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Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:12:35 AM »
Top mounted jacks are something I struggle with normally.  Too close to the corners, not far enough away from the pots, all the usual things.

This time though, I drilled out the face of the pedal, and flipped it up to drill the jacks, and then realised I'd drilled the wrong end after doing both holes.

I'd like to say that I hadn't put the label on yet, but that isn't an excuse as the template had the graphic on it too.  FB has suggested LEDs in the holes, but I'm leaning towards plugs if I can find them...

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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 07:17:12 AM »
I've definitely been there before (more than once).  Its the worst, a waste of a perfectly good box.  The worst time is when you are on your last box of that size and have to wait to fix your mistake....

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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 07:23:46 AM »
Any chance you could get some soft switching modules to save some space and keep using the box? I can't remember if the momentary stomp switches are shorter or not.

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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 07:34:33 AM »
I've used JB Weld to fill in misdrills and also to redrill an old enclosure for recycling into a new pedal.  It works pretty well.  An example:
Before repainting (I did add a bit more JB Weld to fill in some divots after I took this pic).


Redrilled and repainted (technically, I'm still painting this one).
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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 07:56:47 AM »
Iíve used a little electrical tape on the inside and enviro to fill the holes.  Works out ok. LEDs sound cool too.


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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 08:17:29 AM »
I have a couple of these left if you want one.     

You just drop it on the edge of the enclosure and mark the holes, sets them right where they need to be.    ;)




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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 08:33:44 AM »
I have a couple of these left if you want one.     

You just drop it on the edge of the enclosure and mark the holes, sets them right where they need to be.    ;)





That is awesome!  Super clever to make that up.  I need one of those!

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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 10:28:11 AM »
Nylon hole plugs, black, low profile, are sold by Mouser, a couple different manufacturers and a wide selection of diameters. They look good, like they're meant to be there.

https://www.mouser.ca/ProductDetail/Keystone-Electronics/8600?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsQtlBhqKq43aMDmho0KU6S

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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 12:31:27 PM »
I need one of those


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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 12:56:15 PM »
I have a couple of these left if you want one.     

You just drop it on the edge of the enclosure and mark the holes, sets them right where they need to be.    ;)




I need this!  ;D

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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 01:13:48 PM »

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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2018, 07:53:15 PM »
Damn, just put those up on the site and they'll fly of the shelves...ummm...baker's racks...

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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 10:38:46 PM »
Damn, just put those up on the site and they'll fly of the shelves...ummm...baker's racks...

umm, yeah ... I could use one for sure.   Might save some enclosures.  Half of my 125B builds either have DC jacks colliding with PCBs or TR jacks colliding with lip on the back cover   :-[

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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2018, 07:53:51 AM »
Damn, just put those up on the site and they'll fly of the shelves...ummm...baker's racks...
I know I'd get one with my next order!

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Re: Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2018, 08:12:45 AM »
I would greatly appreciate it, if you could share a template for this! I imagine, ordering this from oshpark will be very cheap and easy..
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