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Snarkdoodle and fat bastard (not a madbean build)
« on: January 07, 2011, 05:30:42 PM »
After seeing some incredible nice builds here, Iīll show my "try-outs"  ;D
The diamond plate one is a snarkdoodle, the other one is a fat bastard.
I liked the comic-book-guy theme and transferred it to the only pedal which would match  ;)
The eye of the figure contains a 2mm led, itīs not very bright but I wanted to test it...
The snarkdoodle is a first try of working with diamond plate. I wanted to build a chunk-chunk (to get that "rectifier-feeling") with this, but drilling holes with this material is a bit difficult (the drill moves around, yep, bad equipment). Hope you enjoy them!
(I wonīt post gut-shots, coz theyīd look horrible  ;D )

The snarkdoodle


the fat bastard
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Re: Snarkdoodle and fat bastard (not a madbean build)
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 01:03:20 PM »
Cool man... I thought about trying treadplate on one of my pedals, but now that you mention the drilling... :-\
Nice builds :)

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Re: Snarkdoodle and fat bastard (not a madbean build)
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 05:17:39 PM »
thx for your comment. the drilling, actual, isnīt as difficult as mentioned but itīs a bit tricky to flatten the "diamonds", so that you can install the pots and the switch correctly. I asked a friend of mine and he told me bout some special tools, which you can use. went to the hardware store and they were offered for about 85 Euros (appx. $100) each! I tried evilbay and got some used to make some efforts with them. the plate has to be complety locked in itīs place, otherwise youīll get some nasty holes...
I f youīre considering of buying some: theyīll have several diameters for the drilling-hole and the piece above, which will flatten the metal. You first must (!) drill the original hole before you can switch to the counterbore / spotfacer, otherwise you wonīt be able to drill the hole for the pot, coz the counterbares are not made for that....you see, I had to learn a little bit about "metal" to complete that (actually Iīm selling fish... ;D )
hereīs some pics:

the "counterbore"


what it does


what it looks like


the housing for the chunk chunk


needless to say, that you have to work exactly, coz the plate is just above the 1590 and is held by the pots and the switch - and exactly THAT isnīt easy  :P
btw, itīs the second pcb Iīve completed and only hear some osc. and squeels, but no sound....got some practice to do  :'(
hope it helps  :)
regards
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