If Jack The Ripper Had A Router.....

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  1. mozz

    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    And he played guitar, was a cheap ass, and wanted to attempt to build a guitar cabinet, this might be the result.

    Notice, picture taken from 50 ft away, not to hide the proprietary "ultimate tone" cabinet dimensions but for lack of skill and experience.

    Items from the cheap ass storefront.
    $10 craftsman router
    Harbor freight bushing kit.
    Ebay dovetail bit and universal baseplate.
    $1 pieces of pine from Flea market

    Time involved, all afternoon, includes making 3 flower boxes as practice and warmup.

    Carpentry experience: 1981 for about 3 months making fake fireplaces.

    Ok, it's not all that bad considering it was my first time using a dovetail jig and/or a router, setting it all up, trying to understand some 25 page instruction manual.

    Some dovetails came out nice, others snapped off and went flying when i used the mallet. The pine boards are all pieced together so it's not even decent wood. The flower boxes were made from some other type wood i had laying around and they actually came out nice and fit great.

    Next time i will print out the plans for the Fender deluxe cabinet and try to make something i can use. We shall see.



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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Umm, could you use one of the flower boxes as a cabinet? :)
     
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  3. mozz

    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Let me get done gluing, sanding, hammering, reinforcing, it will be one of a kind i tell ya.
     

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    That's all cool but all I want is a soundclip when your finished to hear what it sounds like. :)
     
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    For JTR...you needed to tint the glue deep red the way it's dripping down the side of the cab.
     
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    andrewsrea Well-Known Member

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    Dove tail joints are tough, by hand. Good job!
     
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  7. mozz

    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It's a dovetail jig to cut the half blinds. I wish i had the time to learn the real art of woodworking. I'd also have to take up smoking cannabis. Just adding some more workload to finishing up a amp, having a beer and furthering myself along in the tube inventory.

    flower boxes
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    18 watt TMB with official 70's GM door strap
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    tubes, latest count 4,900 and more to go.
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    Jack the Router?
     
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    that's nothing some spackle and paint can't handle.........
     
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    Fat Jack Well-Known Member

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    LOL that has an early Sabbath vibe. Jack the Router/Fairies wear boots a 12:32 blast of over the top Sabbath
     
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    Nice use of a car door strap! (y)

    Are you gonna cover the flower boxes in tweed or tolex?

    I think tolex will stand up to the weather better, but damn, tweed would look sharp... with metal corner protectors and all...
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Primer, Sherwin Williams Outdoor all weather Satin and A few coats of poly and nobody will ever know there's wood under there
     
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    I wish I had some woodworking skills. I'm scared of my router. I'd love to be able to make a simple head cabinet.
     
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    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Spent a few more hours on my project, after painting the kitchen. I decided to jack the ripper the cabinet, slap on some red stain, then poly on the cabinet, reinforced the corners, rounded the edges, make a baffle board with my new used router, staple some grill cloth. The amp was sitting here from a year ago or more, converted Bogen CHB-50 to a AX84 high octane with fender style output stage, (about 30 watts) i converted from 6l6 to 6bg6, with the top plate caps.

    Measure once, cut once.

    Japanese alnico 12" with stupid 6 mounting holes instead of 8. 50 watts 8 ohms, If it blows i will have to redo the t nuts. Need to install glides and wire up the speaker, it should twang and grind this weekend.

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    That looks like a lot of fun.

    FWIW, there's really not much reason to use dovetails for the corners. They look pretty, though.
    A glued-up cabinet using Loctite's Premium PL will easily be just as strong. And the corner reinforcements aren't needed, either. But you'll want to get some 90 degree corner clamps.
    On the last few cabinets I've build, I've used Acrytech's "Duratex" coating (rubberized textured coating that looks a little like tolex) or LineX (drove down to the local LineX dealer, had them shoot the cabinets with whatever was in the hose, took them home after about an hour). Duratex is what the local PA folks are using. LineX is overkill and makes other cabinets cower in fear.
     
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    Pre-relic'd... I approve.
     
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    So you're the reason I can't find any more nos tubes. Great.
    Oh and don't trust that gm door handle. Those things ripped open when they only had to pull a door sideways.
     
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    Go big or go home! Like the attitude!

    Cool cabinet btw.
     
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    Great project!
     
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