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I have posted completed projects here before but never a project log. I typically post in only three forums. One in North America, one in Australia and one in Europe. Forgive my lack of speaking Swedish. I hope to learn some of the language. I am of Swedish decent on my mother's side.

Some of you may already be familiar with my work. slipperyskip.com

Introducing my new project based on the thin mini-ITX form factor. Intel developed this thin version to support the AIO (All In One) PC market. It was in response to the popularity of the iMac which bundles the monitor and system into a single thin chassis.

I have other ideas for it.

After a 20-hour work marathon I put together this chassis. Wood of course. It is the medium I work in.

18 pieces of wood assembled onto a 1/16" sheet of birch plywood. The wood is all basswood (AKA lacewood) except the darker center piece. That is 1/4" thick maple.

Many of the boards, including the maple, are simply to stiffen the structure. 1/16" (1.6mm) plywood is easy to work with and keeps the project thin but needs a little help to prevent flexing.

Gigabyte offers three thin mini-ITX models This is the high-end H77 chipset version.

One of the tricks in keeping the board thin is use of laptop-style SODIMM memory

The thin mini-ITX I/O shield is exactly 1/2 the height of a standard ATX standard I/O shield. Some board makers include a full height shield to use in a standard chassis.

If you installed a "normal" heatsink onto a thin mini-ITX board it would no longer be thin. Intel makes this heatsink and AFAIK it is the only such product on the market.

The heatsink uses a blower instead of a more common axial fan. Blowers are typically noisier and less efficient but Intel spent some serious R&D on this bad boy. This is the first blower I have ever worked with that allows air intake from both sides simultaneously. Testing will be done.

Thanks for looking!

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Looks interesting, will follow

Du har redan tackat ja!

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Normallyn don't like wooden chassis, but this looks kinda great You just earned one follower

Good Luck!

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nice a english projekt on the forum
will follow!

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This is exactly what I'm looking for to do with my HTPC! Do you have a cost estimate for the parts? MB+cooler primarily.

EDIT: Nevermind, found both parts. Awesome looks on your other projects tho, looking forward to seeing this finished!
For us in Sweden:
Cooler: http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=1502468
Motherboard: http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=1657223

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Thanks for looking!

Looks awesome, will follow with interest!

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Skrivet av dysenteri:

Looks interesting, will follow

Welcome

Skrivet av TheFlyingFin:

Normallyn don't like wooden chassis, but this looks kinda great You just earned one follower

Good Luck!

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Thanks!

Skrivet av zZerf:

nice a english projekt on the forum
will follow!

Welcome!

Skrivet av Shudnawz:

This is exactly what I'm looking for to do with my HTPC! Do you have a cost estimate for the parts? MB+cooler primarily.

EDIT: Nevermind, found both parts. Awesome looks on your other projects tho, looking forward to seeing this finished!
For us in Sweden:
Cooler: http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=1502468
Motherboard: http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=1657223

For a (humerous) lesson in swedish, check out SlayRadios "Mastering Swedish"-series.
http://www.slayradio.org/mastering_swedish.php

That's great!

Skrivet av Safir100:

Looks awesome, will follow with interest!

Welcome!

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Working on the base. Wait.....what?

It is gonna be an "up and downer".

The backside will remain virgin. No screws, holes, paint. Nothing. This will match up to a similar surface in the cover.

Adding more material to complete the base structure.

Though it looks like a horizontal-stepped base it is actually made by building vertical steps.

I call them reversing pinwheel butt joints. Each layer reverses direction of the joints and cause them to stagger back and forth across each other. Engineered strength. Veneer will hide the crudeness of the butt joints.

Thanks for looking!

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Looks like an interesting project.

Skrivet av slipperyskip:

Some of you may already be familiar with my work. slipperyskip.com

WOAW You made all of those? That's effing awesome!!

I'm pretty sure I have seen your Humidors on mini-itx.com back in the days where a lot of projects (many interesting) and other news where frequently posted on their page. Making it a very fun page to visit frequently back then. Now, not so much.
I think I seen your Nano Form Factor there as well.

Speaking of pretty sure is the pretty Shure
The Unidyne PC I have seen somewhere in the past as well.

