[Scratch Build] - The Next Level FINISHED

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[Scratch Build] - The Next Level FINISHED

Postby Paslis on Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:42 am

After making a couple of desks its time to take it to another level this time i came up with some ideas to lift the desk with lifting columns.I also decided to lift the sreens with a lift column.
The desk can be used by small and big people you can even stand up and work at the desk.

A render of the design.

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The lifting columns for lifting the desk.

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The lifting column for the screens.

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The main material im gonna use to build the desk is 3mm thick aluminium.
Time to make the body.

The 3 pieces i need cut with the lasercutter.

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Time for some bending.

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Then i spotwelded the pieces.

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Then i start working on the covers for the columns.They are also made out of 3mm thick aluminium.

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This is how they look.

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Then i cut 2 pieces of aluminium for the sides and spotwelded them.The i finisht welding the body and did some sanding.

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More to come.
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Re: Scratch Build - The Next Level

Postby editor22 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:46 am

Oh hey CrackHo!
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Re: Scratch Build - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:46 am

editor22 wrote:Oh hey CrackHo!


Hey Nate nice mask btw. :D
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Re: Scratch Build - The Next Level

Postby MikeMaat on Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:49 am

Hi there did you weld the aluminium with a TIG or a MIG plz ? thnx
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Re: Scratch Build - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:05 am

MikeMaat wrote:Hi there did you weld the aluminium with a TIG or a MIG plz ? thnx


I weld it with TIG.
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Re: Scratch Build - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:40 am

The psu,cables and the controlbox for the cloumns will be at the back of the desk cover.I'm making a frame for this and then seal it of with a cover.

This is how it looks when its finisht.

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First i saw the pieces i need for the frame.

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Then i spotwelded the pieces together en then finisht welding them.

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This is how im gonna mount the frame on to the desk.

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The next thing to do is making the mounting holes for both the column covers as for the frame.

M5 rivet nuts.

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The pneumatic tool.

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Finisht the frame.

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After that i made the mounting plate for the frame out of 3mm aluminium and bend it.

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Then i drilled and countersunk the holes and mounted the plate on to the frame.

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After that i drilled and countersunk the holes inside the desk body and mounted the frame on the desk body.

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More to come.
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Re: Scratch Build - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:49 am

Time to make a bracket for the lifting column for the screens.

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Thats finisht so on with the next thing.

The I/O panel.

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First i tapped the holes with M4 thread.

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Then i did the measurements for the hole where the I/O panel in gonna be mounted.

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Cutting out the hole.

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Drilled and countersunk the mounting holes.

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Mounted the I/O panel inside the desk body.

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Test fitting with an old mobo.

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It fits like a glove so on to the next job.

Time to make the bracket for the column to mount my screens.First i collected all the materials i needed and cutt,drilled and welded them.

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All parts are finisht.

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Now its time to putt them together and mount the bracket onto the column.

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Now thats finisht i can mount the panels and this is how it looks.

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I also made a short movie of the panels in action.I was suprised how smooth they move.The column makes no noise and it lifts the panels roch solid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0XynjDsLlU&feature=g-upl&context=G29c5dd2AUAAAAAAAAAA

More to come.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:41 am

Its time to make the foot for the desk.Im gonna use a frame with plastic feet and 2 mount plates for mounting the columns.On top of the frame there will be a cover.

First i cutt the pieces im using for the frame.

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Then i drilled the holes for the M8 rivet nuts and put them in.

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These are the plastic feet im gonna use.

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Then i drilled the holes in the mounting plates for the columns.The holes are 12,5mm and thats the hole i need for a M10 stainless steel welding nut.

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Welded the nuts.

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All parts are finisht so now its time to put all the pieces together.

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Then i mounted the plastic feet and the frame is finisht.

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On to the next job.

First i drilled the holes for the columns into the desk body and the holes for the column covers.

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Now its time to put it all together.First i mounted the feet for the desk foot.

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Then it was time to mount the columns.

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After that i mounted the body on to the columns.

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Then i mounted the frame for the panels etc to the desk body.

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Time to put the wires in place.

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Time for testing and here is a small movie of the test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH9GDNVrnQ0&context=C4b84163ADvjVQa1PpcFNzeGYfOzfyguZ1ppuglTZqiyO8loyjo1k=

More to come.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:11 am

Time to make the mobo tray en the cover for the 4 casefans.

The pieces cut on the lasercutter.

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Then i bend the 2 pieces.

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Then it was time to make the standoffs for the mobo.For this i used 8mm stainless steel with M4 thread.

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After that i drilled the holes for the mobo in the mobo tray and mounted the standoffs on the mobo tray and placed it inside the desk.

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Time to mount the mobo on the tray.

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Time to mount the fancover and this is how it looks at this point.

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Time to make the back cover.

First i cut a piece of the right measurements and bend it.

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I want the cover to go with the design so i cut the pieces for the corners.

