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Thread: A Squonk Modding Journey, Mosfet with no wires.

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    A Squonk Modding Journey, Mosfet with no wires.

    This is the pictorial story of modding the ebony Delight from fasttech, quite a lot went into this one, the main objective was to reduce the huge size of the Delight as much as possible and integrate a wire free mosfet.

    for Initial Size comparison, already made the first cut here.

    [IMG]IMG_3684 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The battery inserted to see how much room I have left myself for contacts (not much LOL), and another shot showing the original contacts and switches etc from the Delight that pretty much feel out by them selves.

    [IMG]IMG_3685 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Cut out a new Top from Soloman blackwood/Queen's Ebony.

    [IMG]IMG_3688 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Trying top on for rough size.

    [IMG]IMG_3692 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Door on , check.

    [IMG]IMG_3694 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    I used a cheap 510 from fasttech for this one due to a FD V4 being to deep and space stealing, I machines a SS rivet head for the BF pin and used Tygon tubing as the seal and spring preload.
    I cut a crude o-ring slot in the top of the 510 enough to seat and seal the connection there.

    [IMG]IMG_3701 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_3704 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    See, nice and low profile vs a FD V4, and guaranteed no leaks.

    [IMG]IMG_3870 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The button was machined from a brass Chicago bolt and I machines a Peek sleeve that was glued into the body.

    [IMG]IMG_3871 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Then I had to deal with the holes left by the original hardware.
    Ebony plugs machined up and ready to go in.

    [IMG]IMG_3872 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    And in.

    [IMG]IMG_3874 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_3874 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Then on to making the Beryllium copper battery spring contact.

    [IMG]IMG_3876 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Then the cutting soldering and placing of components for later soldering on final stage.

    [IMG]IMG_3877 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_3879 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Soldering the pure silver positive battery contact onto the sterling silver BF pin connector contact.

    [IMG]IMG_3881 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    then ready to glue the top on with an adhesive I spent several days researching every adhesive under the sun to find the strongest, most flexible,100% waterproof, happy to bond oily tropical hardwoods. West system G-Flex is the winner ($50 for the two parts mind).

    [IMG]IMG_3883 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Ok so after 16hrs drying, I have at this stage sanded it flush and formed the final shape.

    [IMG]IMG_3884 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3885 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3886 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Now you can see the BECu battery contact spring.
    [IMG]IMG_3887 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Squonk hole has now been drilled out.

    [IMG]IMG_3888 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3890 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3891 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Now on with a few coats of Aussie Oil, I wanted to keep this mod quite textured, rather than having a high mirror shine, so a relatively coarse sand and on with the oil.

    [IMG]IMG_3892 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3895 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Ok now installing that pesky tactile.

    [IMG]IMG_3897 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    All silver contacts.

    [IMG]IMG_3899 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Last edited by studiovape; 14-09-15 at 02:46 AM.
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    Then the main soldering and positioning of all sterling silver strips and the cheaper brass strip for the back of the tactile.

    [IMG]IMG_3906 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Then the ebony cover for the back of the tactile.
    [IMG]IMG_3909 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Installed.

    [IMG]IMG_3911 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Then all of a sudden it's done

    [IMG]IMG_3912 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3916 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3920 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3922 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3923 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    [IMG]IMG_3927 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]IMG_3928 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Last edited by studiovape; 13-09-15 at 10:11 PM.
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    So to finish it off, I decided to mod a Stumpy to my liking, which means not only bottom feeding it with a 1.6mm hole ( this involved flipping the positive dogleg terminal and using the m3 thread for the 1.6mm hole as the original was M2.5), but maching a new mid section so I could have my single 1.2mm hole without all the weeping wheezing that comes form a multi hole adjustable airflow arrangement. So i used a Rouge topcap and machined out the clean section of 22mm SS tube and drilled that to 1.2mm and also ground away the holes for the AF control, and ended up with an even more compact height, the picture shows the original AFC sleeve and my new one and the ground top section.
    [IMG]IMG_3929 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Last edited by studiovape; 09-10-15 at 05:18 PM.
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    Now lets put a 0.65Ohm 26g Nichrome Tricro in there and see if everything works.
    [IMG]IMG_3935 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Oh yes

    [IMG]IMG_3941 copy by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Wick her up, and I'm done Whew!

    [IMG]IMG_3944 by Thomas Studios, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    You are my main inspiration and I luv your work.
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    Great work as always mate.
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    Two thumbs up mate! Awesome work as always, now get back in the shed and start on that production run lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bk_renesis View Post
    Two thumbs up mate! Awesome work as always, now get back in the shed and start on that production run lol!
    Yeah... that production run has been waiting on one CNC guy for months now, to say I have the Sh&*s about it would be a major understatement.
    I have secured the funds to buy a mill now, and am just deciding on the model and features, I'm looking at the Sieg SX2, but there are several version, so I'm still umming and ahhing.
    It will take me some time to learn the new machine, acquire tooling etc, but at least if the CNC guy never comes through for me I will be able to start some very limited run supply.
    Can't wait to be able to make my own enclosures with proper equipment after years of struggling with an old pillar drill, and more recently a mini lathe thanks to Floorzone ;0)
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    Ha. even your coils are awesome looking.
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