A Modest Mounting of three LC9 cases (STAGE 3)

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A Modest Mounting of three LC9 cases (STAGE 3)

Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:14 pm

STAGE 1

I felt tis about time I contribute something worthwhile to this here forum.
So here it is gents. My own diy mounting mount for your 9U cases.

I'm aware that there are plenty of stunning options as far as cases go, but I'm offering a workaround if you've already got 9U cases and don't have the cash to spare.

Original idea was taken from RichyHo's blog here. I just went ahead and did it. Tell me what you think.

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STAGE 2

I bought a second 9U case so I suppose it might be a good time to post some more recent pictures of how the mount works for two of them.

Here it is:

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Tell me what you think.


STAGE 3

As I await for a third 9U case to arrive, I decided to make a second base. This time the difference is I dedicated the lower part of it for external controllers (as you can see). Lots of space for the mixing console and the cables that go to the computer in the back

Let me know what you guys think!!


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Here's how it looks with three cases:

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and here are some numbers to work with:

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Post by Popski » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:15 pm

yes!! awesome.

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Post by n0rd » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:19 pm

Nice

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:20 pm

Popski wrote:yes!! awesome.
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Post by xonetacular » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:29 pm

sweet that's pretty smart- how does it look with both cases?

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:31 pm

xonetacular wrote:sweet that's pretty smart- how does it look with both cases?
Wouldn't know, I only have one :hihi:
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Post by Thonk Support » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:02 pm

nice, I thought about doing exactly the same.

I like the Doepfer LC9, solid and good value.

If I hadn't needed something more compact I would have stuck with it. well, several :)
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:06 pm

Monobass wrote:nice, I thought about doing exactly the same.

I like the Doepfer LC9, solid and good value.

If I hadn't needed something more compact I would have stuck with it. well, several :)
I find them a bit expensive, but I'm not complaining. It's a marvelous way to mount two of them, and then two more of them. :hihi: If you're ever interested on the mounts don't hesitate to tell me! I'll send you pictures with lengths etc.
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Post by pulplogic » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:19 pm

Modest? That's kick ass! :sb:

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Post by hexinverter » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:27 pm

Looks great man!
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:55 am

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Post by causticlogic » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:29 am

I was thinking of doing something similar once I get my controller/sequencer case going.
The only thing I would recommend is maybe a couple extra cross-slats of wood to provide a little more stability.
I'd throw something on the front edge for sure so if nothing else you don't catch yourself on the two pieces jutting out.
In addition, I'd put one in the back bottom corner as well to strengthen the base a little more too. Once the base is solid, you should be good.
My fear is that it'll start to get a little wobbly with the weight of a second case since you've only one slat supporting the entire bottom. It might be wobbly after you get your one case full even...
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Post by home_listening » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:53 am

Do you need to attach the bottom one at all?

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Post by numan7 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:57 pm

looks great, Paranormal Patroler! :sb:

do you plan to paint the wood?

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Post by pre55ure » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:40 pm

Thats freaking awesome!
I'm trying to get more experience doing woodwork etc...
I'm curious how you put it together etc... any more details?

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Post by RichyHo » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:56 pm

Great to see my design "coming to life". Nice work man!

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:06 pm

Hey guys, I was on vacation so I couldn't reply earlier. I'm glad you like the result as much as I do. I think the next project will be one simple mount for the Dark Energy and the Kraftzwerg. Maybe something to go on top of the upper case. Now on to your questions/comments:

causticlogic wrote: The only thing I would recommend is maybe a couple extra cross-slats of wood to provide a little more stability.
It actually is really stable as it is. It does not wobble one bit. Based on the original plan I was considering of using metal rods to keep the pieces together but it was too bothersome to do that so I opted for wood planks instead. Still, no wobble at all.

home_listening wrote:Do you need to attach the bottom one at all?
I'm thinking of using velcro to make sure it stays in place. Not sure yet, so ideas are welcome.


numan7 wrote:do you plan to paint the wood?
Don't you think it looks good as it is? I like the plain wood style and I find that it matches the case wood perfectly. It's not a bad idea though ...

pre55ure wrote:Thats freaking awesome!
I'm trying to get more experience doing woodwork etc...
I'm curious how you put it together etc... any more details?
What would you be looking for? I'd be glad to answer any specific questions you might have.


RichyHo wrote:Great to see my design "coming to life". Nice work man!
:sb: :sb: It's a simple yet elegant idea. I didn't know it was your blog RichyHo! Thanks for uploading it, I drunk all the money I saved to your good health. :guinness:
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:37 pm

I bought a second 9U case so I suppose it might be a good time to post some more recent pictures of how the mount works for two of them.

Here it is:

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Tell me what you think.
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Post by techstar » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:05 pm

I think you have done a fantastic job. Congratulations. Are you going to paint this at some point?

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Post by mOBiTh » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:34 pm

ebony wood stain looks good on these cases 8_)

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Post by tibbon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:51 pm

Did you CNC those? If so, do you have the pattern?

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:02 pm

I quite fancy the way birch wood looks and feels to the hand. Varnish would only tarnish the liveliness of it, don't you find?

What I was considering is cutting part of the face off the lower case as to turn it into a skiff (ie, make it less deep) but I haven't made my mind up yet. The result is rather bulky as is.

If anyone is interested in the design let me know; I did run into a few problems that needed solving. I might be able to save you the effort.
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:42 am

Hey guys. I'm happy to announce that I've reached stage 3 with my bases.
Check the original post and please tell me what you think!!!

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Post by GEFAFWISP » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:29 am

Is it possible to post measurements, I really want to build one?

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:30 pm

I received several requests for measurements so I'll get to it as soon as I find some spare time. Until then, I've updated the OP with three cases so check that out for some porn.
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