|Project by lusk||posted 03-07-2014 04:31 PM||595 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
This is a project that has been long in the making. Since it does have electronics components and I wanted to make sure everything was just right, planning took a very long time. It also took a while to get parts in that I had to order. I am so glad to have it finished and usable.
The whole frame is made up of 3/4” red oak as well as the small squares at each corner for stability and for the small rubber feet that screw into them. The top edges all have a 1/8” roundover and the bottom edges have a slight chamfer just to soften them a bit. The feet stand it about 3/8” off the floor.
The top is 3/8” plywood covered in Polymat (which I did a terrible job of and will recover ASAP) and sits on a little small ledge or “shelf” on the inside of the frame. It doesn’t need to be attached because once the weight of the pedals are on it, it won’t move. It is also nice to have it removable for the sake of repairs to the electronics.
The frame is jointed together using glue and pocket hole screws. Not the strongest of joints, but more than enough for what this will have to withstand. Besides, I think i’m really liking the contrast of the endgrain at every corner.
All the electronic jacks are recessed into the surface which had to be done by hand with a router and a chisel since I don’t have a jig, or the proper bit to do it with a jig. They sit slightly proud of the surface still so they can be easily found on a dark stage by feel.
This went together very quickly once all the planning was done and I am quite happy with the results.
-- Carlin, Upstate SC