#1
OK, a half year ago I built this



Its just a piece of expanded metal, painted, with a PVC handle. I love it because it weighs almost nothing and the nature of the materiel allows me to use zip ties to position whatever I want wherever I want.

Problem is, I don't like the edges. I cleaned them up a bit with a grinder, but they would still scratch up a wood floor or maybe tear carpeting, so I covered all the sides in ductape. functional, but ugly, and it is starting to poke through the tape. I need some kind of metal or plastic that would be easy to install, cover all the edges, and be extremely durable. I tried window screen framing aluminum strips, no luck.

Any ideas?

And all the pedals you can see in my crappy pics are homebrew by yours truly, in case you were wondering.
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#3
built it a small box or frame out of wood
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#4
wood. just make a small channel in the middle of the wood for the edge to sit inside.

if you dont want to use wood you can always use pvc pipe which would match your handle for consistencies sake. just cut down one side of the pvc then slide it over the edge.
#5
Problem with wood is weight. I have to carry this a couple hundred feet twice a week, and if it was gonna be strong enough, it would be to heavy.

I tried PVC, but doing the corners are a pain. I might try again though if I can't think of anything else.
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#6
wood isnt that heavy if you dont use the whole tree to built it
all you need is thin wood that yuo make picture frames out of, its probably a quarter inch thick, weighs nothing
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#7
Yeah, but that won't last. I don't treat my board gently. It would crack in under a week.
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#8
How about some aluminum tubing from some old lawn chairs. Cut a slit in it and maybe tack it in place (if you can weld aluminum.)
#9
My dad can, but I can't help but think there is an easier way.
EDIT: And I still have to worry about the corners.
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#10
Some kind of dense grey/black foam just to run around the edges? It'd be light, cheap to replace, and would stop it scratching floors. You could just glue it on where you wanted it.
#11
I'm afraid that the metal edges would cut through fairly quickly.
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#12
Rubber gasket, cut a slit, and slide it over, easy.
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#13
Nice, should be plenty tough as well.
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#14
pipe covers
there foam hollow tubes with a slit in one side, to slip a water pipe in and keep from freezing, but it could work...and cheap
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#15
How about the rubbery stuff people use to cover tool handles? I don't know if it would be expensive or not, but it would just be a dip-and-dry approach.
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#16
Quote by Clutch32192
pipe covers
there foam hollow tubes with a slit in one side, to slip a water pipe in and keep from freezing, but it could work...and cheap

Actually tried that, no luck, they just don't last.

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How about the rubbery stuff people use to cover tool handles? I don't know if it would be expensive or not, but it would just be a dip-and-dry approach.


I know what your talking about, but where would I get it? How would I apply it?
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#18
Your link didn't work, but I found this:
http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/plastidip.html
The gasket idea seems way easier, but I think the plastidip would look better...
EDIT: Link is working now, nevermind. Also, I'm not sure how that plastidip will hold up. I think it'll be the gasket idea, at least for now.
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Last edited by SVStee at Feb 21, 2009,
#19
my link works for me?
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#20
bend the sides in? i would just go at it with a hammer
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#21
Okay, I think I have narrowed down my options.

1: Plasidip. I'm a bit worried about durability though. Might even coat the whole board with it.
2: PVC. Build a square frame and cut slits in the sides, fit it over the board, maybe use silicone to keep it from moving around. I'll paint it black.
3: The aforementioned gasket idea, but with a twist. My dad has some old tubing used for welding gases, I think argon, and that stuff is tough.
4: Have my dad weld 1/8" steel plates all around the edge. Real small and narrow.
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Enough pedals to crush a rhino