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Atomwood by Chris Cook

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SwiftDestiny101 20th May 2009, 13:48 Quote
Truly amazing, the attention to detail is just incredible!
The boy 4rm oz 20th May 2009, 13:55 Quote
That really is an amazing piece of work, very nice.
logan'srun 20th May 2009, 14:32 Quote
I love wood cases and the more and more I see them makes me want to build one. I bought a woodworking book and started to flip though it to get an idea of what tools I needed and stuff like that and I was like ' Hmm, band saws, mitre sa. . . carving. . .jig. z. z . .z. WAKE UP WE HUNGRY' huh what?

Oh well, I'll have to get some strong espresso and see if I can get through some of these books because these wood mods are awesome!
Tyrmot 20th May 2009, 14:36 Quote
very nice job, congrats
DAVEtheRAVE 20th May 2009, 14:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by The boy 4rm oz
That really is an amazing piece of work, very nice.

+1 ;)
Rkiver 20th May 2009, 14:57 Quote
That's a rather small and beautiful scratch built case. It wouldn't look out of place in any home.
El Rando 20th May 2009, 15:04 Quote
I like. I like a lot!
Especially love the hinge idea for getting into the case.
Incredibly sexy looking case. Congrats
perplekks45 20th May 2009, 15:11 Quote
I'm not a wood fan so this [as expected] didn't blow me away but I have to say the craftmanship is impressive! I like the design in general but the front looks a bit too crowded for my liking.

In the end though: ;)
tjar77301 20th May 2009, 16:40 Quote
First let me say the case looks incredible, I love woodworking.

About your chipping issue with plywood I noticed in the picture that shows your table saw you have the wrong blade for cutting veneered plywood. You have a 30 or 40 tooth ripping blade on there you want at least a 60 tooth blade to work with plywood. I use a lot of veneered plywood cus it's cheaper than solid wood. I got an 80 tooth blade and don't have any problems.
interzen 20th May 2009, 19:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by perplekks45
I'm not a wood fan so this [as expected] didn't blow me away but I have to say the craftmanship is impressive! I like the design in general but the front looks a bit too crowded for my liking.

In the end though: ;)

Same here - I prefer my machines to look a bit more, shall we say, industrial :-)

That said, it does look very nice and I particularly like the hinged lid for access purposes. In fact, the only thing I'd lose is the 'AW' lettering on the front - to me it looks a bit cheesy.

Other than that, top job - if you want another wood butchering job I've got a loft hatch that needs widening ;-)
HourBeforeDawn 20th May 2009, 20:49 Quote
nice work but whats the point in going with some of the smallest hardware and then putting it into such a large case? I love the design but with something that big you might as well gone with a mATX system.

Still nice craftsmanship. A+
Yemerich 20th May 2009, 21:35 Quote
Great mod, congratulations!
flibblesan 20th May 2009, 21:43 Quote
Very nice work although I don't like the AW letters on the front.
Pookeyhead 21st May 2009, 00:10 Quote
Absolutely wonderful! Not sure what else to say... Stunning job!
bridgesentry 21st May 2009, 03:49 Quote
... art, 9/10
Wallaby 22nd May 2009, 11:06 Quote
I don't like. There are no quality. Like Chris makes, then look: "Ups", then make next details to fix last errors. Too many aplications-bugfixes, with another wood. No style.
Speed 22nd May 2009, 16:41 Quote
That's great work there Chris. One thing I dislike about the Atom integrated boards like the D945GCLF2 is that the CPU fan tends to be quite loud. Why they insist on using fans that small running them so fast, they are not efficient and end up being very loud. I may end up modifying mine with a lower larger heatsink and a larger slower fan.
tjar77301 22nd May 2009, 17:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Wallaby
I don't like. There are no quality. Like Chris makes, then look: "Ups", then make next details to fix last errors. Too many aplications-bugfixes, with another wood. No style.

The only part of this entire comment that makes any sense is the first sentence, "I don't like." But to each his own i guess.
Speed 22nd May 2009, 18:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by tjar77301
The only part of this entire comment that makes any sense is the first sentence, "I don't like." But to each his own i guess.

Indeed, the rest is just jibberish! :|
elminster 23rd May 2009, 12:46 Quote
I wouldn't call it quality craftsmanship (See Wallaby's post), but I'd say it was a decent effort.
tjar77301 23rd May 2009, 21:10 Quote
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Now the rest of your original post makes more sense. You're saying bugs instead of mistakes. Well his first mistake is something that's unavoidable with the blade he's using, it's called tear out. But the mark of a good craftsman is how well he recovers from his mistakes and makes them unnoticeable in the final product.

As for his use of different types of wood, check the entire box it's made of 2 or 3 different types of wood to begin with.

For your "bug 3" look here, http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2009/05/atomwood-by-chris-cook/AtomWood15.JPG, and you'll see that the fan hole looks about the right size making what you call a "big fix" just added decoration.

Those too are just a few examples of you being wrong. Personally I think the case looks great even though there are a few things I would have done differently. If you don't like it that's fine but there's no need to nit pick at something just because you don't like it. How bout you build a wooden case and have it featured on the main page then we'll talk.
Bindibadgi 23rd May 2009, 21:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by tjar77301
How bout you build a wooden case and have it featured on the main page then we'll talk.

Amen to that.

Built it, post it on our forums, and we'll have a look. ;)
Wallaby 23rd May 2009, 23:46 Quote
Ok, ok - I agree, may be I simply dont like this haotic style.

I already built many wooden modding things, but I can't tell about it, because my english is very poor. And from many custom things I have not photos. May be sometime future.
http://www.moddings.lv/index.php?newsid=4
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