My new tube amplifier frames

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Project by tichtot posted 01-13-2016 07:42 PM 1944 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are frames for tube amplifier chassis. Built by real solid cherry and padouk -wood. The wood is treated with transparent varnish. Natural color, no pickled.

On the front side is formed a recess for the potentiometers, switch, leds, etc. On the back side are openings for plugs. Of course, metal plates must be to put to the top, bottom and back…

External Dimensions 360×310 x 60 mm.

Thank you Boxguy for the inspiration at corner joining!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia,

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#1 posted 01-13-2016 07:56 PM

Beautiful, unusual and unique corner joints. I like those rounded edges. This red wood inserted makes it more sofisticated. Nice idea for storage of different types of things, without mixing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-13-2016 09:10 PM

Nice work! Perhaps you might also share a little about the internals/electronics too!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#3 posted 01-13-2016 10:00 PM

Nice looking amp cases.

What are the output tubes and overall circuit topology ?

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#4 posted 01-13-2016 10:16 PM

Wonderful! Can you post the completed amps when done by any chance?

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#5 posted 01-14-2016 04:22 AM

Wonderful! Can you post the completed amps when done by any chance?

- icemanhank

Yes that would be interesting to see the contrast between wood and the electronics

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 01-14-2016 04:45 AM

Tichtot, beautiful work as always. I especially like the loose tendon joint technique used in conjunction with the corner splines. Great look there. The rounded corners and soft lines really appeal to my eye…beautiful. This is quite a project. I am looking forward to seeing it when the electrical works are installed.

Thanks for the shout out and mention. You might be interested in this jig. It would have saved about half the wood you used on splines. This is a video of the jig in action.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 01-14-2016 07:04 AM

Thank you all for the appreciative words!

These frames were made for sale. Probably I do not assemble them :(

I put here photos from my previous projects which I own hand assembled.

My absolutelly first chassis, the same time first tubeamp:

Second chassis/tubeamp:

Third chassis/tubeamp:

Fourth chassis/tubeamp:

The amplifiers are based on DYNACO ST70 topology. I can share also my schemes. Because the electronics does not a joinery topic :) if you are interested, please send me a private message.

Boxguy, thanks for the shared tips. Your projects are very inspiring to me.

Have fun!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia,

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#8 posted 01-14-2016 10:30 AM

Wow those are great all the way around…... Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-14-2016 11:37 AM

Thank you Ken!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia,

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#10 posted 01-14-2016 05:46 PM

These are really nice and will make great conversation pieces.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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