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BY WellyBlues
#823851
Have a look at the flash dovetails at the end of the video:

Last edited by WellyBlues on Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
BY clubhouse
#823855
Bg wrote:It's a prototype, if I go with it I'm thinking rosewood and white oak. Or similar. Or plywood and tolex etc.


My vote goes to dark wood dovetailed with a lighter type to show off the joinery. If you're going to the trouble of making proper joints, then show 'em off I say. Rosewood and white oak may be a little on the heavy side but strong and rigid and damn nice to look at. Very tidy! Impart some extra thickness to fuzz and wacka-wacka-chang to wahs no doubt.... :D

If you went the plywood route, then a nice, birch or poplar ply with matched ply lines at the joints would look well nice.

Which ever way, if you're putting the work or nice timber into it, show it off. Tolex is for covering up the blemishes on low-skilled, factory churned out, work pieces (a la Fender, Gibson, et al) to make them look like domestic consumer appliances (luggage). Somehow we've come to see tolex as a symbol of a bygone era of quality....maybe.

Too much junk, too little space. There are two lambrettas in there somewhere. It's my winter workshop, so will get tidied up, some time.... Before winter. Probably.


Lambrettas?! Two of them?! How old? What models are they? Are they mobile? Do you need to shift them on to tidy up the shed?... :wink:
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BY Bg
#823907
clubhouse wrote:Lambrettas?! Two of them?! How old? What models are they? Are they mobile? Do you need to shift them on to tidy up the shed?... :wink:


They've been on the renovation list for more than 10 years now, one engine was about finished... they're nothing special, indian made ;) They did turnover when I got them.
BY clubhouse
#823909
Bg wrote:
clubhouse wrote:They've been on the renovation list for more than 10 years now, one engine was about finished... they're nothing special, indian made ;) They did turnover when I got them.


The SIL Lammies are goers. The tooling and factory is all Innocenti derived and set up. It's only cork sniffers that have an issue. All the UK go-faster kit fits and parts are largely available...but you probably know all this :wink: There used to be a nut-job German dude in an Auckland scooter shop that was an ex-pro, scooter racer...Goertz I think...he raced a NOS'ed Lammy :wtf: But yeah, get 'em on the slab and fettled over winter for cool rides next summer.

It's the Vietnamese Vespas to be wary of. Many come over here as restos from chop-shops where they've taken two separate donors and tacked them together with spit and poo. But ugly welds that rust under the paint and bubble and crack so the frame eventually folds up. :thumbdown:

And back to the pedal boards...you've got skills mate...show them skills off with tasty wood choices and finishes.
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BY Bg
#823933
yeah I sort of lost interest in them, but they are on the long term list. Shipping parts did prove somewhat expensive but its probably cheaper and easier nowadays. Maybe time to kickstart that project again. boom boom.
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BY Bg
#824466
So, a bit of movement, picked up a piece of oak and some kind of hard red wood (maybe cherry, it was an offcut I liked the look of)
Started on a board

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So the big question is - how do you like your pedalboard tops? fully slotted? size of slots? plain that you can drill your own holes in? Carpeted, painted black or velcro stuck on.

Cheers
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BY Terexgeek
#824474
Bg wrote:So, a bit of movement, picked up a piece of oak and some kind of hard red wood (maybe cherry, it was an offcut I liked the look of)
Started on a board

Image

So the big question is - how do you like your pedalboard tops? fully slotted? size of slots? plain that you can drill your own holes in? Carpeted, painted black or velcro stuck on.

Cheers

Shit that looks cool Beeg, t'would be a shame to cover a joint like that up.
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BY Mattallica
#824509
I would use horizontal slats that are whatever the velcro width is. Maybe half a slat for spacing between? wide enough to put any plugs through. I've only used standard boards so can't comment on the other set ups.
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BY Bg
#824526
Top will be plywood and fixed, bottom will be plywood and removable, thinner plywood too :)
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BY willow13
#824531
Jehu wrote:I've made a few smaller boards in the past... I swear I do use other materials than macrocarpa!



Macro seems to be one of the sexier woods .. always seems to have flame or spalt..yes it tends to twisted, but if you dry it right then its fine
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BY willow13
#824532
Bg wrote:Top will be plywood and fixed, bottom will be plywood and removable, thinner plywood too :)


totally the right choice. I visit adrian last week (got 2 awesome bits of silky oak, a maple fretboard and a rosewood neck)...he still has the neck he blank he did for you haha