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My project: Axiom.
« on: July 07, 2010, 11:05:44 pm »
Ladies and gentlemen.  My girlfriend and I proudly present to you...

AXIOM!

(It's not done yet)  :-)

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 11:18:12 pm »
nice curves!

is that a keyboard shelf under the control panel, and whats the dual cutouts in the bezel area for?

Looking good

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 11:24:00 pm »
nice curves!

is that a keyboard shelf under the control panel, and whats the dual cutouts in the bezel area for?

Looking good


Thanks.  Yep it is a keyboard shelf.  I'm going to put a door in that bottom hole that flips up so you can put stuff in there.  Also, the top half separates from bottom half so all of the wire disconnects will be inside that cubby hole.

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 11:28:58 pm »
nice design!

it looks pretty tall, do you have any measurements?

would love to see it split when you have the opportunity to take a couple of snaps

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 11:31:10 pm »
nice design!

it looks pretty tall, do you have any measurements?

would love to see it split when you have the opportunity to take a couple of snaps


It is 6'6" tall and about 26" wide.  I will eventually post some pictures of it split up but I am heading out of town for a while.  Thanks for the comments.

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 09:54:55 pm »
I finally had some time to work on it today.  I got the monitor mounted after 3 trips to different hardware stores in search of the right sized bolts.  I also drilled the speaker holes.  I have computer speakers which will sit behind the holes.  I also tried to dowel the top half to the bottom half but messed up one of holes so I need to fix it.

Tomorrow: Finish doweling, install door under monitor, slot cut, first coat of stain.

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 09:49:20 pm »
I haven't updated this thread in a while but I do have plenty of pictures.

Here's a few pictures of the mechanisms which lock the top half to the bottom half.  It is just doweled with a few cp clamps to hold it down.

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 09:50:30 pm »
And here it is as of today, stained with t-molding.  The control panel will be done soon and then the artwork will go on.

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2010, 12:37:32 am »
Very nice! I like the white t-molding on that design, it really makes the curves pop.

Get some better pictures of the stain, it's hard to see, but from the first picture it looks like it came out real nice.

Keep the updates coming...

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010, 12:59:55 am »
Nice!  I'm liking the stained cabinets I've seen lately.  I agree with Mikey, it does look like it turned out really nice.

Not sure if I like the white T-molding yet; it's quite a sharp contrast with the dark stain.  But I won't pass judgment until it's done. :)

Excellent work so far!

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2010, 12:22:39 am »
Here's the control panel.  The pinball buttons and the trackball aren't wired up yet.  I broke my optiwiz :-( and had to order another one.  I had the art printed at gameongrafix and it is beautiful.  We also put the t-molding on and it's looking snazzy.

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2010, 12:27:16 am »
And the marquee.  We used the window-molding stuff you find a lowes which is mentioned in another thread.  I bought a giant pack of velcro strips that are used for wrapping cords (50 of them for like $5) and used them to velcro the top retainer on so we can take it off.  Inside is a 23" flourescent.  There is a smart power strip in the hole under the monitor that everything is wired into.

TODO:
Finish the doors and mount them with hardware.
Wire up the trackball and pinball buttons (when the optiwiz arrives).
Put a piece of molding between the cp and the cabinet (we are thinking of using a rope light :-) ).
Program a front-end (maybe)

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2010, 01:58:12 am »
Looking good! I also like that it's a joint project with the gf.  :cheers:

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Re: My project: Axiom.
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2010, 05:43:26 pm »
Nice; I like the CP.  That's proof that a CP doesn't have to have fancy, busy graphics to look slick as hell.

And is that a Gnome desktop I see running?  Looks like the default Ubuntu background?  Word.  :cheers: