NorthStar Horizon Case Cover Replacements
RodSmallwood at mail.ediconsulting.co.uk
Wed Jun 20 02:59:36 CDT 2007
Even though my main collection is DEC I'd love a Horizon with or with
out its wooden case. I wrote a lot of code on one in CBASIC back in the
They are somewhat rare in the UK to say the least.
In fact, the case is less of a problem than finding a system in the UK.
I have a retired friend with fully equipped wood working shop.
Consulting my 1979 copies of Practical Computing (a UK magazine).
They were widely available in the UK. They must be out there somewhere.
From: cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org
[mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Allison
Sent: 19 June 2007 12:37
To: cctech at classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: NorthStar Horizon Case Cover Replacements
>Subject: NorthStar Horizon Case Cover Replacements
> From: "Andrew Lynch" <lynchaj at yahoo.com>
> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 17:35:13 -0400
> To: <cctech at classiccmp.org>
>I noticed in another cctech mailing list thread about the NorthStar
>Horizon case cover replacements. Recently, I procured a NorthStar
>Horizon which is missing its original wooden case cover and I was
>looking to either buy an original replacement or make a new one.
>I did not get a lot of responses to my queries on other forums for a
>replacement wooden case cover so I am considering fabricating my own.
>Apparently, it is common for Horizons to have lost their wooden covers
>over time for many reasons and others have done what I am considering.
>Has anyone built replacement NorthStar Horizon case covers before and
>would be willing to build more? They do not look terribly
>sophisticated to build provided you have access to a table saw and the
>proper bits. I was planning on just copying the dimensions from
>another Horizon wooden case cover I already have.
>If anyone has a spare NorthStar Horizon wooden case cover, has built
>new ones, or knows how to build a replacement, I would certainly like
>to hear from you. Please email me or post here.
>Thank you in advance.
First it's a simple 3 sided thing. with a groove routed (or kerf cut) to
overlap the cover. The corners are mitered, grooved for biscuts and
I added two 1/2" cleats to the corners of mine when I reglued it. There
are 4 recessed hole for screws to secure it. Nominal material is 3/4 oak
ply though current dimension materials would work as well. There is
nothing special about it or difficulty in making it.
The metal cover is simple but without a bending brake it's not easy to
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