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post #31 of 62
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Ok so I had a minor setback....Apparently you can not extend the length of cathodes wires, otherwise they will not work. I posted this thread earlier, then I found out the answer by searching google some more. So it seems my 3 hours of extending cables and sleeving them was useless. Now I have ordered some "official" ccfl extension cables that are supposedly supposed to work perfectly.... so we will see. If they don't work then idk if I can do all the lights I wanted to. Anyways....that's all that's new so far. I am about to get out there and work on it some more now after this fiasco.
post #32 of 62
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Update7:

Ok guys here is a fairly nice update. I got a good bit of work done today. Here is the power adapter that will power the cathodes.



Here is the cabinet after I put on the face frame.



And this is after I put in the middle shelf and frame for it.



Then I put together the top shelf that will go about head level. This will be what holds the wine glasses and my regular glasses.



Next I started working on the plinth base again. This time I needed to drill a few holes the power adapter plug to fit through, as well as some holes for the switches. Then I cut a small piece of wood to help hold the adapter inside the frame so it won't drag or touch the floor. The adapter is removable, all you have to do is detach the cable from it and it comes out easily.



Next, I modified the cathode switches lightly to make them be able to fit and mount inside the base.







This is how it stood after installing the switches.



Then I mounted the cathode inverters, and added another small piece of wood for support and cable management.



After all that I started working on the door frames. I cut out all the pieces.



And here they are after I put them together.





So there we have it. Like I said very productive day. Tomorrow, I will do a bit of sanding on the cabinet and door frames, then cut, fit and attach the middle panels in the doors, and after that hopefully spray the final clear coats on both the doors and cabinet exterior. I told myself I wouldn't drink until I got this thing finished....but it's Friday night....ugh im having a hard time resisting lol.
Edited by Timlander - 4/1/11 at 4:52pm
post #33 of 62
extremely beautiful my friend
post #34 of 62
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extremely beautiful my friend
Thanks man, so much work has gone into this thing. Iv been slaving over it all week so its time for a very good break tonight. Which means I get to show you a little teaser for the update that I will do tomorrow morning.

post #35 of 62
lol nice
post #36 of 62
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Update8:

GIANT UPDATE

Well guys its been a long week. I originally wanted to have it done by the end of this week, but I am sorry I was not able to finish it by now. I am hung up on the lights now because the ccfl extension cables STILL have not come in. It is mostly done, I believe the only things left for me to do are the lights, the wine glass holders(which will take some time, and possibly a new top for the cabinet(still debating). Anyways, here is the update:

So here is where i drilled the holes and put in the hinges:



Then I hung and test fit them on the cabinet. Like a glove as they say





Next I cut up some pieces of oak for the trim I wanted to go on the sides of the cabinet. Cutting them to size took a while as I have to rip them to the thickness I wanted. Then I put a router on the edge that would face to the middle of the cabinet.






Next on the agenda was to cut out and sand the middle panels for my doors, then fit them into place and attach them with silicon.



While the silicon was drying, I attached the trim to the cabinet.



And here are the doors flipped over after the silicon dried.



Now it was time for sanding and painting of the very last final final top coat of glory.







And then after that, I put on the plinth base, tied the wires and got the cathodes started. Again waiting on the stupid extensions to get here...







Well there you have it folks. Stay tuned because we are not finished yet. I do not see any alcohol bottles so believe me...we are NOT finished.
Edited by Timlander - 4/3/11 at 9:07pm
post #37 of 62
I'm loving the cold cathodes. Not a fan of the wood, but I've never been a light wood fan. The actual build looks great though. Nice work
    
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post #38 of 62
this is looking amazing. tell me how much shipping it to me is once your done lol
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I'm loving the cold cathodes. Not a fan of the wood, but I've never been a light wood fan. The actual build looks great though. Nice work
Not enough people appreciate natural wood builds and looks... =*(

Natural wood looks so much better to me then stained.


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this is looking amazing. tell me how much shipping it to me is once your done lol
zip code? =) Tell you what, you can pay my in alcohol to build one for you. You can start with crown and Jameson, throw in some scotch, brandy, some tequila and Bacardi then you may have yourself a deal. And I only accept half gallon sizes.
post #40 of 62
well sounds like an outstanding deal. I can hand deliver and we can be all like
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