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Wrongfoot

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I'm planning on making a guitar speaker cabinet. All the usual hardware, corner protectors etc. assumes that edges are rounded over at a 1/2" radius.

I'd planned on dovetailed joints and an oak carcass from some recycled panels just to look a bit classier than tolex covered ply, but I can't visualise how the dovetails will look after rounding over. Anyone done this? Does it look wrong? Am I better off with box/finger joints?

Anyone have any pictures?
 

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Wrongfoot":18l99xvp said:
I'm planning on making a guitar speaker cabinet. All the usual hardware, corner protectors etc. assumes that edges are rounded over at a 1/2" radius.

I'd planned on dovetailed joints and an oak carcass from some recycled panels just to look a bit classier than tolex covered ply, but I can't visualise how the dovetails will look after rounding over. Anyone done this? Does it look wrong? Am I better off with box/finger joints?

Anyone have any pictures?
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I haven't done it yet but I am a guitarist as well, been planning on doing the same thing, re-making solid wood cabinets for all my amps and then rounding the dovetails once they're together, it will work by using hand cut dovetails then a template for the final shape, you could use a power router or shape it by hand, the dovetails have to be very tight or gaps will show once you reveal what's inside the joints.

I was thinking a while back about making a youtube series, do you think it'd be popular?
 

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