As I've gotten further out into the wilderness of this amp building hobby I find myself moving towards builds that are less and less clones and more one off's loosely inspired by classic circuits, if they have any reference to vintage amps at all. For this reason I've ended up making my own chassis from scratch on my last couple of builds and as much as I don't especially enjoy working with metal, it is satisfying to be able to just make exactly what you need instead of trying to find a way to make a commonly available chassis work for something totally different. I had been using a cheap Harbor Freight sheet metal brake to bend with, while keeping an eye on craigslist for a better tool for the job. Last week I finally came across a good deal on a Shop Fox box and pan brake and jumped on it. Its an entry level unit, but they are still way too expensive for me to justify buying one at the new price, but the guy selling it only wanted about 30% of what they cost new and that fit my budget and felt justifiable for my limited needs. Having a new tool in my garage inspired me to finally get started making the chassis for my next project and I thought I would try to document the process as best I could for anyone interested. As I said, I am not much of a metal worker, so if nothing else this may inspire someone when they see that a serviceable custom chassis can be made with some basic tools and minimal skill!