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Blog series by Budman updated 07-24-2008 12:05 PM 6 parts 13675 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: The Beginning...

07-07-2008 10:15 PM by Budman | 2 comments »

My son, Cody, is an aspiring guitar player… He needs a pedalboard to house all his effects pedals… If you’re not familiar with these, check out this link… First of all… he can’t find one EXACTLY set-up the way he wants… So, WHY NOT BUILD ONE???I started it this past weekend… We sketched an idea… Gonna make it a little oversize for expansion… The overall box is 18” x 28” x 10” tall. The majority of the box will unlatch and be removable, leaving the base with the pedals mounted to...

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Part 2: Open Sez Me...

07-08-2008 12:46 PM by Budman | 3 comments »

Four passes thru the table saw, and I now have a box & lid… I sketched a ‘side-view’ plan of the insert which will fit into the lid… This way, if he doesn’t like the layout of the board, we can build a new insert and still use the overall box. We’re aiming pretty high… this will have two levels for smaller pedals in the center, on the right side it will have a place for two larger (long, like a wah) pedals, on the left an area for swi...

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Part 3: Ordered Some Harware

07-09-2008 08:00 PM by Budman | 0 comments »

I ordered some hardware online from DBLITTLE.COM ———————————————————————————Products———————————————————————————2×1993BK LARGE TAKE APART HINGE BLACK (1993BK) = $5.20...

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Part 4: An Evening's Work Waisted...

07-10-2008 05:14 PM by Budman | 3 comments »

I started the insert… I purposely sized it to be a ‘snug’ fit into base… Cut the parts, cut rabbet’s for the joints… test fitted that ‘snug’ fit… Glued and nailed it together, only then to realize that the good ‘snug’ fit in the base is going to be an unwanted ‘snug’ fit for the lid!!! After thinking about it, and showing my son what it looks like in three dimensions, we came up with some better ideas… I’ll be taking a step backwards and building this part over again ...

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Part 5: Continue the build (after a short pause)

07-23-2008 02:20 PM by Budman | 7 comments »

I had to take a break from working on this project for over a week (life got in the way)… But, Sunday afternoon my son Cody came to help work on it… He brought his assortment of pedals and we soon realized that space was quickly running short… We decided to scrap the multi level design to get better use of the space… After cutting the supports, I used my forstner bits to lighten the weight of them… A small light will mount under the top board illuminating the pedals and this ...

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Part 6: Paint it Black

07-24-2008 12:05 PM by Budman | 0 comments »

After a little more sanding, test fitting, and planning for wires I painted it black. It looks glossy because it’s wet, but it will dry a flat black.

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