[sdiy] Wood working cv jacks!?

Dave Brown davebr at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 13 17:38:57 CET 2014

I've done several woodworking synth projects.  For my 88 key keyboard I just
did a small FrontPanelExpress panel and screwed it onto the back of the
wood.  There is a photo on my 88 note keyboard page

For my MIDI bass pedals I actually recessed the panel so it is flush.  I
used a similar FrontPanelExpress panel and I chose gold for both so it would
match the wood color.  A photo of that one is on my MIDI bass pedals page

I just recently did another panel to replace a home-made one on a PAiA
synth.  For that I used natural Aluminum again from FrontPanelExpress.  A
photo of that one is on my PAiA 2720 restoration page

I used screws in all of them from the front as that was the style I wanted.
You can have studs put on the rear so you could have no screws visible.
I've seen the FrontPanelExpress studs and they are quite nice but I haven't
investigated the maximum length.


David J. Brown
Modularsynthesis, LLC
Email davebr at modularsynthesis.com
Website http://modularsynthesis.com

-----Original Message-----
From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl
[mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of Roman Sowa
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:27 AM
To: Dan Snazelle
Cc: Synth-diy at synth-diy.org
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Wood working cv jacks!?

yes, cover it all with metal plate. This way no matter how bad the wood
cutout is done, it's not visible at all, and instead it looks like 10k$
audiophile product :)

Especially when you say carpentry is not your thing


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