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After looking about and spending some time meditating on the porcelain throne the slot needs to be a chevron at 31° in keeping with the design
I like this idea (and that's the best place for ideas)
 

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Both drilled and cut

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Edges rounded.

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Not sure I like it but it was the best compromise vs. no handle.

Russ
 

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Not sure I like it but it was the best compromise vs. no handle.
I think it looks better than just a slot - and indescribably better than a bolt-on aftermarket handle.
Functionality with style.
Once there's an amp in there and it's closed up, it'll just be a shadow in the pattern.
 

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Before I glued on the bottom bits, I sealed the center stripes and diagonals as I plan to dye the appropriate inside parts blue - don't know how well it will work but we shall see.

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After the bottom parts were glued, I noticed an oops that required a .075" strip to fill in.

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That's all for today. I plan to do some fitting of the rest of the bottom, the fake fingers then sanding.

Russ
 

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Proud finger joints sanded flat now for corner round. 3/8" witness lines drawn

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40 grit orbital applied

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Face plate in work. I hadn't planned on any blue bits on the front but the naked reality of amp chassis and mounting hardware changed my mind.

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Most of the bottom will be cut off for the control slot but on the upside I don't have to cut additional cooling vents.

Russ
 

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This is by far the most interesting thread at the moment. Looks stunning so far. Can‘t wait to see the final result.
 

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I had a couple of unhappy bits on two of the diagonals and trimming for piping eliminated both - happy! Another unsung hero in my shop is a 'shooting' board used to straighten edges.

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I cut and milled with width the maple piping which I typically attach with screws. In this instance it will make it easier to keep the piping white this way. I thought about red piping or blue piping but realized that white is the only one that borders both - so white it is!

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Face plate posed tor glamour shot. I plan to use small steel brackets and neodymium magnets to hold it to the chassis.

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I originally planned to trim the piping where it intersects the flag stripes but after looking at it I like the demarcation it presents.

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What think you?

Russ
 

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Yes - white "piping".
Looks wicked awesome, I can't wait for the blue to return...
I may have missed it if you mentioned earlier, but what's going in it?
 

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I love it! Great idea, and amazing work. Thanks again for the detailed pictures, it's a real pleasure to follow. The front looks great with the piping.

One question: how will you keep the blue stain from migrating over to the white/unstained parts?
 

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