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 #50158  by bcresci
 Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:24 pm
I was finally able to get up to visit my parents in VT. Spent this week constructing a cabinet for the rig I'm in the process of building. Two JBL E-120's waiting at home.

Glenn - if you're watching the posts, this is what you contributed to. Thanks, my friend.


 #50199  by tigerstrat
 Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:35 am
Those are some good-looking holes! :smile:

 #50200  by Dozin
 Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:37 am
My thoughts exactly!
 #50513  by bcresci
 Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:57 pm
We used a circle jig for the holes - the jig connects to a router and swings on a pivot point. Turned out to be very precise.

Here's the completed cab. I hooked it up today to a Trio -> Mac 2300 and it sounded really nice. Need to fool around with the setting a bit to get what I'm after.


 #50556  by waldo041
 Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:53 am
Ender wrote:where do you get those speaker clips?
they look to be today's Hard Truckers spec'd clips. they are pretty much the same thing with a smaller hole/screw diameter.

PM me and i can help you out, IF you have a local machine shop that can mill them.


 #50583  by deadguise
 Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:34 pm
Looks good, to bad the bottom speaker dust cover got poked. I had a cat piss on mine... :?

 #51200  by Peaks Rhythm
 Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:50 am
The cabinet looks great. I just built one for myself and had a hard time cutting straight lines and round circles using a jigsaw through baltic birch. What wood did you use? I like the different colors in the pieces you used.
 #51210  by bcresci
 Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:25 pm
The wood is 9-ply Birch plywood from Home Depot. We couldn't find any 13-ply. It's actually not really great wood - that darker strip looks ok, but there are small blue stains in a few places that we couldn't get out - not too visible in these pictures, but they are there. Being our first project, we didn't want to buy expensive wood. We used 1/2 round strips around the front to hide the layers of the plywood.

The cirlces were cut with a circular router jig we picked up at a local hardware store. It was very accurate. You basically drill a hole in the wood, insert a pin through the jig into the hole for a pivot point, and then with the router attached cut the circle (drilling slightly deeper every time you go around). ... rodID=4446

Most of the cuts are pretty straight, but there are some places where the wood doesn't fit together 100% accuarately, but it was good enough for what I needed.

All in all a very fun project. Kudos to my father for provided all the wood-working knowledge. Couldn't have done it without him.