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Project by DickB posted 369 days ago 1935 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently added an air filtration system to my shop. It is a store brand for the midwest Menard’s home center, but I believe it is a rebranded Grizzley G0738. It is working well for me, except the battery cover kept falling off the remote. The remote uses rather cheap-looking plastic. I decided to machine a wood case.

The remote came apart easily. It uses PC board mounted switches, pretty common in electronics, with membrane switch covers. I machine some pushbutton plungers instead. The battery box was built into the old case. Fortunately I had a battery box on hand, which was quite easily connected to the circuit board. Four screws secure the case, so everything stays together now.

-- Dick, http://www.carveshop.com





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bonobo

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#1 posted 369 days ago

That’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen on here. I want one for my TV.

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gepatino

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#2 posted 369 days ago

wow! a wooden remote control!

that’s ultra cool!

Don’t leave it near the scraps bin or you’ll get a hard time looking for it, :)

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 369 days ago

Dick what a save
Ultimate gadget
Jamie

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 369 days ago

That’s a really cool way to fix a loose plastic cover. I would have resorted to duct tape. Nice build, it’ll probably start a fad.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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jimmyb

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#5 posted 369 days ago

I love it. Old school high tech.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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DickB

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#6 posted 369 days ago

Ha! I did use duct tape at first, but I couldn’t leave it that way. I’ve been wanting to a remote like this for a long time, but having this one with the bad case was incentive to finally get it done.

A TV remote would be awesome.

-- Dick, http://www.carveshop.com

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joein10asee

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#7 posted 368 days ago

Who’da thunk it?

COOL!

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 368 days ago

Way cool

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 368 days ago

Really cool

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#10 posted 368 days ago

really sweet project.
That being said I could totally see my self chucking it into the kindling barrel and not thinking twice

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 368 days ago

Great case for your remote!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 368 days ago

Nice save, looks cool.

Shawn Masterson +1 I could totally see my self chucking it into the kindling barrel and not thinking twice

So would I! (laughing)

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 368 days ago

That is one for the books. EVERY woodworker needs a wooden remote for the shop. Well done!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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clieb91

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#14 posted 368 days ago

Awesome!

CtL

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watermark

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#15 posted 368 days ago

Another fan here. Great idea!

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