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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:26 pm 
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The bottom frame was a network equipment rack I saved from the dump in an office demolition. I cut it on a compound miter saw with an alum cutting blade and connected the peices with a piece of angle.

the board is upside down just to see how (if) it will all fit.


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Here's the top half. The bottom frame and face will have exotic wood over it. The wood face will extend a inch or so above the mid plate the tubes will poke through. I'm getting a piece of 1/2" tempered and beveled glass to mount under the top peice of alum that will extend over the tubes. I hope to edge light it with LED's if it doesn't look too tacky. The rest of the void between the top and mid plate will be filled with stainless wire mesh or something.


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Here's the rear view.

I think I'll leave the mid plate bright. I may try to polish to a mirror finish, and black anodize the rest of the 1/4" alum.

This is all of my 1/4" alum sheet that I found in the scrap heap :cry:


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Here is a detail of the cut quality of my skill saw and fasteners counterset. Nice fit, aye. No photoshopping here.

The little piece is a 1/4" x 1/4" drop off. 10 strokes with 120 grit wet/dry paper and the saw marks are gone. They are not deep at all.

13" x 14.5" x 6.5" is a little big for a headphone amp. One thing for sure is I won't pull it off the shelf with the headphone cable on accident.


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Not a bad fit.

If you are drinking that ale at its proper temperature, the bubbas are going to call you a nancy boy.................

Oh, wait........they don't use the term "nancy boy", either. Well, you get the idea.

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Cases, cases. You know, I enjoy a nice 500lb solid aluminum case as much as the next guy. But lately I have been ordering cases from these guys:

http://protocase.com/

I send them CAD drawings and I get a lovely steel case with all holes punched and standoffs installed, powder coated in my favorite color, and screen printed, all within a week, shipping time included. For small runs (5 units) this runs from $100 to $150 per unit. It isn't cheap, but the results are fantastic and, for me, it's a lot more fun than playing amateur machinist in the garage.


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You wanna talk cases? Here is a chassis that weighs more than my wife!!!!

Did it all with a circular saw and plunge router!!! Oh yea, I used the variac to slow the cutting to minimize galling.


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And here is nearly finished project minus faceplates...still waiting on the saw fairy to bring me a band saw to cut my 13/16 inch thick aluminum.


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That is really sharp. Where did you get the perforated top piece?


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I can tell we don't know the same kind of girls...........

You can buy perforated sheet, all manner of holes sizes and spacing. Expensive stuff, though. I still have a lot leftover from proto work. I can cut a piece out of what is left if you bribe me..........

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Looks great!!!

How about a couple of pics of the internals ?

Magura :-)


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Thanks Homo, I have an old friend at Martin Logan who went dumpster diving for me and pulled out some discarded stator panels and shipped them to me. I have those covers on top and bottom.

Hey Magura, see if you can guess what it is.

C


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An update. I still need to order the glass plate for the roof.

It's close to 50 lbs.


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clarkcr wrote:
Hey Magura, see if you can guess what it is.

C


My guess would be some sort of AX ??

Cheers

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