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Making a speaker baffle for a guitar amplifier

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How to make a speaker baffle for a guitar amplifier
 
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Step 1: Measuring for the speaker baffle

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From a select piece of 2' x 2' x 1/2" thick pine ply
I measure the section to be cut for the speaker baffle

Step 2: Measuring for the speaker

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After cutting a section of 1/2" pine ply wood
square to fit inside the cabinet
I trace the circumference of the speaker to the section of wood

Step 3: Cutting out the hole for the speaker

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After carefully measuring I follow the traced line with my scroll saw
to cut out the hole for the speaker baffle

*ALWAYS wear Safety Glasses when using any power tools*

Step 4: Marking the mounting hole for the speaker

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After carefully cutting the hole for the speaker baffle
I measure and mark the holes to be drilled for the attachment of the speaker
to the baffle

*PLEASE WEAR SAFETY GLASSES*

Step 5: Sanding and painting the speaker baffle

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After all cuts have be made
I completely sand the baffle
and have my daughter apply a couple of coats
of black paint to the outside of the speaker baffle


Step 6: Installing the speaker

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After the paint has dried I install the speaker
to the baffle using 8/32 nuts and bolts
and a drop of lock tight on the threads so that they DONT
become loose from the amplifiers vibration during use

Step 7: Check for fit

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Before I cover the cabinet or the speaker baffle I check and
make sure that all the components fit properly

Step 8: Measuring and cutting the grill cloth

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After the speaker is installed
I place the speaker baffle over a piece of
silver grill cloth and cut it to size

*Please be careful when cutting the grill cloth with a razor blade*

Step 9: Cutting the corners

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after the piece is cut to fit I cut the corners of the grill cloth
this allows relief for when wrapping the cloth around the baffle

Step 10: Staple the grill cloth to the speaker baffle

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after measuring and making all the cuts I staple the grill cloth to
the underside of the speaker baffle

Step 11: Installing the speaker baffle

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After the speaker baffle has been comlpeted I install it into
the cabinet using 8/32 nuts and bolts
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