Another update: digits for nixie tubes

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It has been some time since my last blog post, don’t be afraid, I am still working on nixie tube project! Around 2-3 hours a day in average. I am building a shed on the garden where I will place all the workshop. I hope it will be finished in one month.

I am also parallely working on the last parts of the whole nixie tube project. One of the most important things are the inner metal parts, I originally planned to etch them myself, but that project became so complicated that I try to outsource as many processes as I can (as I can afford 😉 ). So I found a great local company making etched parts for model makers, we agreed on a test etching and there are the results:

I was really surprised by the quality of the haxagonal grid, I didn’t expect such a amazing quality! All the parts look professional, this will have crucial impact on the look of my nixie tubes. The digits are perfectly flat, I was also afraid that it will tend to twist, but it keeps the shape..