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basic cabinet build..

Post by josaka » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:55 pm

ok basic question..

don't have access to modules where I am right now..
but I am building a 110 cabinet (madness)
I'm not building a unit with visible dividing shelves.. the shelves I'm building are set back 4mm... the modules will sit flush without visible diving shelves..

ok.. I'm using 18mm(0.708 inch) "dividing" shelves.. is this wide enough to screw in an "upper and "lower" module using that single width..?
or will I need a double shelf..?

and pros and cons might help :)

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Post by JohnLRice » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:03 pm

Take a look at this image from http://www.synthesizers.com/tech/panel.gif :tu:

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Post by josaka » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:10 pm

useful.. still not sure if I can squeeze 2 into a single .708 space..
seems like its possible.. but is it crazy..? :)

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Post by defutura » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:19 pm

josaka wrote:useful.. still not sure if I can squeeze 2 into a single .708 space..
I'm not able to verify it on my system right now, but according to notes I took when I measured my Portable 22 cabinet last year, the center mounting rail is about 18 mm.

http://synthesizers.com/portablecabinets.html

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Post by m0n0mania » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:17 am

I presume you're talking MU modules rather than MOTM?
I'm not far from London & I've got a bunch of empty Dotcom panels you can borrow if that would help?
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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:42 pm

josaka wrote:useful.. still not sure if I can squeeze 2 into a single .708 space..
Well, the drawing shows that the distance from the top edge of the panel to the center of the mounting hole is 0.175" and I would add that amount again from the center of the hole to below it which adds up to 0.35" and that leaves you 0.05" clearance between the rail and the panel flange. And then 2 x 0.35" = 0.7" which should be able to handle a panel row above and below.

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Post by bandwidth » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:10 pm

I was juggling some modules around this morning in my Portable 22 cabinet and remembered this thread. I measured the middle shelf using a tape measure and got .75 inch. You can pretty much bet that defutura's measurement, John L Rice's calculation and your own guesstimate are all on the money. Happy building!

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Post by josaka » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:08 am

Thanks to you all .. :)
be up and running soon.. :domodance:

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Post by Stereotactixxx » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:26 am

18 mm will work just fine.
This is a picture of my old cabinet with an 18 mm wooden rail between two rows.
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Post by josaka » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:18 am

excellent :)

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Post by Jsharpphoto » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:56 am

josaka wrote:Thanks to you all .. :)
be up and running soon.. :domodance:

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What sort of wiring harness will you be using? That's a pretty big cabinet. A PSU will need to be pretty big to power that whole thing, and the only place on your cabinet design that can support that weight is sitting on the bottom shelf. I don't think a DOTCOM 40 space harness will reach all the way to the top.

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Post by josaka » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:55 am

got the big 110 space dotcom power.. :)
was going to see if it attached between the two support brackets(visible but not fixed in place yet) and have it 1/3(or so) of the way up ..
if not on the base and get breakout boards cables..

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Post by Jsharpphoto » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:54 am

That should be fine to mount it there. This is going to be anchored to a wall, right?

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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:14 am

Are you not going to put modules on the top row or have you just not mounted the upper support board yet?

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Post by Jsharpphoto » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:52 am

Most people paint or stain their brackets black. I see you already have them mounted, but chalk board spray paint works really well. It so absorbent, that it's almost impossible to make it run during spray on. It's also very durable. And cheap.

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Post by josaka » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:35 pm

JohnLRice wrote:Are you not going to put modules on the top row or have you just not mounted the upper support board yet?
good spot.. not finished yet :) got a support beam for the bottom back and going to run one at same height as the first shelf for the two power management modules (on/off switch .. power in)
also going to build a little cage(bottom right) for my two half size cotk quad sub osc outputs.. cp2 cp8

Jsharpphoto wrote:That should be fine to mount it there. This is going to be anchored to a wall, right?
more wedged :)
Jsharpphoto wrote:Most people paint or stain their brackets black. I see you already have them mounted, but chalk board spray paint works really well. It so absorbent, that it's almost impossible to make it run during spray on. It's also very durable. And cheap.

Just a suggestion.
had some in my hand the other day strangely :)
was going to do the outside in bed liner paint as well.. but cant be arsed.

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Post by josaka » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:01 pm

ok cab finished .. modules fit !!
cost around 30-40£

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Post by gregae » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:58 am

Nice job! Cost-to-build is certainly attractive, but how heavy is that thing?

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Post by josaka » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:08 pm

It is heavy.. but not too heavy.. like a tv of similar size.. perhaps a little more.. 1 person can lift it.. not easily but it is movable..

cost around £40 ish to build.

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Post by johny_gtr » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:31 pm

Can't understand was tolex used or not?

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Post by josaka » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:47 pm

johny_gtr wrote:Can't understand was tolex used or not?
no.. no tolex.

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Post by JohnLRice » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:32 pm

Looks nice! :tu:

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Post by josaka » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:38 pm

JohnLRice wrote:Looks nice! :tu:
thanks ! :) just need to fill it up now.. nearly halfway already..

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