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Project: Bulding the case - status: Started :-D

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technobreath

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EDIT: I deleted the old pics from the blog, and replaced them with lower resolution ones, so it doesn't take ages to load with internet speeds I take for granted :P hihi.

Finally! :sorcerer:

The case build has started! Keep in mind when looking at these pictures: The actual case is going to be cast with fibreglass, and this is only the wood model wich is gonna be used for making a mold. So this is a L O T of work!

I have shot tons of pictures during the work, and some of them make it in here :thumbsup: :

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Drawing up some drafts with dimensions to bring with me to the workshop.

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Drawing up the bottom plate on a piece of 15mm plywood.

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A must have tool in a wood workshop - this has served my grandfather before me for many years!

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Another must have tool in a workshop - as the bandsaw, this has also served my grandfather for many years before me!

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Drawing currently in use on the wall with the ensemble of screwdrivers :).

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A must have tool for making stuff like this - for transfering angles.

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Angle transfered from one side to the other.

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The bottom panel under the bandsaw - yes I was already finished with it, I just had to shoot the pic of it there, because it looked cool.

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Sanding the sides. It isn't easy to cut to the final shape with the bandsaw, so, for not spending 10 minutes on each cut, I speed through it and sand it a little bit afterwards.

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Also, yet another must have tool - not only for acurate measurements (wich is not the case at all working with wood as u don't measure plywood in 1/10 of a millimeter anyway) but also great for transfering measurements quickly!

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A lesson in: How to cut plywood with a worn-down bandsaw blade? Short story: DON'T! Long story: My brother in law had used the bandsaw for cutting aluminum window shaders to size some days before, and left me with a totally distroyed blade. If I knew, I would have gotten a new one, but none of the shops who has them was open on saturday :angry:

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The "cable cave" on the back.

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AND - I had my head under my arm or something, because the first cave-frame wasn't high enough - fixed with yet another layer of plywood.

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Backside of the case taking form.

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Inside just thrown together - doesn't matter at all, since it's only support for the mold making process anyway!

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Setting up some support ribs inside. These also has the right angle for the front panel to just lay on top of them. This way I can easily make the sides and the rest of the case, without having to think about getting all the angles perfect before mounting the front panel plate.

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Front panel cut to shape - almost. The horn on the front is gonna have a steeper angle, see the 3D drawing.

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Here, the angle for the front panel is clearly showing.

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A carved out angle on the bottom front. Used one of those machines you sharpen knifes with to carve this out, and sanded it afterwards to final shape - in lack of a better tool I had to improvise!

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A final picture together with a lighter, so u guys can see the approx. size of the whole thing. Roughly 20x40x10cm.

Hope you like it so far. Will post more pictures when I build more. No more work today on this, as this has taken me about 8 hours of work. A lot of sanding and making sure the 90 degree angles are correct - if they are not, the mold won't release from the model!

Have a great evening / morning!

Technobreath


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Thanks. I haven't been able to do any more work on it since this evening, but I hope to find time for it soon. I'm not the type who can just sit down with it for an hour or something. Need to be able to dig a bit deeper into it than one hour at a time. Hope to get some done this weekend :D

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