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mike hadley
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batwing knobs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Winder 18 hours ago. 2 Replies

As I am in the process of making a set of knobs for my Philharmonic I thought to share this,apparently there were some early sets with all wooden knobs, after seeing a photo of a set (thanks Kent) I…Continue

wooden knobs

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike hadley May 3. 6 Replies

After buying a Philharmonic pointer dial with no knobs, I thought that a set of Scott style wooden knobs as fitted to the Allwave sets would look ok,the original knobs appear to be made from Walnut…Continue

Philly panel drilling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King Apr 22. 10 Replies

Help wanted,Does anyone have a drilling / hole drawing for a seven knob philharmonic, I can work out the control shaft and dial dimensions, it's the position of the two eye tubes that is causing me a…Continue

new philly

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike hadley Apr 16. 11 Replies

I managed to get my hands on a pointer dial Philharmonic, unfortunately all I have is the chassis, no power supply cabinet or speakers, the chassis number is kk-163, and Kent has added this to the…Continue

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Brad Winder replied to mike hadley's discussion batwing knobs
"Wow! That's awesome!"
18 hours ago
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mike hadley replied to Fran Mayer's discussion New member with an Allwave 23
"Fran; from the photo it looks like your escutcheons are gold, can you please confirm? Mike"
Thursday
mike hadley replied to Fran Mayer's discussion New member with an Allwave 23
"Fran; Welcome to the Scott site, loads of information here, Would you like me to make you a couple of bezels, I can provide the tuning window and the channel selector bezels, I don't  have the radio/phono one that's on your list at…"
Thursday
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"Scott; The process uses Acid Copper, the bright copper alkaline solution peels during plating due to internal stress building up literally tears itself apart, I have not tried the process with nickel as the solution needs to be kept around 100f for…"
May 12
Scott Seickel commented on mike hadley's photo
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"Caswell sells nickel electroforming kits.  If the escutcheons are to be gold plated, I would think that creating the base from nickel would eliminate the nickel plating step and these could be directly gold…"
May 12
Norman S Braithwaite commented on mike hadley's photo
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"Yes.  I have reproduced eight "radio-phono" escutcheons for the AW 27 and Quaranta but have yet to gold plate them. Norman "
May 11
Scott Seickel commented on mike hadley's photo
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"Did you have success Norman? "
May 11
mike hadley commented on mike hadley's photo
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"Norman, you are correct, the process I posted "homemade escutcheons" was used to make these, it does produce excellent results, if you look at the bezel on the right you can see a line between the mounting hole and the dome, also there is…"
May 11
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May 10
Scott Seickel commented on mike hadley's photo
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"Nice.  What material did you use for the mold, how thick are they and how long did the electroforming take?  It would be nice to make a set of dies for the Scott radio stuff and have a run stamped out.  Lots of sets in need. "
May 10
Scott Seickel replied to mike hadley's discussion batwing knobs
"Looks great.  No worry about the repo parts running out, we have you to make more!"
May 10
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batwing knobs

As I am in the process of making a set of knobs for my Philharmonic I thought to share this,apparently there were some early sets with all wooden knobs, after seeing a photo of a set (thanks Kent) I thought that I would have five wooden knobs with two batwing's like the ones that are often seen on Philharmonic radios,a rough sketch was made, this is taken from my aw15 selector knob minus the pointer,…See More
May 10
Thomas Day commented on mike hadley's photo
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"You do beautiful work. making the knob set is a work of art."
May 9
mike hadley commented on mike hadley's photo
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"Thanks for the compliment, yes they have been polished with simichrome as they are matt when they are removed from the mold, parts that are difficult to find in the USA are almost impossible to get here in the UK, that's the reason for…"
May 8
David C. Poland commented on mike hadley's photo
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"They look good. And are a proper looking bright shiny polished brass color. Did you have to polish them for that shine?"
May 8

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