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 Post subject: A Test Equipment Cradle.
PostPosted: Jun Fri 28, 2019 10:00 pm 
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My workbench is a breakfast bar about 3ft high. I have to stand to be able to see into most chassis. Seeing the face of the VTVM or Signal Generator is a royal pain. I have to stoop down or tilt them back a bit. So I made a cradle for both. Now they are tilted back some and I can read the face when I’m standing. It didn’t come out as pretty as I wanted, but it gets the job done. I don’t have any good finish power tools. All cutting had to be done with handsaws. I had a nice piece of thin cedar that I used for the seat. Some of the edges splintered because my handsaw is not a true (Made in America) finish saw.
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I know some don’t think this is appropriate, but I had a nice cold (Made in America) Budweiser when I finished. Life is good.

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 Post subject: Re: A Test Equipment Cradle.
PostPosted: Jun Sat 29, 2019 6:33 pm 
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simple and elegant. Looks good. and as far as the Cold 807. Horst one from the next time to Finnish a project.


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 Post subject: Re: A Test Equipment Cradle.
PostPosted: Jun Sat 29, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Good idea. I made a small metal one for my DMMs.

Once upon a time test equipment was made in a slope-front configuration. That made it east to see when standing or sitting. I have some NRI stuff and an HP400C that is made that way.

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 Post subject: Re: A Test Equipment Cradle.
PostPosted: Jul Wed 03, 2019 2:49 pm 
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I like that. Simple and easy!


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 Post subject: Re: A Test Equipment Cradle.
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:idea: That could be used on a little bigger scale for a tube tester.

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 Post subject: Re: A Test Equipment Cradle.
PostPosted: Aug Sat 03, 2019 2:09 pm 
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Radiosmoker wrote:
:idea: That could be used on a little bigger scale for a tube tester.


With that thought, here's what I did with mine a few years ago but you'd think at some time
I could have finished it with stain and varnish. :0

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