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Scratch Build – In Progress [Scratch Build] - Victorian Desktop - Mosquito - Completed 2nd Jun. 2015 - Done!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mosquito, 22 Jan 2015.

  1. Mosquito

    Mosquito Active Member

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    Marked out window location on side panel.


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    Cut out the hole for the window on the scroll saw.


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    Fairly light clean up, when marking out the scroll saw cuts with a marking knife.


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    Corner brackets.


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    Each corner has to be custom fit to the corner brackets, so I can have the window fit tightly.


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    The window will fill in the gaps between brackets, but the brackets aren’t straight on the inside, so it requires a bit of fettling.


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    I first cut off about 1/8” pieces, then file in deeper notches at the end.


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    Kind of annoying, but it will look better in the end.





    Special thanks again to G.Skill
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  2. storm-83

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    Like those corner brackets a lot, they are going to fit the build nicely!

    But, noob question maybe, why are you *chamfering*? the window, and not the wood to make it fit?
     
  3. Stallion

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    yea nice brackets
     
  4. Bradley8988

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    That screwdriver is a work of art itself. Build looks great.
     
  5. ak_2020

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    Very impressive so far, should turn out to be an extremely distinctive build. And outstanding joinery skills as well!
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Storm - I'm guessing it's easier. If he had to sink the corners, he would have to trace the curved shape, then move the line into the corner ~1/8" to match the inset position.
     
  7. Mosquito

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    Thanks guys! :thumb:





    That's basically accurate. if I were to sink the brackets into the side panel instead, I'd still have to do a lot of work to get the flush, and then would still have to file in a recess for the bump out on the inside of the bracket anyway. Since the Acrylic is thinner and quicker to work with files, I went that way instead
     
  8. storm-83

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    I totally missed the "bump" on the inside of the brackets!
    This makes a whole lot of sence now... :duh:

    <Brown nose> But with your obvious skillset you could have pulled it off </Brown nose>
     
  9. Mosquito

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    It's not always as about skill as it is just patience. Lots of "file a little, and test fit" to sneak up on a good fit :D
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Storm - You coded that wrong.
    [brownnose]I like the look with the brackets, BTW.[/brownnose]

    Edit:Huh? -must be broken.
     
  11. Mosquito

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    I finished out the window… cutting 1/8” strips off where the corner brackets go


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    Cleaned up with a file


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    Then filed in the notches for the inside contour of the corner brackets


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    Done.


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    It fits alright, and the window fills in the gaps between corner braces.


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    You can better see in this picture how/why I had to custom fit the window




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    Time to turn my attention to some sort of back panel.


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    Ripped and crosscut using hand saws. Original plan was to make a solid rear panel, and cut our two rectangles (on either side of center) to mount some metal and make the back panel that way.


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    What I ended up doing, was cutting that panel into strips, and building a frame instead (less wood movement to deal with that way, as wood moves, metal doesn’t). I already have the top and bottom rails mounted in this picture.


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    Hand chopped mortise and tenon joints were used for building the frame


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    A little chamfer detail all around


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    Now I’ve got the outside frame done. I plan to add a piece in the center as well, just haven’t gotten that far (need to make sure I stay clear the motherboard I/O before I do that one)







    Special thanks again to G.Skill
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  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo Stopped treating this country as if it was his own

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    Look at how that chamfer meets to form a perfect little faceted corner. Look at it!
     
  13. Ocelot

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    Coming up next in a Mosquito project...

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  14. Mosquito

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    :lol: thanks! That's what a hand plane at 1/1000 of an inch at a time will let you accomplish :D

    haha, honestly the joinery I've been using in this project is nothing too special, but getting into the tricky joinery has always intrigued me...
     
  15. storm-83

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    Mmmm joints
     
  16. Mosquito

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    lol I'm not even going to go there :p
     
  17. Mosquito

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    I started with getting the internal frame done for mounting hardware. Had to add a piece to the front for the two stand offs.


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    I got all the internal frames glued up, threaded inserts installed and stand-offs mounted to those.


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    Hardware can now be mounted. Time to make the back panel.


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    Busted out the old workmate to work on the back panel.
    It’s being made from aluminum.


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    First thing I did was to cut out the opening for the I/O shield.


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    From there I could mark out and cut out the openings for the GPU


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    Some cleanup work with some files


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    Things line up well.


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    A few more cut outs for mounting the PSU and some mesh to be glued in later.


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    Now gluing in the mesh.


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    After the back panel was cut, I could then locate the center support for the back frame.
    I waited until now, to make sure it didn’t get in the way of the PSU/GPU.


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    Seems to work out alright.


    Thanks for checking it out :)






    Special thanks again to G.Skill
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  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Looking nice Mos. :)
     
  19. Vognen

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    Very nice looking :)
     
  20. Stallion

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    coming together nicely
     

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