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Scratch Build – In Progress Scratch Build Lizard Desk - project finished. Final photo session.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by awadon, 24 Oct 2013.

  1. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Yes. It's what I like the most. Half of the day I was grinding and milling. Bonding the second half. And looking at the pictures you can't see the effect.

    But I estimate it's about 30 percent of the total project work progress.

    I've already slightly molded one connection.

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    And glued the second one.

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  2. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Lizard desk

    It's really quite amazing.

    In my head I can't see how it will stand up to the weight. But that's the best part, pushing the limits and surprising us all.

    I love the PVC hidden in the edge and the way the desk tapers at the end. Stunning.
     
  3. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Thanks :) And in a weak or two you will see desk standing :)


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    The end of the table will contain a "drawer" with the motherboard. The rest I must fill with oak.

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    According to the project name I've put a carved lizard on the leg. Yet it's still a little "raw", but this will change :)

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  4. awadon

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    Grinding

    A lot of grinding...

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  5. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    As you can see "lizard" is already in place. The particular shaping will take me a lot of time.

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  6. Ianovski

    Ianovski Rawr!

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    You sir, are a hero. This is unbelievable!
     
  7. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    I hope it will be:) For now it's lot of wood. Nothing more :)
     
  8. awadon

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    The connection between leg and top is already more or less made​​.
    I've changed a lot of wood into dust :)

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  9. CMos

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    This is really awesome. But like already mentioned before, I really don't see how this will work when you're putting weight on it.... all the more reason to keep following this build;)

    Love the inlay btw:)
     
  10. awadon

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    Here are some pictures of the base. I know it's hard to imagine, but next week everything should be connected. As usual, a lot of less spectacular but necessary work. Bonding, however, takes a very long time without a microwave: (

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  11. awadon

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    Now the desk is standing.

    And this time, I'm sorry for the quality of my photos. Tomorrow I will show some update.

    The "foot" is parallel to the tabletop. Height 80 cm. Bevel/slant is made only due to perspective. Foot still requires a lot of work. But the general shape of the structure is now visible.

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    Another interesting aspect is the center of gravity. As can be seen it is strongly shifted toward the "leg".

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  12. Yaka

    Yaka Well-Known Member

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    frigging awesome build, love the lizards,

    the last few pics make alot of sense now, and kinda looks like an ace space station as well
     
  13. awadon

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    Thanks !! :) I wanted to make it look "modern" and "old" in the same time :)

    Today, a few shots in different lighting conditions. Changes are virtually invisible. Until the grinding there will not be any spectacular changes :) Now I'm just gluing an additional kilograms of oak.

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  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    *Droooool.
    I think you can also add "organic" and "classy" to the description.
    You have my eyeing a bunch of redwood scraps I have in a bad way.
    Are power cables and stuff going to be routed through the leg?
     
  15. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Thank you :)

    And yes. That is my intension. I'm still not sure how, and what will be mounted inside. (Still problems with sponsorship, so maybe my budget will be very low.) But the "leg" is empty. So I can use that space for cables, maybe ups, or sound system.
     
  16. hero1

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    awesome project you got going here. Keep up the hard, good work.
     
  17. Egami

    Egami Why is the dremel on fire?

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    That table looks at the same time so futuristic and yet non-fake retro classy at the same time it's insane! Loving this big time.
     
  18. awadon

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    Thank you for your kind words :) Very much.
     
  19. keenan

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    You have some serious skill man, that is awesome!!
     
  20. Deaam

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    This is just awesome, keep it up man!

    Reminds me of some kind a "star trek" theme with its look :D
     

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