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First off, some images are links, some are using IMG tags, this is just to lower the bandwith on my server.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../shu...ttle/01_big.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje...ood/shuttle/01_big.jpg

This is version 1.0 of Project Redwood:
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=82060' ">http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=82060

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Events/ATI_LAN/cases/01.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Events/ATI_LAN/cases/01.jpg

http://www.zapwizard.com/Events/ATI_LAN/stuff/01.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Events/ATI_LAN/stuff/01.jpg

Version 1.0 was built specificly for show at the ATI Ultimate LAN.

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The final shots:

http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/shuttle/02.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/shuttle/02.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../shu...ttle/02_big.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje...ood/shuttle/02_big.jpg

http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/shuttle/03.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/shuttle/03.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../shu...ttle/03_big.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje...ood/shuttle/03_big.jpg

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Specifications of project Redwood Version 1.0:

Exotic African Padauk Hardwood
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
ATI Radeon X700 PCI-Express card
Shuttle ST20G5 Pre-release sample
(Sent specificly to demo at the ATI Ultimage LAN)
ATI Readeon Express 200 Chipset
1GB Kington HyperX 533Mhz DDR
Pioneer 120S Slot-load DVD Drive
Logitech MX1000 Laser Mouse
Logitech diNovo wireless keyboard set
120GB Segate Harddrive

The above LCD was on loan to me by shuttle, it is their 17" LCD, and is awesome to play games on. I will be buying one very soon.

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 03/01/2005 10:58 PM
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http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/01.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/01.jpg
The faceplate was laser cut and etched.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/02.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/02.jpg
Then sanded back to a smooth finish.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/03.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/03.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/04.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/04.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/05.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/05.jpg

Plexiglas rings were cut out to make back-lit buttons that also acted as activity indicators. (inverted mode = off when active)

Four fiber optics were cut and melted into holes to create decorative points ot light.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/06.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/06.jpg

The faceplate and other components were treated with envirotex lite
(You can get it a craft stores)

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/07.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/07.jpg

Dremeling off the excess envirotex is slow going and messy.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/09.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/09.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/10.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/10.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/11.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/11.jpg

But the results from the envirotex lite is awsome.
It is mirror smooth, solid, chemical/flame resistant, and self-healing from scratches and dents.

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Beauty shot.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/13.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/13.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/14.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/14.jpg

The plexiglas rings back-light perfectly after some sanding on the backside.

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The rings are actual solid state function buttons using Qprox.com sensors.
Left is DVD Eject and activity
Center is System Power On and Hybernate mode (Flashes)
Right is a toggle that runs a relay, I didn't have time to wire it, but it was going to power some 4" cold cathodes inside.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Proje.../Fac...aceplate/18.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/18.jpg

Here you can see the four points of light each lit with a LED behind the fiber-optic.

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The mouse pad started it's life as a single peice of 1/4" thick wood.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/02.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/02.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/03.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/03.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/04.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/04.jpg

The AMD Crop circle image was laser eched out of the wood.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/05.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/05.jpg

A smooth edge was created by using a dremel with router attachment.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/07.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/07.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/09.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/09.jpg

After another session of sanding the wood was VERY smooth.

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The mousepad turned out exactly as planned.
On the left is the real mousepad, on the right is the 3D rendering.

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Here you can see the awsome finish of the wood.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/10.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/10.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/11.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/11.jpg



Envirotex Lite was applied as a surface to the mousepad.
The final result was too glossy even for the MX1000, so it was buffed using Mona Lisa Super-film, which left a hazy look but is still beautiful.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/01.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/01.jpg



The keyboard is the Logitech diNovo Cordless Desktop.
I choose the non-bluetooth version, as Fast RF is MUCH better for gaming, and also has no connection issues.

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The bonus is that the tiny USB reciever also works seemlessly with my existing MX1000 mouse.

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I bought 10 sq/ft of real wood veneer, this stuff is just as nice as the 1/4" wood.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/06.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/06.jpg

I wet the wood and clamped it to the keyboard to pre-shape it.
This ended up not being nessicary, as the keyboard's curves are very gentle.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/07.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/07.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/08.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/08.jpg

The entire keyboard was covered in a thin double-sided tape that I had lying around. It actualy sticks better to the wood then the plastic, and worked very well to hold the veneer on This also means if I mess up, I can pull it off without damange.

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The holes for the extra function keys were cut out using a dremel, and the edges sanded smooth.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/13.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/13.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/14.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/14.jpg

The process was repeated for the keypad. Which was slightly harder with it's LCD screen.

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http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/16.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/16.jpg
http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/15.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/15.jpg





The final results are beautiful

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Detail shot.

