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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2020, 12:13:51 pm »
Thanks Bobby.  They are very kind words.

I struggled to bend the ply so yeah, I went 3mm mdf but braced it with timber every 200mm to get the curve perfectly even.

I wasn't really interested in building a juke until I saw yours.


Do it!!!  This is my favourite project so far...and I've made quite a few.  Just wish I wasn't the first.  I had no one to copy.  :lol


First coat of epoxy done... 





Going the extra mile to recreate the look of the original , I like it :)

I like this

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2020, 03:54:40 am »
I couldn't agree with Drnick more.

No idea what the material was on the original that created that rippled shadow effect on the back panel (or did you figure that out?) but no matter what the string and epoxy bit is brilliant.

Your fortitude on that detail alone is admirable.
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2020, 02:51:46 am »
I know this build is taking a while, but I'm trying to stay productive....honest.

I freely admit my photoshop skills suck.  Anyway, here is the first draft of the translite for the control panel.  Obviously the buttons won't be printed as they will be real push buttons.  Light will shine from behind the translite to make it all stand out.  Again, first draft...not finished. 

The toughest part of this build is not seeing the original jukebox in person.  I don't think one ever made it out to Australia.  I am having to work off low res google images and youtube videos.

I scrapped the original idea of the control panel with the VU's etc and decided to replicate the original as best as my skills allow...

I have about 8,000 songs now.  I make regular trips to the thrift shops (Salvo's etc.) and buy CD's for $1 each.  I actually managed to pick up an original AC/DC Albert Productions CD this way which I note someone has on ebay for $150.

Get the CD's while you can.  Once it's all on cloud, you no longer own the music.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2020, 03:10:24 am by Greenman »

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2020, 06:24:16 am »
Testing out the light strip with the colour lens added. 

Looking forward to giving the whole thing a good undercoat and then start to get some paint on it.




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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2020, 06:30:27 am »
Now I see it - very nice!   :applaud:
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2020, 09:20:42 pm »
A little more done. 



I cut a hole.


I used the router.




Perspex fits.


This is the colour.  I will diffuse the light coming through the hole with some lightbox perspex on the inside.





So the job I was dreading and putting off only took an hour or two and was fairly straight forward.  Onward and upward.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2020, 09:23:40 pm by Greenman »

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2020, 09:24:13 pm »
Looks fantastic! Great work. I cannot wait to see it finished.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2020, 02:09:33 am »
Thanks J_K_M_A_N



More detail.  A bunch of sticks.


Gluing a bunch of sticks



Then I did some filling and sanding.  Then......


Undercoat


It goes about here.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2020, 02:37:14 am »
Wow... been away for a while and get back to see this. Amazing  :applaud: Now I must find some time to start my own build...
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2020, 11:22:30 pm »
Thank you matsadona.  That's very kind.

I think I need a better program to alter the size of the images.  This one gives really poor image quality (Everything is actually square).  Anyway.....

All sanded, and ready for some paint...







The two ends of the grill have been grinder back 12mm to accomodate the polished aluminium edging.  She should look a bit different with her colours on.

Monitor mounts are in.  I have also ordered the toughened glass for the front and top as well as the clear and opal perspex for the control panel.  Just touching up the graphics for the front translite.  Oh, and I had to order some square buttons to go with the rectangle ones as the original plan was to just use rectangle. 

Anyway....onward and upward.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2020, 01:16:20 pm »
Looking real good! Love the attention to detail. I tend to get in a hurry and overlook that.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2020, 12:35:31 am »
Glass arrived.  Dry fit and it's perfect.


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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2020, 04:12:35 am »
Lots of sanding....and a bit of colour.






« Last Edit: April 30, 2020, 06:40:14 am by Greenman »

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2020, 09:35:53 am »
That looks fantastic. I really love this build. Very cool.  :cheers:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2020, 12:22:22 pm »
Completely not my cup of tea but it looks really good and amount of work and attention to detail is amazing!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2020, 01:26:10 pm »
Looking really good.  Do you have any detail on how you got from a bunch of strings to that final product?!  I'm not clear on how that happened!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2020, 12:14:49 am »
Can I just say how much I hate using a slot cutter!!!  Sorry, I had to get that off my chest.

Thanks guys for your generous comments.  It is certainly helping me stay motivated on this project. 

Looking really good.  Do you have any detail on how you got from a bunch of strings to that final product?!  I'm not clear on how that happened!

lots of sanding and painting.

I'm hoping to have this looking like a jukebox in the coming weeks. 

