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This is the next step in the series. I needed to have eyelets in all of the holes that I made so that I can add all the components (Resistors, capacitors etc.) This is How I did it.
The tools and Materials needed:
Tube cutting jig
Something to insert the eyelet into (in my case, I am using Phenolic)
Bench Pin (The wood thing in the foreground of the picture)
Step 1: Prepare the Tools
The Bench Pin was mounted to the table.
The tube cutting jig was set to make tubes that were slightly longer than the thickness of the material I am setting it into. I did not measure the length as it was not critical. If you would like to measure, I left approx 1/16th" on either side of the Phenolic.
Step 2: Make the Eyelets
You can see the tubes I cut are just slightly longer than the Phenolic is thick. This extra length will be hammered into the flange of the eyelet in the next steps.
Step 3: Insert the Tube Into a Pre-drilled Hole
The holes were drilled to be 1/8" and the outer diameter of the tube was 1/8". It took considerable force (and a hammer) to get the tube into the hole that I drilled.
Step 4: Create the Flange on the Top and Bottom
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Step 5: Flatten the Flanges With the Face of a Peen Hammer
The Second picture shows what a nice eyelet with a flat flange looks like. Nice and concentric.
The Third picture shows the reverse side. Perfect!
Ready for the next stage? Check out my Next Instructable as I populate the Motherboard with the guts of a guitar amp (Resistors, Capacitors...) and solder them in place.