not until i get back from Italy next summer) but it is definitely a good idea. If I were you, I'd redo it taking what you've learned from the first one. The result will be infinitely better than the first one and could really be a great case, good luck! :)
     
  15. zachjowi

    zachjowi What's a Dremel?

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    thank you. I might wait until I am in college and then try to build one of these there for a project or something.
     
  16. Fozzy

    Fozzy What's a Dremel?

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    Doesn't really belong in project logs unless you're making a new one. But I like it. I think Zapwizard did something similar.
     
  17. zachjowi

    zachjowi What's a Dremel?

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    where would it belong?
     
  18. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Oooooo!! This has my brain crying out in joy at the possibilities... my head is completely spinning with ideas!! ¤_¤ @_@ ^_^
    In the Modding forum if I'm not mistaken.
     
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  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    RATS! I thought zachjowi bumped this with a new design or something...
    Seriously, anyone reading this with a buttload of materials and a laser cutter should play with this. You could integrate the drive cages into the faceplate...even add ducting channels. On colored plexi you could change the depth of the material to vary the amount of light passing through.
    Man! -I wish I still had access to that plastic scrapyard.... Maybe I could make a sketchup and let someone else build it...
     

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