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Project: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Spotswood, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Spotswood

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    I made another router template (the last one for this project!) and cut-out the holes in the bottom case's side panels for the radiator intakes.

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  3. Spotswood

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    I've been working on the case doors, which has been a time consuming task consisting of cutting the 6.2mm-thick oak veneer plywood down to a rough size and then thickening them by gluing strips of 1/2-inch thick birch veneer plywood.

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    The panels are trimmed to their final size (less 1.5-inches) and then 3/4-inch square solid oak strips are glued to the edges of the panels to hide the plywood veneers.

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    :respect::respect::respect::respect::respect: thats all
     
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    how much does a case like that cost? dont have to be an exsact figure, just something close

    respect to you and you skills
     
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    Roughly three times the cost of a MountainMods Extended Ascension case.
     
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    daym, but not an insane price, after all this is waaaaaaaay more nice imo.

    please keep up the great work
     
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    Any unevenness of the plywood trim was quickly dealt with on the jointer.

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    The doors also function as huge airducts so blocks were glued around the perimeter of the door to offset the door away from the frame of the case.

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    The doors are attached to the case via a dead-simple "post and hook" mechanism. The post consists of a #8 socket cap screw, 1/4x1/4-inch aluminum spacer fastened to the case via a threaded insert.

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    The hook is a slitted piece of .125-inch aluminum flat bar attached to the blocks on the door via more threaded inserts.

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    skilled craftsman.straight pimpin!!:pimp:
     
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    With the fabrication of the lower case essentially complete, its on to finishing...sanding, staining and applying wipe-on polyurethane. With a large piece like this, its essential (for me anyway) to be able to apply finishes comfortably, which I can do sitting down by using a homemade turntable.


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    The turntable is just the undercarriage of an old office chair.


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    thats a pretty sweet idea imo

    ill use that in the future :D
     
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    very clever!
     
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    Thanks to all for the comments.

    With the final finish applied to all surfaces the bottom case is now 99% done (its missing the bottom molding, which I won't apply 'til the very end).

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    if i only had the money :D
     
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    That's amazing, I wish I could do something like that!
     
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    Love your handy work. Love to be as good as you one day :)

    Keep the pictures coming, this is my favourite log on TPU atm :)
     
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    Thanks man. And here are some random photos from yesterday and today's efforts.

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    Freshly stained frame:
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    I completed the fabrication of the top case's side doors and attached them using the same "post and hook" latching mechanism that I used on the bottom case.


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    Looks like you're getting close Rich....very nice work :)
     
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    This week the window in the doors were routed out. Then the doors were scraped, sanded, stained and finished with a satin wipe-on polyurethane finish. Here's what a door looks like after three coats of polyurethane:

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    truely amazing skill, wish i had a case like that, im sure you'd make a killing making a few of those and selling them on aswell
     
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    Just popped in and.... OMFG
    This is perfection at it's most perfect
    Absolutely amazing, nice work :respect:
     
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    Wow..... how have I never seen this thread before?

    Man I wish I had the money for this case, and even more, your skillz. Big respect to you :thumbsup:
     
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    In between staining and finishing the parts to the top case, I worked on fabricating the front doors using the same build techniques as all of the other doors in this project. The final width and height of the doors was gradually achieved by numerous trips to and from the jointer.

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    .... Incredible build.
     

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