How is everyone? I hope you and your loved ones are all ok. Things are as weird in London as they are everywhere. I’ve started a new job as a teacher, so I know it’s weird for the kids. Weird for me, too, as my parents are elderly and vulnerable, and I can’t go see them. So amid all the weirdness and sorting stuff out, I thought I’d also use this enforced layoff. Sent an order to Tube-town for final 5E3 bit, just before the shut-down was announced (I knew the schools had to close a couple of days in advance). It was a bit of a hurry... we'll find what I've forgotten later I guess. My first build was a Boothill 5f2a, documented elsehwere. THis is my first non-kit.. I decided to build a 5E3 for a friend’s daughter which should be in time for her 19th birthday in the fall. She’s in a good indie band, I’ve already sourced her a MiJ Jazzmaster, which I’ve fitted with SD and Fender reissue pickups, I’m hoping the 5E3 will get a clear but fat sound. I’m optimistic as my 5F2a sounds stonking with my JM. All resistors and most caps were sourced for pennies from a weird wireless shop in Lincoln, as were the preamp valves. Power caps, board, tweed and transformers came from tube-town, who gave excellent service as usual. Not sure what Ill do wiht cable as yet, I have an assortment.Aim for this was to complete for around £300. Looking good so far with a s/h Jensen for £20, plus a chassis sourced from ampmart for $25 and pickup up in Hong Kong. This has been a big step-up for me in terms of building the cabinet. I have no garage, no table saw, just a garden, a black and decker workmate, circular saw and a good Makita router. So for me, the main issues are getting square joints, which I’m nearly competent at, and things like fitting the cleats. And waiting for sunny weather. I've made lots of mistakes but have more or less worked out how to use a Router properly. I’ve read all the build threads here including @dunehunter and @moosie 's really detailed thread. Thanks guys. No surprise to say I'm following @robrob 's guides for earthing etc, I;m still considering whether to add the 90% power option. They were really handy as they helped me think in detail about fitting the front cleats. I did so using my Leigh router bit with the Leigh boss, that allows for adjustable depth. I simply used a straight edge as a template, pinned to the amp to get the angles right, the aspect i was most worried about. I went with all Hammond transformers 290CAX PT and 760E - they were cheaper and I figured stuff from the US, as on my 5F2a, was likely to get stuck in customs. I had considered a Proluxe version, but in the end reckoned if she’s playing bigger venues, having an extension speaker, via a proper 4 ohm tap on the transformer, would give a bit more oomph, wihtout the main amp being too heavy to carry around. The cabinet will have a 10 inch Jensen alnico reissue, again so it’s not too heavy to carry.I'll keep an eye open for a cheap, efficient 12 inch speaker. Anways.. I assembled the cab over the Christmas holidays, and with a couple of afternoons i’ve sneaked during the shutdown, I’ve fnished the cab, bar the back panels.