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Old 10-30-2013, 07:36 AM   #31
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:01 PM   #32
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Saw an 8 x 10" sheet of this green plastic grid in a crafts store. It comes in other colors. At 98 cents it becomes the perfect cushion track for keeping the acorn nut screwed in its place.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:12 PM   #33
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Saw an 8 x 10" sheet of this green plastic grid in a crafts store. It comes in other colors. At 98 cents it becomes the perfect cushion track for keeping the acorn nut screwed in its place.
You may want to consider "upgrading" to this:

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:25 PM   #34
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:18 PM   #35
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Needed a switch guard under the dinette.

Thought about the shielding of it with a screwed down block of wood or a drawer handle. Even considered simply replacing that big switch with a smaller one less likely to be switched by accident. Then I noticed that switch could itself be used to hold in place a custom-shaped switch guard. No screwing required. I had a sheet of 1/8th plastic. Ah, why not try and shape it into a guard?

Since heat melts plastic, I could create a simple “U” for my switch guard. Using a heat gun would be the perfect way to soften plastic. I don’t own one. Decided to take a chance with my propane soldering torch. A propane torch is overkill so I included a little asbestos to protect the wood from burning. First, measured and made a little wood jig, a form to drape the plastic over, for the “U” shape. A screwed down piece of wood on top keeps the plastic from moving or distorting.

The rest of the job simply requires patience and restraint. A table saw for cutting and shaping the plastic also helped.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #36
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Nice work,Myron, make a couple more and you will be popular at the next Escape Rally. Good write up also. Next project, that converter cover that will not stay shut……
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:28 AM   #37
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Needed a switch guard under the dinette.

Thought about the shielding of it with a screwed down block of wood or a drawer handle. Even considered simply replacing that big switch with a smaller one less likely to be switched by accident. Then I noticed that switch could itself be used to hold in place a custom-shaped switch guard. No screwing required. I had a sheet of 1/8th plastic. Ah, why not try and shape it into a guard?
We had not even left the Esape factory with our brand new trailer before I broke the handly off that switch. I shifted my foot up to the seat level trying out the comfort of the bench corner and clipped the switch handle. Lucky we were still at the factory as they quickly installed a new one.

Your switch should be safe from such actions. Good solution Myron.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #38
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Well done. Bending acrylic is one of those things that's easily done, yet seldom considered.

(I don't own a heat gun either. Yet there's one in my shop. No idea where it came from...)
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:21 AM   #40
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I loaned my heat gun out to someone. I forget who it is though. Anyone have one they don't know where it came from?
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