Monday, 28 January 2013

Making Front Panels

I have now finalised the position of all the controls on both the Pultec and Helios type channels. The next step is to drill all the holes in the blank panels. To do this I print off copies of the front panels from Front Panel Designer with the 'Print Reference Points' option selected. This prints the panel with the centres of all the holes marked by a small red cross. I then carefully cut out the prints of the panels and glue them to the blank aluminium panels using diluted PVA. When that has been done I centre punch every hole ready for drilling. It does not matter if the paper legend gets damaged during drilling as it will be removed after drilling and replaced with a vinyl one. The picture below shows the four channel panels with their stuck on paper legends after centre punching.

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