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Starting a 6G3 slow build.

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by cap47, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I just bought the boards for the cabinet for a 6G3 head. They are not a solid pine but pieces glued and joined to make a pine board. I think this is going to look great stained and sealed. Lots of grain and knot features and smoothed very flat boards warp free. I will be sourcing all the parts as I go and have the $$.

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  2. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    These boards come wrapped in plastic which is nice to keep them from stains nicks and scratches. Cabinet will be Finger Jointed and Pecan stained to match my 5e3 and 212 ext cab.
     

  3. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    It will match these,
     
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  4. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Some boiled linseed oil on there a few days before you stain it will make the grain pop even more.
     
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  5. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Time to update a few tools for the build. My new router came in and now I am going to buy a Finger Joint/Dovetail Jig at Harbor Freight.
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  6. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    My 6G3 Chassis and Face Plate have arrived so I can start planning and layout the wood for my Head Cabinet and cut to size. Will be after Thanksgiving. Need to go to Harbor Freight for one of their Finger and Dovetail guide tools. I want to try that instead of using Dado blades on my table saw.

    Thanks Doug Hoffman for the fast fast shipping, 2nd Day!

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  7. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Just bought these yesterday from Harbor Freight to use for my build. The Dovetail Jig will make it very easy for me with the cabinet. The bench is nice too.

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    Awaiting Dovetail Bits.
     
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  8. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    I'm interested to see what you think. I have a sled jig for box joints on my router table, but I've never used one if those.
     

  9. keithb7

    keithb7 Friend of Leo's

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    I like the table.

    I also have one of those half blind router jigs. It'll do the job. We found that it required lots of measuring, adjusting, and more re-adjusting.
    Here are the half-blind joints on the right, that this jig will produce. Compared to traditional box joints on the left. If you are covering the cab in tweed or tolex nobody will ever know the difference.

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  10. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    My last cabs I built a sled index jig with a dado blade on my table saw. I didn't clamp the work to make indexing faster but I definitely like how this tool clamps the board flat and secure while you run the router thru the guide fingers.
     

  11. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    !st dovetail test piece.

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  12. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    That will get it done!
     

  13. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Just finished the Dovetailing on my Amp Cab and made a box out of the test pieces yesterday.

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  14. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    That's really cool.

    I also did a sled for my router table and liked the way it came out. Probably spent most of a Saturday building and tuning it. It worked really well.


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    Hopefully you are tooling up to make dozens of amp cabinets (or coffee tables and footstools for your house). Cause that jig looks like it would be a bear to dust off after a few years in storage under the work bench. ;)
     
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  15. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

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    Oh, and that bench looks really nice. Is it pretty stable?
     

  16. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Yes it is
     

  17. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    All glued together. I set the cut off corner on the top of the cabinet and it kind of looks cool. Might figure a way to mount it so as to take it off and leave no top side marks. Racing Spoiler ! :);):lol:

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  18. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    After rounding cab corners it probably won't look right as a Spoiler.[​IMG]
     
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  19. cap47

    cap47 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Doing a little dovetail end trimming and sanding surfaces and I am really thinking of not radius cutting the corners. I have been getting saw marks out and sanding the corners and I have sanded rough to fine and the corners look great with just a small roundover from the sander and the whole thing buffed with 3M White 2500 Grit pad. I may just use boiled linseed oil and forget the stain. Seal it with Polyurethane and buff with White 3M pad. I will see how it looks after oil but, I have more to do before I get to putting oil on.

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  20. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    Hmm. If you are covering with tolex than rounded corners makes the job easier, increases the likelihood that it will come out well and offers its own bump protection.

    Sharp corners may lead to tearing the tolex later down the road as you bang the cabinet against literally everything you pass. As careful as I try to be when I carry an amp, I can't lug it across the living room without bumping it against something. Weird how that works.
     
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