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Old 11th January 2014, 12:33 AM   #1
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decided to build a tube amp for my nephew. step one was to fabricate the front panel. this is all made in my basement workshop. time elapsed from start to complete is 2.5 hours. it is made from 2" x 1/8" 6061 T651 Aluminum Bar stock. total cost for materials is about $2.

This will be a 5 week project as that's when the transformers are set to arrive.
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Old 11th January 2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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Hi,
Very nice !
How did you get burned the plate ?
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Old 11th January 2014, 12:41 PM   #3
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Sorry,I don't understand your question.
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Old 11th January 2014, 12:54 PM   #4
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Sorry,I don't understand your question.
I presume he was referring to the lettering?.
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Yes, it was referring to the lettering..
Thank's Nigel.
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Old 11th January 2014, 02:07 PM   #6
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I filled the letters with black crayon. It's an old trick I learned many years ago. Works great and crayola makes any color you could want.
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Old 11th January 2014, 04:37 PM   #7
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I filled the letters with black crayon.
I think the question was referring to how you created the letters in the metal, not how you filled them in?

BTW - it looks really great.
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Yes, thank's again Nigel.
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Old 11th January 2014, 06:04 PM   #9
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The letters are v-carved on my DIY CNC router.
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Old 11th January 2014, 07:49 PM   #10
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