2022-01-08 (Sa) EWC_Panel Lunch box penetrations

I laid a strip of blue painter's tape on my work surface, traced the mounting holes for my MIDI ports, and then found the midpoint and marked that. The center of that line would be the barrel of the connector. I made three templates and one for my micro USB input. The pilot holes drilled quickly enough, and the others looked fine on the outside, but they left jagged scraps inside. Fortunately, I'll cover these soon. Each large hole migrated to the left for some reason, so I must have been holding the drill crookedly. In retrospect, I should have drilled the primary hole first, then marked the mounting holes, or even used a connector as a bit guide.

My MIDI ports were already soldered, and I even shrink-wrapped the connections. I planned to cut the wires, mount everything, and reconnect them with solder sleeves. I started with the incoming port and cut the conductors approximately 70mm from the terminals. I knew I would have to install a support structure for the faceplate, and that would be more difficult after I reinstalled all the data and power ports, so I paused.
Drilled lunch box

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