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Old 10th July 2018, 05:06 PM   #11
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[B]The Chinese wont deal with me unless I am making 50 or more pieces. <snip>
I saw the go-parts inventory on ebay. I dont know if they will do custom drilling or anything but I can contact them to find out.
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Old 10th July 2018, 11:23 PM   #12
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GoodComponent and LandFal dont do these services. It's a simple service if you have a drill. Stay alert with workshops that do this service in CNC machine, very expensive.
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Will they do holes, cutouts, etc?
They can arrange for local machining if you need it.
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Old 11th July 2018, 02:31 AM   #14
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GoodComponent and LandFal dont do these services. It's a simple service if you have a drill. Stay alert with workshops that do this service in CNC machine, very expensive.
Then that defeats the whole purpose here.

Even if I did have access to a CNC machine, I would have to bust the wooden frame apart to route it properly anyways if they didnt do this service prior to manufacture.

thanks anyways.
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Old 11th July 2018, 04:42 AM   #15
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A Hammond case and some Greenlee punches may be easier to use than you think. The punches will let you build multiple cases. Get some graph paper (or CAD if you can) and center punch the holes. Drill and use the Greenlee punch. You will be shocked how nice it can turn out.
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This is what I used to do, it's not hard. Here is an example of an amplifier I built 14 years ago. I've gotten better at it, but I was not awfully good at it to start.
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Old 11th July 2018, 12:45 PM   #17
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But this also requires you to have somewhat of a workshop to do this kind of work. Nice looking chassis though ;-)

Only thing I have is a kitchen table. That works ok for PCB assembly and some soldering like what I normally do.

But since I am renting the place fully furnished, if I destroy the kitchen table trying to do metal working, Things arnt going to end well with my landlord.

This is one of many reasons why I am avoiding doing the chassis. That and not having the tools.

There is also a piece to this that I havent discussed I dont think, the base I want wooden. not all metal. So that complicates things further, however I am sure I could find a wooden sign shop somewhere around here that could make the base for me.

But the tricky thing is, and the part that I hadnt mentioned is there would have to be routing involved in the front peice of wood that you look at. There is a VFD display and an IR recieve that I want to stick in that display, as well as potentiometer routing that needs to happen on each side of the display window. So basically making a "bezel" out of the front wood.

And, there needs to be a routed parameter around the display window so a piece of tinted lexan/plexiglass can fit in which adds contrast to the display, and "hides" everything.

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I guess for the wood I could probably use a dremel, I do own one of those. But I would need the routing bit set for it which lowes probably carries.
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Old 11th July 2018, 01:09 PM   #19
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Im doing the coffin using tailored sandwiched wooden: Buche Multiplexplatte Zuschnitt ⇒

Im thinking in the future to use foaam for raw cement coffin. The top and bottom plate are from Schaeffer AG, designed using the tool "Frontplatte Designer" (very simple to use): Schaeffer AG: Home

The overall price is not really cheap!

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I have one of these on the way for a new pre-amp. They offer polishing and different woods as well as other sizes. Aluminum top would punch very easily.

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