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Looking good, nice work. thumb.gif

Looks like your enjoying yourself with this build.
   
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All right,

Here is the big piece of recycled Rimu that will be used for the BOTTOM of the lid, as well as the FRONT too. Lots of room to work with smile.gif
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Checking to make sure that everything is the right sizing. Turned out I decided to take (Purposely done) 200mm of the length, so now the main compartment with all the PC goodness will have less 'dead' space in it, Which I guess is a good thing!
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The next thing was to router the FRONT, and the two SIDES, leaving the back normal. Though the corner isn't perfect at the moment, it will be sanded in due course to make it look better smile.gif The 4 sides will sit on the INSIDE of the round.
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after happy with the lid bottom, it is time to give the top and bottom of the sheet a nice sand with the belt sander to smoothen everything out. The worst thing though was... Just as I was about to finish it all up... I smelt something "odd" thinking nothing of it, CRACKLE AHFUHFA SCBASCB ADSA the bloody thing died on me frown.gif ahh well, have to buy another one tomorrow, as I really need a belt sander to finish everything else!
But here is what it looks like with the vanish off/on
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Got the two rails sorted, unfortunately there was not another piece long enough for the back. However, if I have the join behind the middle compartment rail, it will be unseen!
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So got all the rails cut to the right length, everything is lined up perfectly!
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Also, I also got in touch with Performance PCS ( http://www.performance-pcs.com ) and they are willing to sponsor me! Which is fantastic, and I would like to thank them very much! I have always used them for parts that were not available here in NZ. So if you wish to get parts overseas, I would highly recommend them smile.gif
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http://www.performance-pcs.com
Edited by pbaines - 11/22/12 at 12:02am
post #73 of 194
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Sorry for the lack of updates! 12 hours of work 6 days a week is killing me!

But let the small update begin smile.gif

So I got my new mouse mat, the keyboard tray will be slightly larger then the mouse mat, just to make it look even better!



YAY new belt sander!! WOOOO, let's start using it!


Vanish and graffiti, gone





And it is out with the biscuiter again..


The lid will be biscuited together instead of dowel'd, mainly because I find it easier, and there is more play in what I can do with it


just right smile.gif


Testing the join between the two back pieces since I couldn't find a single piece long enough for the back


Perfect!



Now it is time to get the Router and Jigsaw out and get the rad grill cut out sorted for the middle section piece (Note: there will be 2 rad grills on both sides, no fans on this piece). Let's start marking!




The initial hole for the jigsaw to begin its work!


The crappy work of a jigsaw, to be perfected with a router wink.gif


Router time!






So now both sides of that piece of timber have been made 1.5mm larger in vertical and horizontal lengths, and a rebate of 1mm larger than the rad grills, so that they will sit just below flush of the timber smile.gif

That is all for today, not sure what is next but will certainly find something tongue.gif
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Great work so far! cheers.gif
 
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Nice! I need to get me a router.
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post #76 of 194
Amazing work, it is really a pleasure to read your updates. I wish I had the space and tools to learn some woodworking.
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Cheers fella's smile.gif
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Wow, very nice work! GREAT work actually! Loving the updates. You have skills sir! thumbsupsmiley.png
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SUBD. biggrin.gif
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Nice! I need to get me a router.

I love my router. Subbed
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