måndag 7 mars 2011

Modding the Philips EL6425 - etching brass

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Time to etch the brass I cut yesterday.
Started by transferring a print to the brass.

It's important to cover everything you don't want etched.

The etched brass after I put it into a mix of sodium persulfate (natriumpersulfat)
and warm water.

Time to paint : )

After removing the excessive paint.
Polished with brass cleaner.

And here we go, I'm quite happy with the result.

söndag 6 mars 2011

Modding the Philips EL6425 - taking care of the power supply

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Time to take care of the power supply board. By cutting the chassis, I leave the hazardous parts of the power supply wide open.
So I want to shield it by putting a brass panel with circuit board material underneath.

Please do not touch..

Cutting the circuit board and the brass with my dremel.
The circuit board will act as an insulate for the brass.

And then put them together.

And some testing to see if it all fits.

And finished! : )
The next step is to etch the brass.

onsdag 2 mars 2011

Modding the Philips EL6425 - taking care of the ugly-as-f**k chassis

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Right.. The chassis really is ugly.
I want to keep the 60's feel and bring the tubes out in the free..
I contacted Johan at Mattssons Smide http://www.mattssonsmide.se and asked him if he could cut the chassis. He pondered the idea for a moment and said, no problem.
He was really helpful and managed to do a really good job of cutting the chassis.
And at a most reasonable price.
Thank you, Johan!

Next step is to paint and lacquer the chassis.

The chassis before cutting:

And after:

Modding the Philips EL6425 - cleaning and painting

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Time to clean the inside of the beast. Incredible amount of oily dust had to go.
Painted the backside black.