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Finally got a few minutes to work on this project. I figure that I can re-use part of the shell of the case. I'm going to cut most of it away with a die grinder, but leave the sides so I can attach some wood studs to it. The mahogany outer shell will essentially sit on top of this (not going to get moved much so that shouldn't be an issue).
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Metal case sides, modified with wood mounting studs and painted black.

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Test fitting the top miter joints

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Finally got a chance to get some more work done on this thing:

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Should be able to get it glued together tonight.
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That's it. I'm done for tonight. Time for a nice frosty beverage.
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wow this is going to be 1 nice pc
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Just cut the grille metal and put a couple coats of stain on the case. I have to wait until tomorrow to clear it though. Should have it done this weekend.
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Almost done.

I used a light stain and minwax polycrylic for the clear. I needed the stain to be light enough to let the grain of the mahogany to show through, and the clear is strong enough that some people use it for surfboards.

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