Recent speaker cabinet build

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Project by Jofa posted 08-09-2013 03:32 AM 3869 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a recent build for a customer in New York who wanted a larger cabinet for an amplifier he has.

The amp is a little 15 watt model called a Vox Pathfinder and even though it’s fairly inexpensive, the guitar community recognizes it for having great sound. However, it’s limited because it only comes with a small 8” speaker.

This cabinet was designed to allow the amp chassis to drop in to the top and for the customer to add two speakers, a 10” and an 8”. This allows the amp to move more air and have a fuller sound. He was very pleased with the result both with the tone and the overall build.

I used clear pine all around. The front baffle and rear of the cabinet were made with 1/2” baltic birch.

The speaker grill cloth is actually kind of funny. It’s mesh tarp material from Harbor Freight. Nice heavy duty stuff and it pulls very evenly for a nice fit. I’ve actually used this material for a number of my own amplifiers.

Typically I build pedalboards for guitar and bass players but this was kind of an interesting build so I wanted to share. Thanks. Very glad to have joined LumberJocks. I’ve already learned a bunch from the very talented folks on the site.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#1 posted 08-09-2013 11:24 AM

Good looking box.
Is your mark a burn in?

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#2 posted 08-09-2013 02:31 PM

Thanks. No, it’s a waterside decal I did on my computer. I looked into branding irons with my logo but they’re kind of pricey at this point. One of these days. I like the burn in look.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#3 posted 08-10-2013 02:55 PM

Looks like you are a guitar man? Their are a few speaker cabinet builders on LJ’s Interesting perspectives re: speaker cabinet designs. Nice Job!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 08-10-2013 03:24 PM

Nice looking cab!

Thanks for the heads-up on the grille material.

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#5 posted 08-10-2013 05:11 PM

Thanks guys.

I’ve picked up a couple of pointers form the forum since doing this build. I’m planning on doing some contrasting wood inlays and maybe finger joints on the next one. Building a jig right now and I just need the dado.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#6 posted 10-18-2013 05:38 PM

Great looking speaker cabinet Jofa!

I have built a few cabinets for the guitar player in my band as well but I love your design.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 01:30 PM

Good job on this little cab. Look well constructed there should be no unwanted Buzz from this baby.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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