#1
Im doing woodwork as a GSCE, and as part of the course, we have to design and make something. Anything. Everyone else was doing CD racks, coffee table or storage units in one form or another, as they do every year.

I wanted to be a bit different, and make something i was actually going to use.

So there I was, sitting in class, thinking 'what the hell can I make?'

After much pondering, i decided an easy and useful project would be to build a custom pedalboard.

Unfortunately, there are no progress shots, as it was all done in class. Here's a bit about it:

- The board is built into the lid of a case, which is detatchable for stage use
- It's in a case, meaning its easy to carry around
- The raised section houses the power supply, and a lot of the cables
- The board itself is made from MDF.


And now.... The final product!

From above:


From the front:


Inside the higher tier:


And finally, one with the case closed:


Opinions?

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#6
Thanks, yeah i was toying with the idea of building my own guitar, but i decided it would be to difficult lol.

Putting a board in a case seemed a tad easier
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#8
Im gonna try my hand at customising my pacifica before i even think about building a guitar, see how i get on with that
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#10
what did you actually build. did you buy the hard case thing then stick velcro on the lid?
anyway looks good, how much did you spend, and also is it very sturdy?
#11
i bought the hardcase thing, gutted it, mounted the board into the lid, and velcroed it. Very sturdy, doesnt wobble at all or anything, there isnt any 'give' in the wood either. (I made sure it was all fixed securely )

overall i think it was around £40 for the case, velcro, wood and rubber feet (for the underside of the case lid)
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#12
Quote by godofshred
i built my board in my spare time lol

I'm building my guitar and my cabinet in my spare time. I guess having no spare time is why my projects take so damn long.
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#13
Quote by Calum_Barrow
I'm building my guitar and my cabinet in my spare time. I guess having no spare time is why my projects take so damn long.

see, i just wait till summer break, more money (summer job?) and lots of time. works perfectly.
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#15
Looks very nice actually, looks pretty pro 'coz of the case and all.
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#16
hey i know why i reconised that case. did you get it from maplin electronics for £39.99?
#17
Quote by mrperson
hey i know why i reconised that case. did you get it from maplin electronics for £39.99?


That's the one!
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#18
yes i was thinking of doing exactly what you did. its a big box. how did you get the foam off that was atatched to the lid?
#19
Pulled it out by hand, then sanded the remaining glue off.
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#20
Quote by Inspired_by_Vai
Im doing woodwork as a GSCE, and as part of the course, we have to design and make something. Anything. Everyone else was doing CD racks, coffee table or storage units in one form or another, as they do every year.

I wanted to be a bit different, and make something i was actually going to use.

So there I was, sitting in class, thinking 'what the hell can I make?'

After much pondering, i decided an easy and useful project would be to build a custom pedalboard.

Unfortunately, there are no progress shots, as it was all done in class. Here's a bit about it:

- The board is built into the lid of a case, which is detatchable for stage use
- It's in a case, meaning its easy to carry around
- The raised section houses the power supply, and a lot of the cables
- The board itself is made from MDF.



Very cool, man

I wish I took woodwork now... I wanted to build a pedalboard... Instead I took graphics >.<
#21
U must like delay a LOT.

saeeing how nice that delay is.
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#22
Not as nice as the good 'ol plastic compressor.

My funds are lacking
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#23
Is that pedal in the upper left hand corner an Ibanez one?
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#24
I really have no idea! A friend of mine gave it to me, and it doesn't appear to have a brand

Not a bad little pedal though
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#25
Quote by Inspired_by_Vai
I really have no idea! A friend of mine gave it to me, and it doesn't appear to have a brand

Not a bad little pedal though



Yup,thats an Ibanez,I recognize that shape evrywhere.
#26
I though so, my Tube Screamer and Classic Metal have the exact shape, but they aren't an ugly blue.
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