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Old 14th August 2010, 07:08 PM   #11
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No, the switches aren't earthed, do you think that's necessary?


Anything metallic that can touched from the outside should be earthed.
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Old 14th August 2010, 07:49 PM   #12
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Nice. I like it.

Very well done and you dont have to worry about moths...

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Old 17th August 2010, 07:28 AM   #13
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I really like the retro aesthetic of the chicken head and toggle switches - dont change them IMO...

To better ventilate the interior, what simpler way than raising the top-plate to a point where there is a small consistant gap all around...?

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Old 18th August 2010, 05:47 AM   #14
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Thanks, yeah I'd raise the top except I don't think that'd look too great.
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Old 18th August 2010, 07:18 PM   #15
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Dunno, I thought that raising the plates was one of the best ideas I had.

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You have to use thick plates, though, or it looks cheezy.

To the O P, the switch is an ElectroSwitch long bat from Digi-Key, and the knob is from Chung at VT4-C Studio. Both economical, both good vendors. Chung has a bunch of good looking knobs, all solid metal.

I'll go out on a limb and say that I think chickenhead knobs and industrious toggles with the on/off plate look stupid on a nice chassis like his.


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Old 19th August 2010, 04:31 AM   #16
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Thanks for the suppliers. I found the perfect switch for the power, brass and everything, unfortunately it seems as though they only have SPST, and I'd also need a DPDT for the other side :-/. If anyone knows where I could find one I would be most appreciative.

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