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I'm excited to see more PICTURES.
I thought we said no mounting photos!
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Well it took me soooo damn long to read all the 54 pages but I'm so glad I did some great work going into what looks to be an awesome project Love the routing detail around the motherboard tray cuts, very tasty
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But what if we're into kinky things like that?
Well, then knock yerself out! (not literally... unless you like a that as well)



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I'm excited to see more PICTURES.
Soon, friend Fish, soon.

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Well it took me soooo damn long to read all the 54 pages but I'm so glad I did some great work going into what looks to be an awesome project Love the routing detail around the motherboard tray cuts, very tasty
Thank you, Editor22.

I will have some more pics up by the close of this weekend.

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I finished the sanding of the motherboard tray and started the initial polish.



Here is the general set-up for sanding panels. It is nice to have both hands free and to be able to move around the work at will:





This image shows the satin-finish on the lower profile, and the un-sanded finish on the upper profile:





Closer:







Respiratory protection advised:





Polishing is done with a drill, a muslin buffing wheel, and the Dremel clamp-thingy. I use a Velcro strip to keep the trigger pulled:





This image shows a comparison between the initial polish and the satin-sheen of the final sanding stage:





Here you can see the imperfections and blemishes that the initial polish reveals. I will be going back and re-sanding areas such as these. I will to that tomorrow.




Now it is off for a drive around the Lake and some nice canyon-carving in my car.


Thanks for taking a gander.

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It looks wonderful! And as promised, here is my new man corner with new Father's day gift from the wife (the second monitor). The tech station will go on top of the Marantz and the printer will move behind the second monitor.

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Sweet Man-corner!

Nice chair too!

I'll be finishing the Motherboard Tray tomorrow, and I will post some pics at that time.

Also, I will need to shave off 1/8" off the internal uprights in order to accommodate the thicker motherboard tray (blocking fans should they be installed on the inside face of the side panels). My intention is to shear off 1/16" from the top and the bottom. This alteration will not effect the bay device mounting rails....

....Fish, are there any other elements that you can think of that might be adversely effected by this change?
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Not really, as long as you account for that in the placement of the back panel.
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Not really, as long as you account for that in the placement of the back panel.


It is for eventualities such as these that I fabricate the back panels last.

I won't be ripping the interior uprights down until tomorrow or early in the week, so if you (or anyone for that matter) can think of any reason why this alteration might adversely effect the build, please feel free to speak up.

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Wow, nasty. Sub'd. Depending on how this turns out maybe you could make me one as well. That is if you are not burned out from making this one. I know how these can drain a person.
    
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Happy Father's day, Gentlemen!
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