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Exotic Hardwood TechFrame

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by CyberDruid, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. CyberDruid

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    Exotic Hardwood TechFrame: ZOMG lotta pics 2 Minute Load Times

    More to come guys...this is the frame...and internal gridwork for all the gear is next. Stay tuned.

    Finally got warm enough to work in the shop

    Here's a techframe I am making for Dryadsoul over at OCN. I'll be fitting the interior gridwork soon.

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    Wonderful. I just watched CD stroke and polish his hard purple wood.

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    Nice stuff :)
     
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    CD, the skills you have with Acrylic and wood.. :respect:
     
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    I like working with wood better. At least the shavings don't stick to me like Psycho Snow.
     
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    New Yankee Workshop has met it's match :toast:
     
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    That is true. I've all ways loved working with wood over anything else.. Guess that's why I took Carpentry class all threw high school.. Relaxing.. Working with wood is..
     
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    What kind of price are we talking about for the wood involved?
     
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    Is the Purple wood isen't that stuff called Purple Heart or something like that anyways thats some very expensive wood and kinda hard to work with anyways nice work
     
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    That looks really good cyberdruid. I cant wait to not live in a apartment soo I can have a shop. Next time I go home ill take pictures of all the furniture I built in high school.
     
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    I get my wood from eBay so I tried not to pay too much for it. It's still kind of pricey compared to say a piece of 2 x 4.

    Thanks for the feedback guys I hope to have some more to show in the4 nextg day or so.
     
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    Almost Done

    It's been great weather for working and I have been hard at it.

    I started by gettting the lower assembly cut and fit. This part houses 4 HDDs, two ODDs and the PSU.

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    In this pic the pieces are friction fitted.

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    Stuff fits like this

    Then I finished off the HDD caddy

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    Still just friction fitted

    Then I cut PSA neoprene trips to cushion and deaden the noise for all the devices

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    These will be applied after the finish is completed

    Then I cut, fit, laid out and dadoed the mobo gridwork

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    Gluing up the lower supports

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    Mobo grid glued up and friction fitted betwen the rails to assure it does not rack

    Then I laid out the standoff holes and got those installed

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    And then I cut trims to support the grid and glued that into place

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    Then I finished gluing up the lower support

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    The lower part is supported by angled trims

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    While that was drying I polished the aluminum parts of the HDD caddy

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    Then I started on the Trims that dress out the ODDs and frame a removable panel in the front.
     
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    The Wenge (choclate color wood) frame will hold a piece of handmade paper (like a Japanese screen) and is removable for easy access without removing the mobo grid

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    I decided to change the details of the frame which I will show you later on today

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    The card bracket bar will go between the posts...but I have to get some wider strap I was using a long piece of 1" to check elevations

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    Having a walk around to look for gluemarks and other small edfects to sand off

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    Gluing up the trims in the front that frame the panel and drives

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    Here is where I leftoff: I have cut down the frame for the panel to make a 3/16" gap and now I need to mill some Purpleheart stops for the panel that will also space it from the Lopardwood. Once I have the frame glued I will set up the router table and bevel it with my 45 degree chamfer bit for a raised panel loom.

    More to come!
     
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    Cd... :respect: :respect: That is one hell of a set up!! from the skull thumb screws, to the custom done "CyberDruid Built PC"... Man your one hell of a builder!!!
     
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    CD, all I can say is :respect:
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    I like it. Nice work. My only complaint (which is opinion) is the wood being different colors. I personally like everything to match. Wheres the fans or H20?
     
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    Nice! but I think this needs a 56k warning, it took about 2mins to download all the pics on my 8mb broadband connection!
     
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    Stop all those pron torrents :p

    I have a slower connection than that, and it loaded all the pics before i even saw the first post of pics.

    But it looks absolutly AMAZING CyberDruid, i especially like craftmanship of the wooden frame. Precisly made, just the way i like it :p
     
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    WOW!

    So what are the different types of wood?

    I assume some of the PC hardware are spares for fitting things together?
     
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    LOL. Toook about 2 min for me too - Comcast BB
     
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    Wow. Seems more like something you'd put in your living room than a PC techbench :p
     
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