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Cutting a cabinet opening for a 5E3 chassis

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by jpervin, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. jpervin

    jpervin Supporting Member

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    What would be the best method to use in cutting an opening in the top/rear of this cabinet for a 5E3 tweed Deluxe chassis?

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  2. tonezoneonline

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    I always cut mine before gluing up the cabinet.Since you already have the cab glued up I see two options.Lay it out and cut inside the line with a GOOD jigsaw and then sand to the line or Make a template from and rout it out with a bearing guided cutter.The router would be much cleaner but it all depends on what tools you have.
     
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    I forgot to mention that if you choose to template rout to the line you still would want to remove most of the waste with a jig saw.
     
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    Thanks for the tips.

    I bought the cabinet already assembled, as shown in the pics. It's slightly larger than a standard 5E3 cabinet. I like the template/jigsaw/router idea.
     
  5. RL in Fla

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    What tonezone said . 1/4" masonite/fiberboard (pegboard without the holes) is the stuff for templates . make it ± the same size overall as the top of the cab so if it's clamped to the top for the rout the clamps won't interfere with the router . The other method is doublesided carpet tape from Ace .

    Buy a piece of pine to practice on first and have a ball . :AOK
     

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