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DNA20D trigger style wood box

Discussion in 'Battery Mods' started by vewdew, Dec 27, 2013.

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  1. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Ok fellas I am back at it again and this time it is done nad vaping like crazy.

    Went with wood again since I am a very stubborn person and got it done, wood choices this time basswood since I had some left from my First failure, and Walnut for the sides.

    This time I tried not to rush it and endup with a very nice "wont say very good" dna20 mod, its got a few issues like window not done perfectly but it works.

    So here's how it started.


    Basic shape rough cuts and shaped.

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  2. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Sanding and more sanding and cutting all by hand, no heavy duty machines involved but good old elbow grease.

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  3. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Same drilling and filing and more cutting and test fitting.



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  4. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    So you can see a few seams on the wood and that got me thinking on the finish of the box. Ok enough for now its 3:30 am time to retire, will continue tomorrow when I wake up, I will finish this up with the mod fully finished.
     
  5. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Ok lets get back and finish this up so you guys can see what I have done with my dna20.
     
  6. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Since I talked about a few seams showing due to not being a experienced wood worker I decided to give it more or less like an old type of finish, like the box been around for a few years of use and abuse, so I grabbed some dark walnut wood finish and went to town on this case, applied coat wiped same areas real fast and end result was this and I liked the end result, it gives it a dirty look like the case been around.



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  7. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Battery, I decided on a 18650 and started working on it, custom made post for the + side, battery fits nice and snug wont fall that easy.


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  8. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Soldering my wires to the Dna20 and making sure it works.


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  9. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    To attach dna20 board to box I decided to use hot glue, since its easy to remove just in case something goes bad. And more wiring of switches and atomizer.


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  10. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Finally finished this project, here are a few more pictures and next to Vamo.


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  11. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    And to finish here are the specs. 4" tall by 1-3/4 wide and 1" Deep. Basswood and walnut switches vandal style 12mm and C&K KSJ0M21180SHLFT Atomizer from madvapes.
     
  12. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    How do I like it? well I don't like it I love it, I got it done last night around 2:20 am and kept vaping till almost 4am, for someone that was used to a Ego twister and a vamo V3 this sure is a game changer.
     
  13. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Whats next, well Already working on the next one since I have one more dna20 chip to use the next one will be wood and metal, stay tuned new mod in the near future. Had some ideas to cut some acrylic tubing assemble dna20 to it but decided to go wood and metal this time.


    I hope you like this mod and I know same of you will point a few things out maybe give me better ideas how to get to the next one.


    I have to pat myself on the back for this project and it was not the electronics part since I been soldering electronics for a long time, it was the wood carving part that got me since I am a newbie when it comes to wood working, but it was a nice experience and I enjoyed building this mod.


    Thanks everyone that supported me on my first Dna20 that endup a failure, you can see it here http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/battery-mods/499227-vewdew-project-dna20.html


    Ok that's it its done and on to the next.

    Thanks everyone. And thank you ECF without you I would still be smoking.
     
  14. asdaq

    asdaq Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Turned out quite nice vewdew, I like the contrast between rustic and hi tech, like it survived the apocalypse. It's hard to tell in pics, but it looks like the battery might want to tend to pop off towards the board. Looks like you could build up the hot glue behind the switch to serve as a battery bumper to help keep it in place. I'd still like to see your other one make a comeback, if you still got the parts. :)
     
  15. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Thanks asdaq I did just that I built up on the hot glue so the battery is nice and snug, tried shaking it and wont come out easy. The last project is more than gone but the new one wont be so far off from the first one.
     
  16. bapgood

    bapgood Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2012
    Utah
    Congrats!!! Turned out pretty good for an inexperienced wood worker (trust me I know, because I'm not far ahead of you)

    Yeah the DNA is a game changer for sure.

    Some of my favorite DNA mods have been ugly eyesores (which yours is far from). But they always vaped great :D
     
  17. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Thanks coming from a modder like you it means a lot, This time I did not rush took my sweet time and posted everything at once instead of keeping you guys waiting. I just tweaked it a little more today and now its good, Now waiting for a few supplies and mod 2 will be underway, I will post a drawing here of the next one.


    Just a fyi I suck at drawing :)
     
  18. bapgood

    bapgood Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2012
    Utah
    You should also start using a photo hosting site for your pics. There are lots of free sites....I use photobucket.

    It lets you post big pics and more than 5 pics per post. I have my upload settings set to a moderate resolution so the pics don't come in super big, but that's based on your camera and etc. It's not hard to figure out. Photobucket has an app for your phone if that is what you are using. I use the iPhone app all the time and it makes things pretty easy.

    On modding just keep at it. I'm much more comfortable with metal, but wood is growing on me....it's still kind of a love hate relationship right now....but quite rewarding when finished.
     
  19. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA
    Sorry about the design but like I said I cant draw that good, but this is what I am thinking for the next one.

    It wont be so square will have more rounded edges and will be wood and metal tube wich will be the battery holder, The black lines will be some type of design I will make just so it wont be so plain looking. Similar to the first one I attempred to make.



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  20. vewdew

    vewdew Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    new bedford, MA, USA

    I thought that photobucket will delete your pics after a certain time? I have to check it.
     
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