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Author Topic: Cab corners, the carving of.
caitlin

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Post Cab corners, the carving of.
on: September 23, 2013, 10:07
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I'm making my first tube amp head cab.

I've got my tolex and my metal corners and it's all looking great for sticking and fitting, however:

Routing the corner radius' has been done, but that leaves the corners a bit pointy so the metal caps don't settle right.
Does one just attack those with a rasp and sandpaper, or is there some geometric magic I'm missing?

Cat.

caitlin

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Post Re: Cab corners, the carving of.
on: September 23, 2013, 14:40
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I think I have realised my mistake. Some playing with the router tomorrow will reveal if I simple did it wrong.

Oinkus

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Post Re: Cab corners, the carving of.
on: September 24, 2013, 07:12
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You should get the right corner shape with the proper router bit. Make sure you set it up and secure it flat , approach it from the same angle on all boards. Worst case take that rasp to it, it will be covered by the corner so it really doesn't matter.

caitlin

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Post Re: Cab corners, the carving of.
on: September 27, 2013, 11:22
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So what I did was take straight passes down all edges, made a lot of sawdust but left these peaks on the corners.
All I had to do to fix it was pass the router round the corners and they're rounded off great.

Noob error, right there!

Oinkus

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Post Re: Cab corners, the carving of.
on: September 28, 2013, 04:20
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A router can be unforgiving , glad it worked out for you. You should post pics , always good to see stuff!

caitlin

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Post Re: Cab corners, the carving of.
on: September 28, 2013, 09:08
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my not entirely illustrative set of photos during the making of my first amp is found here, I believe:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjCDWz9i
Most of the pics won't make sense because they're visual "in" jokes.

Oinkus

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Post Re: Cab corners, the carving of.
on: September 29, 2013, 04:31
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Nice !

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