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Old 08-24-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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First cab build! Pine 112 with WGS Vet30!

If you saw this thread, you know I'm building a cabinet. Not much to say, 112, almost solid pine thing for wood, WGS Veteran 30, nothing exceptional. Pics to follow:









On these, the partsd are held together with screws while the glue was drying. At this very moment, all the screws are out and the thing is all glued. Tomorrow, I'll sand the glue and the sides of the baffle so it actually fits in the cab.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:34 AM   #2
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Worked on the baffle today,will order the speaker when my next paycheck arrives.
Had a little issue with the baffle, after cutting the hole, it cracked under the hole. Quick fix with some glue and clamp. I sanded the cab itslf a bit too, so the edges are more smooth now and most pieces are flush. Because of the way i cuted the hole, i still have a lot of sanding to do to have an actually round hole.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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Looks nice! I have build a cab too, 22mm plywood. Weights around 20kg. Why did I make it so heavy !
Yours looks nice and solid. How are you going to finish it?
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:26 AM   #4
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It will probably be tolex-ed sometime in the future, but I'm pretty sure it will sit naked for a while. I'll round the corners wit a roundover router bit when I'll go continue my guitar neck, but until then all I'll do is make the baffle hole round, screw the baffle, install back panels, the speaker and the jack. But when I will have more money, I will order tolex, baffle cover and handles.

And this thing is solid. I sat on it the whole day, it never complained.

Does anyone knows a good cab parts supplier other than Mojotone? Their shipping rates are trough the roof here in Canada.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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Heres the cab in the light of the day. What you see on the baffle is my little 'jig' i made to fix the crack.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #6
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Reminds me of the 80's Crate amps

Are you sure you cut the circle out, or do you just have really big rats in your basement?
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #7
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Dont laugh at my rats. It took a lot of training for them to cut an actual 12'' circle.

And I just ordered my speaker from WGS, hopefully I should have it within two weeks or so. Until then, more sanding! Oh painfull and boring sanding.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #8
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Dont laugh at my rats. It took a lot of training for them to cut an actual 12'' circle.

And I just ordered my speaker from WGS, hopefully I should have it within two weeks or so. Until then, more sanding! Oh painfull and boring sanding.

I was going to ask you how long it took to train your rats, but I didn't want it to come across wrong.
Can I ask why you didn't use a jig saw or router?It just would have been a little cleaner.

And I hate sanding, actualy I don't know anyone who likes it
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:08 PM   #9
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The first baffle broke, so i just did another one. The way the strips pf pine are glued makes it Stronger in a way more than the other, and my first baffle was made so strips were parallel to the sides, which made smaller portions, like under the hole, more fragile. The newer one was made the other way, so its really stronger. I cutted the hole with the jigsaw this time, and what i feared happened. The blade bent. But i do have a much neater cut now. And i did the back plates as well, pics to come tomorow.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:03 PM   #10
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As it is now. You can see some reinforcement block in it, for the baffle and the upper back plate(which will get glued sometime in the future as well.) The lower back panel was fitting in so tight,, it didn't needed anything else to hold so all i did was putting it in and poured glue. And I poured more glue today, so it should hold strong.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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Heres a funny story that turned a bad thing into something good.

Wasp nested in my wall, so an exterminateor came to kill them. Walking in my room, he saw the cab and he turned out to be a cab builder himself, he does that as a second job. Anyways, he offered me to help me if I needed anything. So my cab might get covering sooner then i thought And he also said my holes was too big, so I will have to make a new baffle. It really pisses me off, because this one is rock solid.. How wide the hole has to be for a 12 inch speaker?
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #12
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tbh, i dont think you should glue the top panel. i wouldn't have glued the bottom either, and made it so u use screws to hold them in. how would you put in your speaker if you glued everything? what if the speaker had more depth in the dimension?


or is this thing front loading.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #13
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I don't really care about gluing the panels, since the baffle is screwed, i can take it off. I might keep the top panel screwed, i don't know. I just think screws break the unity of the look. but i might redo the top panel as well, since the hole is too small.
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Heres a funny story that turned a bad thing into something good.

Wasp nested in my wall, so an exterminateor came to kill them. Walking in my room, he saw the cab and he turned out to be a cab builder himself, he does that as a second job. Anyways, he offered me to help me if I needed anything. So my cab might get covering sooner then i thought And he also said my holes was too big, so I will have to make a new baffle. It really pisses me off, because this one is rock solid.. How wide the hole has to be for a 12 inch speaker?

11.1" diameter hole for the speaker to fit properly. That's off the WGS site.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #15
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Guest what was waiting for me home today?

That.

I hooked it up to the jack, and I'll be buying new wood for the baffle and the back panel tomorrow.

I was wondering, whats the usual stuff used for cabs? I used 18mm pine, but whats the 'standard', if any?
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:54 AM   #16
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Usually Baltic Birch plywood is used. It isn't cheap, but it's very strong and void free. I used cabinetry grade plywood on mine, which isn't as good as Baltic birch but not bad either.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:14 PM   #17
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I made a new baffle and a new back panel today, they fit a lot better. the older ones were kinda floppy, but i took more time on measurement this time.


I also added bracing around the baffle side, to make sure everything would be solid. Also, this way the baffle can be taken on and off without screws showing trough the grill cloth in the front. A this moment, the whole thing is glued, unlike in the picture. I also added bracing in the back for the top back panel.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #18
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Did the hole in the baffle today, and screwed the baffle by the inside to the bracing. I also drilled and screwed the back panel. Pics to come tomorrow, or sometime in the week...

I'd like not to use a jack plate. My plan is to use a large drill bit to recess in the back panel, so the remaining thickness is thin enough to put the jack. I've yet to find a bit large enough to have enough room for the jack...
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:38 PM   #19
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The new WGS magnet stickers look great!
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Yep its a lot better than the last iteration.
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