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rousejeremy

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13400 on: August 11, 2010, 03:26:52 PM »
Nice clean work Magnus. Looks like you really take your time.
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Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13401 on: August 11, 2010, 03:46:09 PM »
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Nice clean work Magnus. Looks like you really take your time.
Thank you  :)

But I didnt't build both today, I just finished them today  ;)


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lazerphea

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13402 on: August 11, 2010, 05:37:31 PM »
AMZ Mini Booster:my first wet-sanded box.





Oh, the guts: you know, the bird's nest again... :D :D


jimmybjj

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13403 on: August 11, 2010, 08:27:55 PM »
accidental post

Steve Mavronis

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13404 on: August 11, 2010, 09:35:07 PM »
AMZ Mini Booster:my first wet-sanded box.



I like how you left the bottom unpolished, at least that's how it looks. I was thinking about doing the same because it gives a nice contrasting texture effect. What steps did you use to wet sand?
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jkokura

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13405 on: August 11, 2010, 11:57:18 PM »
what size box is that? Where'd you get it?

Jacob

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Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13406 on: August 12, 2010, 12:12:23 AM »
clearly:




I complained a lot about this one but the feedback has been good, so I thought I'd post it

Its been a while since I saw that guy :)
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lazerphea

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13407 on: August 12, 2010, 03:15:14 AM »


I like how you left the bottom unpolished, at least that's how it looks. I was thinking about doing the same because it gives a nice contrasting texture effect. What steps did you use to wet sand?
Yeah, I left the bottom of the box unpolished, mostly because after an hour or so of sanding I was quite tired :D
I used three different grains of sandpaper: 80, 220 and 320. I dry sanded it with the 80 and 220, and only with the 320 I wet sanded it, trying to maintain the same direction while sanding on each face of the box: I used water mixed with some dish soap. Hope this helps! :)

lazerphea

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13408 on: August 12, 2010, 03:18:33 AM »
what size box is that? Where'd you get it?

Jacob
It's a 1590B style box: maybe you've been confused by the 33mm knob! :D

Thomeeque

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13409 on: August 12, 2010, 07:06:28 AM »
Wow! You have a solder-robot!!!  ;)

 Well, it's a maybe too fancy name for what it is ;) but it can be really helpful sometimes :)

Nice work & very good pictures indeed.

 Thanks :) Cheers, T.
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Steve Mavronis

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13410 on: August 12, 2010, 07:25:39 AM »
I left the bottom of the box unpolished, mostly because after an hour or so of sanding I was quite tired :D I dry sanded it with the 80 and 220, and only with the 320 I wet sanded it, trying to maintain the same direction while sanding on each face of the box. Hope this helps! :)

The polishing turned out really nice. You mentioned sanding in one direction. What would be the effect of circular sanding, or is one always supposed to sand in one direction?

It's a 1590B style box: maybe you've been confused by the 33mm knob! :D

It looks like the Taiwan "B" size boxes like the ones sold on Small Bear licensed for them by Zvex? The corners are more rounded than a 1590B and the screw mounts are recessed instead. But it is basically the same size as a 1590B.
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lazerphea

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13411 on: August 12, 2010, 07:38:47 AM »

The polishing turned out really nice. You mentioned sanding in one direction. What would be the effect of circular sanding, or is one always supposed to sand in one direction?
Thanks man! :)
About sanding in one direction instead of making circular movements, I personally prefer the pattern that comes out, i.e., all the scratches in one direction: it seems to me it gives more uniformity to the finish.

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It looks like the Taiwan "B" size boxes like the ones sold on Small Bear licensed for them by Zvex? The corners are more rounded than a 1590B and the screw mounts are recessed instead. But it is basically the same size as a 1590B.
The box is this one. :)

Steve Mavronis

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13412 on: August 12, 2010, 09:02:22 AM »
Thanks man! :) About sanding in one direction instead of making circular movements, I personally prefer the pattern that comes out, i.e., all the scratches in one direction: it seems to me it gives more uniformity to the finish.

Ah, that sounds better then. Thanks for the tip! The next time I get a bare metal box I'll try it. I only have to do the 4 sides because I use an etched aluminum instrument panel for labeling/artwork that sticks on the top surface.
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igerup

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13413 on: August 12, 2010, 11:01:02 AM »

Oh, the guts: you know, the bird's nest again... :D :D



Almost as messy as the ones I make.  :icon_lol: Just a few more attemtps and you're there  :icon_wink:
That pic can actually trick people into thinking there's no board in there. It's so well hidden by the wires.  8)

studiostud

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13414 on: August 12, 2010, 11:28:18 AM »

About sanding in one direction instead of making circular movements, I personally prefer the pattern that comes out, i.e., all the scratches in one direction: it seems to me it gives more uniformity to the finish.



If you're getting into the sanding/polishing thing instead of painting, you should look into this tutorial:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Simulated-woodgrain-for-metal-boxes/

I think something like this would be right up your alley.  You can find the translucent paint at auto parts store or the best places are hobby shops that sell model cars/airplanes/trains/etc.
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lazerphea

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13415 on: August 12, 2010, 03:10:35 PM »

Almost as messy as the ones I make.  :icon_lol: Just a few more attemtps and you're there  :icon_wink:
That pic can actually trick people into thinking there's no board in there. It's so well hidden by the wires.  8)
Lol! Actually the circuit was a neat, little one: but when it comes to put it in the box, then the mess begins! :D

lazerphea

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13416 on: August 12, 2010, 03:12:42 PM »

If you're getting into the sanding/polishing thing instead of painting, you should look into this tutorial:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Simulated-woodgrain-for-metal-boxes/

I think something like this would be right up your alley.  You can find the translucent paint at auto parts store or the best places are hobby shops that sell model cars/airplanes/trains/etc.
Cool link! Thanks Jeff, I always wanted to get those abrasive wheels, now I think I need them! :)

paulyy

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13417 on: August 12, 2010, 08:29:23 PM »
Here's a BYOC Flanger Iv had for awhile now but I hated the paint job I did on it last year. So I got bored and repainted it. Here's some before and after pics and some in between.






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Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13418 on: August 12, 2010, 09:55:23 PM »
I like the effect you got from burnishing the aluminum.
Makes the labeling look like those old 70s chrome stickers.
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valdiorn

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #13419 on: August 13, 2010, 02:47:19 PM »
Proco Rat that I modded the f*ck out of:



It has switches for Silicon, LED and asymmetric clipping (1 Led / 1 Si), Ruetz Mod and OD/Distortion (in OD mode the diodes are connected over the op-amp, like a Tubescreamer)

Also simplified the input stage, no buffer (Similar to schematic on Tonepad.com), lowered the input cap to 1n as I found it too muddy and bassy (maybe that's just part of the Rat sound, but I like it better this way)

For anyone interested, check this post on my webpage, has a link to schematic and vero layout (altough not very great you can at least see how the mods work)


Edit: I forgot, I built the pedal to use as a reference for this project
Basically, I'm doing a digital simulation of the Rat and it's going pretty well.
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