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Planning The GuilleAcoustic design thread

Discussion in 'Modding' started by GuilleAcoustic, 23 Mar 2011.

  1. jrs77

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    Yeah, that's what I thought of aswell :D
     
  2. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I'll definitly look for kumiko patterns. The kumiko is the wooden fins used on shoji doors (traditionnal Japanese sliding doors).

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    I love shoji doors! I like design 12 the best :)
     
  4. coffinator6

    coffinator6 What's a Dremel?

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    x2. its not over the top or too busy looking. plus it's eastier to build.
     
  5. Nanosec

    Nanosec absit iniuria verbis

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    I think #12 is clean and simple, would look great on the case.

    I also happen to like #13 but it would be a pain to build it
     
  6. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I do like number 12 too, but it's too close from what is used for Yuugou. Those are just samples from the internet, but I want to end up with something simple and refined.

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  7. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Little update to show you my first attempt at shoji style design. I have to modify the top in the same way. Do you like it more with or without the front kumiko ?

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    I think it looks thinner without the front kumiko.
     
  8. jrs77

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    With the kumiko in the front it looks better when you go down that shoji-road. And ofc the top has to be done this way aswell then.... :D
     
  9. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I think I can change my occupation in : "Cuting wood" ... :D. I had planned to buy japanese chisels and japanese hand saw, now I have a motive for that :hehe:

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  10. jrs77

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    These tools are not really needed actually. I've worked 7 years in a carpentry and did totally fine with european style saws and chisels. There's "normal" tools around that do exactly the same, just without the japanese style to them.

    I'd rather buy a scrollsaw and a router for the work you're facing there.
     
  11. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    The chisels pictured here are out of range for my poor purse (around $3000 for 10 chisels). I have more classical Stanley chisels.

    The japanese saw are very handy since you cut by pulling the saw instead of pushing it. This allow thinner blades than with the occidental saw design. The price is also very similar (except those pictured that retails for something like $500).

    I think I'll pratice by building small desk light (or any small scale kumiko assembly) :

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    If I need some advises about wood working, may I ask you ? But I really want to do it with no power tools.

    EDIT : Those shoji light just told me that it would be nice to diffuse a warm and soft light from the case.
     
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  12. jrs77

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    You can do it without powertools if you like. When I started working in the carpentry I was forced to do everything for the first year without powertools aswell. Learning the ropes can be hard I tell you :hehe:

    The only rather complex thing about working with wood is doing joints without screws, nails or pegs. If you've ever build a bookshelf out of raw planks using nothing but birdtails as joints and only the four basic handtools (saw, chisel, file and a plane) then you're well prepared for basically everything done with wood.

    If you're going to build a lamp like in the first picture there, you'll basically learn everything needed for your project ;)
     
  13. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Shoji are traditionnaly mounted using no screw, nails or glue, only wood. That is going to be challenging, but a great way to start building with wood.

    I'd better prepare the heal box :D
     
  14. Mosquito

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    I would agree with the masses, that I like #12 the most out of those. I also like the front open.

    I agree that I prefer a pull saw as opposed to push for delicate or smaller scale work. I wanted saws like you pictured, but then I didn't want to spend the money. I found that Irwin made some pull saws that were available at my local hardware store that actually worked quite well.
     
  15. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    And in a pinch, any conventional hacksaw / coping saw can become a pull saw simply by swapping the blade around. Jewellers do it with a pulling action too :blush:


    *** oh and I prefer No.10 but with the central horizontal spar removed. ***
     
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    Forgot about the hacksaw :wallbash: :blush:
     
  17. GuilleAcoustic

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    Been focusing on the case frame. I'm modeling it with all joinery details to have then the precise mesurements.

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  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I hereby presents you Chibi-Shoji, the Shoji desktop lamp sized gaming PC !

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    The top fan is a Silverstone AP181, the bottom is fully opened. The connectors are facing the desk surface. It houses a mITX mobo + a full size dual slot GPU.

    EDIT : This can be adapted to the half-SSI server board ... floor-standing shoji server :D
     
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  19. Mosquito

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    Now that design I like :thumb:
    Couple of LED strips and you could make it look like a lamp when it's on too ;)
     
  20. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Thanks matey ... that was the idea :D
     

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