MY CHAMP!!

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  1. chazo64

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    About a mounth ago I bought a 5f1 from Boot hill, went like butter! I built the first box for it and really didnt like how i built it , but the final result sounds great I have some tweed to cover and some grill cloth coming. Any way i cant say enough about how much I love this little amp. SO....I am gonna build one for my son .I am building a new cabinet in my LOL shop/[email protected]##@!! My cabinet shop which was in Panama city blew away in the Hurricain 3 years ago as did my own garage /shop at my house so Here I am with my portable table saw and a sander and some glue .....Making a champ cab .I use a lap tenion to build this box ..I know what about a finger joint...short answer ...I dont want to! Long explaination..,Sorry I am about to soap box a bit..after 40 years in the woodworking trade I can say the dove tail and or the finger joint in PINE are not good construction..Pine is soft the smaller you make a piece of pine , it breaks .The handle is on top of the box, you lift up...the joint has no upward strength. Corner to corner as well, The lap tenion has massive stegnth to hold the box from pulling apart does it look as nice as a machined dovetail or fj in hardwood no way . but this is a champ! 20211024_125527.jpg 20211024_123342.jpg 20211024_123324.jpg My new shop 20211024_123314.jpg
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Nice effort. Great little amp deserving of a great cab!
     
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    I’m interested in reading more about these 3 different joint types. Can you explain the differences for those of us who don’t have a woodworking background? Or post a graphic or link that does?
     
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    Minor point - the speaker is typically mounted from the rear - inside the cabinet. It doesn't look like there is room for a grill cloth frame with it front mounted either.

    I wish I could build my own cab...
     
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    The box/finger-joint uses massive surface area for glue to do what it does. Incredible strength
    against racking forces.
    I do understand not wanting to do finger joints on a portable table-saw tho.
     
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    20211024_131215.jpg 20211024_130936.jpg some of the improvements over my first cab. .#1 13 3/4 wide 12" high and only 7 at the bottom and 6 1/2 on top for depth...I didnt like it everything fit but just didnt like it so cab #213 3/4" wide 12 3/4 " high and 8" bottom and 7" top depth this one of course is a glue only case no staples or nails the first one I was like...build box PLAY AMP NOW!! so I used some pins. Man I love the sound of this amp i have a gold lion 12ax7 in there with tung sols. with my p-90s it is absolutely amazing!! All my pedals just became paper wieghts!!$$##$#!
     
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    its temp. just wanted to fire up my amp the speaker panal is just a mock up its 3/32" too thin..
     
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    I am not literate enough to explain it but there is a lot of imfo on wood working out there.
     
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    That whole first box is wrong ,not deep enough etc ....
     
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    exactly I just didnt want to do the finger joint with no dado blade and I didnt want make a router table outside Here in florida it can dump gallons of H2O on you in a minute LOL..My other shop blew away to OZ or mabey Georgia
     
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  12. m0b1liz3

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    I did box joints with pine and a dado blade. Pine is pretty soft and it is easy to get lots of tear out with the dado blades. Router set up with a jig might be the easiest. I actually considered taking a stab at box joints with just hand tools. Maybe just a coping saw and chisel + rasps/files would work.
     
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    completed amp front.JPG
     
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    Backing your work piece with another piece of dunage will prevent tear out but thanks
     
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    Yeah, I should have spent a bit more time researching. Had taught myself how to use it. Was my stepdad's saw and he had passed away. Saw is gone now so next time around I will have to figure out a different way.
     
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    A box joint shouldnt be to hard to do by hand with a back saw and a coping saw
     
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