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

sstrams293September 14, 2019 09:13AM

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

JamesJM81September 14, 2019 09:32AM

  Sounds about right...

sstrams75September 14, 2019 09:50AM

  Production update.. Attachments

sstrams92September 15, 2019 11:04AM

  Well, gotta give ya credit...

JamesJM68September 15, 2019 03:32PM

  Thanks man..

sstrams58September 15, 2019 03:47PM

  If I'm understanding correctly...

JamesJM68September 15, 2019 04:09PM

  No, I actually need to add them..

sstrams49September 15, 2019 05:17PM

  Yeah, think I lost ya...

JamesJM82September 15, 2019 05:39PM

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

sstrams64September 16, 2019 01:38AM

  Well, you could always..

sstrams64September 16, 2019 04:07AM

  Production Update #2 Attachments

sstrams85September 16, 2019 01:15PM

  I'm just gonna give you two thumbs right now

IowaRam61September 16, 2019 01:20PM

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

sstrams61September 16, 2019 01:28PM

  Production Update #3.. Attachments

sstrams59September 17, 2019 01:12PM

  I might have missed it

IowaRam63September 17, 2019 01:22PM

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

sstrams62September 17, 2019 01:36PM

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

RAMbler73September 18, 2019 10:55AM

  Thanks RAMbler!

sstrams59September 18, 2019 11:30AM

  Things were going so well...

sstrams68September 19, 2019 02:00PM

  but where's the fun in that

IowaRam51September 19, 2019 02:23PM

  Its just frustrating..

sstrams63September 19, 2019 03:59PM

  So whats actually breaking the drill bits

IowaRam48September 19, 2019 04:08PM

  Its really thin metal..

sstrams83September 19, 2019 05:23PM

  Trudging on...

sstrams55September 20, 2019 11:22AM

  i am reminded of a favorite movie quote...

JamesJM56September 20, 2019 11:33AM

  No, that's my problem...

sstrams67September 20, 2019 01:52PM

  You sound like me....

JamesJM60September 20, 2019 09:50PM


sstrams48September 21, 2019 03:49AM

  Production Update #4.. Attachments

sstrams85September 21, 2019 09:54AM

  Looks to me like...

JamesJM59September 21, 2019 11:06AM

  If i tends up cratering..

sstrams49September 21, 2019 11:32AM

  I think you're ok...

JamesJM63September 21, 2019 11:57AM

  That's a good point..

sstrams63September 21, 2019 01:22PM

  Looks about right to me

IowaRam64September 21, 2019 01:55PM

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

sstrams63September 21, 2019 06:20PM

  Reminds me of those Erector Sets

IowaRam51September 23, 2019 06:05AM

  It COULD have rockets..

sstrams43September 23, 2019 06:38AM

  No pics but..

sstrams53September 28, 2019 12:44PM

  Re: No pics but.. Attachments

MamaRAMa60September 28, 2019 03:24PM

  Not for Halloween ?

IowaRam65September 28, 2019 03:56PM

  Re: Not for Halloween ?

MamaRAMa60September 28, 2019 04:03PM

  Oh I totally get that, Mama.. Attachments

sstrams52September 29, 2019 05:44AM


MamaRAMa60October 22, 2019 09:44PM

  Oh that is awesome, Mama..

sstrams49October 23, 2019 02:50AM

  looks like there's a new sheriff in town

21Dog44October 23, 2019 04:12AM

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

JamesJM41October 23, 2019 04:57AM

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

MamaRAMa40October 23, 2019 05:59AM

  We do.. Attachments

sstrams56October 23, 2019 06:15AM

  Re: We do..

21Dog44October 24, 2019 03:49AM

  They were happier..

sstrams60October 24, 2019 08:06AM