Well today capped off the finishing touches to the build. Much like moving into a new home, you're never truly in until those last boxes have been cracked open. In this case, it was cleaning up the cabinet.
While what I am doing here may not seem important to many people, sometimes even I question its validity, it was important to me when I built this stand that I did it to the best of my ability. The best of my ability meaning that if there was a way to make anything look better or function better, I would do that.
So, this is what happened today, after I had of course finished cooking dinner and getting everything my wife wanted done first...yay.
Here is a glimpse inside the cabinet. Ignore the baby shampoo.
See the wires everywhere and the wires coming out of the cabinet (I had move my tc421 out of the cabinet to begin making things pretty), well these are one of the biggest eyesores to me. I work in the electrical field, and it is a routine part of my job to make everything as neat as it can be (power distribution wiring stuff, HV breakers etc).
This is what I decided would be the best method of cleaning it up. Have the tc421 mounted high, with a drip loop for any chance of water, stick the power transformer to the side (avoid screws for the sake of the cabinet), organize wires in a way that will allow access to switches and plugs.
Looking pretty good I'd say, but not good enough.
See what really bugs me is that I can still see everything.
So I build a facade. Simply a piece of solid oak and oak plywood (same as the cabinet) biscuit jointed together to form a nice little right angle.
Now that I have everything organized, all I need to do is slip that in place and hey presto the cabinet has changed completely. It now looks extremely clean and organised.
Like I said. This may not be important to many people. But to those of use who suffer with the need to do things like this, I hope you appreciate it.