Pedal Board/Case

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Project by MattMize posted 08-06-2014 01:39 PM 1531 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pedal board I made for myself. I figured that as a woodworker, a rough looking piece of quarter inch plywood just didn’t look very woodworker-ish. So, I got some cherry and a piece of walnut together, and designed this one around how I wanted my pedals configured, as well as providing some protection to them while I’m traveling. The hardware is all brass, and the dovetails were cut with a Keller Dovetail Jig, which I really like. I decided to do a second level instead of a slope so I could have some storage under the top level for cables and things like that. I really don’t like the slanted designs because I feel like there’s a lot of wasted space. Plus, it was easier to design and build this way, keeping things as square as possible! I added some grip tape to the bottom so it wouldn’t slide around. All of the pedals are held down with velcro. The finished product works very nicely, and gets me a lot of exposure as a woodworker while I’m playing my guitar.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 08-06-2014 02:30 PM

I built one of these for a buddy 2 years ago. Not nearly as nice, his design my shop time. He was concerned about size and he wanted to build it out of plywood. Never heard back as to well or bad it worked for him.

Like yours a lot more.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-06-2014 04:52 PM

Thank you for the compliment, ChrisK! My old one was just a quarter inch sheet of plywood that I cut with a circular saw about 6 years ago. It just wasn’t getting the job done and didn’t look like something that should be in the home of a woodworker. I’ve seen several plywood ones that were incredibly well made. I went with the cherry and walnut just because that’s what I have a lot of, and I wanted to showcase different examples of joinery and contrasting woods so I could pull one thing out to show people a variety of options at the same time.

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