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Koverhar

Mahogany Desk, Build of the Year 2018

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Long time no seen  but now everything is ready for sandblasting and paint so here's an update!

 

First off I had to make some changes to the radiator placement because of antithetical reasons. Because of this the starboard side of the table had to be reworked from the ground up.

 

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Lent a plasma-cutter from the local school. This will be bolted on and its the new home for the UT60 360 rad.

 

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In place and marking out the holes for the woodwork.

 

 

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Had to make a tool for getting perfect round holes. I know you can buy a bit for this but it would be very expensive to get a 116mm and a 135 mm drilling tool worth using. Friend of my lathed these for me.

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Here's a sidepanel but the idea is the same. I took a standard wood cutter first before going at it with milling machine.

 

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I also had to mill the other side in order to fit the fans in the frame. Pretty delicate work since I didn't wanna screw up the teak

 

 

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Here's how it looks now from the inside. Bear in mind there's no finish to the wood yet so the look will change somewhat.

 

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And the other side and the new home for the alphacool 360 rad.

 

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In order to get the wood in and out for assembly it was made into 4 separate parts.

 

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There had to be a custom solution for the HDD/SSD brackets. So here's the idea. This part will hold the HDD/SSD's in place as well as serving as a PSU holder.

 

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The reservoir had to get a plate to be mounted in the case. I went pretty overkill here. That's a 5 mm steel plate that's a bit larger than the reservoir and will keep the reservoir neatly in place. Here's a picture marking out the holes.

 

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The parts will go to paint now. i know this project has a rather slow pace but it's a tremendous amount of work to get this done right. It goes to paint and sandblasting next week. I'll have an update with the paintwork asap. Til next time

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

There's overkill and then there's this:D finally feels like im on the home stretch. I got about 90% of the parts painted now including the mainframe. I gotta assemble it again tommorow but here's a sneakpeak of what's to come. I chromed the legs and the monitor mounts/arms and matt black the rest. Don't mind the greasstains:D

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

There's overkill and then there's this:D finally feels like im on the home stretch. I got about 90% of the parts painted now including the mainframe. I gotta assemble it again tommorow but here's a sneakpeak of what's to come. I chromed the legs and the monitor mounts/arms and matt black the rest. Don't mind the greasstains:D

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I've been busy fabricating and polishing the panels but here's some pictures of some other stuff I've been playing around with:D

 

Sidepanels fitted prior to cutting

 

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at my 3rd layer of resin atm. It's unbelievably time consuming.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Time to continue with the log. I've managed to get my side panels cut to fit and the interior wood work is nearing completion. I'm gonna share some pictures with you of what I have currently.

 

 

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It's a decently snug fit prior to glueing.

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So the inner panels are obviously not done yet but I needed to testfit everything to get the faninlets and outlets measured sufficiently. It's pretty tricky to work with wood which is almost 3 inches thick and curved.

 

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Most of the basic components installed.

 

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I had to testsit it. Feels good man. The weight is absolutely immense tho so it will be hard to move this thing to a lanparty.. Next build in titanium maybe:S

 

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I hope someone enjoys this buildlog:D I'll come back when i get more progress.

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2 minutes ago, Koverhar said:

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Dude, that is an amazing desk.  Would take it over my situation any day.  I would just hate to get it up the stairs to my apartment.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
36 minutes ago, TheCamba said:

Dude, that is an amazing desk.  Would take it over my situation any day.  I would just hate to get it up the stairs to my apartment.

y 150kg/300 something pounds is a lot:S

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2 minutes ago, Koverhar said:

y 150kg/300 something pounds is a lot:S

Piece of cake

 

....  really big cake.

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M8 you do know that Nvidia droped support for 3x and 4x sli, they will only support 2x sli, they even droped the enthusiast key thingy, so you could get 3x and 4x sli.


Before you buy amp and dac.  My thoughts on the M50x  Ultimate Ears Reference monitor review I might have a thing for audio...

My main Headphones and IEMs:  K612 pro, HD 25 and Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor, HD 580 with HD 600 grills, Focal Elex

DAC and AMP: Dual PCM63k tube DAC, RME ADI 2 DAC, Cavalli Tube Hybrid

Speakers: Genelec 8040, System Audio SA205

Receiver: Denon AVR-1612

Desktop: R7 1700, GTX 1080  RX 580 8GB and other stuff

Laptop: ThinkPad P50: i7 6820HQ, M2000M. ThinkPad T420s: i7 2640M, NVS 4200M

Feel free to pm me if you have a question for me or quote me. If you want to hear what I have to say about something just tag me.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Dackzy said:

M8 you do know that Nvidia droped support for 3x and 4x sli, they will only support 2x sli, theyeven droped the enthusiast key thingy, so you could get 3x and 4x sli.

Well thats why going custom and having something nice to look at it good, too bad the enthusiast genre is "dead". That being said 2xgtx 1080 is plenty

 

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Miniupdate. Had to repaint everything since I wasn't 100% satisfied. So had to sandblast everything and go again:) things you don't do for perfection.

