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Corbeau wrote:Just a quick question before I get in touch with the Bristol laser cutter shop: these designs are compatible with old bug modular frames, correct?

I'm looking at getting the 5frame boot.

2 old frames would go on top, two modern frames would go just below, and I'm saving the last bottom frame (desk-angled) for some clock modules that I plan to add later on down the road.
Ah, no, afraid not - this is only for the shallow frames (3 side mounting holes) not the older 4" deep ones (5 side mount holes).

In an ideal world I'd say I could tweak a new design, but i) slammed for time ii) shonky CAD skills, always a battle..
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BugBrand wrote: Ah, no, afraid not - this is only for the shallow frames (3 side mounting holes) not the older 4" deep ones (5 side mount holes).

In an ideal world I'd say I could tweak a new design, but i) slammed for time ii) shonky CAD skills, always a battle..
Ah I see, no worries, will just have to work with my current frame setup. It works well, but I love the streamlined look of the laser cut frames. Oh well. Thanks for letting me know.
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The screw holes are the same though aren't they (but fewer of them?), deeper frames will just stick out from the back if vertical?
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lud wrote:The screw holes are the same though aren't they (but fewer of them?), deeper frames will just stick out from the back if vertical?
If that's the case, I do not mind. My bugbrand system stays only on my desk. I think if this could work with the old frames, even if it's dinky looking from the back, it could save me some space. Would be awesome if it can work.

I'm currently using modern bug frame cheeks on my on my old bug frames, so if it's just fewer screw-holes that are being used, seems workable. Thoughts Tom?

edit: and yes, they would be vertical, as the top two frames.
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Well, the front two holes are the same - I guess that *could* be sufficient for the old frames (I have suggested it the other way round - new frames on old cheek designs)

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BugBrand wrote:Well, the front two holes are the same - I guess that *could* be sufficient for the old frames (I have suggested it the other way round - new frames on old cheek designs)

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Looks like it could work then! That's exactly what I'm doing with the modern rack frame cheeks on my old bugbrand frames. I guess it's worth a shot :sb:
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Let us know how it goes if you do it Corbeau!
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lud wrote:Let us know how it goes if you do it Corbeau!
Will update once I receive the cheekies :tu:

edit: sent them a message asking for a quote. Not sure what material to use or how thick to make the frames - I asked them for recommendations...hopefully it will all turn out ok (and not too expensive!).
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I just added the 2x2Frame Travel Jig to the zip file.

Would love to work some more on these areas, but not right now!
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:sb: great I need those
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Were there ever any 4 frame designs other than the 2 x 2frame jig?
Would love a 4 frame bomber design
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Not in this series of simple laser-cut plans.. but I'm sure I could whip a design up.
Also need to add the latest not-quite-straight-up 3Frame I designed a week ago.
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oooh neat. The 2 frame design is quite a tight angle too, though I don't recall seeing anyone other than me using that one :lol: I actually think the double length cheeks work better for the 2 frames.
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Have a check of the first post - just updated with the two new including 4Frame Bomber!
I'm still an f'ing cruddy at using Inkscape!!
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BugBrand wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:40 am Have a check of the first post - just updated with the two new including 4Frame Bomber!
I'm still an f'ing cruddy at using Inkscape!!

Thanks Tom! that 3 frame curvy looks real nice too.... hmmm, especially like the idea of that one on it's side in a kind of console configuration (obviously using way more desktop space).

I gotta say - love that these end cheek solutions exist, nicely wallet friendly and hassle free. :party:
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3 Frame 'Curvy' ready to be filled..
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Sweet Tom that looks really nice :love:

Very happy with my 5 row bomber, really compliments my setup. I noticed when moving modules around last night it's impossible to move modules around unless you seriously loosen the screws, gets so tight. No biggie though!
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Yeah, even in the individual frames (ie. horizontally) it tends to be tight tolerance so typically you have to loosen surrounding modules a bit.
I have, indeed, tended recently to separate the frames a little in these cheekies.
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Yep I find the gapless wall of modules effect pretty great though. Will take a snap so others can see next time I get my digital camera out!
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Great designs Tom!
lud wrote: Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:41 am Yep I find the gapless wall of modules effect pretty great though. Will take a snap so others can see next time I get my digital camera out!
I’d love to see your 5-row bomber if you do get around to it.I have 3 rows now, but looking ahead to 4 or 5.
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rpc wrote: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:15 pm Great designs Tom!
lud wrote: Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:41 am Yep I find the gapless wall of modules effect pretty great though. Will take a snap so others can see next time I get my digital camera out!
I’d love to see your 5-row bomber if you do get around to it.I have 3 rows now, but looking ahead to 4 or 5.
See above! They're lovely cheeks 8-)
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lud wrote: Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:56 pm IMG_20200220_205059-01.jpeg
Epic reveal of 3 drm1’s and the new 5fw matrix. This is a system I could spend some time with! :omg:
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Blue drm :hmm: when did that happen ???!!! :yay:
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The modules do distract from the cheeks somewhat! It's an amazing system 8-)
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