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Wood Case project updated 06.27.05 update: new parts

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by legoman666, 24 Aug 2003.

  1. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    August 2009 edit: pics are all dead. If you really want, I can repost them. Shoot me a PM.

    First off I'd like to say:

    wow to G-gnome's mod, truely amazing...


    Secondly, specs of comp:
    AMD XP 2500+ @205*11=2260mhz stock volts
    ATi Radeon 9700 Pro
    256Mbx3 PC3700 Twinmos DDR 6,3,3,2.0
    Soltek SL-75FRN2-RL
    1x Western Digital Raptor 36.7Gb 10000RPM 8Mb cache
    1x Maxtor 80Gb 7200RPM 8Mb cache
    3x Western Digital 120gb 7200rpm 8mb cache
    1x Seagate 120gb 7200rpm 8mb cache
    Logitech Z-560 speakers
    Logitech Cordless MX Duo
    Dell M992 19" monitor
    Air cooled by 11 fans.

    anyway, to my case.....

    all the wood is cherry, it will be stained. inside there will be 3 blue LED 120mm fans, 3 80mm fans, 2 fans in PSU, 1 NB fan, 1 white UV 92mm fan, one fan on HDD cooler, fan on 9700pro, 2 blue CCFLs, 1 UV CCFL

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    the case that the wood will surround, all the stuff in the bottom is switches, LED's, Fans etc etc...

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    just the front of the case before its modded...

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    the right side of the case drying from being glued

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    the front of the case, also drying

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    the left side of the case before it was glued together

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    some plans for the case, measurements...

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    the front of the case, the top cut is for my CrystalFontz 16x2 LCD and the bottom is the door that will cover the drives

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    the right side of the case all nice and cut and sanded

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    the front of the case again, the big hole in the bottom section will have a grill (made of wood) in it luevers? i think they're called

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    the left side of the case being glued together

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    the front of the case cut up, added a 120mm fan hole and cut the metal mesh from in front of the 80mm hole that blows in the HDD rack

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    the baclk of the case with a 120mm blowhole cut

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    the left side of the case with the door propped open so you can see what it'll look like

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    the left side panel again but with the door closed

    more pics to come later as the case progresses

    and no, it will not catch on fire. paper burns @ 451F, wood @ about the same, my case will not get that hot, nor will anyone elses I hope. and yes, before anyone comments on it:nono: , it will be heavy

    comments, flames, critiques, praise welcome
     
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  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    i like the idea of a wood case, there really arent that many around these days, its good to see something a bit different

    i have seen some pretty awesome wood 'mosaics' in looking at different wooden floors, you just buy them in a single piece and the idea is that you whack them down on the floor in a strategic place, but you could easily get one that could do wonders for a case, depends on what sort of look you are going for really.
    (or try one youself if you confident in your jigsaw skills)
     
  3. A13n0rma1

    A13n0rma1 Wannabe

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    Looks good, I tried a wooden case with awful results.

    This, on the other hand, looks awesome... what with all the professional clamping and glueing stuff going on :rock:
     
  4. Melov

    Melov New Member

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    where do you live in ohio?
     
  5. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    cincinnati
     
  6. SugarBear

    SugarBear New Member

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    Woot, I played for the Bearcats Offseason Soccer team, go Cinci!
     
  7. Melov

    Melov New Member

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    Just wondering, are you a school teacher?
     
  8. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    nope, im a sophomore at St. Xavier high school
     
  9. maeterlinck

    maeterlinck New Member

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    Re: Wood Case project *56k*

    Wayhay - a true wooden case - these are so few a far between!
    It's a good idea to clad an existing case instead of completely building the structure from wood. How are you going to tackle the back?
    One question why are you staining cherry wood - it looks nice natrual, and rubbing wax would finish it very nicely!

    not sure flames are such a good idea for wooden case no matter the combustion temperature. :D
     
  10. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    well, its not final, but id like to stain it because I'd like it to be semi-dark, i dunno what exactly would achieve what i want. I suppose i'll test out a few things on a scrap piece of wood to see how i like em.
     
  11. Melov

    Melov New Member

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    Ok good, just checking. My Cisco teacher was gonna make a wood case. He also lives in your part of town.
     
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  12. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    I painted the metal skeleton case thats on the inside of the wood. Primed it first, sanded it, sprayed it black next.

    I ran out of black spray paint, i have to go buy some more of that and some black vinyl dye.

    any differerences in color in the inside of the case are from the flash. also, i only paineted stuff that will be visable from the windows and the outside.

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  13. Bob Squad

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    That's freaky. I went to St. X a long time ago, and I also made a wood case :)

    Seriously.
     
  14. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    :jawdrop: wow, the chances of that are really low! amazing:eeek:
     
  15. Snitch

    Snitch Supremodder

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    It would be more cool if it was all in wood...

    But anyway I LIKE IT!
    I was thinking of plywood but this is much better!:D
     
  16. sambo

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    this should look quite good i look forward to the end result :lol:
     
  17. FlashPanHunter

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    I love wood cases!:rock: Nice and original and cool looking too. What sort of design plan do you have for it. The one other wood case I have seen was In a sort of retro tube radio style with wood patterns and speaker mesh for the fan grills. Somthing with that kind of personality would be awesome. Im looking forward to see what this project turns out to be :clap:
     
  18. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Small update:

    got another can of spray paint so I could finish painting the case. Also got some stuff to lap my SLK-800A with. Anyway, heres a few piccies....

    before lapping. i took the little protective sticker off the bottom of the SLk and it left a bunch of sticky residue... that had to go.
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    after lapping, not quite the best job, but the highest grit sandpaper I had was wet/dry 400 grit. polished it with some steal wool.
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  19. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Looking good mate. What kind of finish will the wood have when it's done?
     
  20. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    it will either be waxed or stained, i havent really decided yet, ill have to test it out on some samples of cherry to see what i like best, i want something kinda dark.
     

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