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OK, so I am looking at making a Test bench from scratch biggrin.gif out of timber.

Just wondering, if I was to screw the motherboard stand off's directly into the solid pine motherboard plate, pre drilling a M3 hole first or even slightly smaller M2.5, do you people's believe they would be secure enough ?
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I wouldn't do it unless the standoffs were a coarse thread. To me, it would be too easy to strip the threads in the wood.
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OK, so I am looking at making a Test bench from scratch biggrin.gif out of timber.

Just wondering, if I was to screw the motherboard stand off's directly into the solid pine motherboard plate, pre drilling a M3 hole first or even slightly smaller M2.5, do you people's believe they would be secure enough ?
I would use inserts such as these Inserts I use something similar for acrylic
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My other thought would be to use THESE stand offs, super glued etc down.
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I made a bench probably 6 years or so back from ABS plastic and wooden dowels and turned out pretty well since it was my first time building anything like that. I modeled it off the HSPC Tech Station.

I think threaded inserts would be best. T-nuts like these would work real well since you're going into wood Or you can get some nylon spacers and and put them under the mono then use some coarse threaded screws.

In other news I've began working on my desk/case again. I've decided how I'm running the tubes so time to start making holes for cables and tube pass throughs. Here's the pick of how I'm running the tubes. There will also be another 480 rad on the left side and the reservoirs will be centered between the mobo and radiators. Fan controller and power buttons will be centered on the front panel along with 6 filtered intake fans.

PS. Don't be too jealous of my amazing MS Paint skillz tongue.gif


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Funny laugher.gif I am modelling my bench on a similar base. Except I want to have a mostly enclosed area below, with hinges on the rear.

Them tee nuts seem to be the best option. thumb.gif

Your paint skills are amazing biggrin.gif Can't wait to see the finished product of the desk.
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Funny laugher.gif I am modelling my bench on a similar base. Except I want to have a mostly enclosed area below, with hinges on the rear.

Them tee nuts seem to be the best option. thumb.gif

Your paint skills are amazing biggrin.gif Can't wait to see the finished product of the desk.
Thanks. That's just a single coat of Rustoleum Satin Black applied with a standard roller on the desk. A second coat will go on after I dill all the holes and whatnot. The GT fans were done with Ace Brand "Safety Orange" spray paint. Just took a piece of MDPC-x orange sleeve with me and color matched the best I could. And I later found out that it's UV reactive. Was a bit of a nice surprise actually. 4 coats on those, IIRC.
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Little late to the scene here, but there's some pretty sweet lookin' projects in here. I love doing scratch builds, and as I'm a hobbyist woodworker, they've all been wooden so far...
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Little late to the scene here, but there's some pretty sweet lookin' projects in here. I love doing scratch builds, and as I'm a hobbyist woodworker, they've all been wooden so far...
PICS! I DEMAND PICS!
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PICS! I DEMAND PICS!

lol was in the process of typing this up biggrin.gif

Suppose I could share... no build logs on OCN, as they're all a few years old, but here they are:
In order of completion (oldest first)

Retro styled HTPC (first woodworking project)
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A "Music Box" with integrated USB powered speakers and touch screen
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"Mini HTPC", in which the case ended up being smaller than the box the motherboard came in

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"Just A-PC" using an APC board

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