Curbside shelf to Princeton Reverb-style combo cabinet

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    Hey all. Found an 11' board in a neighbor's free pile a month back, and now it's time to make something new of it.

    Looks like a bigbox store solid pine board originally 12' x 11.25" that someone roughly trimmed down to about 11' x 10.75" in order to fit their home as a shelf.Cut with maybe a jigsaw and no fence kind of deal. Stained on one side.

    I cut four lengths close to what I wanted and then trimmed the boards to 10.25" wide, so that will be the depth of the cab. Going to fit an old 10" speaker so I chose a cab height just a little shorter than a PR, 15.375" feet and handle excluded.

    Progress:
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    Dry fit after cutting rabbets


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    Glue and clamps


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    Penciling in the next cuts on the top


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    Feet and handle arrived in the mail. Easier to get all that hardware placed while the box is still square on every side so I did that. I meant to leave the existing stain on the inside of the cab, but you can see I goofed on the right side.

    Everything is all set up to trim the top and then do the roundovers but my neighborhood is dead quiet today, so maybe I'll hold off running the router until noon. Cheers
     
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    This part :rolleyes:

    Then this part:cool:
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    And hopefully a baffle next weekend. Thanks
     
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    That looks great so far.
     
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    Nice look. I like where this is going!
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Nice.
    Love the re-purposing of materials.
    Most all my junk is made from old junk.
    Still need to make up a cab from my 6G2 head build; have the junk just not the time.
     
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    Y'all are very kind.

    This dry, windy, fire weather has allowed me to get a coat of boiled linseed oil onto the cab every 12 hours. With some extra anxiety around each oily rag I generated, so I've been especially careful there.

    Still gotta track down an appropriate piece of plywood for the baffle then it's on to next steps.
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    The finish in the last pic reminds me of the $7500 Deluxe that Sweetwater is trying to sell (made from Hollywood Bowl seating). Looks plenty cool to me.
     
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    It really does look like several of those $$$$ amps where folks try to transmogrify barn boards into piles of money. Now you just need some cheesy 'native blanket' grill cloth.

    Better yet, just say your amp has a smoked finish.
     
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    I scoured the neighborhood to no avail, but the building supply recycling place came through.

    $4
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    The least weather-beaten piece of 7/16 plywood and those reddish strips which look like they came from a 'project wood' display like an Ace Hardware might have in a bunch of narrow dimensions for a few dollars per piece. I thought they'd make decent lightweight back panels.


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    My simple speaker cutout jig for 9.1" and 11.1" diameters.

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    The baffle is symmetrical across the horizon --- the speaker will be offset to the inputs/left side.

    1 yard of legit speaker grill cloth will almost double my budget for this thing:eek:
    Not sure what to do there.
    Cheers!
     
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    Looks great can't wait to see the final product.
     
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    NICE work!

    I recently built a similar cab, but this time instead of gluing Tolex on, I used aerosol truck bed liner spray (Rustoleum brand). From a foot away it looks like a perfect Tolex job, and it won't rip or tear. If I get a ding in it, I can fill the ding and blast it again with the paint for an invisible repair.
     
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    Here's the new cab in its habitat

    You know what I'm excited about--what's going to go in that chassis? I predict AES will have one of its 10ish% off everything sales soon, and I'm gonna get the filter capacitor can and pots and a big bag full of signal caps. Time to think hard about a circuit and make a decision.
     
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    Work in progress

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    The mid-sized push-pull amp I've been mulling for a year keeps getting pushed back. This thing will be more of a toy to match the cab and speaker. Using up the guts of a mid-1950s reel-to-reel. Kind of a Princeton Reverb minus trem minus one power tube. Lower gain from the older tubes, more modern filtering.
     
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    This chassis has been through a lot
     
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    If you can't find a mounting hole on that one, you're not looking hard enough ;)
     
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    Mounting hole? Heck, you could use it to drain pasta...
     
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