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Old 27th June 2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a good metalwork shop in the greater NYC area?

I have a 16 gauge steel chassis in mint condition that I need to modify to fit my preamp design. As I don't have a lot of high-quality tools (just a jig saw and a drill), I am a bit wary of cutting into the chassis myself.

I can easily lay out the work I need done (aka the various holes punched out of the top for the tubes and caps, the bottom cut out, etc).

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Old 27th June 2006, 06:27 PM   #2
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I'd be interested as well...
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Old 27th June 2006, 08:11 PM   #3
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You can make a chassis with wood base and metal plate!!

See the photo who I have attached! You can make a wood base and put a metal on the top. The metal can from of one lateral of computer AT case!

You can cut it with a Dremel or other mini-retifier...

This is very simple!

What do you think about my idea?

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Old 27th June 2006, 08:28 PM   #4
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Hey mod_evil.....
You make that wood chassis case ???
If you did ..it is nice clean work..
Looks good

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Old 27th June 2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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No, I didn't make this wood case. I have used this photo to have a refference to make my chassis!



You can make similar with a wood baseboard!!!

See this photo: http://www.bittybirds.com/cadie-kitchen-baseboard.jpg

You can use a similar baseboard to make a Wooden chassis!

Do you undestand me?

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Old 27th June 2006, 09:41 PM   #6
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So you are saying that you can use a bird to make the chasis?????


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Old 27th June 2006, 09:48 PM   #7
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Chris.

Please not forgot the bird!

See the wooden baseboard! With this you can make a wooden base to your pre or amplifier.

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Old 27th June 2006, 09:52 PM   #8
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In this site: http://www.eliaswoodwork.com/casing7.htm you can see many perfils of baseboard.

This perfil is good! http://www.eliaswoodwork.com/images/molding/j335.gif

This perfils is seeling in meters!

THE PERFIL WHO I USE ON MINE PRE is http://www.eliaswoodwork.com/images/molding/j602.gif . This is the simplest. But the pre-amp looks good!



I haven't a photo.

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Old 28th June 2006, 07:04 PM   #9
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Default emachineshop.com

I'm not sure if they can work from a pre-existing enclosure, but try emachineshop.com. They have a really good free CAD program that I have used to design a yet to be made chassis. Not cheap by any means, though.
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Old 28th June 2006, 07:33 PM   #10
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I usually buy a wooden chassis/bottom plate from Welborne Labs and then use the software from Front Panel Express to make a top-plate. Total cost is ~$200 for most of my projects.

Click the image to open in full size.

if you have a local wood worker, you could probably save considerable money.
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