||Building documentation of 5MU & EURO cases
| br>Would like to show you how I have built my cases
useful for both:
5MU (dotCom) and
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:
After matching parts have been cut from the large supplied MDF boards,
I cut them here on the circular saw on the appropriate width
Next all longitudinal edges are provided with a small radius (2mm).
This happens at a table mill machine
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:
these are the finished parts:
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:
this unit is carefully turned over
the cut edges now get the wood glue:
the whole is now folded like a carton:
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:
the next steps will follow soon br> br>
| br>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
Parts of it are glued with the crossbeams:
These get at the head of slots for attachment to the cabinet
How to do it:
the slots in the box are milled with a special machine
You use templates to get uniform distances
some wood glue and a special wooden plate
Bridge inserted ...
...and fixed with clamps and pressed
the strips for screwing the panels are fixed in this way:
Before painting, everything is sanded thoroughly with 240 grit sandpaper br> br>
| br>Here are the pre-primed and re-sanded cabinets already in the paint shop:
the edges first get the structure paint, so that the paint does not "run"
Finally, the cases receive a transparent coating
Assembly of handles and corner guards
here the first finished bunch of cases
and on we go with the assembly of the modules
equipped with 5MU and EURORACK modules: the finished result:
| br>Wow, epic build! I love how it looks! br> br>
| br>Splendid work! Thanks for sharing..!
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.