Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by lhwarp » Fri May 31, 2019 1:11 pm

i love sharin foo wrote:
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I use water slide decal paper printed with an inkjet printer. I then clearcoat over it. They look best with a dark border. Otherwise the edge of the decal is really apparent.

I generally draw and color the artwork by hand then scan it. My wife will usually help out with laying and sizing text for controls.
Well unfortunately, my attempts to do it that way, I mean : painting, decal-ing, coating... All failed :( : unexpected poor looking :wtf: or non abuse-resistant results :bored:. So I went for another finishing technique, using stock epoxy-painted boxes and crazy derelict plates :freako: :

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by i love sharin foo » Fri May 31, 2019 3:40 pm

lhwarp wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 1:11 pm
i love sharin foo wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:12 am
I use water slide decal paper printed with an inkjet printer. I then clearcoat over it. They look best with a dark border. Otherwise the edge of the decal is really apparent.

I generally draw and color the artwork by hand then scan it. My wife will usually help out with laying and sizing text for controls.
Well unfortunately, my attempts to do it that way, I mean : painting, decal-ing, coating... All failed :( : unexpected poor looking :wtf: or non abuse-resistant results :bored:. So I went for another finishing technique, using stock epoxy-painted boxes and crazy derelict plates :freako: :

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Well, I wouldn't feel too down about it if I were you, because your work looks great! Nice job!
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by lhwarp » Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 pm

Thanks i love sharin foo !

Yes, A friend qualified them as "Retro-Cool" 8) - a civilized variant of "SteamPunk"... ???

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But when I think about what you can find on such forums like DIYstompboxes... :w00t:

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri May 31, 2019 11:39 pm

lhwarp wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 pm
Thanks i love sharin foo !

Yes, A friend qualified them as "Retro-Cool" 8) - a civilized variant of "SteamPunk"... ???

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But when I think about what you can find on such forums like DIYstompboxes... :w00t:

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Those are amazing!! They would fit in nicely on a 1950's space ship control console too! That last one with the rhombus (rhombus?) shaped enclosure is the coolest thing I've seen in forever! I've come across plates like those before and always try to save them, but never thought about using them for pedals...
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by lhwarp » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:45 am

Those are amazing!! They would fit in nicely on a 1950's space ship control console too! That last one with the rhombus (rhombus?) shaped enclosure is the coolest thing I've seen in forever! I've come across plates like those before and always try to save them, but never thought about using them for pedals...

Thanks again, i love sharin foo !

Well... Now you know what to do with your saved plates collection ! ;) :)

Those "rhombus" (trapezoidal-shaped) boxes can be found at tube-town.net :

https://www.tube-town.net/ttstore/Chass ... 476:2.html

But are certainly available via another suppliers.

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 am

oh shit, that looks great
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by StevenO » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:33 pm

That trapezoidal one looks incredible. Excellent work!

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:37 am

lhwarp wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 pm
Thanks i love sharin foo !

Yes, A friend qualified them as "Retro-Cool" 8) - a civilized variant of "SteamPunk"... ???

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But when I think about what you can find on such forums like DIYstompboxes... :w00t:

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They look fantastic! All of them! Good work!

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:07 am

I think I already posted this somewhere - but it belongs here (too?)!

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The Dynamic Duo: BATARANG REVERB & THE BOY WONDER TREMOLO: aka Surfy Industries Surfy Bear Spring Reverb and Surfy Trem in a self bent aluminium enclosure based on the one of a Maestro B:ass Master. It took my four attempts to attach the transfer foil without bubbles. Has true bypass (which I‘m starting to question in that case, but it‘s the only wiring I know! :fp: ) and a switch to change the effect order. For those who don‘t know the Surfy Bear: it‘s basically a Fender spring unit but with JFETs instead of Tubes - and the 45cm spring unit is screwed to the underside of my pedalboard. No issues at all! ;D

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:26 am

That is fantastic!!!
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:35 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:26 am
That is fantastic!!!
Thank you Shadow! :)

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by krib » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:56 am

Poor mans preset switcher for Enzo :whistle:
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:57 pm

krib wrote:
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Poor mans preset switcher for Enzo :whistle:
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Poor man's, or smart man's switcher? ;) What does Meris charge for a switcher?
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by krib » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:40 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:57 pm
krib wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:56 am
Poor mans preset switcher for Enzo :whistle:
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Poor man's, or smart man's switcher? ;) What does Meris charge for a switcher?
125€ in europe, for a fancy box with 3 resitors, 4 switches and stereo jack :D

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:32 pm

That's fantastic! I wouldn't hate on someone who bought the official one, as I'm sure it's well-built and looks nice (maybe even matches whatever Meris pedal you have), but I like yours much better :w00t:
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