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Project: Bulding the case - status: Started :-D
technobreath posted a blog entry in TB's MIDIBox AdventuresEDIT: 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: : Drawing up some drafts with dimensions to bring with me to the workshop. Drawing up the bottom plate on a piece of 15mm plywood. A must have tool in a wood workshop - this has served my grandfather before me for many years! Another must have tool in a workshop - as the bandsaw, this has also served my grandfather for many years before me! Drawing currently in use on the wall with the ensemble of screwdrivers :). A must have tool for making stuff like this - for transfering angles. Angle transfered from one side to the other. 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. 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. 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! 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: The "cable cave" on the back. 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. Backside of the case taking form. Inside just thrown together - doesn't matter at all, since it's only support for the mold making process anyway! 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. Front panel cut to shape - almost. The horn on the front is gonna have a steeper angle, see the 3D drawing. Here, the angle for the front panel is clearly showing. 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! 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