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Author:  sampleaccurate [ 12 Jun 2010, 02:23 ]
Post subject:  Walmart Wooden Bowl ($7) Chassis

This is about a chassis but not a Hammond - hope I'm not OT.

I've been looking for a cheap but attractive chassis for an ECL85 (Russian 6F5P) 4 tube stereo oddwatt, and I finally found what I was looking for:

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The SMPS fits easily inside, as does the power tranny that is simply a 120/240 50 watt isolation transformer that was very inexpensive and is available at Mouser. The wood is heavy enough to tap screws into without going through the top or sides.

It's an upside down bowl from Walmart for less than $7 and it's one piece of wood and super sturdy. I could probably stand on it.

The OT's will be Edcors with end bells - the Specos are there to show the layout.

I think it looks cool. Once the knobs, jacks, switches and connectors are mounted nobody would suspect it was an upside down bowl.

It's not metal but it's a lot cheaper and it looks really nice. I'm shielding the inside with thin strips of sheet metal glued to the sides. The bottom will be a thin metal plate with lots of holes for ventilation.

Author:  Geek [ 12 Jun 2010, 08:03 ]
Post subject:  Re: New and Attractive Hammond Chassis!

I absolutely love wood.

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Chassis, you filthy minds! Image

Cheers!

Author:  Gio [ 12 Jun 2010, 11:01 ]
Post subject:  Re: Walmart Wooden Bowl ($7) Chassis

Nice find. I will have to go and take a look at the kitchen section in walmart.

PS - I move this into a separate thread.

Cheers

Author:  sampleaccurate [ 12 Jun 2010, 14:09 ]
Post subject:  Re: Walmart Wooden Bowl ($7) Chassis

Thanks, this is the proper place. This was one of those "let me put this up past my bedtime and do it quickly" posts..

Seriously, If you look around it's amazing all the things you can find dirt cheap that look expensive for an amp chassis. This amp will end up just over $120 with the chassis (if it works!) :xfingers: and will look good enough to sit in someone's living room.

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