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What's in my Shop #5: April 1, 2015 - Victorian Desktop Progress

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 04-01-2015 03:56 PM 1525 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This past week, I got back to working on the Victorian Desktop. I completed the mortise and tenon bottom rail on the inside, and started working on the side panel window.

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-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com



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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 04-01-2015 07:10 PM

It’s fun seeing the progress on the Victorian PC. I’m not sure I understand the advantage of attaching the video card to the rear plate; seems as though it’s a lot of unwarranted work. But then again I usually miss the point. :-)

Thanks for the update Mos.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 07:43 PM

Thanks Tony. I’ll have to attach it one way or another, for stability and preventing anything from breaking if moved/dropped/jostled, etc. Usually (i.e. in a retail case) they’re held in place by the bracket they come with, and a screw; but that requires an extra 1/2” between the hardware and the back.

Cutting holes in a back piece and using the DVI port stand offs to hold it in place gets me that extra 1/2” back, and lets me remove the bracket so it doesn’t hit the motherboard (which is an easy fix with a hack saw regardless). Basically the advantage I’m pondering, is whether or not I’ll need that 1/2” or not. It shouldn’t be much more work than making a back panel for it, just different work, I guess.

It would be similar to the one I did for the NUC build, except just the 2 ports

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#3 posted 04-01-2015 07:48 PM

Ah, okay… Stability, which the rails provide in a typical retail case. I got it, it makes perfect sense now. Thanks Mos.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 04-02-2015 02:03 PM

Very cool, Mos!

Kinda makes me think of hacking up all the extra PC’s we have collected the past few years…but I bet the hardware we have is slow and out of date! :(

So, where do ya buy that acrylic? I’m always on the lookout for the material…but will be glad when it’s closer to an inch thick for the lathe, etc.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 04-02-2015 02:07 PM

Thanks Terry! I’ve got a few places I buy from, delviesplastics.com, tapplastics.com or McMaster (this particular sheet came from McMaster)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#6 posted 04-02-2015 02:45 PM

Thanks, Mos. I realized after posting, that you probably want clear or translucent acrylic, and i’m looking for opaque colors…always looking for candy red for a Buck Rogers tote/knob. :)

FWIW, I’ve noticed onlinemetals.com has lots of plastics for sale, too. I use a fair amount of Delrin in my shop for knapping tools and pipe stems.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#7 posted 04-02-2015 03:24 PM

Yeah, I’m using smoked acrylic currently. I know at least the first two (Delvie’s and Tap) have opaque, haven’t looked on McMaster, though

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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