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Building documentation of 5MU & EURO cases

Post by Ricochet » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:21 am

Would like to show you how I have built my cases

useful for both:
5MU (dotCom) and
EURORACK too

I will explain the reasons why I choose the material MDF elsewhere

Also, how I came to the uniform size

For the work I can rely on professional machines from a carpentry,
myself I am a skilled cabinet maker by profession

here we go:

Cutting:

After matching parts have been cut from the large supplied MDF boards,
I cut them here on the circular saw on the appropriate width
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Next all longitudinal edges are provided with a small radius (2mm).

This happens at a table mill machine
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the larger outer radius I cut at the assembled case later

Here I show how the 45 degree miter cut
This determines the size of the cases at the same time:

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these are the finished parts:
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Now, the assembly of the individual parts to the housing takes place

2 sides and 2 blankets / floor are joined together

For this purpose, the parts are placed with the outside up in the correct order clean on an edge and connected with tape:

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this unit is carefully turned over

the cut edges now get the wood glue:

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the whole is now folded like a carton:

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Now it is placed on the back in a timely manner, making sure that it is flat

The last step here is to measure the diagonals so that the case glues at right angles:

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the next steps will follow soon
sailing away with the first winds of the new day !

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Post by Ricochet » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:36 am

As a replacement for the rails I take hardwood slats - here it is a wood called "Bubinga".
It's almost as hard as stone and even threads can be worked in there, like in metal

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Parts of it are glued with the crossbeams:

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These get at the head of slots for attachment to the cabinet

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How to do it:

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the slots in the box are milled with a special machine

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You use templates to get uniform distances

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some wood glue and a special wooden plate
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Bridge inserted ...
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...and fixed with clamps and pressed
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the strips for screwing the panels are fixed in this way:
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Before painting, everything is sanded thoroughly with 240 grit sandpaper
sailing away with the first winds of the new day !

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Post by Ricochet » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:01 am

Here are the pre-primed and re-sanded cabinets already in the paint shop:

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the edges first get the structure paint, so that the paint does not "run"

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Finally, the cases receive a transparent coating

Assembly of handles and corner guards

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here the first finished bunch of cases

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and on we go with the assembly of the modules

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equipped with 5MU and EURORACK modules: the finished result:

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sailing away with the first winds of the new day !

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Post by bwhittington » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:22 pm

Wow, epic build! I love how it looks! :party:

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Post by acinonyx » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:21 pm

Splendid work! Thanks for sharing..!

Some questions:

Did you use the "tap & die" technique for drilling the rails?

Is the back of the cases open from factor?

Would you mind taking a photo when the PSUs are in place? either for 5MU or Eurorack.
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