September 19, 2019 05:23PM
Its more to hide the seams than for structural support.. These are pretty small bits - can't remember the diameter, but right around a 1/16", or maybe even smaller.. so, doesn't take a lot to snap one.. I thought titanium bits would be tougher, but they're not.. So, I was looking around and found an old bit that was a teeny bit larger and a WHOLE lot more tough.. Got most of the holes drilled and got most of the screws put in..

The plexi isn't like wood - there's just about zero give in the holes you drill.. you know you can drill a pilot hole in wood and when you screw the larger screw in, it widens the hole in the wood.. plexi doesn't do that - at least not with weeny screws.. when you get to the point where you gotta put some oomph in the screwdriver to get it to bite into the plexi, it just doesn't wallow out and the screw head snaps off.. I guess I needed to drill slightly larger holes in it.. funny, the metal hole will widen to accept the screws, the plexi doesn't want to..

So, I still hafta drill out the screws that lost their heads, but all the other screws are installed.. unfortunately, like I mentioned, the ends of the trim are no longer meeting, now that they've been drilled in and, I guess, the metal, slightly warped.. So,I gotta either find metal corners, like you see on old trunks, or figure some other way to hide the corners.. I Spent a lot of time cutting those trim pieces exact - I guess I didn't know you gotta cut them a bit longer to accommodate being installed..

I did just mess around with the black light strips and tested them inside the board with the lights out.. with the lights out, it looks badazz.. Now I just gotta figure out how to install the strips.. they have sticky backing, but I want them inside the board facing out - meaning the sticky part isn't actually touching anything.. It would be easier to mount them on the outside of the board where they would just stick onto the outside of the plexi, but that wouldn't look near as cool, and we've come this far, already..

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


  Why am I so weird, part 2..? Attachments

sstrams195September 14, 2019 09:13AM

  All my knowledge of pedal boards in one reply....

JamesJM48September 14, 2019 09:32AM

  Sounds about right...

sstrams38September 14, 2019 09:50AM

  Production update.. Attachments

sstrams50September 15, 2019 11:04AM

  Well, gotta give ya credit...

JamesJM34September 15, 2019 03:32PM

  Thanks man..

sstrams27September 15, 2019 03:47PM

  If I'm understanding correctly...

JamesJM25September 15, 2019 04:09PM

  No, I actually need to add them..

sstrams24September 15, 2019 05:17PM

  Yeah, think I lost ya...

JamesJM35September 15, 2019 05:39PM

  No, that's kinda what I want, as well..

sstrams31September 16, 2019 01:38AM

  Well, you could always..

sstrams28September 16, 2019 04:07AM

  Production Update #2 Attachments

sstrams39September 16, 2019 01:15PM

  I'm just gonna give you two thumbs right now

IowaRam27September 16, 2019 01:20PM

  Well, at least you're honest, Iowa..

sstrams26September 16, 2019 01:28PM

  Production Update #3.. Attachments

sstrams35September 17, 2019 01:12PM

  I might have missed it

IowaRam27September 17, 2019 01:22PM

  Here's a pic of my current board.. Attachments

sstrams30September 17, 2019 01:36PM

  Can't wait to see it complete, and fully loaded!

RAMbler27September 18, 2019 10:55AM

  Thanks RAMbler!

sstrams25September 18, 2019 11:30AM

  Things were going so well...

sstrams32September 19, 2019 02:00PM

  but where's the fun in that

IowaRam26September 19, 2019 02:23PM

  Its just frustrating..

sstrams29September 19, 2019 03:59PM

  So whats actually breaking the drill bits

IowaRam25September 19, 2019 04:08PM

  Its really thin metal..

sstrams26September 19, 2019 05:23PM

  Trudging on...

sstrams28September 20, 2019 11:22AM

  i am reminded of a favorite movie quote...

JamesJM29September 20, 2019 11:33AM

  No, that's my problem...

sstrams28September 20, 2019 01:52PM

  You sound like me....

JamesJM24September 20, 2019 09:50PM


sstrams22September 21, 2019 03:49AM

  Production Update #4.. Attachments

sstrams40September 21, 2019 09:54AM

  Looks to me like...

JamesJM25September 21, 2019 11:06AM

  If i tends up cratering..

sstrams22September 21, 2019 11:32AM

  I think you're ok...

JamesJM28September 21, 2019 11:57AM

  That's a good point..

sstrams25September 21, 2019 01:22PM

  Looks about right to me

IowaRam28September 21, 2019 01:55PM

  That's about what the calculations have felt like, Iowa..

sstrams26September 21, 2019 06:20PM

  Reminds me of those Erector Sets

IowaRam23September 23, 2019 06:05AM

  It COULD have rockets..

sstrams18September 23, 2019 06:38AM

  No pics but..

sstrams19September 28, 2019 12:44PM

  Re: No pics but.. Attachments

MamaRAMa28September 28, 2019 03:24PM

  Not for Halloween ?

IowaRam22September 28, 2019 03:56PM

  Re: Not for Halloween ?

MamaRAMa24September 28, 2019 04:03PM

  Oh I totally get that, Mama.. Attachments

sstrams23September 29, 2019 05:44AM


MamaRAMa18October 22, 2019 09:44PM

  Oh that is awesome, Mama..

sstrams13October 23, 2019 02:50AM

  looks like there's a new sheriff in town

21Dog19October 23, 2019 04:12AM

  Love it... and about costumes and pets...

JamesJM16October 23, 2019 04:57AM

  Re: Love it... and about costumes and pets...

MamaRAMa16October 23, 2019 05:59AM

  We do.. Attachments

sstrams15October 23, 2019 06:15AM

  Re: We do..

21Dog18October 24, 2019 03:49AM

  They were happier..

sstrams17October 24, 2019 08:06AM