Jan 292006
BLACKOUT: January 29, 2006, 06:02:09 PM

I put in the top channel for the second side. I then routed a 1/2 in. curve (bevel radius) on the back and bottoms of both sides. On the first side, when I got to where the channel was, the router dipped into the channel creating a lovely crater. I just stood there and stared […]

Jan 282006
BLACKOUT: January 28, 2006, 08:54:32 PM

I am seeing that building this is a great excuse to get some new tools. Knowing that the cab build was coming, I asked for and received a router for Christmas. I got to use it for the first time today. What a great tool. I started by doing a rough cut of the second […]

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Jan 272006
BLACKOUT: January 27, 2006, 10:54:02 PM

Well, I am happy. I actually got to work on the cab tonight. It is taking a lot of time but it is fun. I am working on the cabinet sides. I guess it is my own fault; I wanted everything to be curves on this thing. I wanted no sharp corners or totally straight […]

Jan 162006
BLACKOUT: January 16, 2006, 10:28:39 PM

The Build Begins… I started the actual build. It was a bit humbling. I had help getting the big pieces cut out, but have been going solo ever since. Today I learned how to rip a sheet of wood right down the center. I guess it is the nature of MDF to split so easily. […]

Jan 072006
BLACKOUT :January 07, 2006, 05:06:46 PM

Since the control panel is the center piece of the whole thing, I decided to start there. Here is my first draft of my CPO (Control Panel Overlay). The second image is a pseudo mock up of the button layout. My idea is that the right player will have a 7th button below the main […]