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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by t_ski, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    OK, so I built this a while back, but after seeing erocker's w/c deck I thought others might like this as well...

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    The parts list:

    3/4" laminated shelving
    white edging
    1/2" copper tubing
    #6/32 threaded rods, washers and nuts
    four L-brackets
    six large white rubber bumpers
    nine small plastick bumpers for mobo supports
    two #8/32 nylon screws (they go through the mobo tray & through the small feet to hold the mobo in place)
    case-dampening foam for the bottom tray
    two plastic wall-anchors for the radbox

    I made some updates after these pics that added:
    five acorn nuts to cap the rods
    1" wide aluminum stock (for the PCI card bracket)
     
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    That's sweet looking T_ski. I like that tech bench that you have also. was it built or bought? If so, links?
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Wish I could make stuff like that ... if I tried it would be slanted or something with holes through it and spontaneously combust every now and then.
     
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    And sir, that's when you use one of these!

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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I'd still mess it up :laugh:
     
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    Then I'd think about making sure you get your equilibrium checked out! lol
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    :laugh: I'm just rubbish at making things from scratch, maybe if I had the right tools I would be better.
     
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    No, I built the bench and everything. Parts were included in the "Parts List" at the bottom... :laugh:
     
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    Sweet, I'll have to look into making one myself! Love to work with wood!
     
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    So many double entendres......can't choose just one.....:laugh:

    Good looking setup t_ski---I'd consider something similar if I didn't have a sticky fingered three year old.:)
     
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    gj man! looks pretty nice!
     
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    That's fine. My wood or no wood! How's that? :cool:
     
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    What kind of wood is it ?
     
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    I don't like it.

    - Christine
     
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    no one cares what you think
     
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    I care. I have balls. it could be worst I could say why I don't like it but that would be discouraging and that is poison :) nice effort.

    - Christine
     
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    +1 :toast:
     
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    :rolleyes: balls or not dont you got anything better to do then complain all the time ?

    you dont even wanna see mine right now it might not be up to your standards as long as it works its good imo
     
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    Constructive criticism is welcome. Whiners, bitchers and moaners will be ignored ;)
     
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    I like the spacers but either they are spaced out wrong or it's not leveled the motherboard is bending. I thought the Petras Gel was clever but it isn't leveled. make shift PCI Bracket not measured correctly, I have similar material my desk is constructed of you mine as well just keep it on your desk or in a kitchen cupboard probably should of chose a metal, felt can't be good. copper support is expensive. instead of feet maybe you should try rollers? since this station will probably weigh more than the average.

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    Take out a patent on it.
     
  22. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    If you read the first post, you would have seen that the original PCI bracket was made of wood, but was replaced with a flat piece of aluminum stock. The bottom tray is not covered with felt, but acoustic foam. If you're going to nitpick, at least know wtf you're talking about.

    Consider yourself ignored :nutkick:
     
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    It hasn't to be BEAUTIFUL in my opinion. It has to be FUNCTIONAL. I think it isn't a beauty too, but man, IT WORKS! And by building it and not buying it, he saved some good old bucks. This is a good WELL DONE in my mind. Tell me if I am wrong, please.
     
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    That's exactly my purpose in doing this. I didn't have $80 to spend on a unit, and it wouldn't even do what I neededit to in the first place. I think I ended up spending about $40 for all the parts, plus I received hours of joy building something that works well.

    And if you think this one is ugly, look away. Here's version 1.0:

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    T_ski, that is scary! lol.. Glad you went with version 1.2! lol
     

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