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Test Bench Journal First Entry

Part Two

02/26/05

   On our second entire we take care of allot of the finishing touches including edging routing and allot of the equipment mounts. We still have some work but 90% is done after this entry I hope you guys like it..

   We are going to start with the side edging. We used the pieces we trimmed from the 2 x 4's to cover all the nails and imperfections on the sides using your standard wood glue.. Bellow is the before and after. Also is a closer look at the thin piece used to cover the sides from a different angle.

   Next we routed out pieces to lock the Motherboard base onto the bench along with some finishing pieces for the front bay. Also note how we used the molding to lock the motherboard base into the bench itself having the edge of the base overhang while at the same time the flat surface overlaps the supports locking the base onto the bench..

   Next we had to make the holes and screw in the motherboard steams to hold the motherboard off the wood and into place. we used the same type used on standard cases.

   Then we mounted our test motherboard into place to make sure everything lined up and to do any minor adjustments on the base itself.

   Now we are working on the Drive bays and mounts to hold then into place. First we take measurements and make raw material

   Then we Rout the desired edges and glue the mounts into place starting with the center left side working to the outside then the center right side working to the right outside, and finally the center. Most of the drive mounts are just secured using glue and clamped into place till the glue set the center mounts we did use a few finishing nails but just to fasten the mounts into place till the glue dried..

   All done works pretty good just enough play to move the drives easily and yet keep them from moving in to far or sliding around..

Last thig we did for this entry was sand lots and lots of sanding..

   We still have more to do including the handles Power supply mounts and possible even a top but not sure on the top yet.. We will update our progress soon I hope you like it..

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