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Tuba 30 & DR250

#1 Post by Double0 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:53 pm

How long will it take for a novice to build one of each DR250/Tuba30. (Man Hours/Days)

And I was wondering how long it takes for a master builder like Bill Fitz to make one.

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Re: Tuba 30 & DR250

#2 Post by Bruce Weldy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:57 pm

Double0 wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:53 pm
How long will it take for a novice to build one of each DR250/Tuba30. (Man Hours/Days)

And I was wondering how long it takes for a master builder like Bill Fitz to make one.
Depends on your woodworking skills and your availability of tools. A few weekends minimum.

Do you need to build DR250? OTop12 might meet your needs.....much easier build. What are you using them for?

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Re: Tuba 30 & DR250

#3 Post by Double0 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:19 pm

A power saw,Jigsaw, sander and I have access to a compound mitre saw and a mini table saw. Im not a great carpenter but thinking of using the projects to get me going was thinking I can get better with practice.

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Re: Tuba 30 & DR250

#4 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:34 pm

I would take about 2 weeks to build them, but never worked on them more than two hours per day.

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#5 Post by CoronaOperator » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:46 pm

It took me about 7 years to build my DR250's and T60's. Mostly because I didn't buy any wood until about 6.5 years into the project :D .
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Re: Tuba 30 & DR250

#6 Post by Tom Smit » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:05 am

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#7 Post by commander_dan » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:29 am

I built my first T30 in 4 days, ten hours a day, with myself and another person. Woe to go. 24 days total to build 6..
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Re: Tuba 30 & DR250

#8 Post by Chris_Allen » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:24 am

If you are unfamiliar with the designs, I would add 50% to these estimates as the first time round, the application of PL, the usage of bracing etc can consume a lot of time as you get your head round it.

One thing for sure, the first cab always takes twice as long.
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Re: Tuba 30 & DR250

#9 Post by Double0 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:58 am

Wow thanks guys, just want to get my head around the task that i'm getting into.

Bill do you do all your cuts or do you do step by step? Also do you look at the plans or is it etched in your brain??

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#10 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:52 am

I cut the parts as they're installed, for the reason stated in the plans. I look at the plans because I tend to build only one cab per design, a prototype to test and to refine the building techniques for that design.

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#11 Post by Double0 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:35 pm

Thanks Bill, seeing as your the master, was thinking that you wrote the plans for people like me, but did things differently because of your skill level!

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Re: Tuba 30 & DR250

#12 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:50 pm

I'd do things differently if I built cabs to sell, but I don't. Most of what I'd do differently would be to speed the process, using tools and techniques not available to the average Joe. But since the average Joe is who builds most of our cabs and they seldom build more than a couple of any particular model that's who the plans are geared towards.

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