Thanks for the input. How thick of copper wire should I use? I am guessing about 8-12 ga would be sufficient? The plan is to build an amp right now in the cheapo pan right now, then an attractive wooden enclosed one over thanksgiving or christmas break when I have access to my dad's workshop. I plan on trying to emulate the look of an old radio, and might end up trying to incorporate a dac. But, I should probably focus on getting this amp to work first I have a few cmoys under my belt, and have done a bit of other soldering work, but nothing ptp. I'll keep you all updated as I go.