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Steampunk meets Frankenstein

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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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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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I have the perfect place for that Bob!

Scrollsaw Woodworking? I'm on it!

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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.
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dcp02872.jpg
...Bob
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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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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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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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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Frankenswitch2 (2) (Medium).JPG
Here's my version.
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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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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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And, two more versions.
Revision to original, with split side plates.
Revision to original, with split side plates.
For 2 gang Decora type switches.
For 2 gang Decora type switches.
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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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FixitMike wrote:And, two more versions.
Those are great!!
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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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just ordered the magazine. I need a couple of these.

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