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Need help with project box customization techniques

Post by nall » Sun May 08, 2005 11:01 am

Hi all.
I often have trouble when I try and customize proect boxes (by customize, i mean making holes for various components). I currently use a Dremel tool, but find I don't have good control over the size/shape of the final hole. My holes are usable, but are often bigger than they need be, and rather jagged around the edges.

Does anyone have any good techniques for putting holes in project boxes? A favorite Dremel bit? Do I just need to practice more?

Thanks for any input.

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Post by Pete-O » Mon May 09, 2005 6:09 am

Personally, I love my drill press. I'll find reasons to put holes in things just to use it. But then, that's only good for round holes. If you need a square or rectangular hole, you can drill 4 holes for the corners and then cut straight lines with a cutoff wheel and a dremel. I could go on... :oops:

Pete

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Post by sparky » Thu May 12, 2005 3:13 pm

Steve the PCB guru mentioned he had customers that had custom PCBs manufactured with black solder masks and funky colored silk screens. Most fab houses can do any kind of inner cut out for knobs and connectors and lights. Sounds like a cheaper way of doing things than a custom CNC gig.

-Nathan

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