Samick Motherlode

December 2014
more... DIYHow-TosPedalboardPedal ProjectsOctober 2013

DIY Pedalboard Build

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Next, we need a basic frame. I used a miter saw to cut the four sides to the appropriate lengths. I chose 1/2" oak for the sides, and 3/4" cabinet-grade birch for the top.

Step 3
I determined that a 7-degree cut on each of the pedalboard’s side pieces would provide the optimum surface incline. To cut the sides flat and even so they’d make complete contact with the underside of the top, I used a table saw and the blue taper-angle attachment in the top portion of this photo. A blade with a higher number of teeth reduces the chance of rough or damaged edges, so I used an 80-tooth blade.

Step 4
I cut the holes for the power inlet and neutrik connectors in the board’s right side piece. I used a 7/8" hole saw for the smaller holes, and a 1 3/8" hole saw for the larger one. If you prefer adding more jacks for, say, an effects loop or a parallel acoustic setup, add the appropriate number of connectors using the same tools.

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