Put my old carpentry skills to work today!

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  1. Masshole

    Masshole Squier-Meister

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    This morning at work I came across a nice shipping pallet mostly made of oak! Decided if take it home,take it apart and use the slats too build a pedalboard!
    Used some pine I had kicking around for the frame and the oakfor the top slats!
    24"x19" this size will give me plenty of room for expansion in the future!
    Got everything cut and cleaned up this afternoon,went for some dinner and came home to put it all together! Lastly I applied the first coat of poly! I was gonna stain it first but decided to just go with a glossy poly and leave it natural looking!
    Updates to come!
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  2. jefffam

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    Looks nice. I'm all about re-purposing wood where possible. Very creative.
     
  3. Davis Sharp

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    You must have a lot of pedals or a lot of pedal-GAS.:)
     
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  5. Masshole

    Masshole Squier-Meister

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    Just making sure I don't have to build a new board in a year from now! I just don't know what the future will bring but I'll be prepared!
     
  6. Masshole

    Masshole Squier-Meister

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    I was thinking about adding an a.c. power outlet in the side.

    I'm not to sure about this but would 2- 1/4 jacks on each side work for running the effect loop?
    Left side, guitar in 1/4" #1, from there tuner,wah, overdrive and out 1/4" #2 to the effect loop of the amp,effect send too right side of board 1/4" #1 into delays,and reverb,then out 1/4" #2 to amp???

    Will this work? Or am i crazy?
    Do they sell 1/4" jacks that will work for this??
     
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  7. Kenneth Mountain

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    Are you using a 9/18 volt power supply for the pedals ?


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  8. AllroyPA

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    You def got skills ! Nice board :cool:
     
  9. ElRey67

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    Masshole,
    You are making me want one!
    Nice to see you using your resourcefulness and tapping into some old skills.
     
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  10. Kenneth Mountain

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    The board looks great ! What did you want the AC outlet for ? I can't visualize the "loop" you are asking about - can you rough out a drawing ? lol A lot of us are visual on here ! I use two amps myself - sans any internal effects loops from the amp. Call me Ken ! ( must I forever live this newbie mistake ? LOL )
     
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  11. Davis Sharp

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    You can buy a pass-through (nickel or black). Hat-tip to @StillSourDiesel for this.
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  12. Masshole

    Masshole Squier-Meister

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    Pedal GAS! I've never really had a pedal board. Foot controllers for modeling amps but never a pedal board with individual pedals! So I'm going big,planning on buying pedals when I can and eventually building myself a killer rig!
    I'm mainly a bedroom guitarist so it's kinda like a piece of furniture! Looks nice and never moves!
    If a band opportunity ever arises I'll definitely be building myself a smaller more compact board! Most definitely with more reclaimed lumber!
     
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  13. Eddie

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    Great board. I was thinking of one also. The pallet is a great idea. :)
     
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  14. Davey

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    Nice job!

    Pallets are poor quality out here or I would be so on that!

    I built a few out of pine and found like many other projects new design ideas come from not being happy with what I built. Ended up building a stepped one for easier back row access, this was mainly due to buying a MESS of cheap nano and mini Asian pedals. Which I might add are surprisingly great sounding.
     
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  15. Inventive ! When I worked (retired now) I used to come across some real nice maple pallets. Never used any but it did cross my mind.
    Gee that lawn is green. With our drought the lawn is crunchy and the color corn flakes.

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  16. Masshole

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    Here in Massachusetts we had a drought last summer and our lawns paid for it big time, worst year for my lawn ever! This year it hasn't stopped raining since February!
     
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  17. ksandbergfl

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    When I have a project to do, I often wait until I see neighbors throw out old desks,shelves, plywood or pallets... free wood! Among my projects is a 4x8" closed-back speaker cabinet out of a bookshelf that my neighbor was tossing... can't beat free. And if it turns out bad, or you make a mistake, you're not out $$$ worth of good new wood.
     
  18. dbrian66

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    Yes you can do that. On mine, I put all four jacks in one corner. The four plugs are instrument in, out to loop, back from loop, and out to amp. I just used regular guitar jacks and made my own cables under the board. Soldered them to the jacks. Keeps things neater. I also ran a 110v cord to the board and put two outlets under the board to plug my power supply into. There is also an on/off switch for the 110 power.
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