I'm covering an amp in tweed (actually, it's army green canvas) help me out...

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  1. elkym

    elkym Member

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    How do you make for a (more or less) nice and neat looking seam where the cloth meets together? Any pictures/ DIY blogs? Tips?
     
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    I haven't covered and amp in material like that, but one suggestion I think would be a good one is be certain to use a very sharp blade. A roller cutter makes getting a clean straight cut a bit easier. If the fabric you are using is prone to fraying at the cut edge, that part will be a challenge, especially if you're not using a really sharp blade.
     
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    Here's a link to a nicely done tolex job , which I am going to use as reference when I get around to building one.

    Just click on the building a 2X12 cabinet on the left (both).

    I found this on the Petrucci forum. Good luck.

    http://www.dafguitars.com/
     
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    Thanks-- I found a picture that seems to make it clear.
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    The idea is the same between tolex and tweed. You have to use fresh blades that are sharp. Figure razor blades will give you 4 to 5 cuts MAX before they start to get dull. Use a good straight edge that you can have stay in place while you make your straight cuts. Practice a few times before you do the actual cabinet.
     
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    If it's flexable, you can fold it over like they do with some tolex.
     
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    Thanks, guys, I kinda fudged it a bit, but it'll look just fine when I get some corners on it. I figured a good razor would be necessary. I'll post some pics later today.
     

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