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    Post your desk setup

    I thought it might be fun to start a thread to post your computer desk setup. I always find it interesting to see what other peoples set ups look like.

    To start things off here's what my desk looks like at the moment. My Alienware Aurora on the left and my new 2990WX Threadripper machine on the right. I use a wacom bamboo 90% of the time.
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    no photo at the moment, but not too far off...

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    My current computer desk, designed in Lightwave, made in my workshop. 3/4" Oak all the way round. Yes, it weighs like sin.
    This was my first real woodworking project. Also pictured is my cat Dante (who was a very sweet Russian Blue, unfortunately he passed last summer; The joke is that he's my sluggish netowrk connection, because he's only CAT-1 ). The CPU shelf is currently being redesigned, so it sits lower, and has better ventilation for the tower. Currently, the area is a lot more messy than shown here.

    I've also designed one for my Mom...
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    Again, designed in Lightwave, built in my workshop. All Oak, and this one is all Mortise & Tenon joinery, with a minimum amount of screws used.
    It was a Christmas present in 2017, replacing one made out of steel tube and veneered chipboard.
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    Really nice work Kryslin. In stark contrast, I built a PC a few years ago but stalled on finding a case I liked, so the guts of the build are spilled crudely on top of a metal filing cabinet, but functioning. I sometimes wonder how - must be the tough Gigabyte board.

    Funnily enough I did try to make an outer case out of wood, but lacked your workmanship skills. In total inexperience I chose 9 inch natural Ash wood and used a digital Vernier caliper to match some finer measurements for some component brackets from Mountain Mods. A mixture of dowels and a strange bolt system which I thought of as most elegant at the time, but now realise was just plain ugly (and your photos show it up even more).
    https://www.mountainmods.com/index.php?cPath=21_34_65

    I got mostly there, and a builder who saw it was quite impressed, but I childishly wanted the front panel to open like something out of Thunderbirds and as I recall the final straw was a 19.2 mm hole required for power switch - I couldn't find the bit for the drill and finally trashed the project. I switch on the PC from a little red button on the corner of the board itself. Still, it was a good experience. Might have another crack one day, but should really focus on just upping my LW skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryslin View Post
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    My current computer desk, designed in Lightwave, made in my workshop. 3/4" Oak all the way round. Yes, it weighs like sin.
    This was my first real woodworking project. Also pictured is my cat Dante (who was a very sweet Russian Blue, unfortunately he passed last summer; The joke is that he's my sluggish netowrk connection, because he's only CAT-1 ). The CPU shelf is currently being redesigned, so it sits lower, and has better ventilation for the tower. Currently, the area is a lot more messy than shown here.

    I've also designed one for my Mom...
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    Again, designed in Lightwave, built in my workshop. All Oak, and this one is all Mortise & Tenon joinery, with a minimum amount of screws used.
    It was a Christmas present in 2017, replacing one made out of steel tube and veneered chipboard.
    Looks really nice! What is the material on the top of your desk? Laminate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    no photo at the moment, but not too far off...

    Nice and tidy!
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    Here's my render cave...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    no photo at the moment, but not too far off...
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    Here's my render cave...

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    Nice setup! I notice an SGI machine there under the desk.
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    I want to know when Erikals broke into my office - is that you in the chair? Next time we come to Norway I'll be able to pick you out...

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    It's a mess basically.

    I'm about a fourth of the way to Erikals set-up, but it's not as easy as it looks. LOL.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas Jordan View Post
    Looks really nice! What is the material on the top of your desk? Laminate?
    It's dyed oak; first, sand with 120 grit sandpaper, then apply liquid black shoe polish to dye it. Then, varnish and sand with progressively finer sandpaper, and finish with a good buffing of carnuba wax.
    Up close, you can still see the grain, but from a distance, it looks like plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas Jordan View Post
    Nice setup! I notice an SGI machine there under the desk.
    Thank you!

    Yes, part of my SGI collection - that my wife is not very fond of :-)

    Here's another part (some more in the cellar), running LightWave 5 on 16 physical CPUs:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marander View Post
    Thank you!

    Yes, part of my SGI collection - that my wife is not very fond of :-)

    Here's another part (some more in the cellar), running LightWave 5 on 16 physical CPUs:

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    That's very cool! My first experience with 3D was using Softimage 3D on a O2 SGI workstation taking a 72 hour introductory course at a tech school back in 1999. Of course at the time an SGI workstation along with Softimage 3D cost lots of money so that's what lead me to Lightwave on Windows NT. I remember there was talk about doing a Lightwave 5.6 training course at the time so they must have had Lightwave running on the O2's as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdkeast View Post
    I'm about a fourth of the way to Erikals set-up, but it's not as easy as it looks. LOL.Click image for larger version. 

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    It looks like at least everything is a little more accessible that way.
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    De- Alright was embarrassed...but here it is.. Yah, it's rough - should really have chosen a case after all. But does at least allow me to keep up with Blender on the Modo forum...


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    Incidentally, the box does actually contain some Lightwave books...

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