Members lachupakabra361 Posted July 7, 2010 Members Share Posted July 7, 2010 Hello fellow forumites, i have decided to undertake a project that has been floating around my head for a while. im gonna build me a carbon fiber case for my bass!(and maybe guitar if it works out well) anyway, i work for a construction company and we had a job where we used carbon fiber to re-enforce a wall. long story short, we had extra. lots of extra. so i scored me a couple yards! its been sitting around for a few months and various ideas for its use have ran through my head (carbon fiber guitar, case, effect box ect.) but i finally decided to go for it! sadly my workshop for the moment is my bedroom floor, but it will do! not totally sure how this is gonna turn out, but either was it will be a learning experience. also this will be my first ongoing project thread. usually i just post after i finish a project with lots of pics and stuff but i thought i would keep a running thread so you all can see what works and especially what doesnt. also, i will post cost of materials when i can so at the end we can see how much i cost me! first a couple things, im kinda winging it but i have done research on working carbon fiber. im also VERY open to hint, tips, tricks and suggestions you guys have. (and the almighty Constructive Criticism!) also, i am not going for a glassy 3D carbon fiber look.ill do the best i can and if it turns out looking good, ill be happy. mostly im just interested in the structural side of it. light weight and very strong. if its too ugly ill paint the sucker! andyway, here is the begining of my project. Day 1: i decided i am gonna build a styrofoam box, wrap it in saranwrap and carbon fiber over it. once it is complete, ill cut the top off forming the lid. im still undecided as to whether the styrofoam will remain in the case as padding(most likely) or if ill take it out after its formed. well see when i get there. im using Styrofoam i also got from work. (yay excess materials!!) its abought 1/2" thick and 3'x5'. so today i cut the styrofoam to form the box. heres the pics! (kinda crappy) The materials: The tools: The Cost: -Carbon fiber cloth, 5.7 oz/sq yd, 50" Wide, .012" Thick, 3K, 2x2 Twill Weave: $40.00/yard (roughly) cost to me, $0.00:p - Styrofoam, 3'x5'x1/2" : $0.00 (yay!) will keep you updated, might start putting it together tonight! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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