31 Mar '16, 2am

Wooden Computer Case Adds a Touch of Modern

I used to think that the burnt edge left by a laser cutter looked good. You don’t usually see that in commercial products so it gave it character while at the same time it is uniform all around the edge so it doesn’t look accidental like a wavy cut line, paint blob, etc… other things that give home-made projects ‘character’. Besides.. what did people often do with hand-cut projects.. they darekend them with stain. For a project like this where the edges become the main outer surface that would mean there is no stain required. I would recommend a clear coat then though as you don’t want to leave ash marks on everything it touches. I also think that popular culture tends to discourage objects where one can see how it was produced. Screws are hidden or replaced with internal clips, seams are glued shut, laser cut edges are sanded… That sounds pretty anti-hack to me! As a kid ...

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