|Forum topic by mortatone||posted 08-21-2016 05:27 AM||525 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-21-2016 05:27 AM
Hi, new here but not new to forums in general. Looking for a little help please.
I have a hobby of building vacuum tube guitar amplifiers from scratch, so most of the hobby is vintage style electronics, but I’ve been housing the amps in hardwood head shells and combo cabinets (with the speaker mounted in the same housing). Last year I upgraded my dovetail jig to a Leigh Super 18 so I have that if it will help me with this upcoming project.
Here’s the situation… I have a small upcoming project that will basically be a dovetailed 4 sided box with no front or rear panels. The sides will be 3/4 bubinga and the top and bottom will be 3/4 flamed maple. Problem is, the maple I have won’t be quite wide enough to do the project and I’d like to avoid having to buy more, so I’d like to add a stripe of some dark wood down the center of the maple board, thus widening it enough for the project and also making use of the leftover wood from other projects.
And I’ll mention that I don’t have a ton of woodworking tools. Just the Leigh jig, table saw, jig saw, skill saw, drills, and routers. Given what I have to work with, what’s the best type of joint I can employ for this purpose. It does need to be fairly strong so it can support 20-30 lbs worth of electronics that will be housed in it. I thought about trying to do an end on end sliding dovetail but I’m not sure that the tail (female) ends would have enough meat left to be strong enough for the project. And to be honest, I don’t even know any other terminology to be able to search the topic..
Thanks for looking :)