|Project by lateralus819||posted 03-31-2013 12:33 PM||1516 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Here we have a new shell i built for my (very dear to me) Carvin Legacy amp. Years ago i had re-tolexed it in a very ugly orange and needless to say, didn’t do a very good job. I’ve wanted to make this for years but never really had the guts or the know how. I finally found a lumber yard near me and picked up some lumber.
The main shell is a VERY figured curly maple board i picked up from a cabinet maker off of ebay, who by the way, has some incredible stuff. The red is padauk.
I picked up a not so accurate dovetail jig from home depot, and set out. Many hours of practice later this is what i ended up with. All told, off and on, about a 2 months project from start to finish.
The face plate is edge lit from the top, I routed a 1/2” groove along the top and glued in an LED strip, and my girlfriend wired it into the on/off switch. Her brother works for epilogue laser, and while i was out visitiing him in Colorado last year, he whipped this up out of 1/8” plexi. Taking inspiration from the Hughes and Kettner amps.
This was my first woodworking project that started my addiction :).
-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin