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post #1 of 11
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I'd always kinda wanted a tech station, so when I found some decent looking wood as I cleaned out the garage today I decided to go about making one. I neglected to take many pics (in fact, there is only one), but I think you get the idea.

I basically took four pieces of wood, cut them to length, and used a mismatched combination of brackets and screws to hold things together. My old P5B served as a template for standoff holes, and placing assorted things in the PCI slots on the board gave me an idea of where to mount it so that the back brackets of any PCI or PCIe cards would sit just off the edge of the platform. I didn't measure a single thing for on this whole project.

A single screw into the side of the top shelf holds the X1900 in place, and a simmilar arrangement is done on the back side of that shelf for my USB ports. There are two 1/8th" steel braces on the bottom of the top shelf to support the weight and hold together the two planks that make up that shelf. My Centrion 5 donated its front panel controls/LEDs.

All in all, this was about a 2 hour project - not bad at all. Who said tech stations have to be complicated and expensive? This one was free.
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post #2 of 11
i like it!makes me want to see what wood I have laying around
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post #3 of 11
Nice.. I love the whole 'make use with what you've got' idea.. I practice that as often as I can..

That's a good simple little tech station there.. Nice

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Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
I didn't measure a single thing for on this whole project.

I once built an entire 25' x 18' 2 tier deck using only a Nail to mark lines.. Not once did a pencil ever get used.. The deck was top notch btw..
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post #4 of 11
dusty but cool to see that the OCN mods aren't just CPU generated bots.
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post #5 of 11
nice, but you should mod that phone


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post #6 of 11
Looks nice

I've on occasion used a motherboard box as a tech station
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post #7 of 11
You just gave me an idea.... I'm going to make a case out of wood I think. I got enough of it kicking arround to be able to mess up

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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
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Looks nice

I've on occasion used a motherboard box as a tech station
As have I - my IP35 box sat in that same location with the same board on it for a few weeks until I bought the Centurion 5.
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post #9 of 11
Looks good. There's nothing better than wood IMO. I'm sick of plastic and metal... I used an old chair for a while ...some zipties and I was in business...
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post #10 of 11
nice job

I might make one to hold my sig rig temporarily, when the time comes to mod its case slightly. That way I am not rushed to rebuild the stuff back into the case to use it, and I can take a couple days to do what I need to do to my main case
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