Easy cabinet for 500B

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  1. podbaydoors

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    Here's an easy cabinet project for anyone with minimal woodworking / metalworking skills.
    A lot of the 500 receivers seem to be found without cabinets, so here's the quick fix.
    I'm going to use 3/4" birch faced plywood and stain it a mellow color to go with the faceplate's anodizing.
    Have fun!

    For anyone looking at this thread, please ignore the uploaded PDF file first presented here. There were a few errors which have been addressed in the revised file in the later posting below.

    And now there is another, final revision
     

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  2. mrphilco

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    This brings up a question that has been bugging me: How do you cut the groove in the wood for the perforated aluminum screen?
     
  3. podbaydoors

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    You can use a readily available slitting saw and arbor holder like the ones available at Grizzly.
    Saw: Item # 9466
    Arbor: Item # G1438

    I use one that I purpose built for the application which allows for a 3/8" depth of cut as shown in the attached PDF.

    The drill press quill must be locked tight to maintain the cutter height relative to the workpiece.
     

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  4. gadget73

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    I was thinking a router with a slot cutter bit. They have a bearing on the end that follows the wood, the blade sits above it. Different blade widths and diameters exist depending on the slot you need to cut.
     
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  5. larryderouin

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    FISHER's are like ICEBOXES compared to CITATIONS for the most part. The preamp might be a different story tho.
     
  6. podbaydoors

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    The router with slot bit would be a good way to go, I don’t have such a bit and I’d need one with adequate depth of cut. I had the slitting saw, so I made use of it.
     

     

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  7. gadget73

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    hear you on that. use what you got. I've done all sorts of things with stuff that wasn't quite meant for the job, but its what I had.
     
  8. notdigital

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    That's how I do it. Bought a bunch of "high speed mini saw blades" at auction; lasts 2-3 cabs then you have to replace it. Good enuf for me.
     
  9. mrphilco

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    Great info, guys - thanks! This (and the lack of a table saw so far) is what has been keeping me from trying my hand at building my own cabinets. Maybe in the near future I will give it a try.
     
  10. Speedbump71

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    I have a few built up to a different pattern. I have a few "blems" as we are still working out the locking miter joint that my dad (the woodworker) insisted on using. I based it on the style of cabinet my 400 came in, but couldn't source the masonite screening material, so I went with black aluminum.

    I'm not ready for prime time yet, but we are getting better.

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  11. podbaydoors

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    Here is the updated revision of the fisher cabinet project.
    The cabinet as shown in the attached PDF was completed last night.
    I decided to adorn it with cherry veneer, which will be finished tonight.
    I'll post pics as soon as that is complete.

    This one was too tight, see final revision
     

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  12. podbaydoors

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    That's a really attractive cabinet.
    Guess we all are pursuing the same goals!
     
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    Final revision!
     

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  14. podbaydoors

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    Ok, so I finally got around to finishing it.
    When I slipped the 500B into the cabinet, it looked sorta blah just pushed up to the front of the box.
    I added a piece of mitered 1/4 round and it seemed to dress it up nicely. fisher1.jpg fisher2.jpg fisher3.jpg
     

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