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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2012, 13:52 
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I have seen in some posts where people who are laying out the drilling template have a sticky paper on the plate metal but it is easily removed.

Does anyone know what this is called or where it can be obtained? I know this must seem like a silly question but it seems that it would make drilling easier.

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PostPosted: 14 Sep 2012, 05:27 
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I just use masking tape, quite effective! :)


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PostPosted: 14 Sep 2012, 23:39 
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I use masking tape too. For my commercial designs masking tape is handy as I can reuse the template over and over.

But there is a spray-on adhesive used by intarsia woodworkers that's quite water soluable. Can't remember the brand name, but if you head to a professional woodworking store (read: not a big-box), they can help :D

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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2012, 00:41 
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Sweet, thanks.


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I sometimes draft the layout on my computer, using Illustrator. I take care to use as a drilling template to get the holes right as the outlines of components like transformers, tube sockets, connectors and other parts, not to get any unwanted "collissons" (how do you spell that??).
I print the layout (100%) and glue the paper with PVA-glue to the metal surface. I mark the holes, drill them and in the process, the paper comes off successively. What's left is easyly removed by holding the panel under running water and rub the paper off.

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I simply used a couple sheets of graph paper (11x17 (A3?) - it was a large panel) that I outlined my component placement and taped down around each edge and corners.


..Magnus - FYI: it's spelled: collisions :up:

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I've done that as well. What I think is crucial is that you try to keepsome sort of balance, meaningfinding some harmony in how you make your layout. This is another issue, I know, but an amp that may have a GREAT audio potential but is un-aesthetical layout-ed will never sound good ... THat's why making all the paperjob is important.

Les. Tanks for the corecction. ;)

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PostPosted: 30 Sep 2012, 16:33 
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Good ideas over here.

In fact this is one of my favorite part of a project. Idealise and place the components! :)


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