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DonInKansas build a low budget tech station.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DonInKansas, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. DonInKansas

    DonInKansas

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    It was easier than I thought it'd be; 5 minutes with a 1/8" drill bit and it was done. I even got some souvenirs still on the bit:roll::roll:

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    a pair of plyers on the metal shavings and turning on the drill will get them off :)
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    this is going to be a fun to watch. Subscribed.
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    I'm measuring out the board, and going back and forth on whether to just make the station the size of the mobo tray or leave some room around the sides (except where the PCI cards hook on; they will be flush with a side). Thoughts?
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    Go for extra space around the board, it will make routing cables easier ;) And a place to put extra fans :)
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    I say extra room also bro.. You got that extra space in order to do what Ion says.. I'm with it 100%..

    Man, stop doing the log only on your days off! lol


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    Well, I decided to go with the size of the tray. I'll show you why in a sec.

    My buddy at the lumberyard was kind enough to cut up my wood for me. The saw is the one thing I knew I'd need outsourced help with.:)
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    Dry run; I'll get the sides cut after remeasuring everything after it's put together.
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    The mobo tray is already 16" long, so I've got overage to play with. I'm going to cut out the big square in the tray for cable routing.
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    Next will be everyone's favorite part of woodworking.....:shadedshu:
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    your wife lets you do this kind of work in the kitchen? :eek:
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    Hell yea it is my favorite part!! spend hours on one piece while listening to the toons.. You.. give a side to your son, and let him at it! I suggest the bottom of the bottom...

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    No dude, I only took pictures in the kitchen.:laugh: It's where I dropped the stuff after getting back.

    And CS, I'm sure my son will be all about the sanding. He helped momma sand when she repainted his bookshelf.:roll:
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    sweetness!

    Now, he wore safety goggles right?

    Just, don't let the kid play around to much when your putting it all together.. We all know what happens when they get around that...

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    sorry.. i had nothing to add.. however this does look rather interesting :D
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    sadly i dont have time to do work threads, nor do i have regular acess to a camera, so i cant show my steps. only the finished results.:rolleyes:

    i like the idea of reusing parts from an old case, that saves you a hell of work, AND looks more professional than selfmade.i appreciate inspirations from your work;)
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    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.................... workstation :)
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    lol.......

    I got a little painting done today, but no pics taken yet; got sidetracked. More coming soon.
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    well good luck there Don. subbed and ready to see the great work from a fellow kansan!
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    Subscribed ! :toast:
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    looks very nice, good idea im a carpenter i throw away pieces of wood that size everyday, and never gave a thought to build a tech station.
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    great work, keep it up!

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