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xbnew
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Building Materials

#1 Post by xbnew » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:51 pm

So I am looking at building two 30" wide tuba 30's and have to get my budget approved before I go ahead with the build (and buy the plans which would solve this question). I am wondering how much wood does the tuba 30 30" wide dual 12's need? (I assume it's still 1/2 baltic birch) Specific dimensions of the pieces would help me see what the prices are locally!! Thanks!!

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Re: Building Materials

#2 Post by chrisj360 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:52 pm

I went thru 5 60x60 sheets for my 21" T30's with some extra left over. Didn't keep a count for when I built my 28" ones. I would guess I used maybe 8 or 9 but can't really remember.

Where I am at the Baltic Birch runs about 50.00 a sheet.

Also, you may reconsider going 30" as it can be difficult with a lot of doorways not being big enough. My 28" barely squeeze in most.

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Re: Building Materials

#3 Post by alexk » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:21 am

xbnew wrote: Specific dimensions of the pieces would help me see what the prices are locally
Those specific dimensions are enough to figure out how to assemble them, so I doubt anyone would post them for you.

Drop the $15 for the single plans, or $100 for the CD. Even if your budget is tight, you won't regret it.

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#4 Post by CoronaOperator » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:47 am

A 30" wide tuba 30 might have trouble going through some doors. You might want to consider that if you do indoor gigs.
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Re: Building Materials

#5 Post by xbnew » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:46 am

alexk wrote:
xbnew wrote: Specific dimensions of the pieces would help me see what the prices are locally
Those specific dimensions are enough to figure out how to assemble them, so I doubt anyone would post them for you.

Drop the $15 for the single plans, or $100 for the CD. Even if your budget is tight, you won't regret it.
I was just meaning like how big the pieces of uncut wood were

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#6 Post by xbnew » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:59 am

I know the tuba 60 plan specifically calls for 'about' three 4x8 sheets of Baltic Birch so I was just wondering if the tuba 30 plans have similar language. Like said before, the board/council needs to approve a budget before I can spend their money. Aka I can't buy the plans until I know how much to budget for wood. :wall:

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#7 Post by Rune Bivrin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:13 am

xbnew wrote:I know the tuba 60 plan specifically calls for 'about' three 4x8 sheets of Baltic Birch so I was just wondering if the tuba 30 plans have similar language. Like said before, the board/council needs to approve a budget before I can spend their money. Aka I can't buy the plans until I know how much to budget for wood. :wall:
Plans are 14.95. Compared to the cost of materials that's rather insignificant. Just get the plans yourself and do a cutsheet. Bill the plans later, if you find that important.
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#8 Post by Bruce Weldy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:07 am

xbnew wrote:I know the tuba 60 plan specifically calls for 'about' three 4x8 sheets of Baltic Birch so I was just wondering if the tuba 30 plans have similar language. Like said before, the board/council needs to approve a budget before I can spend their money. Aka I can't buy the plans until I know how much to budget for wood. :wall:
Because of the ability to build in different widths, it impossible to tell you how much you'll need without running all the dimensions through Cutlist to come up with a total. But, based on earlier posts, I'd say to shoot high and figure 10 or even 12 sheets.....hell, put 12 in the budget....if you end up needing less, you'll look like a hero. List your location in your profile and maybe others can send you to the right place to buy your BB plywood. Some places in the country it's $50 a sheet....where I live it's $27 or less.

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