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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #280 on: February 21, 2011, 04:44:24 pm »
Thanks BurgerKingDiamond,

Update - Changed my mind again and have replaced the back panel (itself a replacement) with a
less obtrusive narrower one.

The problem was that it would have to sit at each end on two supports and be bevelled to match
the mitres that hold the CP in place. This is fine but the errors in construction have well established
themselves by now and everything's  a little off.




The Whale Cut.





The Hammerhead.


Used the router and a chisel and finished off with the mitre saw. Went OK.  :o











Hinges next - found some lovely ones called Soss - German I think.







Hope there is enough clearance when it flips up or I will have to move the monitor up a bit.





Cheers











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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #281 on: February 21, 2011, 08:17:46 pm »
Looing Great, I love this project! :cheers:

those Sogg hinges are awesome, but they take a bit of work to route out to install, well worth the effort though

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #282 on: February 22, 2011, 05:57:51 pm »
Thanks Bender  :cheers:

Got the Leaf Switches routed out at last. They take up a LOT of room on the
underside and I had to be careful with the placement.










The lighting wasn't romantic like the picture makes out.  :o







Chipped a bit.





Also I managed to get hold of some uninsulated connectors that drventure suggested earlier that look a lot better
than the pinky/red ones. Good suggestion drventure.

Cheers








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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #283 on: February 22, 2011, 06:18:26 pm »
Niiiiice. Looks very mechanical.
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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #284 on: February 23, 2011, 09:11:53 am »
Looks nice!

I've never seen leaf switches before.  Is there an advantage to these types of switches?

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #285 on: February 23, 2011, 02:01:11 pm »
No clicky click, more authentic feel, some say better response.

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #286 on: February 26, 2011, 12:31:49 pm »
Thanks guys

Woodshop Flunky - My favourite game is Track and field. Which used leaf
switches I believe.

Ordered the wrong hinges - so some more on the way that will suit a 24mm
panel. Nickel plated this time not brass. Will make up a template for them out
of scrap wood, much easier to screw up a template and redo....

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #287 on: March 31, 2011, 02:55:27 pm »
Figured out how to mount the hinges at last and also made a small change to the design.

The template is not pretty but it's worked well so far.

Used a 9mm flush trim bit and 13mm forstner bit and finished with a chisel.

Practice bit vvvvv













Had to find some verrry short inserts to mount the joysticks.






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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #288 on: March 31, 2011, 02:59:51 pm »














Original inserts replaced with headed version which I think looks a little neater.




2 down 2 to go.

Cheers.







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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #289 on: March 31, 2011, 03:38:37 pm »
 :applaud: That is incredibly cool. Well done, man.

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #290 on: April 02, 2011, 05:28:59 am »
Thanks emphatic,

Hopefully get the top bit done sunday evening.


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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #291 on: April 03, 2011, 05:38:41 pm »
Re jigged the jig and got the top panel mounted.

















Just need to get some slightly shorter screws to fix the hinges to the top panel.

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #292 on: April 03, 2011, 07:40:41 pm »
So does it hit the monitor?

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #293 on: April 03, 2011, 09:00:58 pm »
You really need to finish out the underside of the CP, and light the inside of the box. That all is way too nice to shut up inside never to be seen!

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #294 on: April 04, 2011, 02:24:05 am »
Nephasth - P2 start button hits the monitor at about 80 degrees. Raising the monitor a bit should stop this I
hope.

drventure - Thanks, I hope to have some time next week to do exactly that.

Ps. It seems really stable just sitting on its own weight, not sure I have to fasten it down at all.

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #295 on: April 04, 2011, 07:13:52 am »
Ps. It seems really stable just sitting on its own weight, not sure I have to fasten it down at all.

Will there be kids playing this? ;)

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #296 on: April 04, 2011, 08:35:32 pm »
Nephasth - Good point  :o

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #297 on: April 27, 2011, 05:57:03 pm »
Bit more progress, now almost all the woodwork is done.

















Will route out the perspex panels outside that's for sure.

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #298 on: April 27, 2011, 06:55:15 pm »
This is one of my favourite projects, the rolled off edge of the CP looks very nice, loving the black, red and white controls with the timber CP also.

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #299 on: April 27, 2011, 09:38:54 pm »
Nice stuff!

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #300 on: May 02, 2011, 05:14:26 pm »
Thanks guys, and sorry for not getting back sooner.

Crazy busy here.....

Have added some beeswax to the finish. Will post some pics in a day or two.








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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #301 on: June 01, 2011, 08:35:46 am »
Small update...

Panel inserts added and some more dowels.




















Found some stickers.






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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #302 on: June 01, 2011, 10:53:55 am »
Wow!  Your angled panel insert brackets are insane!  Good job.  :applaud:

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #303 on: June 01, 2011, 12:17:17 pm »
dude, please finish this already! I want to see the final product alread.
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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #304 on: June 02, 2011, 03:37:42 pm »
Thanks guy's - can't wait to actually play the damn thing myself.


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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #305 on: December 11, 2011, 06:10:30 am »
Any updates?

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #306 on: December 12, 2011, 12:35:10 am »
Very nice work sir!

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #307 on: December 12, 2011, 12:50:38 am »
however that really kick started things for me. ARTIFACT's
brilliant sketchup plans and project log (which I have borrowed from here or there) are the reason I finally got round to starting anything in
the first place.

Thank you for using them!! I am so glad to see my design/plans used as inspiration and support for other folks on BYOAC!! That was the whole goal.

I have not been here in *years* and I am back :)

Looking forward to follow your build.

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #308 on: November 05, 2012, 11:47:44 am »
Did this ever get finished?
Getting there, just rather slowly...

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #309 on: November 05, 2012, 06:02:12 pm »
Did this ever get finished?

Just went through the whole build, loving it. Sad to see builds like this unfinished - at least unfinished blogs of it.

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #310 on: November 05, 2012, 09:17:25 pm »
Looks like wilno45 was last on in June.

I'm guessing life got in the way. But this was (is) an awesome build.

Here's hoping he's just taking the long way around!

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #311 on: November 13, 2012, 02:22:45 pm »
Sorry for no updates, project on hold for a bit while I do some house stuff etc.

Hopefully be back in a few months!

ATB

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #312 on: July 07, 2013, 01:39:51 pm »
Please tell me this isn't dead  :cry:

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #313 on: December 16, 2015, 10:41:51 pm »

What's the status of this build? Finished? Dead?

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #314 on: March 16, 2016, 05:40:28 am »

wilno45,

Are you still working on this beautiful project? Please update us.

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Re: Project Quercus - Control Panel 2
« Reply #315 on: March 16, 2016, 01:33:19 pm »
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