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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2023 6:59 pm 
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Hello, new to the forum but have been playing through a couple of Crown Jewels for years. Amazing pedal.

I recently ordered a custom-drilled/powder-coated/UV printed pedal enclosure from a hobby site for another pedal, and they did a great job. I’d like to have them do the same for an enclosure for a Crown Jewel. Would anyone have a diagram that shows the coordinates of all of the drilled holes in the enclosure? Ideally in relation to the center point of the enclosure, and ideally in millimeters, but I’ll take whatever I can get, and convert as required.


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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 11:51 am 
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No. Sorry. We don't have any center point relative coordinates. We use an actual physical master template for drilling.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 12:14 pm 
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Re: those CJ's you've been playing--can you take one apart and trace out the enclosure outline and holes? Or measure the center points?

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 3:46 pm 
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Hello voodoo, yes, that is what I did with the other pedal that I had the custom enclosure built for. It only had eight total holes, several centered on an axis of the enclosure, so it was easier to measure. With all the knobs and switches on the Crown Jewel, I was hoping to avoid measuring them all, and potentially introducing manual error.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2023 3:17 pm 
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I've gotten nice drilling layouts by putting the (empty) pedal enclosure on my scanner, along with a small ruler to make sure it scans actual size. Then I use a drawing program to find the center of each hole and mark it, along with the edges of the enclosure. Then I print, tape it onto a new enclosure, and drill away.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2023 6:38 am 
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CaptainPeyote wrote:
I've gotten nice drilling layouts by putting the (empty) pedal enclosure on my scanner, along with a small ruler to make sure it scans actual size. Then I use a drawing program to find the center of each hole and mark it, along with the edges of the enclosure. Then I print, tape it onto a new enclosure, and drill away.

This guy encloses

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2023 2:26 pm 
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sjaustin wrote:
This guy encloses


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2023 10:12 am 
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CaptainPeyote wrote:
I've gotten nice drilling layouts by putting the (empty) pedal enclosure on my scanner, along with a small ruler to make sure it scans actual size. Then I use a drawing program to find the center of each hole and mark it, along with the edges of the enclosure. Then I print, tape it onto a new enclosure, and drill away.


Hey all, thanks for the recommendations, figured I'd follow up. I actually ended up figuring out the the technique above on my own - we own a personal scanner that scans at actual size. I scanned the face of the Crown Jewel, then used Illustrator to draw circles in each hole of the scanned image. I used the center point of each hole, normalized axes (Illustrator reverses Y coordinates for whatever reason), then wrote down the normalized centerpoints. Worked perfectly - the holes are exactly in the right position. I then created my own design in Illustrator, then sent the info to a third party that drills, paints, and UV prints the enclosure. I went with a matte textured finish, and a font of my liking. Here's how it came out.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2023 11:22 am 
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Looks fabulous! Well done!!! :mrgreen:

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duhvoodooman wrote:
Looks fabulous! Well done!!! :mrgreen:


Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:14 am 
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Very well done! Congrats.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:03 am 
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Looks amazing!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2023 10:43 am 
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Thanks guys. Here are a few pics of the final pedal - I changed out the LEDs for blue diffused, swapped in clear LED lenses, and cleaned up the text to align with the knobs and switches better.

I used Tayda for the enclosure fabrication, powder coating, and UV printing. They are awesome. Enclosures, including all work (minus the design of course), run about $15 plus shipping.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at om.s1.guitars@gmail.com. And unrelated... I do build and sell guitars that I designed. If you get a chance, check out om-guitars.com. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2023 5:02 am 
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Great work! I'm gonna have to try that Tayda UV printing service, holy cow that is cheap.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2023 9:25 am 
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sjaustin wrote:
Great work! I'm gonna have to try that Tayda UV printing service, holy cow that is cheap.


Tayda is great. They cater to hobbyists, so their minimum order is like $15 or something. I've done about a dozen printed enclosures for several different pedals, and their work has been impeccable every time.

Ping me if anyone plans to do a Crown Jewel enclosure, as there are some nuances - i.e. their 1590BB2 enclosure is slightly shorter than the standard CJ enclosure, so the jack hole drill points have to be very exact, or the parts won't fit.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2023 9:41 am 
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Hey, if you're feeling ambitious, you might consider putting together a "how to" post in the DIY Discussion sub-forum, describing the basics of how to specify & purchase a drilled & finished enclosure from Tayda. I think there'd be quite a bit of interest in that around here.

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duhvoodooman wrote:
Hey, if you're feeling ambitious, you might consider putting together a "how to" post in the DIY Discussion sub-forum, describing the basics of how to specify & purchase a drilled & finished enclosure from Tayda. I think there'd be quite a bit of interest in that around here.


Done.


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Excellent!! Thanks very much! :mrgreen:

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You wouldn't happen to have the file you used to upload to Tayda by chance would you? I would love to have an enclosure like that!


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Kowboys wrote:
duhvoodooman wrote:
Hey, if you're feeling ambitious, you might consider putting together a "how to" post in the DIY Discussion sub-forum, describing the basics of how to specify & purchase a drilled & finished enclosure from Tayda. I think there'd be quite a bit of interest in that around here.


Done.
See question in the previous post, please. [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]


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