Fw: Potentiometers: what do you suggest??

Ric Miller rmiller at pangea.ca
Mon Jun 16 19:03:02 CEST 1997

> From: The9thDr at aol.com
> To: synth-diy at horus.sara.nl
> Subject: Re: Potentiometers: what do you suggest??
> Date: Monday, June 16, 1997 12:55 AM
[Kevin Lighterner spaketh thusly in our general direction]
> >If you put the shaft end in a vise and use a hacksaw, most of the vibration
> >will be dampened to the pot. 
> >I tend to use a high speed rotary cut off disc when I encounter long pot
> >shafts, there's minimal vibration and they slice of very cleanly and
> >quickly.
> >Never had a problem yet.
> Sure, If you have a high speed rotary discy thing-a-ma-jig, then you think
> your pretty snazzy. Vise! what's a vise? If your not gonna use your bare
> hands then what's the point!? Back in my day...
> :-)
> The Ninth Doctor

Heh.  :)  I remember back in me own early days, trying to cut the 3" shafts on
Piher pots, down 1/2" length, with a 24 (or higher) teeth/inch hacksaw, and a
pair of pliers to hold the Piher ...... boy, them were the days when I was a
kid!  :)

But now, I use a hacksaw with 18 teeth/inch and one of them fine Vice thingies,
and I can hack through the shaft in about 30 seconds.  The Vice (which clamps
onto the shaft and holds it tight) is a wonderful device to have in this
regard.  :)

Take care all,

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