Thursday, January 30, 2014
With the 20 Meter Oscillation Exorcism behind me, I have decided to take a break from electronics and do bit of woodwork. I took the walnut (I think) box that I bought via Amazon and cut out a big piece of the wood on the front. That's where the rectangular piece of copper clad board will go -- it will be the front panel, supporting the AF gain control, the bandswitch, the main tuning control, and the mic jack. A similar copper clad board will be on the back, this one supporting the antenna jack, speaker jack and 12V input jack (with space for a linear amplifier T/R control jack). (George Dobbs, G3RJV, calls this the "socketry.")
That beautiful copper sheeting will line the inside of the box.
I found the soft wood on this box to be very easy to work with. The little saw pictured above made the woodwork easy.
I have boiled linseed oil and clear polyurethane for the finish.
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