Apr 4 2010

Stripdown

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Go team!

We got a lot done today on prepping the van – gutting the interior so we can overhaul the carpet, information pills seats and headliner (and see how to mount the xylophones) and scrubbing off the rest of the mid-80s tequila-sunset striping.

alienrobot finished stripping off all that stuck-on trim with a razor blade.

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Apr 4 2010

Roughing out the frame for keyboard 1

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Now that the keys are all cut, price we have to lay out the frame.

As I said, I don’t have strict engineering plans for this thing, I’m going by the seat of my pants. But I know what the materials will be, so I’ve laid out the frame – it’s 1-1/2-inch aluminum scaffold tubing, held together with Hollaender Speed Rail and then the keys ride on custom-fabricated 1/2 x 1-1/2-inch aluminum stringers … Continue reading