I’m working on making a custom board. I’ll be milling out a wooden case as well as an acrylic plate for the switches/stabs. I’m going to be handwiring the board so obviously there will be no PCB to mount to.
This is my first build and I’ve been looking into it for a while but haven’t been able to come to a certain conclusion yet. What type of stabilizer can I use for this build? Obviously plate mount Costar or Cherry would work, but I know people generally prefer Cherry to Costar and plate mount Cherry stabs are hard to find and relatively expensive. Is it possible to design the plate in such a way that I can use PCB mount stabs even without a PCB (preferably without just hot gluing them in place or similar)?
I’ve also found listings for GMK screw-in stabs which list them as “Compatible with both PCB and plate mount” but I’ve seen comments online saying screw-ins only work for PCB mounts.
Was wondering if anyone could provide some clarification. Again, I know that normally PCB mount stabs don’t work on plate mount boards but since I’m designing and milling my plate custom does that change anything?
Thanks for any advice or info.