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Old 11th January 2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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Not sure if this thread belongs here,but your welcome to move it. The last few years I have been constructing tube gear,I have been fabricating my own cases,using Hammond boxes,but a few months ago I discovered a company called Protocase,and even though they are somewhat pricing,I've found that I'm willing to pay an extra $100.00 or so,to have them do all the work for me,using their designer software, which still has a few snags in it,but works reasonably well,has anyone used this company,with any success?
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I never make a chassis using some of this kind of services, moreover, here, in Argentina, I donīt believe there would be such a thing. But, I make of my own , a regenerative receiver for broadcasting AM radios mounting tubes in PCB sockets, and the PCBs in a rectangular holes make with one of the Dremel cutter wheels, all wiring under the chassis (made of .6mm brass) and is pretty fine, as it has all variable capacitors of the same material. In the night, the shine of the 6X4, ECL85 and ECF801 heaters in the brass is delicious (almost for me, ja ja ja)
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I really enjoy the chassis building portion of my projects.
Usually they are some type of wooden chassis with aluminum panels.
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Old 11th January 2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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My reasons have more to do with time,than with the satisfaction of building my own. My main line of work is in the construction business,which keeps me busy and I also build loudspeaker cabinets in my spare time.
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I really enjoy the chassis building portion of my projects.
I hate it with a passion. ALWAYS disappointing results and I HATE the noise of drillers, sanding machines and electric saws.
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I hate it with a passion. ALWAYS disappointing results and I HATE the noise of drillers, sanding machines and electric saws.
I love it - but it takes a lot of work to get it right.
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