Anyway I got my hardened glass panel that I ordered so here it is.

 

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Curved edges are awesome.

 

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Hello, I haven't updated for a while but it's time to do so!

 

 

The sidepanels have been CNC'd to get to this shape

 

 

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And the cutout for the fancontroller

 

 

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With the sidepanels on I managed to get this look. Note the sides are about to get a lot shorter

 

Sideview

 

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Them exhausts:)

 

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Testing the fangrills to see how the fit. Fellsgoodman

 

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From the inside

 

 

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Time to get that top piece of wood in this desk. This is so time consuming since you need to fit it within 0.1 of a millimeter to get it to look right

 

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Had some help here:) we shaved half a mm or something until we got it to snugly fit

 

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Eventually

 

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Its inside! halleluja

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Good old "scale" picture with a 25cl redbull

 

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This together with glue is what is used to get everything together. I use a polyethalyne glue for outdoor use which is increadably strong but takes forever to fully harden. This is more or less what you would use to make a wooden boat

 

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Time to wrap this baby up so I dont screw up the paintjob

 

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Glued together now

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2 weeks later with the legs back on

 

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A lot of people might not have noticed but the wood is actually just an outer shell. This is so that I can redraw cables and stuff if need be

 

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Reinforcements. Probably so overkill but might as well

 

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Drawed up some for the lathing

 

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2 hours later. The cutouts are done!

 

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And with the glass back on it will look somewhat like this

 

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Next week I'll do the coutout for the glass and then you'll all see the lovely interior!

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damnnn iv been fallowing this thing forever it seems like just when iv forgot about it you post again and suck me back in cant wait to see it finished =]

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Time for an update. Been doing the cutout for the glass. Some work eh. Made a small note for myself get a 5 axis cnc machine:) I don't have one of those though. 

I think I mentioned it but the woodwork is just an outer shell. It's very very sturdy but it doesn't support anything that's what the welded steelframe does:)

 

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One of my small dreams was to have a keystart to my computer. At long last I have it. It's every bit as unnecessary and impractical as one might think but it does make it a bit more cool.)

 

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So we made the metal plate to guide the key thing and then I had to make a cutout for the whole thing in the wood

 

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I'm gonna remake the actual key but I'm happy with the positioning of it and so on

 

 

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Onto the cutout then. It cleans up the lines a lot with finally getting the cutout for the glass done. 

 

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From the side

 

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The interior blends together decently. Note that the outer wood isn't finished whatsoever. Shape is but not the finish of the thing

 

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Glass inside

 

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Keyboard for scale

 

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Someones hands for a feel of the scale.

 

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The glass might seem very dark but with some lighting it really isn't. It's just hard to capture it on camera but you can see all the components inside without any trouble

 

 

 

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Time to continue the post. First off huge thanks to Icemodz for some help with the cables you will see a very thorough run through how I do the cable-work. Will be using MDPC sleeve for everything.

 

So what has taken so much time one might ask. Well the whole internal wood structure was redone because I wasn't happy with the finish. This took a while.  Happy now though since I'm using 7 layers of 2 component diamond varnish. This is actually what you use on like a mahogany runabout boat and what you end up with is a mirror finish.

 

Another thing that you can't see but because wood "lives" I had to remod the seating for the glasspanel, the fancontroller and I've done fangrill supports underneath.

 

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Did final mountingpoints for everything. These screws are quite hard to spot and they keep the inner wood to the outer birch shell through the steel chassi. It's very strong

 

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Did mounting points for the back end as well. Ran a bolt from the inside with a double nut construction where I just thread the wood on.

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After a while of sanding and getting everything aligned here is the removable back panel installed. (probably gonna change the nutcaps)

 

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Ordered more stuff from Highflow.nl

 

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I've not discussed it before but for sound I will have ways out for a reciever but predominantly I'll be using headphones. I will be installing my ODAC dac/amp combo and listen to by beloved Sennheiser hd 650's. I just love this combo.

 

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Another problem arose. Because of how the glass is inlaid in the wood I cannot use any normal hinge. So we gotta go custom here once more. Looking at the internet and then guessing the measurements here's the process. The idea of the hinge is that it not only turns the glass on a pivot point. But also pushes the glass forward and away from the wood. 

 

Some CAD-stuff

 

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Next level engineering glueing the prototype on some plywood

 

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After some cutting

 

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Finished prototype

 

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Don't judge me on the dust please!:D

 

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Youtube clip can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Time for an update!

 

Recieved my ODAC in the mail. Loving the sound off this thing paired up with my sennheiser HD 650's

 

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Got my fangrills made as well. Ended up having them plasmacut even though the idea was to get them watercut. Will have to do a lot of sanding and filing to get these to look right but it will be worth it in the end.

 

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And the big radiator grills for the monstahs

 

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And here's the cables feutured in the last video update. Thank you again Icemodz for believing in this project

 

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On 22.12.2015 at 9:24 PM, W-L said:

 

Once you use Night Theme, never again day theme, never again!

 

Can't wait to see what you'll be doing next. :)

you are right, i CANNOT use the day theme anymore :)

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