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    heres a little teaser. I just texted this pic to my email (I'm @ work right now) and uploaded it. Enjoy



    mobo needs to go in still and some wiring needs to be finished up

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    Awesome!

    \m/ d(-_-)b \m/

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    wow that looks amazing put together! wow wow wow.
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    thanks! I'll get the rest of the pics and whatnot uploaded sometime within the next few days, most likely over the weekend. It is 100% done though!!

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    its time for THE FINAL UPDATE!!!

    thats right, its FINISHED! well actually it was finished on the 23rd, just havent had time to get pics up till now lol.

    on to the update!!

    heres is the pattern traced onto the wood that I glued together


    I made a L and R sides (both sides are a slightly different shape)


    and cut in half


    now the original plan was to cut it with the bandsaw and have a 2-piece mold to form the sides. my bandsawy had other ideas though, so I ended up spending 2 hours at the belt sander to get this:


    first piece clamped ready for bending


    partially bent


    now the clamps werent working good enough. the acrylic would heat up and the clamp would leave an impression in it, so I switched to painters tape

    one side done


    and set down for a test fit after cooling


    I did the other side the same, then had to make minor adjustments to each to get the proper fit to the base

    I used my bending brake I got at Harbor Freight to bend a strip 90 degrees


    my two strips ready for cutting and sanding


    cut


    and sanded


    I loosely mounted them to the sides with elongated holes. this way once I got them all mounted up I could make position adjustments as necessary


    and mounted to the top



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    heres the guitar stand I bought at Guitar Center for $12. looks like it will do nicely


    then I found that the neck was too thick to fit into the holder. I tried heating and bending it but it wouldnt go far enough


    here is the 6" UV green IDE cable I got from Performance PCs


    fits perfectly


    and the UV green PSU kit also from P-PCs


    the old slide switches I was originally using werent looking or fitting nicely, so I got these nice rocker switches from P-PCs as well

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    everything mounted to front panel


    now for mounting the strings I simply put a dab of hot glue in each mounting hole and pushed the string in until hit bottomed out on the LED


    lit up for testing, looks great!


    I also used the same hot glue method to attatch the "keys" to the neck

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    I had to make bigger mounts for the bottom, and I only needed 6 total. I used these rubber expanding nuts and screws to attatch the top/sides to the base for easy removal.






    and mounted to the base


    once I got the sides mounted back to the top, then the assembly mounted to the base, I went wround it with the heat gun to help form the sides exactly how they needed to be. this also helped to iron out wrinkles in the sides from the bending process

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    top finished


    mobo remounted to the base


    lastly I made the top cover piece. I cut a piece to fit and notched it for the power cable and wiring for the LEDs


    mounting holes for the 80mm fan and the neck supports I made earlier


    fan sleeved and LEDs removed


    I just drilled and tapped the neck supports and attatched them with some 4-40 SS screws




    test fit - fits good




    80mm exhaust fan mounted with vib damper


    and a little heating and tweaking to make it fit right and she's done! this panel will just sit in there, it doesnt need any mounts. the weight of the neck holds it in between the top and the base


    I ended up notching the neck a little where it will sit in its holder. I was worried how it would look, but the foam where it sits covers it up and you cant notice it unless you look closely. but I had to do it to get it to fit

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    And heres all the final pics and even a vid!

    I hope you all enjoyed following this build, thanks to everyone for their comments and suggestions. I never would have finished this without all of you guys!!

    how it all began:


    and how it ends:











































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