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I really didn't know much about SNL. Before my time.
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SNL is still on the air today, although it hasnt been good in a couple decades :P
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We don't get SNL here in the UK. They tried in 2006 apparently.
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Sometimes I see such beautiful hosts I don't feel a need to say a peep, but you might appreciate it.... so... GOOOD WORK! Very very nice.
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Wow! For a 37.00 investment awesome! off the charts .

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Jhop, Curtis, thanks for the +rep!
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Very well presented post on a very beautiful build. Every question I had after looking at the photos was answered in the text. Great job.
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This was absolutely pleasure to read.
Great and good looking host with nice diode choice. Smooth & clean build, well done!!


BTW.. Where did you get the 17mm contact board or did it come with host?

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Thanks Lifetime, I agree, brass is easy and fun to machine, and is downright beautiful when polished up, even a little bit used as an accent on a host really adds a touch of class!

@Paul, glad I could answer any questions; I usually end up telling a bit about how my builds came about, it seems to make them a little personal and unique.

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I had originally bought only a couple of them, and found that they were so nice, I bought a some more.
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I got a bunch of those contact boards from Mrcrouse, too. Got some more from Lazeerer. Both are no longer around.
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Default Re: The 'CONEHEAD' - an LPC-826 Build

They may have manufactured those at Oshpark..
Here's different size contact boards that I found, some of them are for tail switch and driver but can be used as a contact board too. These can be ordered from the linked pages.

Probably going to make for my self my own contact PCB design, need to read design manual first..

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Thanks AD, that 2nd 17mm design doesn't look too bad; I may have to try them out, although I've never ordered from Oshpark before.
If you do end up designing your own boards, be sure to let us know.

@Paul, I didn't know that Lazeerer also had them, maybe someone here has a large stash of these and will see this and decide to share!
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Thanks AD, that 2nd 17mm design doesn't look too bad; I may have to try them out, although I've never ordered from Oshpark before.
If you do end up designing your own boards, be sure to let us know.

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I haven't either, just found them accidentally when I tried to find contact board like yours.
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