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Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby Bob Jr » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:39 pm

Scrollsaw Woodworking magazine's Gizmos & Gadgets is "Must Have" literature...
In the latest issue they published plans for a Frankenstein style switch plate cover.
I don't even have a suitable switch for this cover in my shop, but I'm going to install one someplace there!
The next step is to make one with different hardwoods.
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby Ms Wolffie » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:53 am

Yes, I saw that one, unfortunately that kind of switches are banned here, we have to have Switches like these.
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Flattish rocker ones, not toggles like yours.
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby mikeacg » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:43 pm

I have the perfect place for that Bob!

Scrollsaw Woodworking? I'm on it!

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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby Leo » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:29 pm

Bob Jr wrote:Scrollsaw Woodworking magazine's Gizmos & Gadgets is "Must Have" literature...
In the latest issue they published plans for a Frankenstein style switch plate cover.
I don't even have a suitable switch for this cover in my shop, but I'm going to install one someplace there!
The next step is to make one with different hardwoods.
dcp02870.jpg

dcp02872.jpg

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That is really cool.

I have some Modern Masters paint with rust activator that would look cool on that.

I bet it could be modified to turn on my new CNC machine

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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby Bob Jr » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:58 pm

Thank you for the comments and suggestions.
Leo-Now I know where to mount my switch. I'm going shopping for paint right now!
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby FixitMike » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:51 pm

It looks like the lower shaft will make about a half revolution when the switch is moved. I think I will add an ON/OFF sign to it that flips as the handle is moved.

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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby Bob Jr » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:04 am

There's a sliding panel that would cover-uncover the on and off engravings. Good idea Mike, I'll use it on the next one.
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby FixitMike » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:36 am

Frankenswitch2 (2) (Medium).JPG
Here's my version.
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby GeneMpls » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:40 pm

Ms Wolffie wrote:Yes, I saw that one, unfortunately that kind of switches are banned here, we have to have Switches like these.
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Flattish rocker ones, not toggles like yours.


I just imported a laser cutter from China that has that style plug- is that 220v or 110v? I had never seen it before- looks like a miniature of our 220v plugs. The laser is 220v BTW.
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby Bob Jr » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:39 pm

FixitMike wrote:
Frankenswitch2 (2) (Medium).JPG
Here's my version.

Mike,
Sinister!
Nice version of the switch.
I like that brass.
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby FixitMike » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:05 am

And, two more versions.
Frankenswitch 2 (Medium).JPG
Revision to original, with split side plates.

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For 2 gang Decora type switches.
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby Bob Jr » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:11 pm

Yikes!
Twice as Sinister.
I like the pockets on the sides and brass and hardwoods and the gang (although I have no idea of how that one operates).
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:14 pm

FixitMike wrote:And, two more versions.


Those are great!!
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby FixitMike » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:29 am

Bob Jr wrote:Yikes!
(although I have no idea of how that one operates).
Bob


There are 4 combined gear/cams. If you look carefully at the upper left and lower right ones, near the center of the assembly, you can see the cam extensions that depress the switch when they are rotated down.
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Re: Steampunk meets Frankenstein

Postby tatinc2000 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:58 am

just ordered the magazine. I need a couple of these.
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