Originally Posted by animal0307;13635114
I know your pain with the biscuit cutter. The one at my high school was terrible and that just made it harder to use. Looking great so far.
Are you going to have any sort of cable management holes in the shelf? Or is the plan to not use it for electronic devices?
Roger that, w/regards to the biscuit cutter, a nice metal base would have been nice. As far as holes, yes, they'll need to be drilled. Cable management for sure - you'll just have to stay tuned!
Originally Posted by ColdzeroTeam;13637511
wow... this is one massive project that i will follow from now on
keep up the excelent work
Thanks ColdzeroTeam, I appreciate it
Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx;13637757
that is all I have to say on this subject.
Oh, so YOU'RE THE ONE who started this eh?
Originally Posted by Mugen87;13640516
Im in for the show. Much props on going for this, it will be some boss level stuff. You now have my head filled with ideas. +1 rep much earned.
Thanks Mugen87, glad to inspire as well as entertain!
Originally Posted by Ooimo;13641450
wow, that is so awesome!
Originally Posted by sketch;13642818
Originally Posted by animal0307;13648713
Now I'm hungry.
Hehe, and it continues..
Originally Posted by wermad;13649017
Needs baking, then add gravy
Originally Posted by Mugen87;13649444
So I have been thinking all day about ideas for a desk. For me, I would want one end of the desk for moding work. So a 18x24 desk mat
, nice and big with grids.
Under that upper desk shelf I came up with ideas. First some desk controls there, like this
(if that swith bay works for cabinet lights). Use this for some under the desk ambiant lighting and then some lights way back under the desk shelf. This would look so raw with the right lights. Attach a powered usb hub under the desk shelf, like this
. Last for the mod work side, a small simple 3-4 plug power strip attached to the back of the desk shelf for solder gun and dremel. Now you dont even have a need to go under the desk for anything.
You could also mount your surge protector on the back of the desk. Clears floor cable mess and you have a permentent power source. Kind of like the idea you had for the router in your op. Not totally sure how to wire all this up with power, but I know its possible.
Did you come up with a plan for the fan controls? I am partial to this
Some good ideas there - there are plans for USB hubs and "permanent" power sources in ideally located areas. Not 100% planned yet, however. I am a little weary of touchscreen gimmicky fan control units. I would really like to get in touch with someone from Lamptron I think.
Originally Posted by Flynny;13649743
This is awesome. This picture...
Originally Posted by Win
Subbed! THIS IS AWESOME!!
Thanks Win == True!
Originally Posted by keesh;13650381
Well, just found this thread and I have to say... hands down, one of the most impressive things I have seen in a while. Your level of perseverance seems to only be matched by your creativity and willingness to adapt. You are undoubtedly sick of the praise you have received from this, so I'll end it there.
I can say though: after reading through every page of this thread (focusing on your posts of course), while resisting the urge to hit >Last>>, I am anxiously awaiting the final product! Good luck and best wishes with the move (I am in the middle of moving now! Bleagh) and with the kittens. And the desk.
Hehe, thanks, I figure there are actually 15 more steps to completion of the project (ie. desk is assembled and sitting in place), not including the cable management, installation of hardware and all that management, etc.. So.. we're looking at having it finished for the beginning of July!
Originally Posted by tpi2007;13651045
For sure one of the greatest threads around OCN. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the finished work! Rep+ and of course subscribed!
Ok folks, I don't know what got into all of you, maybe it was the biscuits and gravy, but either way, thanks for all the responses, I really appreciate it from all of you, and a little cuisine is a nice sidetrack once in a while
With the first phase of the top shelf all solid and dried, I could continue on to the two side pods. Here's the initial mockup.
Notice the pencil lines for the biscuits I'll be installing.
Those biscuits are so dark and moody... lol!
Aaand, some gratuitous clamping shots. Like that extra-long setup? Yeah, that worked this time, but I don't recommend it. It wasn't too stable, but there wasn't really anything else I could clamp on to for that end-pressure required.
So that's it for this update, I know it's a pretty simple one, but hey, it's one more phase done. Just needs to have some trim stuck on and then staining!
Have a good weekend!