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Combination MOTM / Dotcom Cabinets

Post by davebr » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:18 am

I decided to build new side cabinets for my modular as I've run out of room for my Moon Modular M569 Sequential Voltage Source. All of my modules are MOTM format so I need a cabinet for Dotcom modules as well. I decided to build a combo-cabinet that would accommodate both. I just built a two row cabinet with a 10 MU top row and a 12U bottom row. It required notching the top row 1/8" on each side. This is the first cabinet assembled and ready for sanding and finishing. It is sitting on a 6" garage which will house a couple of my 19" rack instruments.

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Here's the detail of the notch on the top row.

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I've added a web page to my site to document my work on the cabinets.

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Post by JohnLRice » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:21 am

Looking really great, Dave. Fine work as always! :hail:

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Post by sunsinger » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:26 am

This is a very nice piece of woodworking Dave, It's nice to see such a well thought out design to handle the problem of a mixed MOTM DotCom system.
I'll probably incorporate elements of this design into a larger cabinet I'll have to build in the future for my MOTM / Modcan / DotCom system. :tu:

Thanks for the nice posting and great photos.

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Post by suitandtieguy » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:44 am

very good idea.
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Post by essex sound lab » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:10 am

Nicely done. It's great to see such attention to detail. :tu:

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Post by sandyb » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:47 am

good job Dave :party:

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Post by doctorvague » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:52 am

Very nice :tu:

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Post by drewtoothpaste » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:38 am

That looks awesome, nice job... If you build a second one you're not gonna use, let me know.


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Post by pugix » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:40 pm

Very nice looking! Are you considering metal rails for the MOTM side? They make it very easy to move modules later. Seems to me that the wood will suffer, otherwise.
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Post by megaohm » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:36 pm

That is soooo nice. I read that it still needs sanding and finishing? Please consider a clear coat finish because that wood color is quite beautiful.

A nice idea along the same lines is a multi tier cab for mixed formats:
one row MU
second row Frac/Euro
third row...I don't know...Modcan A format.

The whole mixed cable thing is a non-issue (at least for me since I make my own cables). Just an idea.


I'm very impressed with your woodworking skills. The 19" rack garage is also brilliant.

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Post by SynthBaron » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:56 pm

Even though it's unfinished, I kinda like the psuedo-white wash look.

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Post by zerosum » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:15 pm

Very nice work! :tu: Thanks for sharing!

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Post by davebr » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:00 am

pugix wrote:Very nice looking! Are you considering metal rails for the MOTM side? They make it very easy to move modules later. Seems to me that the wood will suffer, otherwise.
All my cabinets have Stooge metal rails. I bought the set for these cabinets from Bridechamber. I will be making a set of metal rails for the Dotcom since no one seems to sell them currently. I had the metal shop at work stamp me some 1/8" aluminum the full width of the cabinets. I'll be drilling and tapping my own.

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Post by davebr » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:03 am

drewtoothpaste wrote:That looks awesome, nice job... If you build a second one you're not gonna use, let me know.

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Unfortunately I am building a second cabinet. I will have two stacked for a four row side cabinet to match my four row modular. Previously I used my earlier 3 row cabinet. I'll pick up another 6U of modules plus the row of Dotcom. It doesn't give me a lot more room. The first cabinet is always fun. The second will be work although I already have the sides cut. It takes me just about a full day to cut and make the cabinets. It takes another 5 for the stain and two full coats of polyurethane. Then it will take an evening to wire it all up.

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Post by suitandtieguy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:49 am

davebr wrote:I will be making a set of metal rails for the Dotcom since no one seems to sell them currently.
not currently, no, but my production rails are going to be 10MU.
http://suitandtieguy.com
http://stgsoundlabs.com
http://knobcon.com
suboptimal wrote:... if it's music you want to make with your modular, STG should be in your system.

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Post by davebr » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:12 pm

suitandtieguy wrote:
davebr wrote:I will be making a set of metal rails for the Dotcom since no one seems to sell them currently.
not currently, no, but my production rails are going to be 10MU.
How soon will you have them?

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Post by suitandtieguy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:27 pm

I think it will be a month, sorry. I have to have them requoted since I changed the size.
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Post by davebr » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:54 pm

suitandtieguy wrote:I think it will be a month, sorry. I have to have them requoted since I changed the size.
I don't want to wait that long so fabricated my own. 10MU will be a good size.

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Post by JohnLRice » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:00 pm

davebr wrote:
suitandtieguy wrote:I think it will be a month, sorry. I have to have them requoted since I changed the size.
I don't want to wait that long so fabricated my own. 10MU will be a good size.

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Nice job, Dave! :tu:

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Cabinet complete

Post by davebr » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:13 am

I finished the first cabinet tonight. Note the connection for a static wrist strap. I hate the zaps during the winter months. Now to finish the second cabinet.

I updated my web site with a lot more photos.

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Post by emdot_ambient » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:42 pm

I was thinking about mixed cabinets a while ago--great job on yours, BTW!--and was thinking it would be really nice to build in a 1U or 2U (module height) utility strip between the rows (and/or at the top, bottom, or side of the cabinet).

I really think that cabinets should incorporate standard utility features like multiples, attenuators and what-have-you.

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Combination Dotcom / MOTM cabinets

Post by davebr » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:03 am

I've nearly finished the second cabinet. I'm just waiting on more flatrails from Bridechamber.

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Post by JohnLRice » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:29 am

Looking great, Dave! :tu: :hail:


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Combination MOTM / Dotcom Cabinets

Post by davebr » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:52 pm

I got my rails and finished the cabinet. Now to have some fun ...
Side cabinet construction web page
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