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Old 09-17-2012, 03:20 AM   #1
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$15 Aluminium Pedalboard Build

So a friend and I decided it was time to become men and do something practical. We went to the local hardware store and picked up this nifty little shelving unit for all of $14.98:



We did some bending and cutting of two of the shelves (which I didn't take photos of. Too busy being manly) and ended up with these two steps:



Here's a little close-up of the Meccano-esque mish-mash:





Then we realised that the shelves were fairly flimsy, so we riveted some support in:



Riveted the two shelves together:



And here it is with a combination of both our pedals on it, for show:



Total cost came to about $20, if you count a new hacksaw blade and a pack of rivets. It needs more support, but it isn't bad for a day's work.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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Looks awsome man. Is it still light? Or will it be a pain to carry around?
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:37 AM   #3
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Looks awsome man. Is it still light? Or will it be a pain to carry around?


It's pretty light. If/when we put in a little extra bracing and add handles it'll be pretty easy to lug around.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:53 AM   #4
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That actually looks really nice!
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:52 AM   #5
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My main concern would be flex. Do you think the additional bracing will make it solid enough to really stomp on without bending it?
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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My main concern would be flex. Do you think the additional bracing will make it solid enough to really stomp on without bending it?


The flex was mostly diagonal, hence the placing of the brace, but yeah it was pretty bendy initially. The top shelf doesn't have a brace but all the stuff bolted onto it to hold it up gives it some strength. It's still a little loose, but it's probably braced enough that it won't permanently bend. Also, I'm a pretty careful stomper anyway

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