Andre's CNC

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  1. BluesBlooded

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    Hey Robert, I remember stripping it while installing it and wondered for a while if it would work or not. A year later when it started to slip I had forgotten about that fact. No I did not use loctite when I installed them.
     
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    That would probably do it. :)

    At least you now know the probable cause.
     
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    Nice fix Andre!
     
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    I'm SURE I'm on the right track. WOrst thisn that will happen if my fix does not work, I'll order a new shaft adapter and be done with it.

    Thanks Nick. It was frustrating to see it rack, but now it should be good to go.
     
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    Have you checked the others to see if they might have vibrated loose, or other problems? Maybe even pull the bolts, clean them, and re-set with Loc-Tite, torquing if you have a torque wrench that will fit.
     
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    No I have not. I will check them before I finalize the setup. Thanks Rick!
     
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    Now that the LP is completed, I checked my CNC repair and it is now working properly. Squared it and made a small project.

    A pedal enclosure. I got sucked into pedal making by Jupiter's memorial thread.

    I started my own here

    Here's the enclosure, roughly the size of a 1590b

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    Next one will have a thinner top
     
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    Nice Andre . Pedal boxes , what a neat idea , would be a good use for a laminated build up out of the scrap wood bin . Glad to hear the CNC is operating well .
     
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    Thanks Herb, you are right, nice way to get rid of small scrap wood and we can come up with neat designs as well. I have plenty ideas, just need more time to build them.
     
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    Well my fir is not strong enough.

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    Made one out of birch. Much tougher.

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    I think it's a cool idea, but your fir example highlights a big problem. Even though birch is stronger, given what kind of abuse pedals take, I just don't think wood is going to be a valid option. It just can't take the kind of punishment that a metal enclosure can. Now, you could use a standard metal enclosure but make panels out of exotics that rivet to it. That could be a pretty sweet look.
     
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    I agree that it probably could not withstand someone jumping on it every night for many years has a metal enclosure would. For my needs, there more than strong enough. I could put it to test with a power user and see how long it lasts.
     
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    Hard maple with interior bulkheads/ribs machined in. Wouldn't that hold up? I must be unusually gentle with my pedals. And come to think of it, my Dano chorus pedal is in a plastic box! Do guys really stomp on their pedals? No es necessicito!
     
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    I've been working with the birch version and it feels solid. Maple would be even better. Wood boxes are probably not for everyone, but I'm sure many normal users wouldn't beat them up to the point of breaking.
     
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    Got tired of not seeing what I was doing, I made a task Lamp.

    Meet the St. Louis Task Light. Practically no shade on the work area.

    Width is 20 inches Height is 14.5 inches. 108 cold white LED.

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  16. nickhofen

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    Extra cool, I want one!!!!
     
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    You have everything on hand to build it. ;)
     
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    Nice design, I love it.
     
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    Andre, you sir are kicking some major butt with your CNC and design work!
     
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