Tiger Maple Pedalboard #1: rough cuts and hand dimensioning

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Blog entry by markedwardsims posted 01-31-2011 05:51 PM 2162 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As a long time rocker, it seemed only appropriate to marry my 2 passions when it finally came time to revamp the pedalboard. I decided to do a wedge shaped “container” with a 1/2” plexiglass board to mount the equipment on. I wanted to make this this thing a little fancy, so I chose tiger maple and plan on dying it black, and finishing with a high gloss poly to look similar to a guitar finish. The stock that I purchased is 4/4 and through the great suggestions of my fellow LJ’s I decided to resaw it down to 5/8” and save the remainder for something else. I don’t have a bandsaw, so I did as much of the resaw as posible on the table saw and finished it with a Dozuki saw. After that, I hand planed the pieces to their final thickness. So far so good. I’m hoping to make more progress next weekend, but here’s some photos of the progress:

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 06:29 PM

looks great so far! you did well – very well :)

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 07:41 PM

Hi markedwardsims, fancy it will be, not like mine hehee:

Keep posting updates and thanks for sharing!

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#3 posted 02-01-2011 08:45 PM

It’s a lot cleaner than the one I’m replacing. I finally reached my limit and had to get this thing retired:

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