Today we finished the main cabinet woodwork and it turned out great. We used biscuit joinery to pull it all together and the clean corners really give the project a solid, professional feel. (Check out the first picture to see what I’m talking about.) If you haven’t used biscuit joinery, you haven’t been to the promised land. I don’t have a biscuit joiner, but no matter — I have my grandfather’s classic router and with the right bit, you can get cuts just perfect for a size 20 biscuit.
The large round holes in the cabinet are for fans. With a souped up PC and three monitors, this cabinet is going to run hot. You need fans. Even worse, I’m installing five LED flashers at three watts each. More heat, more fans. Thankfully, I’m installing three Crystal Cooling System CLF Series (200x200x20) fans to keep things cool. I also have heat sinks for the LEDs. Perfect.
Did I mention that all three fans have purple LEDs installed in them? Well, I simply had to. These 12V fans will also glow purple at night, giving a back glow to the whole cabinet. It will beckon you to play.
I can’t transfer all the electronics until I sand all the corners down and paint the whole cabinet black. Once I finish that, I’ll install the custom artwork. Then the fun stuff begins.
I’ve decided on the theme for the artwork, by the way. Let’s see if you can figure it out. Jodi and I dressed as this famous couple for Halloween back in the early 90’s. It’s also the theme of my family’s favorite pinball. Jodi might say, “A day alone, only that would be death.“ Or I might say, “I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss.” No worries. If you can’t figure it out, you’ll see some great artwork soon.