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    Your project box can be an aluminum one if you want. Or it could also be a small plastic box. These are even easier to work on. You can get these at Radio Shack. It doesn't look like the circuits are going to be overly sensitive to RF. Good luck with your project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W6OGC View Post
    Thanks, men (and women, maybe). I never have heard of anything like that nibbler tool. I'll have to check it out.

    Do you have to get the two week school in Chicago to learn how to use it? Or is it so easy, even a lawyer can do it?

    Here is the project I am building: http://www.kb2ljj.com/data/icom/ah-4.htm What would you mount this project in? Any ideas besides a small aluminum box? It is just a switch, LED and connector, and I'm trying to figure out how to mount it so it is easy to use, stable, sits next to the radio, or paddles etc.

    You can also use a coal chisel to make that hole.
    You will need to have a peace of metal to work against but it's possible to get a hole you won't have to file to clean up.
    "I would rather be free than rich."
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    Quote Originally Posted by AF6LJ View Post
    You can also use a coal chisel to make that hole.
    You will need to have a peace of metal to work against but it's possible to get a hole you won't have to file to clean up.
    Them coal chisels are sure hard to find. And they break easily.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo

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    Okay......you could just use the proper end of a flat bladed screwdriver and smack it like a chisel. That would make quite an impression on an aluminum box. You would still have to use something on the back side that is hard and stable (boy, did I leave an opening there?).
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    Most screwdrivers have a plastic or wood handle that may not take kindly to being smitten.

    Neither coal nor cold chisels have handles.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo

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    Quote Originally Posted by K8ERV View Post
    Most screwdrivers have a plastic or wood handle that may not take kindly to being smitten.

    Neither coal nor cold chisels have handles.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
    Thanks for the correction Tom

    Cold Chisel it is
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    We must be korrect.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo

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    Quote Originally Posted by K8ERV View Post
    We must be korrect.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
    You are quite Wright.
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    FWIW, McMaster-Carr stocks the original Adel nibbler (#3623A14). It's not cheap but good tools seldom are inexpensive.

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    That's it, but I saw it someplace for $25. I've had my first one for MANY years, not worn out yet.

    More than I can say for some things.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo

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