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 Post subject: Printing Silvertone 4664 escustion?
PostPosted: Sep Tue 07, 2021 10:16 pm 
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anyone ever try to print one of these out on a 3d printer ?...or anyone have the file to print one out ? I have access to a printer but I have no dimensions to print one ...
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 Post subject: Re: Printing Silvertone 4664 escustion?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 7:20 am 
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There was a blog by someone who printed one for one of the rolling pin dial style Silvertone sets, he had some company make it for him, but they got the dimensions wrong. That was a few years ago so I don't know if he succeeded on a later one, but I would guess that the finish quality would have improved since then. There is another process where they use a powered plastic, and lasers to print, I would like to see how well that might work with this.
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 Post subject: Re: Printing Silvertone 4664 escustion?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 5:23 pm 
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I am going to try and measure the dial itself and get as many measurements as possible , my friend that has the printer says if I can get it down to Millimeters would be ideal, as that what the printers use .. if it works great , if not then the radio continues without the escustion


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 Post subject: Re: Printing Silvertone 4664 escustion?
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 8:22 pm 
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well here is the first trial run... just guessing on the frame size going around the dial at this point.


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 Post subject: Re: Printing Silvertone 4664 escutcheon?
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 7:52 am 
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That was quick, no doubt it was to create a prototype to check for fit, but it makes the point that 3D printing is going to be a godsend, one day soon, for antique radio restorers who need a part for a less popular set. I've also been wondering how Computer Aided milling is coming along, I.E to make dies for casting reproduction parts?
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 Post subject: Re: Printing Silvertone 4664 escustion?
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My friend bought his printer at micro center... they are coming down so fast that anyone can afford them now ... I think he paid 250 bucks for his...


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 Post subject: Re: Printing Silvertone 4664 escustion?
PostPosted: Sep Mon 20, 2021 12:52 am 
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Bones007 wrote:
My friend bought his printer at micro center... they are coming down so fast that anyone can afford them now ... I think he paid 250 bucks for his...


That seems to happen with a lot of things, like power tools, the sliding arm, compound, miter saws used to be p[riced near $2000 when they came out, and now you can buy a good, name brand one, for $600, if you catch it on sale, less for generic brands.
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 Post subject: Re: Printing Silvertone 4664 escustion?
PostPosted: Sep Tue 21, 2021 11:39 pm 
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That is awesome ! 4667 is my favorite radio, but getting one with an undistorted escution is almost impossible. Thankfully, the glass keeps the shape of the opening correct, but the corners are warped everytime.. I’ve repaired a couple with hot water, and some clever clamping, but it it’s gone, the radio may never be useful again. This will be a great development for the hobby.. Bravo !

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