Make Unique Fully Functioning Tattoo Foot Pedal




Introduction: Make Unique Fully Functioning Tattoo Foot Pedal

About: Art made from scraps. Instagram: Ollysartsnscraps

Unfortionatly I made this without taking pictures along the way, so i will try and explain how to build it

You will need:
-Wrenchs ( various Sizes)
-Nuts and Bolts
-Crib Board

This is a very simple switch in which by pressing the wrench in contact with the base, completes the circuit and activiates your tattoo machine

Step 1: Putting It All Together

  •  first cut the crib board in half, sanded both edges round.
  • then took a 7/8 wrench, cut it by both ends taking a 2.5" section out, which is used for the base of the stand.weld both ends back togeth making a shorter wrench
  • take two other wrenches and cut them 3/4" from the open end. and tac weld them onto the wrench up at 90 degrees
  • Drill all the neccasary holes needed for the bolts i.e. two at the back. one in the centre, one for the spring one for the front base plate and two for the front legs
  • make wire hookup  tabs using nuts and bolts and welding and grinding

Step 2: Adding Sugru and Fineshing Up

  • add sugru in lock nut washers
  • add additional bolts for decoration
  • screw bolts into fron leg holes from underneith
  • weld three washers together to join a wire tab to the main pedal
  • connect other wire tab to front baseplate with a wire and cover with sugru

Step 3: Stain,Polish Up and Your Done

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    10 Discussions


    4 years ago

    I was just wondering is the bolt going through the middle (the one that the 3 washers are welded together) is that considered the ground?


    4 years ago

    thanks everyone. And seeing as how it's been hanging on a wall in a tattoo shop. I don't see anything being spilt on it :)


    4 years ago

    You leave so many surfaces uncovered. Hope no one spills a drink near it while it's being used.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    A great design. The components are stout enough, and look good enough, to be used for a lot more applications than a tattoo gun. How about a tig welder? or any other on/off activity that could use a foot operated switch?
    Thanks for the "nother" idea.

    Very cool design and execution. If you're a tattooist, please, run any lettering pieces you might be doing through a spell checker first.

    sweet, recently made a compression foot pedal switch for a tattooing buddy of mine, this is a interesting take


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I like your style man, I think it might also be interesting to see what it would look like if you heated the base wrench and bent it instead of chopping and welding. Though, it does have a nice "chopshop" look.