As the title implies, I just recently (like, 2 hours ago now) started building my controls. I’ve got the sides of the case cut and the slot cut into them for the countersunk wood on which everything will be mounted, (wow, that was a hassle, originally planned on mitring them together but decided not to, the thing is I had already cut the slot all the way across each piece, thanks to some quick thinking on my Dad’s part - they’re his tools afterall- I got it worked out though, guess that’s what I get for changing my plan mid-project) but now I’m stuck. I’ve still got to add another slot on the inside-top edge of the sides for the plexi to sit in, and I nor my Dad can figure out the easiest way to do it. We’ve come up with some ideas, but they’re all pretty ridiculous and impractical.
So what I’ve got is this, 4 pieces of wood in a square, 10x12, with a 1/2"x5/16" slot cut in the inside-top edge all the way around. What I need is an additional 1/8"x1/4" or so slot on top of that for the plexi to sit in.
Excuse my bad MSPainting skills, but it’s something like this:
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can do that? I have access to pretty much any tool you can imagine. I would route it out, but I am afraid that I won’t be able to make a guide of any sort that would work considering the width of the wood beyond the little slot is like 1inch. I can’t think of any way I could get a guide to work since it wouldn’t have much to sit on.
Also, I have one other question. I’ve seen in a lot of these the way the cord coming out of the case is dealt with is that is a hole for the cord and then a tiny slit leading up to it from the edge. How does that work exactly? It seems to me like you would just shove it through the little slit up to the hole, or something. But then again, it also seems to me like wood is sort of a hard thing that wouldn’t allow you to just shove something up through there like that.
Thanks a lot,