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Old 15th July 2021, 07:23 AM   #1
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Hi All,
I had the necessity of a bigger audio rack for my setup, wich now includes a 4U/400 Dissipante from Hifi2000. Since I have almost zero carpentry skills, I needed a simple project but the result had to be a sturdy cabinet, since the power amp is very heavy and I needed at least 4 shelves...

And it had to be a quick project, as I have gear everywhere, faster than a warp engine...

Thanks to the plans sent to me by Syrius Cybernetics Corporation I had a way to proceed!!!


Yes, It’s time for an Infinite Improbability Drive Rack!

So, I bought some Marine Pine Plywood (or, if you prefer, Military Pangalactic Police) in form of 60X50cm boards, I used some aluminium tubes oxidized with caustic soda that I had from a previous project (something with Impulse Drive Engine ), M8 threaded rods, washers and nuts. Obviously the golden drive had to be stolen using robots…

With a Point Of View Gun on hand, I started the build!

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I made some wooden discs with the internal diameter of the tubes...

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...holes in plywood for the threaded rods...

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...and glued 'em to the shelves
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Old 15th July 2021, 07:39 AM   #2
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"The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question How can we eat? the second by the question Why do we eat? and the third by the question Where shall we have lunch?"

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Be serious an build this Rack!


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In order to glue the discs centered, I used a M8 bolt for each hole

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Upper shelf: discs only on bottom, middle shelves: on both sides, bottom shelf: only on top

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Simply oiled with Masgarrudhanishoppenhers Extract (that terrestrials call "boiled linseed oil")

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Once dried, I prepared the threaded rods, adding a through nut and an adjustable foot

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Once in place...

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...I put onthe bottom shelf the first tubes
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“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so”... then, after pizza, let's resume the story:

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Bizet approved

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Building was simple, and the result better than a Vogon poem

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The excess of threated rods have to be cut...
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We're at "a turn of the screw"

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Completed!
yes, I know, it has got "as much sex appeal as a road accident” but it is what I needed...
And it was faaaaaassssst!

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take in account what I replied in other thread

Dodo PC PSU (newer are having 12cm fan) is perfect donor
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Thanks ZM!
I just need to annihilate a pc to get one

Two 12cm fan and lowered tension? where is better to place them?
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Old 15th July 2021, 01:11 PM   #7
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I built something along these line many years ago, but only using 9mm (3/8") threaded rods for the four legs (not with your fancy tubes). Its tedious but this design allows the shelves to be adjustable. I needed to put up and take down the rack in a hurry, so I slotted each piece of 2'x2' plywood so that after I loosened all the nuts above and below all the shelves I could slide out the plywood pieces. Large "fender washers" between the nuts and shelves provided good stiffness and stability. This made it quick to put up and take down, relatively speaking, at least for the simplicity of the design. The adjustability of the shelving meant I could reconfigure the rack at will, for example into a sofa, a potted plant, a sperm whale, or a bunch of yarn, etc. You get the idea.
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