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Then i weld the pieces together and did some finishing.

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Then i made the side pieces for the cover with the holes in them for the 80mm casefans.I was so busy making them that i already finisht them and then i realised that i forgot to make some pictures.At that point i spotwelded all the pieces together.

Spotwelded the side pieces on the cover and finisht welding them and some sanding ofcourse.

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Time to fit the cover and this is how it looks.

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The cover is stil not ready but im satisfied how it looks so far.

Next job is to make the cover for the desk feet.

First i cut the cover.

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Then i bend the cover.

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Because it was not possible to bend the whole cover i had to let to small pieces open.
For this i cut 2 little pieces of metal and spotwelded them.

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Then i welded the cover and id some sanding.

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The cover is finisht and this is how the cover looks.

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Then it was time to work on the oak top for the desk.

The top.

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To give the top the same design as the desk ik had to saw the corners.

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Then i sanded the corners.

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This is how the top looks on the desk.

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The top is not finisht yett so more in the next update.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:21 am

First i draw the hole.

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Then i cut it out whit a jigsaw and sanded the hole.

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Time to fit the top.

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Fits like a glove so time to sand and degrease the top.

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The top im gonna paint with bootslak its paint for boats and its abrasion resistant .

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Put on the first layer.I can repaint it after 24 hours

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I want to put on 4 layers a side so its gonna take some time.

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Because the wood gives the desk a more classic look i decide to also use some wood in the inside.I ordered some more wood and i hope it arrives soon.

Time to make the custom reservoirs.

First i cut 4 pieces off stainless steel pipe and drilled some holes in them.

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Then i made 8 disks of stainless steel.Four of them with G1/4 thread and four without holes.

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Then i was time for some welding and sanding.

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These four pieces are done so on the the next pieces.Again some drilling,welding and sanding.

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Time to put the pieces together.

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Time to sand the oak top again and give it another layer of bootslak.

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Then it was time to continue with the reservoirs.The next pieces im gonna make from oak again.

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First i made 18 little disks to use as spacers.

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18 stainless steel plates with 3 holes in them.

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Then i made 2 stainless steel axes with M8 thread.

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Welding the axes on 2 plates and sand them.

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All parts are done so time to mount them together.

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This is how the reservoirs look.

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The reservoirs are not finisht yet.I have to paint the spacers with bootslak and make some feet for the reservoirs.

More to come.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - The Next Level

Postby tnecniv102 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:40 am

wow.. nice craftsmanship! nice details too..

i wish i have those equipment's too.. :D
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Re: [Scratch Build] - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:46 am

Thanks man. :D
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Re: [Scratch Build] - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:57 am

Time to move on.

I have received the oak i have orderd so i can continue with the inside of the desk.

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But first i have to finish the reservoirs.I painted the spacers with bootslak.

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Now its time to make the feet for the reservoirs.For this i cut 2 pieces of stainless steel.

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Then i took some stainless steel and made 6 axles.

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The idea was to use only 1 axle per feet but i decided to use 3 axles so i had to drill a few more holes.Then i welded 2 axles on the feet.

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Then i welded the 2 other axles on the reservoirs..

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All parts together.

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The reservoirs will be mounted on the mobotray with the 3 holes on the picture below.

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The end result.

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On to the next job.

I have bought a aquaero 5 that im gonna use inside the desk.

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First i made an housing for the aquaero from stainless steel.

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I totaly forgot to make a picture from the sanding.Then i made the hole for the housing in de backpanel of the desk.

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Finally i could start to work with the oak i received earlier.Time to make an oak backpanel.

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Now thats finisht its time to mount the I/O plate back in the desk.

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Then i mounted the backpanel en de housing for the aquaero.

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Time to make some more wood details and again i forgot to make pictures im getting old i guess.

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This is how it looks at this point.I have to say the housing for the aquaero looks kinda big so i think im gonna make a new one.

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Time to make the new housing for the aquaero.Again i used 2mm stainless steel.
The housing is made out of 6 parts.

First i spotwelded,welded and finisht the housing

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Then i made 2 plates for mounting the housing.

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Welded the plates.

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The old housing.

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The new housing.

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In my opinion the housing looks mucg better now and im satisfied with the endresult.

Because Aqua Computer has no backplates for my blocks i made a few backplates myself.

The backplates are made of 2mm stainless steel.

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Because the blocks have a brused stainless steel plate i want to brush the backplates also.
I used some sanding paper and some scotch brite for this.

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The result.

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Because brushed stainless steel easily stains i painted it with varnish.

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Ready to paint.

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The end result.

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More to come.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - The Next Level

Postby oldman on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:47 am

First time I see your project. I don't know what I like more, your project or your equipment or having your work skills. Probably, all of the above.
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Re: [Scratch Build] - The Next Level

Postby Paslis on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:31 pm

Thanks a lot oldman.
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