Sangaku Computer Case

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Project by Greensabbath posted 08-26-2010 at 10:55 AM 4636 views 38 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first and most traditionally styled computer case. I was helping a friend build one out of copper pipe and decided I could do it better myself and a shoji case immediately came to mind. I used sitka spruce and mahogany for the case. The joints can all be taken apart and the side panel features a water color painting done by my sister

-- Nick, Falzone,

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#1 posted 08-26-2010 at 11:04 AM

This is an excellent design for a case! Great job!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#2 posted 08-26-2010 at 11:19 AM

Much more fun than boring beige or dull black. Very good post thanks for sharing

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 08-26-2010 at 11:23 AM

nice work

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#4 posted 08-26-2010 at 01:23 PM

That’s how you turn an eyesore into art. Fantastic!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 08-26-2010 at 02:10 PM

Very nice. Beautifully done. Excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 08-26-2010 at 02:11 PM

Gorgeous and inspirational.

-- Work hard, play hard, drink good beer.

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#7 posted 08-26-2010 at 02:37 PM

That is a Killer computer cabinet!!! Now the Electrical eng. in me has to caution you on on static electricity. Make sure you ground yourself to the computer’s chassis before doing any work.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#8 posted 08-26-2010 at 03:12 PM

that is soooo cool! I love it

-- Childress Woodworks

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#9 posted 08-26-2010 at 06:25 PM

wow these are really awesome – i love this design!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Ed Pirnik

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#10 posted 08-26-2010 at 09:08 PM

What an excellent idea! I’ve been thinking about building a custom pair of speaker cases for quite some time now. Already did my vintage receiver case. Really quite interesting. Well done.

-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer

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#11 posted 08-27-2010 at 10:03 AM

Thank you guys very much for the warm welcome.

-- Nick, Falzone,

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#12 posted 08-27-2010 at 01:55 PM

Very nice Nick. I especially like how playful the piece feels while all the while maintaining its formalness. You have given us a lot to look at.

-- Matthew, North Carolina,

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#13 posted 08-28-2010 at 11:42 AM

Really beautiful Nick. I’m a sucker for Oriental influence and this piece just drew me in. You should try some other types of boxes sometime. I’d love seeing this motif in a jewelry or keepsake box, or a humidor. Great stuff Nick!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#14 posted 09-07-2010 at 07:58 PM

A master piece !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#15 posted 09-10-2010 at 11:13 AM

WOW, how long did you go to school to learn this quality of work? i love your style. OBVIOUSLY you is makin the monayyy :)

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