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Before: http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/04.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/04.jpg
After: http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/20.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/20.jpg

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That stuffs saw dust poisonious right ? DOn't try too hard to make a "killer" system.

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QUOTE (shards_of_glass @ Mar 1 2005, 10:05 PM) That stuffs saw dust poisonious right ? DOn't try too hard to make a "killer" system.
Now that you said that, I have not noticed any dust attaction.

It's also 70% humidity here, and static build up is not a problem.
I also clean the surface with a anti-static acrylic spray, so no dust problems.
Finger prints show up though, but just wipe off.

As far as making a killer system....the final specs for Version 2.0, which I will taking to QuakeCon:

AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 (I hope)
ATI Radeon X850 XT 512MB PCI-Express Card !!!!!
----- http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/x850/' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/x850/
ATI Radeon Express 200 Chipset Shuttle
1GB Kinston HyperX DDR533
Slim-Line Slot-Load Dual Layer 8X DVD Burner
Watercooled with 120mm Radiator
And more...

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I don't suppose that the dust off the envirotex lite if very good for you.
I use a dust mask when cutting just about anything, just good practice.

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QUOTE (ZapWizard @ Mar 1 2005, 10:15 PM) AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 (I hope)
ATI Radeon X850 XT 512MB PCI-Express Card !!!!!
-----http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/x850/
ATI Radeon Express 200 Chipset Shuttle
1GB Kinston HyperX DDR533
Slim-Line Slot-Load Dual Layer 8X DVD Burner
Watercooled with 120mm Radiator
And more...

w0w that makes me want to go to QuakeCon really bad...

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Yeah in woodshop back in high school we had to wear face masks when sanding or lathing. other then the saw dust its cool to handle. Anyways man I love it, and were you the only on to get that super card ?

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No, about four cards were given out, I think.
They gave away a custom PC with one inside, and I think a few as prizes, but those may have been AGP cards.

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The machine is a beauty Zap... a truly wonderful piece of work!

The wood was almost too perfect with that Envirotex! I was wondering how you did that!

Nice, nice piece of work!
Keep it up! I'm looking forward to QC2K5 as well!


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wow.... Maybe you could make me one lol. Very nice work on the wood look very professional

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Zapwizard when do you plan to teach people to be like you ? LOL jk dude that is awesome

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Think I can purchase a keyboard and mouse pad like that ? if so how much ?

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QUOTE (amd64lizard @ Mar 2 2005, 01:57 PM)Zapwizard when do you plan to teach people to be like you ? LOL jk dude that is awesome
Just read my project logs, about at good as it gets right now.

QUOTE (shards_of_glass @ Mar 2 2005, 10:57 PM)Think I can purchase a keyboard and mouse pad like that ? if so how much ?

These guys sell a whole Paduak LCD/Keyboard/Mouse set for $7000
http://holzkontor.us/' ">http://holzkontor.us/

The keyboard I used alone costs $150.
I am not totatly sure how much I would charge to make another....it would not be cheap.

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*very* beauiful , zap ! u sayd the shuttle case would be made of high quality wood.... but only the face is made of wood.
QUOTE Mods:
-Complete custom case made out of high quality wood
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As stated this is version 1.0, built in time for the ATI Ultimate LAN.

Version 2.0 is the complete wood case, and will be done for QuakeCon

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wow i wish i got a shuttle xps when i had the chance....i thought th psu was weak
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*drools* Excuse me while I go grab a towel..

Very nice Zap looks very professional like any other project you do.

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QUOTE (AQUATEAM2021 @ Mar 3 2005, 04:41 PM) wow i wish i got a shuttle xps when i had the chance....i thought th psu was weak
Don't be fooled by total wattage... Don't buy a 500W powersupply from crap companies because it has 500W when usually thats only its max output, so in general its really like 420W or around there. Shuttle makes very high quality PSUs...

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QUOTE (AQUATEAM2021 @ Mar 3 2005, 04:41 PM) wow i wish i got a shuttle xps when i had the chance....i thought th psu was weak
As above, Shuttle PSUs are VERY high quality.

Don't compare the watts, compare the Amps.
http://www.zapwizard.com/Reviews/SN95G5/11-PSU.jpg' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/Reviews/SN95G5/11-PSU.jpg

The specs of the wood PC as it is right now:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.5Ghz overclocked)
ATI Radeon X850 XT 512MB
ATI Express 200 Chipset
Pioneer 16X Slot Load DVD Drive
120GB Segate Baracuda Harddrive
Broadcom Gigabit LAN
ULI Southbridge with HD Audio
240-Watt Shuttle PSU

The shuttle PSU can handle the whole system running on full load for as long as you need. I burned the system in running 3DMark05 for 6 hours straight.

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