Cabinet Building Question

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by telel6s, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

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    No problems, I just felt that your response was unwarranted and unfair for someone trying to help.

    Of course it did not help that just an hour earlier I had a work issue that raised my blood pressure about 50 points. I probably would never have gotten into it without that happening.
     
  2. strat a various

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    Now, THAT'S funny!
     
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  3. telel6s

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    And it's done. Thanks again for the suggestions. They gave me the idea of using a piece of metal instead of wood as the adapter between the amp head and cabinet.
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    I found a deck building brace at Home Depot that was a great size so that I wouldn't need to cut the metal down. It's the same gauge (16) as the amp chassis. Measure and drill a couple of holes.
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    Spray paint with some textured black that I already had. Paint pen for labels.
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    Cut back panel. Install. Done. Less than $10 spent (the metal piece and the paint pen).
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    The holes did not line up perfectly in spite of measuring several times and carefully drilling. My guess is that even though I used a punch to mark the center spot that the drill bit and step bit did not get perfectly centered with a hand drill. If I were to do it again I'd (1) measure from the center hole out to each edge to reduce adding one error on top of the previous and (2) re-measure after each hole was cut. But in the end it works.

    The straight speaker plug has already been replaced with a right angle plug. The chassis has a hole for a speaker jack on the bottom and I'll end up putting the jack there once I decide if I want to primarily run a 6V6 or a 6L6/EL34 power tube (6V6 uses 8 ohm jack whereas it's recommended to use the 4 ohm jack with the larger tubes (8 ohm speaker)).

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  4. Preacher

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    Looks great!! Love the paint pen idea!!
     
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    Well done, sir!
     
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    Well the solution looks nice.
    Still interested in the Antigua pickguard.
     

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