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Offline dostr63Topic starter

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Looking for a rotary switch cap that looks like this...
« on: June 07, 2024, 05:08:33 pm »
Hi - I'm looking for a particular vintage feel - and hence a rotary switch-cap that looks like this:

(to fit a standard 6.35mm D-shaped shaft, rather than a one-piece switch, which I think the item in the picture is)

Chickenheads are nice, but not quite right for this application (don't want the 'tail' side)
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Re: Looking for a rotary switch cap that looks like this...
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2024, 05:51:08 pm »
Hackaday has collect a whole lot of articles about making custom knobs. From 3D printing and casting in resin to a bunch of other methods.

https://hackaday.com/blog/?s=knob
« Last Edit: June 07, 2024, 08:31:51 pm by Doctorandus_P »
 
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Re: Looking for a rotary switch cap that looks like this...
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2024, 08:09:50 pm »
For that kind of look, you'll probably have more success on vintage car/bike/truck forums.
Otherwise, 3D-print it.
 
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Re: Looking for a rotary switch cap that looks like this...
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2024, 12:25:15 pm »
That style of knob is generally more common on industrial electrical stuff. Maybe look at big vendors of industrial components, like ABB, Schneider Electric, etc.
 


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