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finger-jointed pine cabinets for less than $20

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by LudwigvonBirk, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Nope, not at all. They only go together one way because they’re dove tail joints. Flat one side, rounded the other.
     

  2. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

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    What are the dimensions?
    Couldn't get closer than one side being around 19" ID from the wiki page.
    I'd guess it's around a Princeton cab size or close enough to be ideal for a 1x12 cab or combo, though I'd maybe want to rip off the rabbeted edge, depending on the depth. Could set the back panel into the rabbet I guess.

    Couldn't see the numbers on your invoice, how much was it shipped?
    Seems like from a local enough vendor it might be near enough to the home depot price of the 6' pine board you would need to make it yourself if you had the dovetail jig.

    Very tempting!
     
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  3. warrent

    warrent Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Sep 15, 2009
    toronto
    roughly outside dimensions: 16 3/4 x 20 x 9 3/4 3/4 inch board. I bough the same as awasson and paid 14.50 for the wood and 10.00 shipping in Canadian dollars.
     
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  4. Mat

    Mat Tele-Meister

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    Re the handles another option could be to open them up as speaker ports to either side which may give a bigger spread to the sound - just a thought
     

  5. warrent

    warrent Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Sep 15, 2009
    toronto
    re: the handle cut outs I thought about building the cabinet like the ampeg Johnny Smith.
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  6. Hammerdog

    Hammerdog Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Maybe you can. I've got some cut in the shop I'll see in the morning.

    You might be able to correct a cup or warp by wetting the the cupped or warp side laying it dry side up in the sun for a few hours. That works sometimes.
    If it's twisted not so much.

    I would bet it's kiln dried A green board would shrink way to much for the dove tails to fit together.
     

  7. arcticbreaze

    arcticbreaze Tele-Meister

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    Oamaru NZ
    Mine's here too
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    I found if I wanted i could have put the top and bottom inside out but not the sides because the dove tails wouldn't fit that way.

    So I've gone for rustic leave handles were they are and call em a feature
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    you can jst see the remains of top handle in the cut out but the rest are still there just about ready for first coat of shellac just got to mix sum up, then maybe some ...BEES wax lol.
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    other project in the works.
     
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  8. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    And the inside dimensions are: 15” x 18” x 9-3/4” (no baffles installed)

    I paid the same price.
     

  9. arcticbreaze

    arcticbreaze Tele-Meister

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    looks good so far, now waiting for grill cloth and amp components IMG_20171207_191321.jpg
     
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  10. bermuda

    bermuda TDPRI Member

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    Do you have any more photos of this cabinet - I really like the simplicity of it and want to build one like it.

    Thanks
     

  11. LudwigvonBirk

    LudwigvonBirk Tele-Meister

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    I was hoping a Princeton Reverb chassis could fit in one of these without semi-major surgery. It seems to not be the case though jfyi.
    PR chasis dimensions are 1 3/4'' (H) x 18 1/4'' (W) x 7'' (D). Could route a <edit> 3/16" channel on either side I suppose...
     
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  12. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Yes, I would machine/route a channel to make it fit. It would provide a more secure mount anyway.
     

  13. Michael A.

    Michael A. Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I know this thread is a bit dormant, apologies.

    Another option to avoid the handle issue is to use this supplier's product, which has finger joints instead of dovetails. Then simple to put the handles inside. Not as pretty, but more versatile and fine if they are going to be covered. It looks like a strip of wood may need to be glued in the rabbit cut in the side pieces for the hive frames to hang from, but again, not a big deal if the cabinet is being covered.

    The supplier has multiple warehouses around the USA, and the price for 2 from the nearest warehouse is $30 each delivered.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/9-5-8-10-frame-unassembled-select-grade-hive-body
     
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