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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Shorting View Post
    As a guy who has made my own pedals (CSTesque) I am really enjoying your videos.
    Thank you, Jamie! That means a lot to us.

    We hope you enjoy all of our future videos. We're almost done with our band saw jig. This jig will enable us to cut all of the angles on the side plates much more easily. After this jig is finished, you'll start to see some very cool stuff!

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    Hey guys,

    We just completed a new video that shows how we built our latest jig. This is a jig for the Band Saw, and this will allow us to cut the angles for multiple side plates at a time. This is important because it will save us countless hours of work when it comes time for production. Enjoy!


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    Hey guys,

    In the last video, we showed you how we built our band saw jig, but we didn't get a chance to show you how it works. In this video, we show you the jig in action. We're also taking this video, and the rest of our videos, in a different direction. We're going to be shooting live from now on. We feel it gives the public a better understanding of what goes on in our shop. It will ultimately be a much better experience. The editing and voice overs were OK, but they were taking an awful long time to produce, and we just feel that this will give you a better experience overall. We hope you enjoy it and we'd love to hear what you think!



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    Hey guys,

    We've been working on some things behind the scenes and wanted to give you a sneak preview of what we've built so far. This video concentrates on the making of the pedal arms, but there's a little something extra in there for you to enjoy. We hope you like it!


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    If you're going to be cleaning up the ends of those arms anyway you could use an abrasive wheel to cut the aluminum as well. Of course it should be rated for non ferrous/aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Shorting View Post
    If you're going to be cleaning up the ends of those arms anyway you could use an abrasive wheel to cut the aluminum as well. Of course it should be rated for non ferrous/aluminum.
    Yes, we've found a cutting wheel that should be able to do the job. The wheel we used in the video was completely wrong and should never have been used. Our mistake.

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    Hey guys,

    This is the 5th part of our pedal build series. In this video, we're focusing on the radius that we need to put on the end of the pedal arms. This is to allow the arm to move in it's full range of motion. We had some difficulty with this setup, so we will be revisiting this in the future.


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    Hey guys,

    In this video, we show you how we built the pedal faces (the part your foot presses against). We're excited to show you this because it's been in the works for quite awhile. The shape of these pedal faces aren't curved in the traditional sense. We decided to be a little different and use different angles to create the curvature. We hope you like the design!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GTFREAK View Post
    Hey guys,

    In this video, we show you how we built the pedal faces (the part your foot presses against). We're excited to show you this because it's been in the works for quite awhile. The shape of these pedal faces aren't curved in the traditional sense. We decided to be a little different and use different angles to create the curvature. We hope you like the design!

    I would be concerned about increased shoe wear with this design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deak1944 View Post
    I would be concerned about increased shoe wear with this design.
    That's a good point and definitely something to consider.

    Just as a reference, though, here's an image we put together showing the angles from the side. The grey area represents the pedal face, and the red line is connected to each edge on the face. Let us know what you think.

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    Yeah, interesting design on the pedal faces. I wouldn't be too quick to judge though on it being good or bad. Looking forward to see and hearing about those pedals in action!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Shorting View Post
    Yeah, interesting design on the pedal faces. I wouldn't be too quick to judge though on it being good or bad. Looking forward to see and hearing about those pedals in action!
    You won't have to wait a whole lot longer. We should have a working prototype by the end of this month, perhaps sooner. We'll keep you updated.

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    We just announced on Twitter that we'll be releasing a video this weekend.

    The current plan is to give you a nice preview with this upcoming video, and then we'll put together another video or two that will allow us to go over each and every feature with much more detail.

    We're very excited, and also very nervous. We hope that you guys like all of the changes we've made, and we can't wait to hear what you think

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    Hey guys,

    We are very excited to show you what we've been working on for the past couple of weeks. Keep in mind, though, that what you're about to see is still very much a work in progress. There is still a lot of work left to do, and there may be changes to this design as we get into the testing period. We hope you like what you see and we can't wait to hear what you think! Enjoy!



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    It's probably a good idea to go ahead and post some images for those that don't want to watch the video. So, here's some images taken from the end of the video...








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    I hope the frame's sharp corners get radiused like the pedal pad when you go to production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTFREAK View Post
    It's probably a good idea to go ahead and post some images for those that don't want to watch the video. So, here's some images taken from the end of the video...
    Wow, I've skipped the last few videos, didn't saw that coming, looks good!

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    GTFreak I'm really still digging the videos and the design looks really, really rock solid.

    However, something caught my curiosity straight away as I saw the pedal assembled. The little connection piece you made between the
    potentiometer and the pedal arm looks pretty out of place between all the beefy parts around it.

    You probably have a reason for this, but isn't a potentiometer like this easier to install, harder to break, and has less moving parts
    which can succumb to wear (the extra joint)?


    I'm really eager to see the brake pedal and see how you tackle that and secretly wishing I had the funds for it too

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    Hello wgeuze,

    The setup for the potentiometer is identical to the CST pedals. Those pedal were extremely popular, and his design was rock solid. However, what you saw in the video is a bit deceiving. We aren't going to use a plastic arm for the POT. We'll be using metal instead. However, the tie rods on both ends are very solid. Even though they are plastic, they have a metal core, which means they won't wear out. If the CST's can do it, I think we can get away with it as well. That being said, we're actively testing our components right now. The testing period will be lengthy and thorough. We'll be making sure that our pedals will stand up to the everyday wear and tear.

    Also, you won't have to take out a loan to buy our pedals. We think the public is going to really like our price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emery View Post
    I hope the frame's sharp corners get radiused like the pedal pad when you go to production.
    Yes, they will. When we move to CNC, those corners won't be sharp.

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