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Tips for the audio builder on workbench, tools, chassis metalworking, and chassis finishing.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1970 [Summer 1970] (v.1#3) pg. 19

Tips on locating a source of aluminum for electronic chassis and enclosures, bending the metal, drilling and punching holes, etc.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1970 [Fall 1970] (v.1#4) pg. 20

Tips on using paint and dry transfer lettering to improve the appearance of your electronic project enclosures.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1971 (v.2#1) pg. 18

Tip on making professional-looking lettered fascia panels for electronic projects.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1971 [Nov 1971] (v.2#2) pg. 16

Tip on adding walnut sides and a decorative front panel to a plain mini-box.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1973 [Dec 1973] (v.4#1) pg. 20

Tips on fabricating good looking front panels for electronic projects.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1974 [Dec 1974] (v.5#2) pg. 16
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1975 [Nov 1975] (v.6#2) pg. 26

Good looking front panel for an electronic project consists of a photograph mounted to poster board.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1976 [Oct 1976] (v.7#3) pg. 34

Tips on having aluminum anodized for equipment panels.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1977 [May 1977] (v.8#2) pg. 73
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1978 [Jun 1978] (v.9#2) pg. 52

Pandora's box. A hi-fi test bed. Ideas for using modular chassis as the basis for test equipment.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1978 [Mar 1978] (v.9#1) pg. 4
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1979 [Apr 1979] (v.10#2) pg. 54

Nameplate magic. Using 3M Company's "Scotchcal" system to make attractive labels for electronic panels.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1984 [May 1984] (v.15#2) pg. 41

How to prepare and paint aluminum chassis or project boxes so that the paint will adhere permanently.
AUDIO AMATEUR 5/1984 [Oct 1984] (v.15#5) pg. 43
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1985 [Jul 1985] (v.16#3) pg. 56

Tips on building professional-looking electronic equipment. Looks at circuit board stuffing and soldering, wire twisting, hardware, and chassis.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1986 [Oct 1986] (v.17#4) pg. 40

Low-cost and easy method to adhere spray paint to aluminum "BUD" boxes.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1988 [Oct 1988] (v.19#4) pg. 48

Encapsulated modules. Potted amplifier modules in epoxy-filled cases are plugged into the main circuit board to form a preamplifier. Encapsulating offers simplicity, great strength, compact size, modular design, and isothermal benefits.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1992 [Sep 1992] (v.23#3) pg. 24

On potting. Detailing the process whereby electrical components are encapsulated in electrically inert material. A discussion of potting compounds and methodology.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1993 [Dec 1993] (v.24#4) pg. 14

Using CAD software (computer-aided design) to prepare full-size patterns for speaker enclosures, electronic chassis and printed circuit boards.
AUDIOXPRESS Jan 2003 (v.34#1) pg. 36
Added Info AUDIOXPRESS Jun 2003 (v.34#6) pg. 68 (Fiberglass dust warning)

Techniques and gadgets for audio experimenters. Advice on chassis selection, breadboarding, test equipment, etc.
AUDIOXPRESS Mar 2003 (v.34#3) pg. 48

Workshop tricks for saving money. Ideas for building cabinets for electronic projects, customizing a dial plate, and using a tin can as a small speaker enclosure.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Aug 1994 (v.50#8) pg. 50

Tip on making enclosures for electronic projects from wood and hardboard.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL May 1996 (v.52#5) pg. 58

Some pointers on shielding electronic housings or enclosures to keep out unwanted signals and to prevent RF radiation.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jun 1998 (v.54#6) pg. 46

Build your own customized plastic enclosures for electronic projects.

Chassis construction including chassis layout, cutting the holes, making brackets and shields, mounting components, wiring and marking.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jan 1966 (v.9#1) pg. 64

World class fit and finish. Design, layout and finishing tips for your electronic chassis with exposed components (vacuum tubes, transformers, large capacitors, etc.).
GLASS AUDIO 5/1996 (v.8#5) pg. 36
Added Info GLASS AUDIO 1/1997 (v.9#1) pg. 57

A chassis of another kind. Chassis ideas for electronic projects. Use a bread pan, plastic box, wood plaque, foam, plastic containers, etc.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Aug 1987 (v.4#8) pg. 61

How to thermally machine project boxes. Give a professional-looking finish to the plastic enclosures in which electronic projects are housed. Use a soldering iron equipped with various-shaped "cookie cutters" to burn clean holes in plastic.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1990 (v.7#11) pg. 18
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 6

Design and build a customized plastic enclosure for electronic project.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 64

Tips on making your own cases and enclosures for electronic projects.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1990 (v.61#6) pg. 65