In conjunction with a bunch of other guys on another forum, we are putting together a group build of a tube guitar amp. My contribution will be a raw, unfinished, rough sanded cabinet for the amp. We finally got the dimensions nailed down to where I could make a prototype. The project gave me a chance to use my new TS box joint jig (Shop Notes version).
I have a bunch of 16’ rough cut pine 1×12’s. So I lopped off 2 lengths long enough to do 1 long side and 1 short side.
A bit of rough dimensioning and I planned them down to 3/4”
I must say the Shop Notes jig makes the job quick, easy and accurate! A worthwhile build in my opinion.
This is what the participants will get as part of the build. Unfinished and rough sanded, ready for their own personality in the finishing. I will make 15 to 20 of these, depending on the level of participation.
To show what can be done, I put a few coats of wipe on poly on the prototype. Easy as pie to do and will be OK if someone sits their cold bottle of beer on it.
I am now experimenting with some scrap to make a grille for it. I think I have what I want, and how to do it. A bit of a throw back to the 50’s Art Deco radios. A bit of a bobble on the lowest slot. It was the first cut of an experimental process on scrap, so no big deal. Now, if the weather clears up, I can make the final grille from some better wood. This one will be for my own build.
An easy enough project that can be done in a production manner, looks nice I think.
-- I still have all my fingers