Plans for building rolling mixer rack?

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  1. soundfarm1

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    Well, I am not one to re-invent the wheel, so does anyone have any simple plans for building a rolling mixer rack for a 16-channel mixer they would be willing to share? Just thought I would ask before trying to sit down and design my own. Not gonna be for heavy road use.
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    Since I'm right in the middle of building racks....

    Assuming it's a standard 19" rackmount... Like a Smackie or a Mix Wizard... the inside width dimension of your plywood carcass is 19.25".

    Rack Units are 1.75" each... that will determine your depth... but I would imagine that the mixer is probably 12 units, or there abouts. Measure it to be sure... then gustimate the extra off the back side to make it easy to make your connections. (about 6" extra)

    Make a complete box first. Then take a saw and saw a lid off at about a 15 degree angle.

    Add rack rail to the bottom and some latches to the lid.

    Prolly half a day's work.
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    "Rack Units are 1.75" each... that will determine your depth."

    Height, don't you mean?
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    Well, yeah... height in normal cases... but since this is a mixer... (at a 15 deg angle)... height is translated to depth.
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    Thanks, Max!

    It is indeed a mix wizard. Carpentry is not my forte, but I think even I can manage this. :D
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    Max, one other question.

    Any recommendation on the type of screw or Nail to use for assembly?
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    I would recommend metal screws and nails. Trying to use wooden pins just doesn't cut the mustard.

    DIY gal
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  8. wendyforest

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    you could base it loosely on existing designs:

    http://www.omnirax.com/content/pdf/CW30 Schematic_001.pdf


    or buy the real thing to save the hassle (I can attest to their quality - since I'm mentioning their plans I might as well mention that too)
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