MechWarrior PC Gaming Desk Build
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:50 AM
If I provide materials, tools, and beer... Would you build this for me?
Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:21 AM
Ill be watching this build so keep us updated!
Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:20 PM
Edited by Power Triping Guild Leader, 06 April 2012 - 10:24 PM.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:00 PM
Yes that is a custom made Mechwarrior Branding iron
I would like to thank Bryan Phillips who built this for me. He does great work and is super fast. I hit him up with the idea for this last week then I got a hold of him today and told him I wanted to have it made he went over the artwork with me in chat at about 12:30 and he told me he would have it ready this afternoon seriously I had it in my hands around 6pm and I could not be happier. I also got to meet his 37 day old Emu Gerry who was awesome!
Anyway on to the branding iron. Its 2.75 inches tall so it will fit on 2x4s and is made out of plasma cut steel and then welded together.
Now could not resist trying it out when I got home so here are some teaser shots.
I did a bunch of test runs on scrap pieces of 2x4 left over from the desk build and I think I am starting to get the hang of it.
Here is one Bryan did at his shop as well.
Once again I cannot recommend Bryans work enough he showed me some awesome Roman style armor as well as some futuristic armor from a popular video game franchise he is still working on. His rates are very reasonable and he is really patient when it comes to tweaking stuff to perfection. He can be contacted at RAPTORRED2@GMAIL.COM he also does 3D digital modeling please shoot him a email if you need anythign metal fab related and mention that I referred you, I know that this wont be the last piece of work i have him do on this or several other projects I have coming up.
Now I plan on doing the actual branding on the desk this weekend and I am looking to the community for where I should actually place the branded logo. Please post or pm your suggestions and whichever suggestion is the best/makes the most sense I will go with (I may actually give the person who makes the best suggestion a prize aswell we will just have to see ) Two other things I am thinking about doing is videoing the branding process and posting it up for everyone to enjoy, the other thing is I am thinking about having Bryan make a branding iron for every company that decides to sponsor this build and dedicate a area of the desk to true Sponsor "Branding" so let me know what you think of that.
Lastly I am hoping to cut and fit the lid to the PC enclosure so look for pictures and commentary on that. I am debating going over to videoing the build as it progress (thoughts?) Anywho thanks for reading and please let me know what you think!
Edited by Vincent Vascaul, 16 April 2012 - 09:02 PM.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:49 PM
Edit: Here is the download link to the sketchup model of the desk http://www.4shared.c...knoPCparts.html
And to get sketchup just search google sketchup and download it, its only about 38mb and is free.
Edited by Vincent Vascaul, 17 April 2012 - 05:51 PM.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:42 PM
Some of the PC cabinet (please remember the entire cabinet will be enclosed in aluminup with man and rad cutouts and access points ofr the Xbox 360, PS3 and surround sound head unit.) Also I will be using a square grid rubber coated wire mesh, the expanded metal in the imagies is just a place holder as it was already available.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:53 AM
Use some scrap 2x4 stock and build a rectangular "form" that you can clamp to the area.
Then just clamp it down over your work area, insert brand and "voila"!
As always. Measure twice, cut (or brand) once.
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