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Added by Barry on May 8, 2014 at 11:37pm — No Comments
More bits arrived today. Enough to go forth and build my panel.
I spent the last few days getting the paint done, making sure all holes were drilled and clean, bits of filing and touching up paint, etc.
Last bit of drilling was to tap holes in the heatsink for my SSRs, and through the cabinet door for two surplus kitchen handles I had left over.
Tapping the holes was clean and easy, I recommend this approach over nuts.…Continue
A pretty hard out half day spent today cutting holes in my control panel. It's now ready to paint.
I still have a few bits and pieces to arrive but have enough to be comfortable hacking through steel safe in the knowledge I've measured thrice.
I used a jigsaw and did a lot of filing for all the rectangular holes, every single round hole was accomplished with chassis punches. Thus they are clean as a whistle, so satisfying.
Photos are of the stress test –…Continue