Out of curiosity and because I had pine and cream tolex, I wanted to see if I could build a cab in a weekend.
I got a bit bogged down saturday as I thought I might as well make some 5E3 templates to speed things up.
So I officially started building the actual cab at 3pm yesterday. All wood cut out and the main box glued and jointed by 5pm. Drying overnight.
Made some more templates this morning so lost an hour or so, but started about 10am.
Didn't take long for it to start taking shape. Dovetail jointed as I can do them quicker with the jig I have. And they're easier to square everything up with.
Tolex going on...
So where did I end up? Fully tolexed. Baffle made and covered. Would have finished at 6pm, apart from back plates but when rushing I made the baffle a bit too tight, so the grille cloth needs to come off so I can shave a couple of mm of the baffle
Saving the finished pics for when it is
Incidentally this one will be up for sale - standard 5E3 sizes, 8 hole 12" speaker baffle.
So what did I learn?
I don't like 'normal' contact adhesive, it smells and it isn't good to apply. Water based everytime from now on.
Grille cloth is thicker than I think
Templates definitely speed the cutting process - trace round them, band saw the pine, template stuck to pine, rout around. Bobs your uncle.
Made a couple of box style templates to route the front fascias (narrow panels) which made that job way easier than doing by hand. And less prone to slippage with the router.
Oh and I'm knackered, what a stupid fucking idea that was!!!