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#31 Re: Cheap, but quite good.

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I've started on the new case.

I'm using a spare piece of blue acrylic sheet as a baseplate, and using M4 X 15mm spacers to raise it up a bit in the case allowing a bit of airflow.

At the moment I can't find my box of nylon spacers, I have just ordered some more so that might hold me up a bit.

Got a blood spot on my leg where I was drilling freehand and drilled into myself. :shock: But it's only a minor wound. No fun without a bit of blood now and then. :lol:
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#32 Re: Cheap, but quite good.

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pre65 wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 1:16 pm Got a blood spot on my leg where I was drilling freehand and drilled into myself. :shock: But it's only a minor wound. No fun without a bit of blood now and then. :lol:
Looking in a cupboard for some beeswax polish to finish a newly restored bakelite radio (one of this morning's jobs)...

...reached into the back to get the tin and felt something odd...

...pulled my hand out and...
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...someone had left a razor sharp filleting knife at the back...

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#33 Re: Cheap, but quite good.

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Far from ideal !
Reminds me of the time I reached into my briefcase at work , searching for something, then felt a pain in my finger, and blood. Close inspection showed a single-edged razor blade without its cardboard guard piece, standing edge-up in the bottom of that section. 'spose it served me right for nicking them from work for home jobs !
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#34 Re: Cheap, but quite good.

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The piece of acrylic that I'm using as a base (within the case) has been out in the conservatory for a long time, and the protective coating both sides has degraded enough that it won't strip off as it should.

I have managed to get one side off using a thumbnail after the coating was softened by hot tap-water, but the other side is proving more difficult.

There's no panic as I need more fixings to continue and they are due Tuesday/Wednesday.

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#35 Re: Cheap, but quite good.

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I had a half hour of enthusiasm this morning.

The blue acrylic base plate (no steel :wink: ) is held above the case floor with a number of spacers, but I realised it was going to be a nightmare to assemble.

So, in the end, I used some acrylic solvent to bond the spacers to the case.

Problem solved.

Another batch of enthusiasm might come later on.
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