First of all sorry for my poor english,it is rare for me to write in this language.
Well, i had a bunch of Pci and Isa cards sitting in a box.Also a nice Abit Pb4 motherboard (really tiny 486 MB) which i recently upgraded with a PnP bios.
Problem is i still don't have any pc case available for such old hardware and i do not want to put stuff from '95 into modern cases.
That's why i have decided to build a wooden case.
Handle is made by my father.Good Lord he has this urge to put handles on everything 😀
The big flip button and round reset switch come from an old helicopter cockpit, the keylock mechanism from an old cash register.
Leds have their little circular metal encasement, scavenged from old and broken equipment.
Making right and proper measurements was the hardest part, doing perfect rectangular holes for floppy drives it's quite the hassle!
10 layers of 'wood finish' and a nice glossy effect is added to wood.
Here's the back. I opted for Compact Flash because i'm scared to damage old hard disks and reinstalling everything 😀
It's a bit cramped but everything fits! Lower level dedicated to power supply (atx with at adapter and switch), leds and buttons.
Upper level occupied by Motherboard, peripherals and expansion cards: Cirrus logic pci with 2mb ram, 3com isa lan , ess 1868 audio.
I really like ess 1868 midi !