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post #151 of 400
Oh, and that is an awesome guide. It's that kind of effort that makes this forum such a great place.
post #152 of 400
damn those wood cases look so nice. I think I have to try building one for my next amp.
Although I think my first try would definatly don't look so nice as the ones found in this thread.
post #153 of 400
Thanks zk for going to the trouble of doing such a great build log, very informative.

Also a little intimidating for any one else who follows, you have set the bar high!
post #154 of 400
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..Also a little intimidating for any one else who follows, you have set the bar high!
Oh no! That is so not the intent of the log - Build, Build, Build, Please!
post #155 of 400

Brilliant

Such and inspiration to us all! I can do a small amout of design and woodworking, but so far short of your league, but cartainly makes me want to try. I even showed your designs to my wife and she was impressed too...made her complain at my dull black hammond boxes

Anyway thanks for taking the time and effort to show us what can be done.
post #156 of 400
WOW zkool448... simply fabulous. There is a complete woodshop at my job with some fantastic machines (the purpose of most of them eludes me) but I mostly work in metal. Thank you for scaring me away while I still have all my fingers. Its funny, because the big Bridgeport milling machine at work does not frighten me, but that table saw...
post #157 of 400
a little fear of the machines is a good thing. It helps us to retain all of our fingers.
post #158 of 400
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Thanks guys

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..I even showed your designs to my wife and she was impressed too...made her complain at my dull black hammond boxes
Kev, I went AWOL hiding in the garage/shop for a few days working on the case... and my wife wasn't impressed at all!

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There is a complete woodshop at my job with some fantastic machines (the purpose of most of them eludes me) but I mostly work in metal. Thank you for scaring me away while I still have all my fingers. Its funny, because the big Bridgeport milling machine at work does not frighten me, but that table saw...
vixr, you and I are perhaps the exact opposite.. my experience in metal work is nil and intimidated by mill tools, therefore I can definitely relate! My guess is wood is much, much more forgiving and easier to machine.
post #159 of 400
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My guess is wood is much, much more forgiving and easier to machine.
That depends. machining metal with wood tools can be very difficult. Machining wood with metal tools is much easier providing the cutters don't get clogged with sawdust.

That said, metal doesn't have a grain that grabs the wood tools and doesn't usually tear-out at the end of a cut. In all honestly, with the proper tools, both are just as easy to work with.
post #160 of 400
Yeah, but I can always patch the nastiest wood faux pas with glue and sawdust... not so much on metal, well, without a welder.
post #161 of 400
zkool448 you create art, can't wait to see it finished!
post #162 of 400
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Finished alas! :)

(continued from Part IV)

All done!

All finished in light chery gel stain, and then sprayed with lacquered (canned).

The top lid was sprayed with automotive sandable primer (2 coats), sanded to smooth, and then sprayed over with high-heat silver paint (2 light coats). To protect from scrathes I top coated it with clear semi-gloss varathane to finish. cheers!

post #163 of 400
Very nice!

Do mine next!!
post #164 of 400
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Do mine next!!
...but you've already got a case
post #165 of 400
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...but you've already got a case

I don't does that mean you will do it for me? lol
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