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Old 03-03-2013, 05:48 AM
Embalmer Embalmer is offline
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Default Re: My homemade octoban project

Luckily, I have a buddy who has access to a band saw and he cut the acrylic for me in the desired lengths. Then, all I had to do was make sure the "bearing edges" were level and smooth.



So, I took a file and smoothed out the edges and removed some material to make the edge level all around.

Before:


After:


Next, I measured for the locations of the holes for the lugs. First, a hole will be drilled 1.75" below the top edge for the first lug hole.



Next, I mark every 4.75" around the outside of the tube, being sure to keep my 1.75" from the top edge.



Drilling the top holes with my step drill bit:


Top holes drilled:


Bottom holes drilled:


Installing the lugs:


All lugs installed:


Head and hoop installed:


Measuring for center between the lugs to drill for the tom bracket:




Drilling for bracket:




Bracket installed:


Tuning:
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