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General Questions / Re: how do you guys cut your fr-4 board?
« on: July 29, 2010, 07:22:25 AM »
How much do you want to spend, Jimmy?

I'm not super concerned with cost, it's more about the end product and the convenience. That being said I don't want to spend $300. I'd prefer to spend $30 but will consider anything up to about $200 especially if I can convince my wife I can use it for more than just pcbs ;D

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General Questions / Re: how do you guys cut your fr-4 board?
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:17:54 PM »
Not sure about the chop saw, but I use the rotary tool (dremel) from Harbor Freight and it works great. They have some kits for under $15 IIRC that includes cutting wheels.
i have a dremel as well but I am looking for a more efficient way of cutting straight with minimal cleaning followup.

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General Questions / Re: how do you guys cut your fr-4 board?
« on: July 28, 2010, 09:02:46 AM »
what do you guys think about using a chop saw? I can get a small one from harbor fright for $25. will it work well?

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General Questions / how do you guys cut your fr-4 board?
« on: July 22, 2010, 06:39:55 AM »
I've been using the score and break method but I imagine some of you guys might have some elegant and not so elegant solutions  ;D

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I need to order some and have seen that George l's are kinda steep at $100 for the kit. is it worth it? what are you guys doing?

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Build Reports / Re: Krunkee
« on: July 16, 2010, 08:20:19 AM »
thanks guys. The lighting isn't hard a all, just requires a little effort. The epoxy finish was way more frustrating.

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=66840.0

That is slick

My only question would be what grade sandpaper to use on the LED.  What did you use?
to be honest I didn't sand the led and it worked great. I'm still a newbie but I didn't know LEDs light was directional, is it?

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Build Reports / Re: Krunkee
« on: July 13, 2010, 01:23:51 PM »
thanks guys. The lighting isn't hard a all, just requires a little effort. The epoxy finish was way more frustrating.

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=66840.0

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Build Reports / Krunkee
« on: July 12, 2010, 03:33:49 PM »

Not really a report, just a picture  ;D  I forgot to take gut shots before i put her together (you don't wanna see that mess anyway  ;D)


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Open Discussion / Re: Organizing the work bench
« on: July 12, 2010, 02:01:21 PM »
That's an impressive investment for not having done this very long. jeez, I don't even have a scope, yet!

Actually, I do have one of these on the way, though, for light duty stuff: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/micro-digital-storage-oscilloscopedso-nano-p-512.html
yeah, I have a pretty obsessive personality to a fault! But the good thing is (at least to my wife , it makes me a little sad :-) i can't think of anymore toys (aka "tools" when the wife asks) do you guys see anything i need  ;D I don't really know how to use the scope ;D but I am trying to learn. I mainly use it as a visual audio probe (if that make sense :-) it does help a lot in trying to understand what the different stages of the circuit is doing.

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Open Discussion / Re: Organizing the work bench
« on: July 08, 2010, 05:13:33 PM »
So, when I first started this addiction I felt like I had a really good handle on keeping all my parts labeled and organized. Now my work area looks like that of a deranged, mad scientist. Crap is everywhere, and the amount of components only continues to grow. So I ask, how do you guys (if at all) organize/store the ridiculous amounts of components that go with this hobby?

I just started building pedals and amps THIS YEAR, with NO knowledge of electronics. I have learned alot but really still just a beginner, abeit an obsessive beginner  ;D


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Requests / Re: Tremolo / Phaser
« on: June 25, 2010, 08:28:36 AM »
Maestro, it is. I'll think about how to implement the rotary knob into a more compact enclosure. Thanks for the suggestion!

I want one!  ;D

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there aren't any holes to use standoffs with. any methods used with boards besides double sided tape?

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other than the transistors how are they different? Was this layout created just because BS170's were more handy at the time? Thanks for any comment.

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