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I made this and the body is made out of 3/4 MDF and other supportive wood materials

ENJOY!





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brucethecontrarian

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#1 posted 04-15-2020 09:20 AM

Fantastic.

Consider your idea stolen :)

-- Bruce, UK

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#2 posted 04-15-2020 11:48 AM

A great looking project but I was wondering what all the switches and dials do?

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#3 posted 04-15-2020 12:20 PM

I like the look. Curious where you found the clock and square detail piece around it? I’m interested in making a vintage radio and I haven’t been able to find parts like this.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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stevejack

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#4 posted 04-15-2020 01:44 PM

All the dials ans switches are functional. There are 3 circuits. ONE for the MAIN light that is controlled with a LOCKOUT toggle switch rigged in parallel with the white indicator light. Same for the flickering rocket lights to the RED indicator light. The CLOCK/gauge is on its own circuit run through a Dimmer switch. It have a LED light behind it and you can adjust the brightness so you can see the time in the dark…

This is the first project were I used 3D PRINTED PARTS. I got myself a 3D Printer just for fun and use it for some parts, The Rocket nozzles are printed as is the DIAL Dimmer knob. The CLOCK parts are all printed to. I made the CLOCK assembly so you can unscrew the four screws and take it out so you can change the time and the battery

The clock consists of 5 Printed parts but the COVER LENS is molded Acrylic that I heated and used a mold to shape it. There is a CUP so to speak that holds the clock parts. I printed it with CLEAR P.E.T.G. There is a 40watt LED light behind it so the light lights up the CUP so you can see the time at night…. I plan on making a mirror one so I have a set and I will take pics of all the parts pre assembly and post them…

I use only LED lights anymore as they use almost no power and produce very very little heat. which is a consideration for me as the main printed plastic called PLA doesnt react well with/to heat In fact it will deform if left in a car on a hot day. SO I used a material called PETG for the light cup….

If you have never used a 3D printer for some parts I highly recommend it They are cheap

here is mine!

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stevejack

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#5 posted 04-15-2020 01:53 PM

I could not find anything else so I printed them with a 3D Printer


I like the look. Curious where you found the clock and square detail piece around it? I m interested in making a vintage radio and I haven t been able to find parts like this.

- EarlS


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stevejack

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#6 posted 04-15-2020 01:55 PM

ALSO I might add they make PLA with WOOD FLOUR in it so It looks just like wood and can be sanded, stained and finished just like real wood

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#7 posted 04-15-2020 01:55 PM

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#8 posted 04-15-2020 01:58 PM

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#9 posted 04-15-2020 04:26 PM

Looks like you had a ton of fun!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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stevejack

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#10 posted 04-15-2020 04:48 PM

It was but learned a lot and I hate learning! LOL I am no electrician at all and running all the wires was an effort


Looks like you had a ton of fun!

- sras


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stevejack

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#11 posted 04-15-2020 10:10 PM

And This was the first time I used a Router to Cut a HOLE then router out a 1/8 deep dado for the TOP Metal panel using a router bearing bit and suing a pattern to do it!

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