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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:20 pm 
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I'm pretty inspired by the work here:

Bergrans CD-Pro2M DIY Design

In particular, I'm wondering where one would get the sliding glass mechanism. -Those plastic mounts & custom glass work are pretty slick.

Any pointers?


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You won't find anything like that ready-made. Your best bet is to seek out somebody local who could build you something similar.

But be warned, a lot of time goes into something like that so it won't be cheap! :!:

You can also make the job a lot easier by not using glass. Here is my latest toploader using a sliding lid and nothing much more than MDF and some offcuts of plastic. Admittedly not up to the same standard as the example above, but I'll guarantee it was many times less expensive to put together. :rolleyes:

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Small world, I know Martin personally, that's all custom made I'm afraid.

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You can use these guys : just draw your panels in the free provided software, pay, and they land in your mail...

http://www.schaeffer-ag.de/index.php?op ... 42&lang=en


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Ssasen, do you think that Martin would be willing to assist me in terms of those sliding plastic bits, the glass and the rails? I realize it's custom. It may be worth looking into, though. I did email him... Since you know him, you might know whether or not he wants to share that part of it. -IMO that's one of the more kickass parts of his design.

peufeu, thank you for that site. They look pretty good. I can see ordering 6 panels and then anchoring them together with solid blocks of machined aluminum in the corners and at critical points in the bottom.

What I mean is to simply use similar fastening concepts like this:

CDPRO2M Case Idea


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Ozone,

I can't really speak for someone else I'm afraid, send Martin an email and see what he comes back with, that's all the advice I can give you.

Cheers,

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SSassen wrote:
Ozone,

I can't really speak for someone else I'm afraid, send Martin an email and see what he comes back with, that's all the advice I can give you.

Cheers,

Sander.


Hi Sander,

You're right. I was getting a little carried away.

In any event, Martin contacted me and has been very nice/helpful.

He must work in a fairly cool environment because most of the stuff was made from leftover bits. :shock:


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Ozone,

In NA, Front Panel Express (here) is the offshoot of the link that peufeu provided. Note that they use preanodized aluminum so any machining or engraving, etc. shows up as raw aluminum. They also do not offer that thick of aluminum (I think that 4mm is their thickest). They do allow you to supply your own material, but there is a setup fee if you do. I had them do one panel and they were significantly less expensive that a quote I got from a local machine shop. Just be aware of their limitations.

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Hi Pars,

Thanks for the tip.

I'll work within the constraints.

A panel color of 'dark bronze' with natural aluminum colour etched lettering could be coold, IMO.

The 4mm limit is a bit of a bummer, though. I would like to avoid playing with bits of bitumen if I can avoid it.

Cheers. :drinkers:


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That trick with the lid can be made rather easily. Just nick the liniar guides from a couple of ink jet printers.....should be something anybody can make .

Magura :-)


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Thanks Magura!!

That makes perfect sense. Any landfill should have some of those in them.


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Well guys, this part of the project is still basically kicking my butt!!

I can't seem to get something done for less than $ 700.00.

All the other stuff for the CDP is ready for prime time but this part is definitely taking longer and potentially costing more than the rest.

I've started to think of wood...but there's just so many issues, safety not being the least of them, that I think this is just the desperation speaking.

Anybody have a milling machine and willingness to help out?


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