My last and final Mini Model-D build - spillerphoto

My last and final Mini Model-D build

Having bought a Behring Poly D and not really having the time anymore to focus on wood works, I'm currently building my last and final Mini Model-D based on the Behringer Model-D with an Alesis Q25 Keyboard .

Same as for my previous builds I'm using mahogany wood which will be sanded and waxed with natural Australian Wood Wax . The wax provides a really nice and smooth surface while accentuating the texture of the wood.

So far, I finished today the main construction which needs to be sanded tomorrow before the assembling and waxing.

something new

What's new compared to my previous Mini Model-D builds is the fully 3D printed pitch-bend and modulation wheel section and the thicker side panels. All in all it's quite a sold and heavy little synth.

Since I want to have a cable free front panel and since the Model-D Synth will remain in the case (I've sold previous cases without the Model-D), I've soldered a Midi cable on the PCB that I don' t need to plug in a cable on the front panel. The Midi cable will be connected to the keyboard directly from the backside of the synth.

Main Raw Construction Ready

Next steps

  • sanding
  • waxing
  • connecting the cables
  • mounting the 3D printed back panel of the keyboard
  • adding the piano hinge
  • cutting the Model-D back panel
  • mounting the 3D printed back panel for the Model-D
  • printing and mounting hinges and feet
  • printing left and right blind panels
  • cutting and fixing the top panel which covers the gap and piano hinge

Updated 04/03/2021

The dirty work of sanding is done as well as the waxing of the case. Piano hinges are mounted and the top panel is also in place:

Updated 07/03/2021

All works completed. The case is ready and photos have been added to the gallery.

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