West Coast Pedal Board DIY Kit. (My build, Review and How to) **PIC HEAVY**

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by SirGilmour, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. bluewaterpig

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    Do you know the exact type of bit you used to get the edge?

    I was planning on using an edge forming bit...which I'm realizing is not the same as a bullnose bit...interested to see how you used a bullnose to get that edge.
     
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    Man am I ever confused about those darn edge bits!! When you say you used a 1/4" bit, what exactly is being measured as 1/4"? The diameter or the cutting height? I.e. that bit you posted has a 1-3/16" diameter and a 3/8" cutter height...
     
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    It looks just like the bit in that link and is labeled "1/4" on the arbor of the bit. You also need to adjust the bit so the bottom of the curve is flush with the router surface so you don't get a line in the wood.
     
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    SirGilmour,

    Any way you can take a close pic of the input jack and output jack from the inside of the board? I have to do the soldering myself and I'm wondering which jacks you used (mono or stereo) and which tabs you solder the lead and ground wires to on the jack.

    It'd be a massive help...thanks so much.
     
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    Inspiring. Great step by step. Thanks for posting.
     
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    I would but they are covered with heat shrink so you wouldnt be able to see anything. They are mono and look like this. (output wire is just the hot wire. Doesnt have to be from a switch)
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    Thank you!!
     
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    That's a beautiful board, SirGilmour. And such good taste in pedals! Thanks for sharing your build process.
     
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    What we typically use is a 1/4" radius bit with a guide, mounted to a router table. Takes a bit of playing around to get the adjustments just right, (use some scrap wood until your satisfied with the results) then its a really quick task. Most boards take about 15 seconds to complete the process. We've just started recommending smoothing the edges out by hand, using some 80 grit on an orbital sander. this does take longer, but if your not tooled up with the right router bits/table etc, this method can also be used to reach the desired result...
     
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    Hi Pete!! ;-D
     
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    Hey Spencer! Thanks for your help buddy.

    My DIY board is down in my shop clamped and glued. This project was super fun and I highly recommend buying one of these kits if you're at all interested. The work is not idiot-proof simple, but as long as you have moderate wood working skills and scrap wood, you'll be good to go. Also, Spencer is a great help if you have a few questions.

    I'll be posting pics and my instructions in a day or two.
     
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    Looks amazing and love the pedal section as well.
     
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    Awesome Pete, look forward to seeing the down and dirty on the build. Hopefully there are some mug shots in there! ;-D haha Peace brother!!
     
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    Randy,
    did you paint the bottom black yet dude???? #proStatus if you did ;-=D
     
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    Might do that this weekend. #Mustachieveprostatus
     
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  18. westcoastpedalbrd

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    Hey Pete, did you ever get a post or pictures of your build?
     
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    Hey SirGilmour, is there any chance that you could repost the pictures from your pedalboard build? None of them are showing up now, but I'd really love to use them for the project I'm starting up now.

    Thanks!
     

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