Originally Posted by cpachris
I'd be interested in some tips or guidance on the "sewing" of the sleeve. Considering doing that on mine.
See below. I've been following your build and it is over-the-top awesome. Great job!
Originally Posted by Quest99
Pongo....the sleeving looks sick dude. Sewing looks good as well. Did you follow the same technique as this guy?
Thanks. I did see his videos and his technique seemed like too much work for me.
First, let me say that I got my inspiration from the "CaseLabs TH10 Red and Black" build log from P3nnywise. (His cable sewing starts at post 15).
So, here is what I did:
P3nnywise said he used waxed thread from the bead dept. at the local hobby store. So, this is what I got and my wife had a large needle with a blunt tip:
I did just a simple "over and under" stich that starts like this:
I briefly considered just using the masking tape, instead of the stiching, to keep the wires in place, but that just wouldn't work here at OCN, LOL!
Then the second pass:
Then the third pass:
Then pull the thread tight and start a simple square knot:
Finish the square knot:
And then it looks like this:
This seems to work okay for a single row of wires. But, I'm not sure if I like how it works and looks when you have a double row of wires, like the GPU power cables or the 24-pin ATX cable.
So, it might be worth it to give Frank N. Stein's method a try.
Edited by Pongo - 8/25/12 at 10:02am