Front panel, wooden box model
This steel panel was made according to the excellent drawings that Jean-Claude Buffet, F6EJU made of an original MK-VII.
Differences with respect to the cash-box model are:
– No power plug (non-detachable cable fed)
– Extra special type audio plug for Xtal earphones
– Antenna/earth and xtal sockets use “type B” sockets
Length: 216 mm or 8 1/2 ”
Width: 137.2 mm or 5 3/8 ”
Height: 14 mm
The steel panel is completely drilled. Builder needs to finish it: countersinking screw holes and (spray) paint the surface. Nickel plating is also possible.
The panel has a grey factory coating to avoid corrosion. The process with which this panel was made, is “water jet cutting”. It is similar to “laser cutting”, but no heat is involved.
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