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[Scratchbuild] "Purple Heart" By Ne0Khan

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Hello all, I have recently started a project originally posted on The Mod Zoo Forums that I'd like to enter into the Competition!

I'll be building a Fine Wood case, Made from Purple Heart!

In case you have no idea what type I'm talking about...

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I'll be heading to my father's shop sometime here in the near future, Follow the thread for updates!!

A teaser of the MoboTray:

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All the other pieces or being worked on still Via TurboCAD ^_^

Ne0Khan B)

P.S. I may or may not have a full rendering to show you all depending on if I can figure this program out!

Mosquito, on 24 Sept 2013 - 8:27 PM, said:

mmmm purpleheart. That's some hard stuff... watch those slivers

Ne0Khan, on 24 Sept 2013 - 9:03 PM, said:

That's for sure! I say use the safety equipment all the time, Wanna be able to see and touch it when its done XD

Ne0Khan, on 29 Sept 2013 - 11:46 AM, said:

Updates!

Wood:

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(It's allot more purple without the flash)

God dang dull blades!

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Thickness Plainer:

Gotta go from 1" to 1/4" :/

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Cheapskate, on 29 Sept 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

Aww. You can't band saw it down somehow? it seems like a massive waste of material. -Specially when 1/4" might make the material prone to splitting along the grain.

Mosquito, on 29 Sept 2013 - 3:06 PM, said:

It's a huge waste of material. Resawing would be the correct approach here... Such a shame to see decent lumber go to waste.

Ne0Khan, on 29 Sept 2013 - 4:15 PM, said:

We did in fact cut them down in to 2 x 1/4" planks (they started as slightly less than 1" thick) via Table saw / Band saw, :) if I'd waste all that fine wood!! Pics:

(Unusable) These were the centers of the original 1" planks...

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1/4" planks that we cut out:

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One of the 1" planks we chose had some natural splitting come up after cutting, so we had to dispose of it as well... Don't worry we have more. ;)

Say hello to my dad's gut XD

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Father Fuzzy, on 30 Sept 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

interesting project you have going here

very hard wood for sure I built my monster home theatre wall unit out of purple heart

if I remember right i spent more on blades and bits than I did for the wood

what are you using for sealer?I used Tung oil

Ne0Khan, on 30 Sept 2013 - 2:20 PM, said:

We have yet to determine, Right now we're just getting them to the right thickness and gluing them together which is difficult with an edge width of 1/4". Once that's done we're going to do a final sanding to get the entire surface down as close to 250 thousandths as we can, then give it a clear coat, After that it's off to the CNC!

Here's a pic of our shop:

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Dat Blaadeee :3

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Father Fuzzy, on 30 Sept 2013 - 2:40 PM, said:

sweet setup :)

Ne0Khan, on 01 Oct 2013 - 11:02 PM, said:

Attempting to build a 3 Bay drive cage out of an old case. ;)

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Orange Clockwerk, on 02 Oct 2013 - 11:08 AM, said:

Lookin nice! cant wait so see how this comes along

Ne0Khan, on 02 Oct 2013 - 9:20 PM, said:

Thinking of using an internal hot swap bay. Hmm...

doyll, on 03 Oct 2013 - 07:57 AM, said:

It's going to be one beautiful case!

Wondering why mod a metal HDD cage instead of making a wood one? Just curious.

Ne0Khan, on 03 Oct 2013 - 2:14 PM, said:

Frankly I'm not totally sure that I'm going to use this one, And if I am I'm going to make sure it accents the wood in such a way, This case is going to have brass grills, feet, coolant, Etc.

I'm more or less attempting to take an easy way out of making a CAD Drawing of a custom drive bay, And doing that with 6.35mm wood and still having it relatively cool would be difficult, So this overall seems Cheaper / Easier and More Efficient.

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