Project: FUGGDIVINO by sethnmalice
After trying out lots of different designs over a period of two months, sethnmalice finally had the one he was after for his new case and we're now looking at our first scratch build this month. FUGGDIVINO's theme is focussed on futuristic, symmetric patterns which sethnmalice has applied to the whole of his case.
From the sounds of things, a considerable amount of work has gone into the build so far, mainly due to the complexity of the panel designs so well done sethnmalice for coming up with a design and sticking to it! Work began with applying the design to aluminium panels and beginning the long laborious process of neatly cutting out the complicated symmetrical designs.
With the graph paper design glued to a piece of aluminium, sethnmalice proceeded to drill pilot holes for his nibbler to get to work. This was essential as many of the patterns were right in the middle of the piece of the aluminium. We can see the complexity of the design here too.
With the sections cut out, a more accurate way of getting down to those lines was needed so sethnmalice then clamped the sections and filed them down. We can already see the sections are being completed and above the case is starting to come together. It's easy to gloss over the work needed to get this far and we can only imagine how many hours of work have been spent even getting to this early stage!
More recent images above show the panel designs in a further stage of development with the cut outs neatly following the original design. I've installed a few side panels in my time but being able to pull this design off without sending the panels off to be laser cut is very impressive! The various layers can now be seen on top of each other and sethnmalice also mentioned a trip to the powder coater which sounds interesting!
Looking further through sethnmalice's project log
revealed more great looking images of the case getting well under way. Above we can see both side panels cut out and the case standing proud. It's looking great so far so don't forget to check out sethnmalice's project log for the latest images of Project: FUGGDIVINO and if you'd like to vote for it please do so in our forums