Introduction: Wooden Guitar Pedal

Well nothing fancy...

Case was made with using dimensions of a classical hamond alu casing.

width=95, height=35, depth=120 (all in mm)

To get it more stable - someone may step a foot on it - I actually made a second inner box which is 2x material thickness smaller, so it has 2 layers of plywood, which feels robust enough. Attached here is this double wall case for 4mm plywood.

I drilled all the holes later, which is a bit cumbersome with these 8mm thick walls. Most components are not made for this thickness, so the connectors needed a sink, the potentiometers needed a bit of milling on the inner side. So better add the cutouts with the laser.

LaserCut it @ makerspace Darmstadt or whatever your favorite local makerspace is (search) . Or find a commercial service.

Glued together with some wood glue, leave the bottom open for the electronics.

Sand it a bit, I prefer smooth edges and only a little laser burn effect... Then oil or varnish it.

DIY Kits for guitar effects can be found all over the internet, I went to trusty and build the pretty simple 308 distortion on a strip board, just as an example.

Cheers M.