Artemis Entreri
Panned
Join date: Dec 2006
5,250 IQ
#1
Hey guys,

I've changed my live setup so that I process everything I'm doing with my Presonus Firestudio/Logic on my Macbook pro. It's gotten really old having to carry my presonus around by itself and I'm always afraid I'm going to damage it. With the christmas season around I thought about buying a rack case but I simply didn't want to pay 2 or 300 dollars for an, in my opinion, ugly looking case. So while I'm home for the holidays I decided to do some bonding with my father and build one!

We're 1 day in (a lot of gluing had to be done, so we didn't finish much the first day) and probably going to finish this evening.

I'll post pics as I go:


I'm going to stain it a nice "Old American" when I'm finished.
Here's the original piece of Oak plywood (the birch was pretty ugly, unfortunately):


And the aluminum we used to make the rails:


The (nearly, they were too long) completed rails:


Gluing the sides:


Completed sides:


Getting the size for the box:
Winner of the 2011 Virginia Guitar Festival

Protools HD
Lynx Aurora 16/HD192
Mojave, Sennheiser, AKG, EV etc mics
Focusrite ISA828 pres
Waves Mercury
Random Rack Gear

65 Deluxe Reverb
PRS CE 22
American Standard Strat
Taylor 712
Artemis Entreri
Panned
Join date: Dec 2006
5,250 IQ
#2
Round 2:
I still need to fill in the chips with wood filler, finish it and put some handles on.

Assembling:


Assembled and sanded:


Front:


Back:
Winner of the 2011 Virginia Guitar Festival

Protools HD
Lynx Aurora 16/HD192
Mojave, Sennheiser, AKG, EV etc mics
Focusrite ISA828 pres
Waves Mercury
Random Rack Gear

65 Deluxe Reverb
PRS CE 22
American Standard Strat
Taylor 712