Cabinet building...

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by lammy, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. lammy

    lammy TDPRI Member

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    I put together a slapdash combo cab for an amp i wanted to have a 12 inch speaker in. I only used titebond and staples, will this be strong enough to hold the amp and speaker (Speaker will be a neo, so it wont be very heavy).
    The baffle is glued and stapled into the cleats also, helping stability.
    Thanks for your help!
     
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    As long as it doesn't leave the house it will be fine.
     
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    It might buzz or rattle, but if not - all's fair in DIY'ing.

    I try to finger/box join or dovetail my cabs with plenty of woodglue and clamps, but I've also rabbet joined (shallow edge route), glued, and nailgunned (little 1" brads).

    I only have a small router and a joiner cheap jig.
     
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    I've had good luck so far just putting the pine boards together (butt-joints), holding them with corner clamps, drilling a pilot hole then driving in a 1.5" black drywall screw.
    Also, I hold the baffle board in place with just four drywall screws, one at each corner.
    I had a 50 Watt PV classic chassis in one of these with no rattling at all.
    Plus, I like the rustic look of plain pine with black screws, but if you're planning to gig with it, I recommend you finish the wood with a clearcoat to harden it up a bit.
     
  5. lammy

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    If everything is glued and stapled i dont see how anything could rattle? I am still waiting on the speaker so mark my words!! It seems sturdy enough, I am heading out on a 2 week tour in 2 weeks, so hopefully it will stay together! I might be building another box with mortise joints to ensure its extremely hardy.
    How hard are people on their amps that they risk destruction?
     
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    A simple test (courtesy of Pete Traynor)
    Drop it from the second story window into the parking lot.
    If it survives..it is sturdy enough.
     
  7. lammy

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    hehehe, No amps are getting thrown out of windows thank you very much!
    We ended making a new box that has finger joints and was much faster and neater than the other box. However i full confidence in my other box to survive a 1 story fall..... The glued in baffle and cleats make it fairly sturdy. How do people make grill cloth frames? We keep splitting MDF with the pneumatic staple gun. Should we just be using brads and glue?
    Thanks!
     
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