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Old 14th November 2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Interesting chassis?

I've been thinking about how I could make one out of some beer cans. Cut off the ends, cut down the side, flatten it out and fold the edges over. Maybe rivet them, or use some wood at the joints and nail them down. I also thought about a metal lunchbox, though that's no cheaper than a real chassis.

Has anyone built a chassis out of something truly weird? There seems to be no shortage of classy looking chassis, or basic/industrial looking... but what about odd?
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Old 14th November 2008, 05:38 PM   #2
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I haven't yet, but I've thought much the same as you are. I could suggest that if you are thinking of trying the lunch box, look at yard sales and flea markets. You should be able to find lunch boxes pretty cheap. Old cookie tins are one I've been thinking of, since I have a few laying around. I also remember John Curl saying that if it weren't for marketability, he would make preamps in cigar boxes. This was a few months or years back in the Blowtorch thread.


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Off topic, but cigar boxes make pretty nice ukulele bodies...
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The real question here is, why are you building a ukulele?
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Default not that odd, basic industrial, but...

...I just scored 3 of these without batteries (thanks Freecycle). Unless a better idea is forthcoming I plan to empty them and use them to house something, probably an amp or two...

plus I get a host of interesting components, heatsinks and a few big honking transformers (if weight is anything to go by) if nothing else.

I would never have guessed a cigar box was strong enough to support the string tension...very cool.

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