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    Making a yoke - 737'ish

    Started by laminating/glue 11mm MDF. 2 & 3 plates in each bulk:


    Draw the yoke on top of the 3-plate bulk and made a 5-6mm track for later wiering:


    Glued together both bulks (2+3) and draw the yoke on top again after 24h drying:


    Sawed following the drawing. On the second pic, notice the hole for later wiering:



    Roughly sawed the handles with the hole for wiering as referance:


    Continued shaping the handles with a rough rasp(?). Things are getting into shape:


    Further rasping...:


    Here the midsection is getting right and I've altered the shape around the push button holes. 3 rounds with primer and 280 sandpaper. A stripped down networkcable is used for wiering:


    Detailpic in button area:


    3 rounds of Bengalack:





    More to come... Sorry about the bad english

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    Top Stuff!

    This is a really useful step-by-step photo posting that quite clearly shows that a 737 yoke can be made in the hope with just a little thought and effort, i really like the hi-gloss finnish, looks really professional, well atleast it saves 500-700 buying the usb all ready made yoke, which are total rip-offs!

    Well done on the yoke, keep us posted on further progress!

    It really looks great! Excellent work!



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    The finish is remarkable. Nice job! That is exactly was a freshly dipped and coated yoke looks like. That turned out nice.
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