technique or tip

styrene and PET-A control panels

I plan to make control panels out of a laminate of black styrene, printed graphics on paper, and clear PET-A plastic sheet.

extruded foam

On the original SPL I tried out riveted galv-steel wall framing with 50mm blue extruded Styrofoam glued to it.

steel framing

On the original SPL I tried out riveted galv-steel wall framing with 50mm blue extruded Styrofoam glued to it.

styrene backdrop

I use 2mm white styrene which i buy in 1200x1800 sheets for fifteen bucks from a plastics warehouse.

garden edging as an indoor fascia

here's an idea for cheap tough quick fascia for your benchwork.

Power painting

In the past I have skipped painting benchwork even when I knew sealing the woodwork would stabilise it just because painting takes so long and is such a hassle. Not any more.

Soldering rail

I don't use flux. Some fluxes are pretty corrosive and you don't want to be leaving them there long term to corrode your rails.

Drawing electrical schematics

There is the most fantastic tool available for free download, ExpressSCH.

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