iprovlek

DIY knobs
« on: July 26, 2019, 12:00:23 PM »
So guys wanna share this with you...

I need it old Siemens sitral knobs for my comp's and eq's, so didn't no what to do! So I found one guy on youtube who show how to make your own knobs!!!

So I start to searching for chemical stuff near by me that I need for make my knobs,and found one store in my town that had chemical component for it....

First need to mold knobs...
« Last Edit: July 26, 2019, 03:14:57 PM by iprovlek »


iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 12:01:07 PM »
Compnents for mold knobs...
« Last Edit: July 26, 2019, 03:13:59 PM by iprovlek »

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 12:01:56 PM »
Pullout real knobs...

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 12:03:32 PM »
Then use another component to make new ones...

Black bag it is only pigment...

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 12:06:14 PM »
Pour out empty places....

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 12:06:45 PM »
....

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 12:07:53 PM »
And knobs are ready to drill...

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 12:09:59 PM »
Finished knobs for my Siemens...

Left new ones,right originals ones...

New ones need some painting and fine finishing for use....
« Last Edit: July 26, 2019, 03:15:46 PM by iprovlek »

benb

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 02:38:33 PM »
Those look nice. There's a youtube video of doing that, it's in a knob thread on diyaudio.com. I posted my own openscad file that I made of a larger Raytheon knob. For some reason I really like the Raytheon style knobs.

moamps

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 02:39:04 PM »
Congratulation. How much all that stuff cost you?


iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 03:12:05 PM »
About 60eur!

But you can use it for few molds and cast new ones....

Mold last for 2 years,and if it is kept with care can last more than 2 years!


When molding it is better to use the more original knobs you have....


iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2019, 03:12:46 PM »
PM if you need more information Moamps!

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 03:22:08 PM »
Those look nice. There's a youtube video of doing that, it's in a knob thread on diyaudio.com. I posted my own openscad file that I made of a larger Raytheon knob. For some reason I really like the Raytheon style knobs.

Yes Benb that video totally inspired me...."Diy Raytheon style knobs".

shot

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2019, 04:05:41 PM »
Bravo!!

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2019, 03:21:47 AM »
Thx Shot....

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2019, 05:03:14 AM »
Very good! #like#

peterc

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2019, 05:28:26 AM »
Very nice!
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2019, 07:33:08 AM »
Thanks guys...

iprovlek

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2019, 07:47:54 AM »
Yesterday I did another batch...need more

They turned out better than first time, need a little patience when doing it!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2019, 07:53:52 AM by iprovlek »

rackmonkey

Re: DIY knobs
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2019, 04:13:00 PM »
Nice job!

I’ve read that you can get coloring agents for polyester resin casting. Seems like adding the black coloring to the liquid resin would be a more permanent solution for coloring the knobs. Also seems at least a little less time consuming.

Have you tried that before? Are there hidden problems with it (other than having to be careful during stirring to keep air bubbles from forming)?
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right.


 

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