Re: My µBITX in its new home

Jack, W8TEE

Nope, I used a flat file. However, it was held in the hand of a 74 year old. Actually, I like the side teeth as it makes it pretty easy to get square corners.

Jack, W8TEE

From: Raj vu2zap <rajendrakumargg@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] My µBITX in its new home


Looks like you used a 1/2 round file. For such windows a flat file without side teeth is best!


At 09/01/2018, you wrote:
I have a bezel and knobs coming, but this is what it looks like so far:

Inline image

The cutout process varies according to the panel material. For plastic, first I draw and outline of the LCD and then I drill 4 holes at the corners, but inside the lcd cutout you've drawn. I then put a T-square to align with the line drawn along one edge of the cutout. I then put the panel and T-square in a vice and saw along the line, relying on the T-square to prevent me from "coloring outside the lines". After I've made the cut, a few passes with a file and that edge is done. Rotate and repeat. If it's metal, I align with the jaws of the vice with the LCD outline and drill a series of small holes. I then use a hacksaw blade to cut the line and finish with a file. The Dremel would probably work wonders here instead of the file.

Jack, W8TEE


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