Of all your projects I seen before and the projects I now see for the first time. I'm definitively impressed.
If I had to pick something that's less impressive of your projects it's the Le Bouton which looks more or less like an ordinary PC build and the PSU PC, but that one is still pretty cool.
Otherwise your projects seem to hold a very high class.

Are you a perfectionist?

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I promise i will answer some questions later. Sorry. These photos are getting old.

At 30% completion...

1/16" x 1/32" mahogany strips hand-cut from sheet stock.

Some burl inlay work.

Morning sun

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Always been a big fan of your work. And this is no exception. Looks awesome!

I'd like to see some pictures with a soda can or something for size comparison.. and have you had time to test the fan yet? Is it silent?

Litet projekt

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Thanks CCWarlock. I'll work on getting that Coke can shot.

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My veneering station and the tools I use...

70 pieces handcut, glued and sanded. I'll be using an amber tint on the burl so hopefully that will give me the contrast I'm looking for.

Normally I would build a box and then apply veneer but maple is very difficult to work with (for me). I decided to veneer the sides first so I could bring much more clamping pressure to the surface. You gotta bring the pain.

The inspiration for this project is the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. My friends grandfather designed it and he thought I could do something with it.

Thanks for looking.

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I estimate this project to be at 65% complete...

I can't wait to start the wood finishing.

Adjusted the contrast to get some color into it.

Cut out the blower intake duct. Still have the back panel veneer to apply.

Framed up the blower inlet and fit it with mesh.

Thanks for looking.

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I estimate this project to be at 65% complete...

http://slipperyskip.com/13/045.jpg

I can't wait to start the wood finishing.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/047.jpg

Adjusted the contrast to get some color into it.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/046.jpg

Cut out the blower intake duct. Still have the back panel veneer to apply.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/048.jpg

Framed up the blower inlet and fit it with mesh.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/049.jpg

Thanks for looking.

Tree art are just amazing

Keep it up bro:)

Nils-Julius

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Haha what? Are you here too Slipperyskip?
Good luck with the NUC competition annd good work on this one!

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It looks amazing so far. Makes me wish I was craftsmanny enough to create something similar.

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I'm sorry. My translator gave up on me. Thank you for the comments.

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A test piece I put together with two types of maple cut into four pieces.

A burl and quilted maple piece get coated in amber-tinted shellac. The other half is still raw.

The entire surface gets sanded in 220 grit. A single coat of lacquer sanding sealer is shown. Hopefully the contrast between the maples looks OK.

Just taking pictures of it while it has no finish. I didn't even brush off the sawdust for these shots.

Working on the rooftop vents. Five mesh screens.

Testing out the amber shellac and styling a shiny bit.

I estimate this project to be 80% complete.

Thanks for looking.

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I'm sorry. My translator gave up on me. Thank you for the comments.

*******************************************

http://slipperyskip.com/13/050.jpg

A test piece I put together with two types of maple cut into four pieces.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/051.jpg

A burl and quilted maple piece get coated in amber-tinted shellac. The other half is still raw.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/057.jpg

The entire surface gets sanded in 220 grit. A single coat of lacquer sanding sealer is shown. Hopefully the contrast between the maples looks OK.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/054.jpg

Just taking pictures of it while it has no finish. I didn't even brush off the sawdust for these shots.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/055.jpg

http://slipperyskip.com/13/056.jpg

http://slipperyskip.com/13/058.jpg

Working on the rooftop vents. Five mesh screens.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/059.jpg

http://slipperyskip.com/13/060.jpg

Testing out the amber shellac and styling a shiny bit.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/064.jpg

I estimate this project to be 80% complete.

Thanks for looking.

80% complete and looking freaking awesome.
Good job! Will follow this with highest of interest.

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Hello Slippy! Love to see you here at Sweclockers!

The wood-art you are doing is really cool, I hope i will be that good one day, It would be great if you maybe did a guide or a tutorial on the forum so we can learn how to do the veneering, I think there are many more then me here that would like to try it!
Once again, great work that looks really good!

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Art Deco deluxe. Like it!

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I never know which button is the "Quote" button. Multi-Quote? I'm having technical difficulties.

