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Offline iamnothim

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300B Amplifier Case
« on: January 07, 2017, 12:40 AM »
hey!

Hope everyone is having a fine new year.
I was contacted by a new friend that built the same amp I built.  Well we got to talking and it seems Mike didn't have a case for his yet.

Hmm ... The case is the one thing I did not make for my 300B.  I considered it "unfinished business".  I've done some contouring/sculpting and came up with a variation on mine.  The Organic case.  Birds eye maple and purple heart accents.  Here's the work in progress.  Note My main man Crox is turning a purple heart volume knob [wink] 8)















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Offline RickyL

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 06:54 AM »
Looking great.
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Offline duc996

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 08:52 AM »
Great craftsmanship! Thank you for sharing with us.

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 09:02 AM »
Luke, looks great!   I'd love to see more on how you sculpted the contours

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Offline Billedis

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 09:38 AM »
Wow that looks great.  Thank you for sharing.  Bill

Offline mike_aa

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 10:11 AM »
A little Purple Haze there, Luke!

Another great looking project by you.  Love your creativity.  I can't wait to see the final product!

Thanks for sharing!

Mike A.

Offline iamnothim

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 11:54 AM »
Luke, looks great!   I'd love to see more on how you sculpted the contours

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Offline Holmz

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 12:13 PM »
Actually headed through the orange courting on the morrow.

Do those Galahad tools work on plate glass (do you know?)?
Or what does one use to shape glass plate like a peice of maple?
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Offline iamnothim

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 12:38 PM »
Actually headed through the orange courting on the morrow.

Do those Galahad tools work on plate glass (do you know?)?
Or what does one use to shape glass plate like a peice of maple?

Hey if your coming to the OC you are welcome to stop by. Send me a PM
Glass: don't know.  Check the web site or bring a piece
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Offline iamnothim

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 03:21 PM »
 She's coming along. I have a lot of contouring to do.

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2017, 12:43 PM »
Looking good. Nice work.

Hope your have a great New Year Luke.

Tom

Offline iamnothim

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2017, 11:34 AM »
Progress.
Added the plinth and contoured the sides.  The top and rear aluminum panels will be cut and polished soon.  The purple heart for the knob is on it's way to @Crox G for turning.

I also tested and made the acrylic rod that will goes into the plinth for the power led.   Pretty simple to work with.  I used a standard tube cutter (The kind with the cutter wheels that are rotated around the tube.)  to cut the piece that will go into the plinth.  Next I cut a little wood cube and drilled a hole a tad larger than the rod.  Than I used my  DMT sharpening plates to rub the cube on the plates to  polish the ends.  I don't see why sharpening stones wouldn't work.  The whole process took about 20 minutes.  If you want it crazy polished use 0.10 micron paper.  Or just flatten it and have it obscure for a cloudy indicator.  In the picture with the light I used a crazy powerful led flashlight.  A single small led will be used in the amp.














 
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Offline mike_aa

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2017, 01:14 PM »
Luke,

Really love the subtle contouring and how it contrasts with the corners.  Can't wait to see it all finished!

Thanks for sharing the photos.  i always find inspiration in your projects!

Mike A.


Offline frahengeo

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2017, 10:03 AM »
Looking forward to the final results.  Don't forget to share on AK.

Offline iamnothim

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2017, 11:50 AM »
Looking forward to the final results.  Don't forget to share on AK.
Thanks
AK ?

Crox has been great.  I really like the profile of the knob he turned.  However the color of the wood did not cooperate.  Purple Heart is a fickle beast that way.  I've seen it start Purple then over the years turn brown.  I bought the first chunks from Bell Forrest.  That's what's in the pictures. The chunks looked old and when I planed an edge it was brownish.   I called them and they said it oxidizes and turns purple over time.  Hmmm.  I thought they were the Omaha Steaks of wood.  It didn't make sense to return it so I sent it to Crox.   

After looking at the results I picked up some 8/4 chunks from my local supplier.  You can see what the color looks like.  It does change based on the direction of the light.  Love to hear
others experiences with Purple Heart and color.








 
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Offline iamnothim

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2017, 11:45 AM »
Get'n there. 
I dropped the aluminum sheet off at the water cutter. They should be done by Monday.  Then polish and assemble.

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Offline iamnothim

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Re: 300B Amplifier Case
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 10:02 PM »
Thanks to @Crox G we have a volume knob!  And with some this a that parts it doubles as an on/off switch






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