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vicfiveleven

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Attaching velcro on this type of can
« on: July 17, 2019, 07:00:22 AM »
Hello all.  This is my first post. I have already built some pedals and tried my hand on boxing circuits in a small tincan. After finishing two of these builds I was wondering how to attach the velcro under this type of tincan. You see, the bottom of the can is not flush with the bottom of the walls. Any ideas? I was thinking of drilling and screw on the velcro but Im afraid the can might twist or bend since the bottom part of the can is thin.

Here are some pictures of the build. any help is greatly appreciated.


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Re: Attaching velcro on this type of can
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 07:08:36 AM »
Glue together layers of cardboard to reach the height you need, (cereal box or similar.) Stick to box with double sided sticky tape, stick velcro to cardboard.
A big enough spacer cut to shape would support the entire bottom from flexing.

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Re: Attaching velcro on this type of can
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 07:36:30 AM »
Thank you for the reply Axldeziak.  I've had not so good experiences with sticky tape or super glued velcro where it comes off if ever I take out the pedal.  I always move pedals from two pedalboards, a small one (3-4 pedals) and big one (8-10 pedals).

I guess there's no other option huh?  Do I need to sand the bottom of the can so the tape/superglue will stick?  It won't stick well on shiny surfaces, right?  I've always attached velcro on the enclosure screws every since I stopped tape/gluing them.

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Re: Attaching velcro on this type of can
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 07:41:41 AM »
Could probably use rare earth magnets to stick that too.
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Re: Attaching velcro on this type of can
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 11:59:22 AM »
fill the bottom with epoxy ... could add some much-needed mass. once it has cured you can add the hook in loop
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Re: Attaching velcro on this type of can
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 12:45:51 PM »
The industrial Velcro is pretty thick, you shouldnt have any problems.


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Re: Attaching velcro on this type of can
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 01:46:31 PM »
Id say drill some little holes and drew on a piece of hardboard or mdf with a few little nuts and screws.

Id be more worried about it bending when your lifting the Velcro appart

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Re: Attaching velcro on this type of can
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2019, 02:12:53 PM »
Thank you all for the suggestions.  What Matmosphere said is exactly what I'm worried about now.  I guess I need to do thesmokingman's suggestion, put epoxy on the bottom.  Should be able to pull it out from the board without worrying if the can would bend each time I move the pedal.  How do you make epoxy stick on that surface?  Should I sand it rough?

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Re: Attaching velcro on this type of can
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2019, 04:20:17 PM »
you shouldn't need to prep that surface for epoxy
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Re: Attaching velcro on this type of can
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 07:55:51 AM »
Just bought epoxy and will apply on the bottom directly. This might make the bottom of the pedal sturdier. hehe thanks a lot guys.