did a server administrator really do that? It’s quite amazing for a first stick.
profiled edges on the wood (router), perfect 45degree cuts. . . as a tip the plexi and wood top could be ordered online at the exact size to simply mount on top, but the case itself would have to be measured correctly to do so. Nevertheless you cut it yourself anyway. Paintjob looks excellent for first time.
Very nice. Moonlight as a carpenter or something heh.
Thanks. Seriously, it’s not hard to cut the bits. I had to buy a table-top mitre saw to get perfect corners but that was only 15 (B&Q again :bgrin:) and will come in handy again in the future I’m sure.
All you need to do it measure, measure, measure and cut. Did I mention you should measure a few times? If you take your time and aren’t heavy handed with the mitre saw it’s easy.
A trip to B&Q it is then (didn’t realise they had any mitre saws in for that price), waiting for a friend to get back to me on whether or not he still has his hole saw, but if he does looks like i’ll be doing a bit of DIY.
Excellent, glad to hear it. Be very gentle with the mitre when you’re cutting. If you put too much weight on the saw you will flex it and your cut won’t be true. I found that out the hard way and wasted quite a bit of wood unfortunately :sad:
Make sure you get the deep cut one if your wood is tall.
You’ll need to clamp the saw to a workbench so make sure you have some G clamps or similar to hand. I would also recommend buying a band clamp to hold the box together whilst glueing. I didn’t have one so used a belt from a pair or combats (one of those infinite adjustment types with a bar that presses against the webbing of the belt) and tightened it around the carcass squeezing it in shape from every corner :bgrin:
Looks awesome. I’m going for all-white buttons and paint too hopefully. Seriously that’s a damn good job. Cheers for the mitre saw link too! I didn’t realise those existed. My B&Q really sucks I think. Where is everyone grabbing small/cheap amounts of MDF etc too??? My B&Q only has massive blocks running at least 12. The less cutting I have to do the better as far as I’m concerned.
Should get on building it soon really. My parts should be here soon…just as my damn drill has packed up too :(.
EDIT - Out of curiosity where did you get the corner blocks from? I don’t need anywhere near the amount B&Q has on offer.
B&Q should have the smaller sheets, they were lying horizontally at the bottom of the rack that all of the large sheets are slid into. Make sure you get one that isn’t warped though, lots of them were :sad:
The corner blocks were just bits I cut off of some 2x1 that I had lying around in the shed (the benefit of hoarding bits of wood I guess :bgrin:).
I notched all of the button holes for the OBSF-30s last night, the buttons now snap on to the 2mm plexi and the sprung bits rest in the notches, it works well! Unfortunately I didn’t have any suitable pan-head bolts lying around so I couldn’t mount the stick, more pics to follow soon!
Ah you went with the OBSFs. I ordered them originally but went for OBSNs in the end. Figured they’re a bit more versatile. Can’t get white OBSN-24s though so I had to grab OBSFs for the start buttons etc. Trying to fit them will be interesting to say the least. Got it figured out but knowing and doing are two different things.