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Working on the top vent.

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Saw this log at the beginning, but only fast scrolling past the pictures. Didn't thought it would be something very special, but i was so wrong! Amazing job, another wooden god has come to sweclockers!
I've also worked a bit with wood chassies, but i have much to learn in comparision with you.

The quote button is called "citera" in swedish (if google teranslated it correctly ) and the multi-quote should be "citera flera" by the way.

Har en förkärlek för alternativa standarder och trä; Trädator, Trätangentbord.

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I never know which button is the "Quote" button. Multi-Quote? I'm having technical difficulties.

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http://slipperyskip.com/13/069.jpg

Working on the top vent.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/070.jpg

http://slipperyskip.com/13/071.jpg

http://slipperyskip.com/13/072.jpg

http://slipperyskip.com/13/073.jpg

I just need to say this... So AMAZING! Good job! I really liked it!

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Skrivet av GuessWho:

Looks like an interesting project.

WOAW You made all of those? That's effing awesome!!

I'm pretty sure I have seen your Humidors on mini-itx.com back in the days where a lot of projects (many interesting) and other news where frequently posted on their page. Making it a very fun page to visit frequently back then. Now, not so much.
I think I seen your Nano Form Factor there as well.

Speaking of pretty sure is the pretty Shure
The Unidyne PC I have seen somewhere in the past as well.

Of all your projects I seen before and the projects I now see for the first time. I'm definitively impressed.
If I had to pick something that's less impressive of your projects it's the Le Bouton which looks more or less like an ordinary PC build and the PSU PC, but that one is still pretty cool.
Otherwise your projects seem to hold a very high class.

Are you a perfectionist?

Thanks. Le Bouton was a "learning mod" for me. It led to my Decomatic and Ingraham mods. I actually added working analog VU meters to Le Bouton but never posted photos.

I'm a nuclear engineer so people tend to expect perfection from me.

Skrivet av NJB Mods:

Tree art are just amazing

Keep it up bro:)

Thanks. Tree art? I like that.

Skrivet av C4B12:

Haha what? Are you here too Slipperyskip?
Good luck with the NUC competition annd good work on this one!

Thanks C4B12. You get around too. I post my project logs to only three forums. One in Australia, one in North America and one in Europe. I'm 24/7.

Skrivet av Rixxz:

It looks amazing so far. Makes me wish I was craftsmanny enough to create something similar.

Craftsmanny? Thanks good! Thanks.

Skrivet av metaldb:

80% complete and looking freaking awesome.
Good job! Will follow this with highest of interest.

Thanks metaldb!

Skrivet av gs242:

Hello Slippy! Love to see you here at Sweclockers!

The wood-art you are doing is really cool, I hope i will be that good one day, It would be great if you maybe did a guide or a tutorial on the forum so we can learn how to do the veneering, I think there are many more then me here that would like to try it!
Once again, great work that looks really good!

Thank you. I've had others ask about doing a veneering guide so I might have to work on that.

Skrivet av Rizzt:

Art Deco deluxe. Like it!

Thanks. I do a lot of Art Deco.

Skrivet av hag.com:

Saw this log at the beginning, but only fast scrolling past the pictures. Didn't thought it would be something very special, but i was so wrong! Amazing job, another wooden god has come to sweclockers!
I've also worked a bit with wood chassies, but i have much to learn in comparision with you.

The quote button is called "citera" in swedish (if google teranslated it correctly ) and the multi-quote should be "citera flera" by the way.

Thank you and thanks for the Swedish lesson. I'm obviously putting it to good use.

Skrivet av linuscool2:

I just need to say this... So AMAZING! Good job! I really liked it!

Thanks! I appreciate that.

********************************

Working on the final bits....

Wired up the power switch that I positioned on the I/O plate. Sleeved the power cable and the blower cable. Those are the only wires.

The base is hollow and now painted.

I used aluminum paint on the rear framing and...

...lava grey paint on the rest of the interior except....

...the back of the motherboard tray is left natural birch with a couple of coats of lacquer to protect it. I can't paint this piece because it slides directly against the interior of the cover. I can't veneer it either because the tolerances are too close.

