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Scratch Build – In Progress Skyscraper

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by slipperyskip, 1 Jul 2007.

  1. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Thanks x06jsp, wbdog206 and Skulldragger! I DO appreciate your comments.

    It is strong, no doubt, but I couldn't tell you if it is better than your alternative. A layered, alternating orientation structure is what makes plywood strong.

    I'm not a woodworker but I am an engineer. I do things because they seem to make sense to me.
     
  2. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    I like it, were after one of these for the house, So instead of paying £30 I might make one myself. Good luck on yours.
     
  3. slipperyskip

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    Cool! Big difference here is I'm going to install a PC into the box. I don't know how else to build my own digi-frame. "Real" digi-frames have circuitry to process various memory cards and other such low-level tasks. I have some old PC components laying around that should make this into a digi-frame on steroids.

    30 quid for a digi-frame is pretty good price! I would buy one of those and mount it into something "interesting".
     
  4. Dj Ovin

    Dj Ovin What's a Dremel?

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    I sure can :) How do you want it? By PM, mail or?
     
  5. slipperyskip

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    That first paragraph lead-in or whatever it is. PM me...unless it says something bad then I don't want to know. lol

    Thanks!

    Lørdagssnacks: PC Mods
    Når PCen ser ut som en mikrofon eller en sigarhumidor

    Denne uken har vi alle fått en god forsmak om hvordan sommeren kan bli, eller kanskje dette var alt den sommeren vi skulle få. Om du er så uheldig at du ikke får sol og sommer i helga, så kan du sette deg til rette forran PCen og nyte alt det rare man kan finne på internett. God helg.
     
  6. Dj Ovin

    Dj Ovin What's a Dremel?

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    There you go! Anything else, just ask ;)
     
  7. slipperyskip

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    I cut out and glued up the remainder of the panels, blocks and trim I'll need. I have included a Universal Size Comparator for reference. Caffeine-free Diet Coke is the power drink for old computer guys.


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    I have started to "adhesively apply" the panels and that usually means some exotic clamping scenarios.
     
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    Watching glue dry.

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    Test fitting some panels.
     
  9. ComputerKing

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    Cooool.. Very nice and clean work.. well done and good luck
     
  10. Laky

    Laky What's a Dremel?

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    Very very nice so far, I'm sure it'll live up to the usual slipperyskip excellence:)

    One quick question, what kind of glue do you use for wood?
     
  11. slipperyskip

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    Thanks Laky and Computerking.

    Just plain ol' yellow carpenters glue. I like mine fresh and with a name brand on it.

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    Some test fittings for the base.

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    Veneer cheating. I'm getting a jump start on the veneering job by working around a complex cut.

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    I'm doing a time lapse photography thingy with this project. This photo came out of that series.
     
  12. ComputerKing

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    nice very nice... well done and good job take care and good luck
     
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    I've started to lay down some veneer. I find it is impossible to paint in Florida during the summer so I went with the veneer.
     
  14. Colossous

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    Great job slipperyskip ! :thumb:
     
  15. slipperyskip

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    Thanks Colossous!

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    The Hammond Gregory clock was designed in 1931. It represents the skyscraper-style of the art deco era. I have always admired the style of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building and I found that the Gregory clock was a great representative of that same style.

    This custom computer case is my tribute to the skyscraper design and more specifically, the Hammond Gregory.
     
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    I finished laying-up most of the veneer on this side. The face plate and remaining far side should take another 20-25 hours...maybe?
     
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    commin right along looking good.
     
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    tiz lookin extremely cool man .. i love it
     
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    I think this is the first time I've seen anyone do a digital frame that didn't try to make it look just like a picture frame. Very nice. Very nice, indeed.
     
  20. slipperyskip

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    Thank you wbdog206, MoRBiD and dacust.

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    I have finished all the veneer work except the front face plate.

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    Here is a photo of my handheld mitre box and it's latest results. It is called the Easy Cutter and it is made by Midwest Products. It has a razor-sharp blade that makes insanely accurate and clean angle cuts.
     

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