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Project by DickB posted 04-15-2013 06:40 PM 2447 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,

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 06:52 PM

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

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 07:11 PM

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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#3 posted 04-15-2013 08:48 PM

Dick what a save
Ultimate gadget

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 09:01 PM

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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#5 posted 04-15-2013 09:03 PM

I love it. Old school high tech.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 09:27 PM

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,

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#7 posted 04-15-2013 11:33 PM

Who’da thunk it?


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#8 posted 04-15-2013 11:51 PM

Way cool

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 04-16-2013 12:03 AM

Really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 04-16-2013 12:53 AM

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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#11 posted 04-16-2013 01:07 AM

Great case for your remote!

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

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#12 posted 04-16-2013 01:10 AM

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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#13 posted 04-16-2013 01:10 AM

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."

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#14 posted 04-16-2013 01:32 AM



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#15 posted 04-16-2013 06:30 AM

Another fan here. Great idea!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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