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Old 09-15-2011, 10:42 PM
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I worked on the knobs on my lunch hour today.
I made a board to mount them on and attached three machine screws to it and one 1/4" bolt for the tuner knob, grind a flat on them and instant knob shafts.

I also extended the IR sensor for the remote with some ribbon cable, also the LED power indicator.

For the power indicator I wanted it to look neat without drilling a hole in the cabinet to mount it, my solution was to drill a hole in one of the knobs instead.

I removed the Brass plated cover and drilled a hole in the knob about the same diameter as the LED, I didn't want it sticking out through the cover though so I only drilled out two of the small squares on the cover and slotted it out as best I could with a drill bit.

The result is a discreet pilot light that doesn't stick out like a sore thumb, at least I hope it doesn't, I haven't turned it on yet to see how it actually looks.

The flash made the LED glow green in the picture so that's a pretty good indication of how it'll look.

The Escutcheon is from a Teletone, it had most of the numbers worn off so I polished it up nice and shiny, I think it looks good, if incorrect. (like that matters here!)

I'd like to install a power button behind the original on/off knob, it'll be push on push off, it shouldn't be too hard to install a micro switch behind a spring loaded shaft, I think there's quite a bit of room behind the knob board and the TV chassis.

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:31 PM
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Hmm, the green light is only on in standby, oh well, it still looks cool.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:00 PM
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You could always connect the LED to a power supply line that is only on when the set is if you prefer a pilot light to a standby light...
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:18 PM
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What typeface is used for that funny chart? I've been looking for a typeface that is just a little to the practical side as opposed to Comic Sans.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:35 AM
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Filled in the lettering today with some brown acrylic paint, water based, just work it in with a fingertip and clean off the excess with a damp paper towel.

Looks awesome!

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Old 10-04-2011, 03:44 PM
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Filled in the lettering today with some brown acrylic paint, water based, just work it in with a fingertip and clean off the excess with a damp paper towel.

Looks awesome!

That does look very sharp.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:09 AM
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Nice job I wouldn't worry about clear coating it. I use that same kind of paint and it holds up well over time.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:44 PM
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I was thinking when it was red and white that it should have had a Coca Cola logo on the side of it.
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