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Old 01-22-2010, 02:08 PM   #31
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A Router (woodworking kind - not the networking kind), is either a hand-held or table top - High speed (30k rpm), small bit, cutting tool, think of a dremel on steroids. The bits come in many shapes and sizes, so it can do decorative finishes, grooves, curves, etc. They're usually used in conjunction with guides and jigs, since they are very hard to control free-hand. Typically, you fit a small guide wheel above the Bit, press the Router down against the surface your cutting (with guides set), start it up and then push the guide wheel against the jig. The bench kind are used extensively for making decorative coving, Dado rails and skirting boards.
Ok that's awesome, so the bench tool is what I'm thinking of? I looked ok google images and this is what I saw that looks like what my father in law has:

This probably isn't the exact same, but i know this is generally what it looks like.



So this will work, its just kinda over kill for simple circles I assume.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:58 PM   #32
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looks like a planer
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:43 PM   #33
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http://www.dannylipford.com/home-imp...g-saw-compass/

I think this is what i will do.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:46 PM   #34
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That looks like a CNC miller... can see the outline of the word CNC on the left side (though that could be a model reference). CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) mill is a bit different from a router. They are automated milling machines that can use Router bits. You program in a cutting pattern, material, dimensions, etc, press start, and it'll cut out what you programmed in with the tool that's inserted. The bench top moves around as it cuts away (hence the rails on the side).
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:36 PM   #35
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That looks like a CNC miller... can see the outline of the word CNC on the left side (though that could be a model reference). CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) mill is a bit different from a router. They are automated milling machines that can use Router bits. You program in a cutting pattern, material, dimensions, etc, press start, and it'll cut out what you programmed in with the tool that's inserted. The bench top moves around as it cuts away (hence the rails on the side).
Yeah that's not what he has, after talking with a friend up stairs, its similar to that, but its no computerized so you have to sit the board down lock your bit in place and move the wood.


I think over all I'm going to go for a circle cutter in a drill press.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:31 PM   #36
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ZMD-1318 now that is a serious router
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If you don't ask father in-law about this, even in the most in direct way, he will be insulted.

I am sort of kidding, but sort of not also.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:06 AM   #38
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looking good but we need more pic
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I started it last night. Here is what it looks like so far

Its still a ways off, lots of filling, and sanding left before staining.

The Back


Inside


Front (its on its side right now)


Look from the top inside.


From insides looking out the back.


1st 140mm exhaust fan


And the 2nd


The front with the 200mm fan


cd rom


power button


Where the hard drives attach and the usb panel


Front view with top board laying in place.



Same as above except the back


No hinges yet but this is how I will access the case.
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Not bad man!

Now that im looking at it I would suggest getting some stereo speaker grills to use over the fans on the intake (just for aestetics) Especially if you could bronze them out against a stain. Just an idea.

The holes are pretty good for your first time really doing this (which from reading the thread this is something you are relatively new at) So dont be shy about it! I know some framers who cut worse holes!

Be sure to rubber it up though... I am not kidding about that being a problem a few months down the line. Wood likes vibration.

Prep, stain, seal, post pics!
Good luck!
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Not bad man!

Now that im looking at it I would suggest getting some stereo speaker grills to use over the fans on the intake (just for aestetics) Especially if you could bronze them out against a stain. Just an idea.

The holes are pretty good for your first time really doing this (which from reading the thread this is something you are relatively new at) So dont be shy about it! I know some framers who cut worse holes!

Be sure to rubber it up though... I am not kidding about that being a problem a few months down the line. Wood likes vibration.

Prep, stain, seal, post pics!
Good luck!
Are these rubber pieces you are talking about are they the size of the fan like you would think of in a car engine that goes between cover the block? Or are you talking about just some rubber seals that go over the screws?
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:03 PM   #41
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This is what I was thinking.

http://cgi.ebay.com/8-inch-speaker-G...item23021520e3

for the cover on the front.
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This is what I was thinking.

http://cgi.ebay.com/8-inch-speaker-G...item23021520e3

for the cover on the front.
Very nice find! If that fits it could look really well if the wood stain/color matches.

Your project is looking really nice and has given me an itch to look into trying my own hand at building a case... once things settle down a bit I just may give it a try. I wish you luck with the remainder of your build!
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Get a little 1/16 inch thick felt or rubber washer, place it between anything that vibrates and the wood you are screwing it into.

You dont have to go so far as to custom build a rubber lining for everything (though lord knows that would probably make this thing Uber)

As far as the speaker grill linked to, that is EXACTLY what I was talking about! Nice find! Steam punk anyone?
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Get a little 1/16 inch thick felt or rubber washer, place it between anything that vibrates and the wood you are screwing it into.

You dont have to go so far as to custom build a rubber lining for everything (though lord knows that would probably make this thing Uber)

As far as the speaker grill linked to, that is EXACTLY what I was talking about! Nice find! Steam punk anyone?
Steam Punk? I will go get some rubber washers. Thanks man
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Steam Punk? I will go get some rubber washers. Thanks man
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