Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by quizz_kid, 12 Sep 2011.
Excellent wood-working - keep it up!
Agreed. I like this one a lot. Looking forward to seeing it finished. It's a shame we don't see more projects like this on the forums.
Thank you nutman! Keep it up I will
... and thank you too jeff!
small update: making of the roof
inspired by the Atari 2600 system I wanted some sexy horizontal bars across the hex field
so I cut some bars in MDF...
and made this top piece... I will drill holes for the ball handle joysticks tomorrow. I will paint the roof in black I guess, not sure yet... I´m also thinking about making a little storage room for the usb wires, but I don´t know if there´s enough room inside. gonna look into it tomorrow.
snyyyygt killen! Älskar sputnik =)
Loving this .
If you ever decide to make another I'd recommend round (Pac-Man shaped)
tackar på svenska...
thank you. pac-man would be nice indeed. don´t think I´ve got the machinery, or the skills to make a "round" one though
tnx again nutman!!
ok, so now I had to go back to my 3D-sketches and se if there was any room for a storage. and there was a little hatch formed in my head
here´s the sketch / top view
first I had to make the holes. as you can se on the sketch, I had to rotate the MB
a bit to the right so that the left ball handle wouldn´t touch the GPU.
for the storage I cut the roof piece with a circular saw. the 2 mm lost in material will be compensated by hinges in between
this is the actual storage. the hole is for the CPU cooler.
small holes for small hinges. you shouldn´t drill 6mm MDF like that, it´s way too thin. but I did it anyway, in lack of alternatives.
I also had to remove som material near the hinges so that the hatch could be folded up
I just dropped in and had a look at your projects...And boy do I love this oldstyle stuff.
RETRO stuff is the best. Subscribed
Tnx Gnu. Right back at ya!
a bit of paint job today. both foot and roof got blackalized!
Back to the old skool!
Some very nice woodwork there and another great idea.
... said the wizard of skiiiillz. you sir, are soooo talanted. Your metal work is amazing. And of course, you´re a brilliant woodworker as well. Just finished your work log of "Cygnus X1" I envy your hand tool techniques.
Ok, here´s an idea I´ve hade since the beginning of the project. A kind of artwork on the top of it all. A solarsysten surrounded by a floral ornament. Sort of a perfection/kaos theme. I aslo wanted the name immersed somehow. After a few days in photoshop I came up with something. I don´t know if it fits with the rest, but I´ll try it out...
The two joystick bottoms, facing upwards when not in use. Making it an ideal surface for something decorative.
The printed sticker template
Removing the paper
Fit into position
"Snus", a great swedish tool for multi-tasking!!
After removing the final tape
Painted with a darker deck stain. Nothing beats the removal of the template.What a delight
... and it´s ready for some sandpapering!
I also added stripes similar to the ones on Sputnik. For the retro touch. They too will be sanded down a bit to blend in more with the walnut.
Btw, I´ve changed the project name from R-Kaid-R to R-Kaid-6. Can I change the thread title???
That sticker looks great! a nice job indeed, you might be able to change the thread title by editing your first post.
keep it up dude this looks interesting!
That just looks amazing!!
Although a cigarette pack is not as usefull as a tool, I'm not gonna switch to dipping tobacco... Yikes!
The project title; Go to your first post, and press "edit". Then use "Go Advanced" next to the "save" button. Then you can change it.
Just at hint. I run Win7 64 bit pro. I can only use "Go Advanced" when using the 64 bit explorer.
This is looking so cool. Love the pattern and the way that you done it.
To change the title, click on edit in your 1'st, then click advanced and you'll be able to change it that way. do what you need to do and the click save.
thanks for helping me with the title... you guys are fast!
Thanx Angel! and that dipping tobacco you´re talking about WILL conquer the earth!! you will obey it, and love it! in time, in time my friend...
thanks again jeff!
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