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post #331 of 400
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Cheers ana1995 & holland

oneplustwo, miter joints are really tough to perfect. The glue/sawdust mix definitely works well in filling those stubborn miter gaps... Is it possible your saws may need recalibrated? Should really help a lot to minimize those miter gaps in the future.
post #332 of 400
I think the saw is fine. I think my miter gauge might be lacking. I just got the rocker sled with the kickass fence so hopefully it will be better from here on out. Need to make sure the sled is square and the other setup is good. Then I think it should be fine.
post #333 of 400
some of my older stuff...

CK2III


Bijou


Millett MAX
post #334 of 400
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nice builds vixr!
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Buffalo 32S with volumite, XLR, RCA, headphone out, optical in. Not quite done yet... Gotta finish up some wiring.

Poplar case, birch top, both finished with a few coats of tung oil.

Still haven't figured out the top exactly. I'm thinking about just laying it on top or putting some pieces in so it lightly press fits inside (the panel hangs down below the surface of the casing.)

post #336 of 400
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Nice woodwork oneplustwo! I see you've made good progress with the Buffalo, can't wait to see it all wired up and running
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I've been busy at work and it has been difficult to find any spare time lately. Anyway last night I got to spend a couple of hours with casework. I've wired the TREAD already which will supply the DC voltages for the VU meter, vu buffer boards (L + R) and the LED for the bulgin switch.

Here are some pics of my Bijou case progress.

Using external blue LED instead of the built-in meter lights.


Two coats of sandable primer, sanded, then two light coat of semi-gloss enamel (aluminum tone)


post #338 of 400
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Here are some pics of my Bijou case progress.


Two coats of sandable primer, sanded, then two light coat of semi-gloss enamel (aluminum tone)
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Looks great, looking at that last shot its hard to believe it is mdf.

How did you apply the paint, spray cans or spraygun and how durable is a painted finish?
post #339 of 400
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Thanks forte. Ideally a spray gun is better but I don't have one and just use spray cans. The brand I use is Tremclad (high heat variety, auto grade) which is actually more durable than regular types. I also like to add a final coat of semi-gloss acrylic polyurethane which adds additional protection and hardness to the mdf.
post #340 of 400
Here are two pictures of my coming M³ case.
You see the top and the bottom side/back of the case.





In the background on the pic with the case you can see the cnc-drilled stainless steel frontpanel.

Hope to post the finished project in about 2 weeks.
And - I know - the pictures are horrible

I'll make better ones of the finished amp
post #341 of 400
I haven't seen any Mini3 or Cmoy custom casing, in wood. Is this because they are too small or not worth it ?
post #342 of 400
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I haven't seen any Mini3 or Cmoy custom casing, in wood. Is this because they are too small or not worth it ?
Cmoy in wood was done ages ago, it's called the Grado RA-1
post #343 of 400
zkool448:

re: "I've been busy at work and it has been difficult to find any spare time lately. Anyway last night I got to spend a couple of hours with casework. I've wired the TREAD already which will supply the DC voltages for the VU meter, vu buffer boards (L + R) and the LED for the bulgin switch.

Here are some pics of my Bijou case progress.

(pics)"

Are those grooves in the front sides/corners done with a bowl & tray router bit?
post #344 of 400
Here's a couple of preamp enclosures I'm working on. Wood and finished aluminum from basic stock.



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Originally Posted by dbfreak View Post
zkool448:

re: "I've been busy at work and it has been difficult to find any spare time lately. Anyway last night I got to spend a couple of hours with casework. I've wired the TREAD already which will supply the DC voltages for the VU meter, vu buffer boards (L + R) and the LED for the bulgin switch.

Here are some pics of my Bijou case progress.

(pics)"

Are those grooves in the front sides/corners done with a bowl & tray router bit?
dbfreak, I think that's what that bit is called. You can see the same bit I used from my CTH build log here when I worked the top lid.

BTW I just finished my case, I'm cross-posting the pics here since this is a casework thread afterall

Top view, really tried to keep the wires as neat as I could but it's just not my stong suit.


Shot of a pair of vu meter buffer/divers from JLM audio


Finished the top lid with plenty of vents, and it also fits nicely! Time to put my tools away and take more pics.


Closer look at the top lid, my hymble ayyempt to mimic a “brushed” look


View from the back, installing the neutriks are so painless, I think I’ll keep using them


..and finally enjoying some music. Cheers!
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