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Old 8th May 2021, 7:32 pm   #1
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Default Cabinet for Wartime Civilian receiver.

Link to the topic about the sensitivity of a Wartime Civilian receiver.
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=179749

Attachments show the assembly stages of a cabinet made to house the chassis and loudspeaker of one of these receivers.
The first picture is of a junk set. It was useful for determining the position of the glue blocks and the method of attaching cabinet top.

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Old 8th May 2021, 7:43 pm   #2
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That’s some nice work! I was recently thinking that it would be cool to make a cabinet and have a modern radio within it for my daughter to use
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Old 9th May 2021, 12:29 pm   #3
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The attachments show the preparation of those decorative wood strips placed at each side of the cabinet front.
The wood strips were maple off-cuts 400 X 58 X 10mm.

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Hello, Very interesting what you are doing. What kind of wood have you used? Thanks Barry
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Old 9th May 2021, 12:47 pm   #5
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Nice job. I have the same Bosch router.
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Old 9th May 2021, 1:40 pm   #6
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The reeding goes right to the ends of the strips, so without a router, something close could be done by a bit of dainty work on a table saw. Use a bit of wax polish to make the table and fence slide the wood more smoothly.

It's also a nice job for a router table.

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Baza100 wrote: "Hello, Very interesting what you are doing. What kind of wood have you used? Thanks Barry"
Hi Barry, very cheap plywood was used for the construction of the cabinet shell. The same material was used in the construction of the Ferguson 991T cabinet.
The internal assembly blocks are 15 X 15mm pine wood strips bought from B&Q. The two cabinet feet were made by clamping together off-cuts from another project.

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so without a router, something close could be done by a bit of dainty work on a table saw. Use a bit of wax polish to make the table and fence slide the wood more smoothly.
With my Sawyers hat on, dainty's the word.

If grooving with a saw I use a hand held circular saw with the job firmly fixed.

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I have one of these where the woodworm have attacked the decorative strips but left the rest alone. This might inspire me to make some replacement strips and finish restoring the electronics.
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You attack whole trees Lawrence! I've got a table with fine bearings and some high tooth count blades for cabinetry.

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You attack whole trees Lawrence! I've got a table with fine bearings and some high tooth count blades for cabinetry
I think you might have underestimated my skills and experience with lesser saws and missed a safety point.

To groove timber on almost all DIY type table saws that most folks would have they would have to remove the blade guard because it's most likely attached to the riving knife...and there lies the danger....

On the table saw I had the blade guard could be used without the riving knife, in other words if the job had the propensity to turn into a projectile the blade remained guarded.

Timber can readily turn itself into a projectile when cutting with a circular saw by it's own force, namely the force of compression, even when cutting large timber, to give you an example I used to operate a circular saw that had a 5ft diameter saw blade that was powered by a 60 HP motor, on more than one occasion I've witnessed 12ft lengths of logs being picked up and thrown out of the blade towards the operator (me) the compression being caused by the lignin content in the timber in those instances, gripping of the blade (enough to turn the job into a projectile) can also sometimes happen when a free space such as a groove is being cut due to the timber "shrinking" onto the sides of the blade.

It's usually the small saws and cutters that catch people out.

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