Finished up the exhaust vents.

A sneak peek at the finished quilted maple

Next up...final photos!

Thanks for looking!

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Skrivet av GuessWho:

Looks like an interesting project.

WOAW You made all of those? That's effing awesome!!

I'm pretty sure I have seen your Humidors on mini-itx.com back in the days where a lot of projects (many interesting) and other news where frequently posted on their page. Making it a very fun page to visit frequently back then. Now, not so much.
I think I seen your Nano Form Factor there as well.

Speaking of pretty sure is the pretty Shure
The Unidyne PC I have seen somewhere in the past as well.

Of all your projects I seen before and the projects I now see for the first time. I'm definitively impressed.
If I had to pick something that's less impressive of your projects it's the Le Bouton which looks more or less like an ordinary PC build and the PSU PC, but that one is still pretty cool.
Otherwise your projects seem to hold a very high class.

Are you a perfectionist?

Thanks. Le Bouton was a "learning mod" for me. It led to my Decomatic and Ingraham mods. I actually added working analog VU meters to Le Bouton but never posted photos.

I'm a nuclear engineer so people tend to expect perfection from me.

Skrivet av NJB Mods:

Tree art are just amazing

Keep it up bro:)

Thanks. Tree art? I like that.

Skrivet av C4B12:

Haha what? Are you here too Slipperyskip?
Good luck with the NUC competition annd good work on this one!

Thanks C4B12. You get around too.

Skrivet av Rixxz:

It looks amazing so far. Makes me wish I was craftsmanny enough to create something similar.

Craftsmanny? Thanks good! Thanks.

Skrivet av metaldb:

80% complete and looking freaking awesome.
Good job! Will follow this with highest of interest.

Thanks metaldb!

Skrivet av gs242:

Hello Slippy! Love to see you here at Sweclockers!

The wood-art you are doing is really cool, I hope i will be that good one day, It would be great if you maybe did a guide or a tutorial on the forum so we can learn how to do the veneering, I think there are many more then me here that would like to try it!
Once again, great work that looks really good!

Thank you. I've had others ask about doing a veneering guide so I might have to work on that.

Skrivet av Rizzt:

Art Deco deluxe. Like it!

Thanks. I do a lot of Art Deco.

Skrivet av hag.com:

Saw this log at the beginning, but only fast scrolling past the pictures. Didn't thought it would be something very special, but i was so wrong! Amazing job, another wooden god has come to sweclockers!
I've also worked a bit with wood chassies, but i have much to learn in comparision with you.

The quote button is called "citera" in swedish (if google teranslated it correctly ) and the multi-quote should be "citera flera" by the way.

Thank you and thanks for the Swedish lesson. I'm obviously putting it to good use.

Skrivet av linuscool2:

I just need to say this... So AMAZING! Good job! I really liked it!

Thanks! I appreciate that.

********************************

Working on the final bits....

Wired up the power switch that I positioned on the I/O plate. Sleeved the power cable and the blower cable. Those are the only wires.

The base is hollow and now painted.

I used aluminum paint on the rear framing and...

...lava grey paint on the rest of the interior except....

...the back of the motherboard tray is left natural birch with a couple of coats of lacquer to protect it. I can't paint this piece because it slides directly against the interior of the cover. I can't veneer it either because the tolerances are too close.

Finished up the exhaust vents.

A sneak peek at the finished quilted maple

Next up...final photos!

Thanks for looking!

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Finals...

Big thanks to the people at Gigabyte!

Official webpage is HERE.

Boing Boing article.

Thanks to everyone for following along and commenting.

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Very beautiful work slipperyskip! Says in the article you have an SSD inside, but I cant see it here?

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Behind the motherboard i guess

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Very beautiful work slipperyskip! Says in the article you have an SSD inside, but I cant see it here?

Thanks. It is a Kingston mSATA SSD. Plugs directly into the motherboard.

The white square above the blower.

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Thanks. It is a Kingston mSATA SSD. Plugs directly into the motherboard.

http://slipperyskip.com/13/100.jpg

The white square above the blower.

Ohhhhh! Never seen one of those before

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Impressive craftmanship ! Two thumbs up

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