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Old 12th Aug 2009, 9:17 am   #21
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What dedication and patience. A briiliant result and another nice old radio saved. Truly inspirational work. Col.
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 9:10 pm   #22
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If AWC has kept this scan and is happy to share it, then an archive could be set up to keep these files for future use by others who need similar dials.

Also, I found material which can be put through an inkjet printer (NOT laser) to create a design on it and even with no adhesive, it sticks to glass or perspex.
The sheets are A4 in size and can purchased as white or transparent, so will suit both white and clear backgrounds as required.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a suppliers' link, so best to do a 'Google' search for 'Decadry Window Film'.

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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 1:09 pm   #23
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I am in the middle of a similar exercise with a Kolster Brande tuning scale. I don't know what the font style is and it seems smaller than my printer can manage. well done, you have done a grand job.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 8:03 pm   #24
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Here it is.

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Old 5th Jan 2012, 10:06 am   #25
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Outstanding work.
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Old 5th Jan 2012, 12:31 pm   #26
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Maybe slightly off topic, but you can do the same kind of thing with non populated printed circuit boards, print onto clear film and photo-etch a new PCB.

Fantastic work there, must have taken you months!
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Old 31st Aug 2012, 3:31 pm   #27
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Well done, great job.
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 12:32 am   #28
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I've got a Grundig 3365 with a smashed tuning glass, and so I read this article in search of inspiration (which I found in spades) and maybe some pointers for how-to's and techniques. Got quite a few of those too!

Many thanks "awc".

Just a tiny problem, and I don't know if I should mention it, but I suppose I must. No-one else has commented, so either they didn't notice or there's an unspoken rule on here that I'm just about to break.....

I've spotted a bug

In the bottom right of the glass, there's a summary of the band-limits. You've got shortwave down as 6 - 10 MHz. Yet, quite obviously it's way wider than that. I reckon it should say 6 - 19 MHz. The zero that you've used to construct the "10" had most of its lower part obliterated in the scan of the original glass, and it surely must really be a "9"?

Sorry, "awb". It's a beauty of a job you've done here. If my re-glazing of my Grundig comes out anything like as good as yours has, I'll post it.
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 9:22 am   #29
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should say 6 - 19 MHz..
This is easily corrected with MS Paint.

If 10 people look at a picture, one of them with see something the other 9 haven't!

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