The main paintwork has begun.




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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2020, 04:58:11 pm »
She is starting to put her colours on. 






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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2020, 06:51:40 pm »
Very nice!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2020, 08:09:27 pm »
This is looking great.  I'm enjoying watching it come together.   :applaud:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2020, 11:23:09 pm »
Incredible work! we have 12 yep 12 and just got a 1971 Seeburg USC1 like your doing. Mine has a broken glass on the top right and was wondering if it was possible to get a copy of the beautiful template you built.  Would be a lot cheaper for me to get a piece of glass and then have that printed on some type of plastic. Thanks and again GREAT WORK!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #61 on: May 13, 2020, 11:10:00 pm »
Incredible work! we have 12 yep 12 and just got a 1971 Seeburg USC1 like your doing. Mine has a broken glass on the top right and was wondering if it was possible to get a copy of the beautiful template you built.  Would be a lot cheaper for me to get a piece of glass and then have that printed on some type of plastic. Thanks and again GREAT WORK!

Sure.  Leave it with me and I'll see what I can do.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2020, 11:21:54 pm »
Control panel is coming together.  Not an exact replica, however that is not really the intention.  The buttons on the right will be for volume control, random play and to scroll through the various pages of songs.





And this is with the control panel backlight on....

« Last Edit: May 14, 2020, 03:14:03 am by Greenman »

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #63 on: May 14, 2020, 07:29:15 am »
Good lord that looks sweet! Man, I love this build.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2020, 03:53:56 am »
A little more progress.  Side trim is on, working on fitting the trim around the control panel and i've hooked up the LED lights in the switches.  A bit rough at the moment but a work in progress.   :)



« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 04:05:06 am by Greenman »

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #65 on: May 28, 2020, 07:53:44 am »
So cool looking. I love seeing progress on this. Keep up the great work!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #66 on: May 28, 2020, 10:48:03 am »
Man this jukebox is purdy. :applaud:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #67 on: May 28, 2020, 10:50:00 am »
I love attention to detail - keep it coming please  :applaud:
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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #68 on: May 29, 2020, 02:07:03 am »
Ok.... I want one.  Takes me back to my favorite pizza place growing up that had a juke box, although it wasnt as nice looking as this!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #69 on: June 03, 2020, 07:08:20 am »
The selection now playing panel looks awesome.  :applaud:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #70 on: August 13, 2020, 05:27:15 am »
I love the whole concept.  :applaud: I have an Ami Rowe R87 Case no guts, and whilst looking for ideas come across one of the best authentic jukeboxes in yours. I have found DW Jukebox but love the look of your front end, is this your own concept or is it a obtainable download. Can you make available of help where I can edit? I need to put a 42Ē screen in to fill the hole so really need to be able to make DW fill the screen.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2020, 11:40:16 am »
Very nice execution!  Control panel turned out really cool.  You picked a good design to emulate!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #72 on: August 14, 2020, 01:16:17 pm »
Looks great - the control panel really brings it all together.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #73 on: September 18, 2020, 05:51:11 pm »
Thanks everyone for your kind words.  I have a few weeks holidays coming up soon in which I hope to finish it.

Yes, I will be making all my software available when finished for other users to use and improve upon.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #74 on: September 19, 2020, 12:14:40 am »
This is good news, I canít wait to see the progress and finished item.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #75 on: September 19, 2020, 12:19:11 am »
This is good news, I canít wait to see the progress and finished item. :cheers:

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #76 on: November 05, 2020, 03:19:30 pm »
Thanks everyone for your kind words.  I have a few weeks holidays coming up soon in which I hope to finish it.

Yes, I will be making all my software available when finished for other users to use and improve upon.

Waiting with anticipation, waiting to see the progress made.

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #77 on: November 08, 2020, 10:36:49 pm »
This is my first time seeing this thread and I must say I am feeling serious sensory overload right now!  I love all the new techniques and construction solutions to achieve the fit and finish.  Looking great so far, I love it!

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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2020, 03:31:02 am »
Thanks everyone.

I'm getting on with it now.  Control panel wiring....



To be honest, the biggest slowdown has been deciding on a graphic for the front.  Any ideas, suggestions would be much appreciated.  Any help getting something slightly original via photoshop would be even more appreciated (1000mm x 365mm).  I've been stuck on this for about 6 months!!!!


This is what the original looked like:


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Re: Greenman's Jukebox Build
« Reply #79 on: December 10, 2020, 10:02:47 am »
If you like VH, you could go with an Eddie themed style.  :D

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