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/\/\/\/ wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:37 pm Some Good Samaritan on Reverb has taken it upon himself to sell Tom’s travel jig design for $125 + shipping.

Nothing wrong with charging for laser cutting services but... that price seems steep for selling a laser cut of a free template. (Just a guess but) likely without consulting Tom for permission to do so...?
Yes, someone else mentioned this to me &, no, I haven't been contacted.

I'm not entirely against it in a small scale way (don't think there's scope in my sphere to be larger scale ;)), though obviously aware how some larger open projects of others have been treated. The reasons I put them out were so I wouldn't have to oversee the work, figure shipping of awkward shapes and to keep prices low. For example, I think I paid c.£20 for such a set from the laser shop down the road - I certainly see that as a very reasonable cost & have taken quite a few designs down to that shop.

The price for someone else to undertake making such things is hard for me to quantify. In some ways I see it as an advert saying that the reverb seller can offer a service making these for people who can't DIY (/find a shop) & charges accordingly for such a service - it is for anyone interested to decide whether what is being charged is reasonable.
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yea - i mentioned this to tom a few days back when i noticed it. i think i am going to try to go the local route with a laser cutter here in my city, but yea an interesting question in general about open sourcing things like this.
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Re: Cheekies

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I am curious if anyone designed a solution for 7 row end cheeks - anybody know?
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I would go sideways before trying 7 up!
How about 2 x 4, side-by-side?
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Way back in the day, when I had too much time on my hands and a tendency to smoke ganja - a friend and I built our own racing “cockpit” for a couple of racing video games we enjoyed on the original PS. We had an aftermarket steering wheel and throttle controller, the screen positioned above that, homemade gaming chair Made from a Camaro seat with speakers mounted behind and above a bit, “a roll-cage” to give that extra real feeling... :lol:

I am looking to build an experience like that but for Bugbrand. Immersive, an escape. My millennium falcon cockpit. 2 x 4 does make better sense, Tom.

Who knows, I might just do a 5 row and a 2 or 3 designed to pair with a Pulsar-23 or something for a mobile station. I am just beginning to think about this.
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Re: Cheekies

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Phisynth must have about 7 rows - I guess 5 row cheeks with a couple laid in front would work nicely if you have a big table!
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lud wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:27 am Phisynth must have about 7 rows - I guess 5 row cheeks with a couple laid in front would work nicely if you have a big table!
And they're 16FW too!
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When going for 11FW... don’t rule out the standard studio racks! I used the 12U racks from Onstage Stands which go for $36. I hadn’t considered these at first, but found them to be an equally good solution in terms of function/aesthetic/space.
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This was also motivated by the need for a case - I ended up getting two SKB 6U shallow rack roto cases, which can hold 12U each when using front/back, and leave space in between to pack banana cables and power supplies (in plastic bins so they’re not just rattling around). It’s not the fastest/most portable setup - mainly oriented for protection and space saving. I chose this over a 12U pop up mixer case, which seemed great in theory, but was way too big and pops up to a less than optimal angle, so not practical in reality for me.
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:woah: :goo:
Great setup /\/\/ !!
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Agreed, great setup! Nice ideas too.

I have my Serge in server racks.
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I had a hard time finding someone to cut these for me locally as a one-off in Alaska. There are maker fairs occasionally where I could probably convince someone to cut them, but not on the time of COVID.

So I ordered a set of travel jigs online for $60 + shipping. Unfinished 12mm birch, but I’ll probably use some spray sealant to keep the splinters at bay!
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I always like simple oils (eg danish oil) with a little light sanding between coats.
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I’ve had good results in the past with tung oil finishes. It has a bit of a time investment, but looks good, and is easy to touch up if necessary.

I just roughed out a pair of cheeks yesterday from slabbed ash. I’m keeping the live edge on the rear and intending to do a light sanding to preserve the ash borer marks.
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I decided to test a stain that is a bit of a departure from traditional wood tones, and perhaps a bit heavy handed in this instance. This is a single application of stain only, no finish yet applied. I have a second application drying now to compare. I don’t hate it, and is really growing in me the more I look at it. What do you think?
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Re: Cheekies

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I think they look great!
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Love the blue - the travel jig I ordered just arrived today. See pics
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. There was an option for stain color, but I chose unfinished. If I do a future order for a 5 frame bomber, I might get a blue stained pair.
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bf wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:10 pm I decided to test a stain that is a bit of a departure from traditional wood tones, and perhaps a bit heavy handed in this instance. This is a single application of stain only, no finish yet applied. I have a second application drying now to compare. I don’t hate it, and is really growing in me the more I look at it. What do you think?
I love the blue, Ben! Makes me think of cyanotype.

Nice to see the travel jig above too!
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