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Custom Darling Case

Postby coop402 » Mon May 28, 2018 3:38 pm

I thought you guys might like this. I have a 100 watt laser cutter, so I cut out an interlocking box out of birch plywood as my initial base for this case. I then used burl walnut veneer and turned a cover out of walnut on my wood lathe for the Antek power supply. Some drilling of an aluminum plate. Turns out I really like the look of it. There is nothing underneath, but I have all the parts to do a point to point. Using a laser cutter is really cool, because I am able to precision cut all of the holes and shapes for exact fit of all the speaker connectors, din power plug, inputs outputs. When I have that put in I will take some more photos.

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Re: Custom Darling Case

Postby Geek » Mon May 28, 2018 10:30 pm

OMG, that's BEAUTIFUL! (love)

Love that transformer cover.
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Re: Custom Darling Case

Postby TomMcNally » Tue May 29, 2018 8:23 am

Looking good Coop !
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Re: Custom Darling Case

Postby coop402 » Tue May 29, 2018 9:16 am

LOL, now what is my picture sideway? It wasn't that way on facebook!
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Re: Custom Darling Case

Postby coop402 » Tue May 29, 2018 9:21 am

As far as the transformer cover...
I didn't want to take up real estate under the amp, and they look pretty lame compared to an Edcor.
But they seem like a HUGE value for a toroidal. I am going to come up with a method that is easier than turning a bowl on the lathe to make similar covers.
I need to make one for Tom McNally. Since I can engrave, I could put his logo on the top. Just think it would be fun.
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Re: Custom Darling Case

Postby TomMcNally » Tue May 29, 2018 9:40 am

I'd be honored ! What's your chassis size ? Edcor OPT's underneath ? Some more pics would be cool and your laser equipment ?

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Re: Custom Darling Case

Postby coop402 » Wed May 30, 2018 4:08 pm

Chassis is pretty much 8.5 x 11. sheet of paper size. I am gonna get some of the cheaper Edcors and put them underneath.
I would love to make some choke covers, etc. Just for fun!
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Re: Custom Darling Case

Postby coop402 » Wed May 30, 2018 4:09 pm

OH, when I get some more birch, I will post a video of cutting out the main chassis.
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