Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AnG3L, 3 Sep 2009.
I'm not Patrick... unfortunatelly.
I feel you bro....
i like the way you extend the heatshrink to the connector (blue ones) itself, much tidier looking. keep up the awesome work!
Build amazing, im a fond lover of wood and you work is very good indeed. Just wish i had that talent
Thank you my friend! Every one of us has talents, the point is that we have to take advantage of them and with a little patience we can achieve our goals. Each ones talent is unique brother! Mod on!
First off all I want to present you my newest sponsor:
Today 2 HDD's arrived with DHL from Samsung. I choose Samsung cause in my humble opinion they produce the fastest regular hard drives, which are budget friendly and off course fast as lightning! I am talking about the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 gb which you can see here : http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/productSubType.do?group=&type=61&subtype=63
And lets checkout the package!!
Very well protected with big plastic bubbles.
And here are the hard drives!!
So lets move on with the work I did so far.
First of all I finished the totems which they will be combined on the top cabinet of the case!
I rubbed the wood with dark brown powder and some sienna and I begin to draw them with red cadmium paint.
After that I made some minor changes (some more sculpting etc) and after 2 quick layers of varnish (more varnish later) here are some pictures!
I tried to give an original ancient look on the totems to look like original and not some kind of industrial made totems!
This is the first part of my update!
So lets move on with the second part. I start working on the side panel with the big eagle totem.
I am going to create an enclosure where I am going to put leds to illuminate the frame.
I used a 2.5 cm white Swedish wood as a support for the totem and to prevent the totem from bending .
I used a special glue which I forgot to take some pictures (stupid me) to attach the totem on the wood. That specific glue its very strong and it has the ability to adjust itself under different temperature conditions.
2x 10 kgs for half an hour until the glue dries.
And after half an hour the piece is ready for some drilling. I attached black chipboard screws 2.5.
After that I had to saw off the remaining wood:
I decided to use a 3 mm marine plywood as a back plate. Here are some initial measurements .
Pivot holes for the interior part.
And here is the almost finished piece..... You will understand why in a little!
I had to cut a little piece from the edges to make that equal with the other part. I used this dremel bit , didnt work so I tried to use my jig saw again with not so good results!!
So I did that again, from the beginning with wider interior this time. Here it is! Much better aight??
Drilled some holes for the screws, and the I used this countersink bit ( I forgot that I could do that with the bit only! )
And a little piece of wood for better durability.
Thats all for now guys! Feel free to comment and share your opinions!
I am back for one more update guys after a lot of work and bad luck....
I am going to show you the creation of the frame. The design of the frame I choose its not random, it has a specific meaning for Native
Indians which I will reveal later on
Measurements and cuts!
Here I use the drill to create some pivot holes to cut the frame so the light from the leds to pass through.
And this is the dremel bit I used to finish the cuts:
And after my trusty mini files here is how they look!
I used my pyrograph to draw the interior lines of the frame. Dont ask me why I didnt use a brush or something else just to be easier,
the look of the pyrograph is way different and better than any paint!
Here I measure for the acrylic that I will use on the frame
I found a clear piece from an old mod and I got the chance to use it!
To create a different light effect I decided to paint the acrylic my self using vitraux paint and also to recreate the exact color I
Here as you can see I pyrographed the other side also.
With various dremel bits and files I created this hole for the leds to pass through:
This is the bottom frame. Instead of acrylic I created a pattern of holes
Some extra pieces of wood are glued for extra support for the frame.
Some epoxy glue and lets glue these bitch*s!!
Here are some bright white 3 mm leds that I will use to create a lighting effect for the eagle.
I cut them and use only one molex for both. Total : 4 leds
And here is the creation of the mini "towers" that they will host the leds!
Made out of white Swedish wood but carefully selected so they will be filled with wood "juice" so they will be more durable!
Using this dremel bit to round the edges and also to make them identical.
And using this bit to sculpt them and make them look like towers!
Drilled a hole for the wires to pass through and to fit there the led holder too.
Using some epoxy glue ... again!
A back hole.... for the molex to pass through!
Here are the 2 red acrylic frames I am going to use for the side panel. I used double face to give a 3d effect.
This is the creation of the totems backpanel.... (bad luck I told you?) That one went to garbage cause ... something went wrong in the
progress, I created another one, and then... I repeated the same process from the beginning... etc etc
I decided to use aluminum on the frame corners, so I used that green aluminum, which as you will see, I painted later on:
A bending mechanism .... (latest technology!)
Primer and the black paint ... as you will see later on
Here I used fiberglass to create a pattern on the aluminum but that attempt failed....
Something off topic.... Drilling some holes for the screws to pass through.
And the screws painted black gloss
After I attached the 2 acrylic frames with the main one, I used this black matte sticker just to let a little red piece visible.
OK so here we go....!!! After the first attempt on the main panel, I used fiberglass again, but this time I used a different one and
the result was.... it never dried!!! So I removed it and I used isopon this time.
I also used some edge trimmer to smooth the edge of the aluminum and give that extra "something"!
My clean hands!!
Smoothing the isopon with this dremel bit and also creating more patterns!
Using a needle and a hammer I am pointing the holes that have to be drilled.
2 layers of primer
2 layers red metallic
2 layers of gloss black fading from outside to inside and vice versa
Using my vitraux liner which combined with the aluminum and the wire holes.
Added more details on the eagle totem
I used 2 double face layers for the aluminum backplate and voila !!! fitted perfectly!!
And after I fitted the totem with m4 screws and bolts and 4 layers of varnish, here are some final pictures. More with the lighting
later on an another update!
As you can see the wires of the leds are visible cause I wanted to give that "techy" look and for me they look extreme and I like how
Thats all for now. Please be kind and comment and express your ideas or any questions you might have! Till next time guys, stay cool!
PS: A little side note I forgot to mention! The letters on the mini "towers" means Eagle on Cherokee language! Excuse me for that!
Keep this project alive by commenting guys pls. Thanks
That is a maHOOssive panel! Love your paint and pyrography techniques, as always!
i wanna see it lit up! like... NAO!
Thank you my brother! And yes is massive and heavy as a bit*h bro, but hey, If i want to move the case I ll call Ronnie my friend!
Ok bro you got it stay tuned , it will be like a Christmas tree
I only coment more if you give something
Awesome skills of course .. your doing a very diferent project... whats that kind of Tiki doll with a water conector???
That's a lot of hard work for a great result. I could easily hang that on my wall.
Thanks buddy. I didnt get that Tiki doll, but if you mean the wolf with the reservoir.... its a wolf!
Thank you my friend!
It's all looking amazing mate, keep it up.
Thanks buddy!! Your presence here is much appreciated!!
Not a problem, after working for 9 days straight it is nice to be able to sit down and have some "me" time, and that so happens to be checking my 50 new subscriptions lol.
LoL buddy 50???? OMG it will take you forever!!! And 9 days straight work!! FGS brother you really need a rest, a big cup of Colombian coffee, the best music, and a beautiful lady for "massage" lol
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