What's in my Shop #10: May 05, 2015 - Victorian Desktop, Side Vents, FT03 Mod

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 05-06-2015 10:11 PM 1711 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In the past week I got the metal back and screws painted for the Victorian Desktop, and the dovetails glued together. Next steps will be sanding and finishing of the mahogany pieces, then moving on to the system install. The project log for the Vicotrian Desktop can be found here:

I also got the side vents from last week done, epoxied together, and those are waiting to be painted now. Project log for that case mod can be found here:

Case Mod Portfolio:

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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View terryR's profile


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#1 posted 05-07-2015 02:10 PM

The case is looking great, Mos.
Like your glue pot much better than the crock pot I use!
Looking forward to seeing the new Seigley all tuned…

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

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#2 posted 05-07-2015 07:49 PM

Happy you are making progress. I hope to see where your experiment leads, the candy coat sounds interesting.

Thanks for the update.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 05-07-2015 08:19 PM

Thanks Terry, I’m hoping to get to the Siegley #6 soon. Trying really hard to not buy a new plane until the previous one is ready to go. Too many already waiting lol. And before I invested in the glue pot, I used a dip-size crock pot with some water instead. It worked, but the wife wasn’t crazy on the idea of me using it lol

Thanks Tony, I’m looking forward to see how it turns out. It’ll be for a special project. I really want to start on it, but not letting myself until I get the Victorian Desktop 100% done…

It’s also sounding like I might be able to show the other computer case (Hanging in the Balance; the NUC build) in either next weeks update, or the following week. Sounds like everyone else is finally getting theirs done, after extending the contest another couple of weeks. Excited about that, as mine’s been done and sitting around for a month and a half now lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#4 posted 05-13-2015 12:04 PM

Mos, I forgot about the contest build. I’m looking forward to see how things work out. Your making great progress on this build.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 05-13-2015 01:38 PM

Thanks Dan, hopefully next week or the following week as they’re supposed to be publishing the final picture articles “this week” as I’ve been told. Of course, I was also originally told that the contest would be due and the case complete deadline was a month ago too… so we’ll see. I’ll share it in 2 weeks minimum, regardless of their status, as I’m annoyed that it’s being drawn out for so long when mine was done in the first month.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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