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Finished these sapele Blues Jr. Cabinets today.

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by stratman54, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. stratman54

    stratman54 Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2016
    I've been working on a couple of cabinets out of sapele. I built one a couple of months ago,(an oversized cab big enough for 2X12). I built another one that size and one the same dimensions as a Hot Rod Deluxe.

    I think the grain of quarter sawn sapele is stunning to look at. It just shimmers.
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  2. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016

  3. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Nice. I like working with sepele...except when I don't. The grain gets a bit cranky. Did you grainfill?

  4. paparoof

    paparoof Tele-Holic

    Dec 22, 2013
    oh dood - those cabs are BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL.

    nice job.

  5. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Beautiful work. Beautiful cabinets. You have some fantastic skill with woodworking. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!
    Dan R likes this.

  6. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    Great job! Love Sapele!

  7. Lars F

    Lars F Tele-Meister

    Jun 13, 2017
    That looks awesome, well done..



  8. SacDAve

    SacDAve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Rocklin Ca.
    Those look great. Are they mitered joints?

  9. beninma

    beninma Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    Really nice!

    It's making me curious too. I used a piece of "mahogany" scrap from my deck recently in my pedal board. We were just told the decking was mahogany when we moved in. I had never picked up a guitar when we bought the house, I had no idea Mahogany was getting semi-endangered.

    The piece I used on the pedal board was pretty darn nice to work with. I'm going to have to photograph the deck and try and figure out what species it is now. I was wondering if it was maybe sapele since sapele is perhaps more common.. but it doesn't look at all like your cabinets.

    Just curious how if it's getting rare for guitars how we have 1000sq ft of deck/porch made out of it.

    I like it so much it makes me want to buy more and find an excuse to have a woodworking project. Maybe I should build some mahogany shelves to get my guitar cases off the floor of the finished basement in case we had a horrific flood + sump pump failure.

  10. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    Beautiful work.
    I have a 1-piece Sapele Tele that would go nicely with those!

  11. Snfoilhat

    Snfoilhat Tele-Holic

    Apr 8, 2016
    Oakland, CA
    Hey stratman54, those are beautiful cabs. I haven't been able to match your grill cloth (dark color, classic Fender rectangular weave pattern, looks great) against any of the 'oxblood' grill cloths for sale from major parts suppliers (they all look too red or too wavy on my screen).

    Would you post a link or the name of the supplier for the grill cloth you used, please?

  12. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal

  13. paratus

    paratus Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010

  14. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike

  15. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Dec 27, 2004
    North Hollywood
    Thank You.....I'll take it!! :)

  16. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 4, 2017

  17. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    That's very nice work. I wouldn't be able to take it anywhere, thou...

  18. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    How did you do the corner joining? I don't see dove tails or finger joints.

  19. stratman54

    stratman54 Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2016
    They are a locking mitered joint. Strong and beautiful.

  20. stratman54

    stratman54 Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2016
    US I ordered the irregular size (34") at $7.00/yd.

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