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Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by LudwigvonBirk, Nov 9, 2017.
This is great. I'm definately going to use some of these!
just ordered 2 in cypress fir box jointed, be an interesting experiment
That’s awesome! I’m looking for a proper small speaker cabinet to go with my Tiny Terror (amp head) Clone and this will be more cost effective and just better than me going to Rona. Thanks for the link!
What a great idea, I'keep that in mind. But won't you get a constant hum out of it?
Nah, you'd just need a little special gear to do your hum-busting...
In exchange, you could really find your inner Billy Gibbons (or is it Jerry Garcia)?
On the way...
Cool. Post pics when you get it ^ please.
From what I've seen, most of these mail-order hives are made with nice-enough but not "cello grade" wood. A full hive is really heavy (100 pounds or more sometimes), so structural integrity is a must. However cosmetics are not the most important thing, and most hives are painted as you've probably seen.
I’ll post some photos once it arrives. It’s a flat pack, unassembled 4 pieces with finger joints. It’s perfect timing too because I need to build a speaker cab.
This looks like a really good option! Think I’ll look into local availability... thou the rest of the amp parts may be harder to find than the box...
well my two cypress fir boxs arrived today they are even dove tail joints for twenty bucks each thats fabulous now WHAT to put in em
anyone know where to get honey comb grill cloth?
You need the WEM Dominator style
Well, mine arrived this afternoon with the mail. It took a little extra time because their ecommerce system charged me the wrong price.
It wasn’t their fault, it’s their commerce system. I’m a developer so I absolutely get it and have no ill feeling towards them. It’s got to be super frustrating when the shipping calculator screws up the shipping like that. Anyway, I was happy to pay the difference but it took a few days to get that straightened out and that’s why it only arrived today.
I’ll take some photos tomorrow. It will easily house a pair of 10’s on angle or a single 12”. Im leaning towards a good single 12”. I just need to decide which one.
EDIT: I knocked it together and the pieces fit like a glove. I’m going to glue and clamp it. Then I’ll figure out how I’ll finish it. Maybe just router the edges and corners and then give it a clear poly finish or something.
Looking forward to pics...
Ok, some quick photos...
I've got to get to the hardware store and pickup some plywood, fasteners and other misc parts to put this into action but I cleaned up the joints with an exacto, brusheed out any milling debris and knocked it together. I think when it comes to putting it together for real, I'll use my pin nailer and glue the joints. Then I'll add some straps to the front and back so I can install the front baffle and a two piece rear so I can run it half open or fully closed.
The milling they added for handles is excellent for bee keeping but not so much for a speaker cabinet so I think I'll carve some wood to fill them, add some drywall mud and use tolex as a covering.
Looks good!! I've built a few amp cabs using the half blind dove tails.
Pack'em with wood glue and clamp over night, strongest joint ever.
Keep us posted. Thanks.
How flat were the parts when they showed up and how were they packed? I’ve cut parts, cut the dovetails, then shelved the project for a couple days only to come back to some nasty cupped boards.
They arrived pretty much dead flat and the weather up here is pretty damp, so I was happy about that. I suspect this is kiln dried material. I don’t know for sure.
They shipped it in a square box with some loose packing and had the wood just placed in, on edge corner to corner, bisecting the box. No strapping or anything but it seemed to be just fine on arrival.
Cant you just turn the "handles" to the inside of the box?