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    If you were asked to make a wooden receiver something like this, not for the receiver per se but rather for the method you would use to attach caps, one over the mouthpiece and one over the ear piece which would work and allow you access if need to gain entry to the cavity in which the audio pieces fit, how would you do it?
    I have no correct answer except one did work for me, What is your solution??
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    Couple ideas.

    One would be to cut a small groove around the ID of the caps and the OD of the mating part and use an O-ring to provide the interference fit.

    Another would be to use a small burr bit on something like a dremel and carve an "L" shaped groove in the cap and place a small dowel in the mating part that would work as a partial turn fitting.

    Can't wait to hear your solution and others ideas!

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    I think I'd make the end pieces on the lathe, like boxes, and the handle separately, then I'd chase the threads on the boxes, and have two boxes and one handle. I'd get out my coping saw and make the three pieces into one piece, with a lot of hand carving and sanding.

    I'd make sure that the boxes and the handle had lots of thickness to them so I could shape and sand the piece into one unit.

    I also think you are going to make more money flipping hamburgers than making this telephone, per hour
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    I hate those things. I used to have to work on them. The only thing I can think of is friction fit. So, did you cut the modular plug slot for the handset cord or are you using a hard wired handset cord?

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    Three point cam twist-lock with over center plateau.

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    Some interesting renditions on the same theme, any other ideas, remember the bad news is there are 2 caps to make, the good news is ... they are the same in the connection.
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    okay shaz, if i where faced with building the handset i would have taken one of two approaches to attach the mouth-n-ear piece.....
    1) inset threaded connectors cut off of a plastic phone (or metal connectors)
    2) subed out the thread cutting to a guy with a thread cutting lathe
    sooooooo, how`d you approach it?
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    All of the caps I have ever seen are screw on and they have all been plastic. Even pay phones were plastic. You just had a tool to fit over top of them that allowed you to tighten the fool out of them.

    How hard is satinwood? Could he have used a plastic handset to cut the threads in the wood? The threads in the real handsets are very fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Porter View Post
    So, did you cut the modular plug slot for the handset cord or are you using a hard wired handset cord?
    Hey Travis, Not sure about the terminology you are using but as I recall the wire coming into the handset through the hole in the bottom was hard wired to the mouth piece and that was connected ( through a pre arranged channel in the handle during the glue up) to the ear piece. I don't remember using the contemporary plug in part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Nelson View Post
    Couple ideas.



    Another would be to use a small burr bit on something like a dremel and carve an "L" shaped groove in the cap and place a small dowel in the mating part that would work as a partial turn fitting.

    Can't wait to hear your solution and others ideas!
    Hi Ed, I can see where you are going with that, I think I have seen something like that in an aluminum lock system.
    Shaz

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I think I'd make the end pieces on the lathe, like boxes, and the handle separately, then I'd chase the threads on the boxes, and have two boxes and one handle. I'd get out my coping saw and make the three pieces into one piece, with a lot of hand carving and sanding.

    I'd make sure that the boxes and the handle had lots of thickness to them so I could shape and sand the piece into one unit.
    Hi Stuart, Thanks for your input. I think you are leading up to a real screw on project!

    I also think you are going to make more money flipping hamburgers than making this telephone, per hour
    I am glad to hear your thoughts about pay per hour because in our business as with most others, time is money. Flipping burgers---$6.75 and all the meat you can eat, making a $2500.00 phone, $ 6.73 per hour and no meat

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Chaffee View Post
    Three point cam twist-lock with over center plateau.
    Hi Frank,
    I'll bet that would work on the next phone, I'll call you.
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