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  1. johnnyfiive

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    Oh boy, I'm going to try and make a case with my very limited wood working skills.

    Here's the idea/plan:
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    Progress will be slow, i don't have too much free time right now. I'll post updates as i get around to working on this thing.... im nervous. :D
     
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    Maple or Birch will look good and match the color you illustrate in the sketchup. I like the design. :)
     
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    nice sketch :D all the best!
     
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    Nice design. I can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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    Made the front panel today.

    4.5" circle cuts for 120mm fans
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    10 degree angle on the ends (kind of hard to see in this picture)
     
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    Your hosted files aren't showing up, which bums me out.

    Even quoting your post and copying the url only takes me to Window's Live sign in.
     
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    Dang it, I'll fix it.
     
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    Small update, made the back panel.
    P.S. I'm horrible with a jigsaw.

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    Thank goodness for sand paper and dremels.
     
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    Subing to see the finished product! good stuff so far! hope for the best.


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    Gave me a woody:toast:
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    I would use a router for the rear I/O area and DADO the ends where the case is coming together
     
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    This.

    I used venir plywood for my doors which allowed me to have a more detailed window panel. Motherboard tray really is a must, TBH. Interested to see how you're mounting your CDROM and PSU. I had trouble with my PSU because I was stupid and put it up top (At the time, the PSU connectors were closer..).

    I'm going for round 2 of my wooden PC when I get home, though.

    What wood is that? Looks kinda like pine. Pine is :ohwell: Too soft IMO.
     
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    pine really is a terrible building material unless you dont care about structure.
     
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    Since you taking the part of Norm Abrams, that would be a rabbet corner, not a dado.
     
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    thanks bob vila:toast:
     
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    this'll be on hold or possibly canceled... gotta get a case for a quick fix... doh!!!
     
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    Sweet! :rockout:

    In case i missed it you are using pine? I would have went with MDF, cheaper, easy to work with and can apply any veneer after :eek:
     
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    MDF wouldn't hold up, TBH (Its like pine; way too soft). First spill and the case is gonna start warping pretty bad. Also hard to do complex joints between other pieces. Scratches, dents, dinks are gonna stand out a lot, too.
     
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    Would like to build a wood case from scratch too, but know nothing about wood working.

    Thanks for the log. Good info.
     
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    Pine is actually good for this build, as it sounds like johnny is doing this for the first time, and learning along the way. If he was working with something harder it would make the project more difficult.

    @johnny hopefully you get your dilema figured out and can finish this. :toast:
     
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    I'm going to finish the case eventually, but i got myself a obsidian 550d coming along with some other goodies. Needed a case to put all my stuff in, and it has to be quiet. Theres nothing wrong with white wood or pine btw. I've built an entertainment center and console table and they are both holding up just fine. My older son has proven pine and white wood is perfectly durable.. haha

    Edit: Quick cell phone pics of the pine & whitewood entertainment center and console table.

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    The pics are horrible, I know.
     
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    I hope you can get back on it soon man. look like your heading in the right direction with it.
     
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    Kreg jigged the motherboard portion (1/2 inch oak), cut the bottom panel as well. There will be about 3/4 inch of space between the motherboard panel and the back panel, just enough for cable management.
    I plan to put a ton of cable management holes in the motherboard panel, just need to get all placement sorted out first.
    I'll probably have the rest done in a few weeks. Haven't had too much time to much lately.
     
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    Looks pretty awesome. I just noticed that the optical drive is on the back, keeping the front nice and clean. Very nice!
     
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    oh i see you have baskets in your media console. this is how i know you have a wife. :laugh:
     
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