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Offline fuz940510

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2018, 07:50:42 AM »

Looking great so far, and nice MTB in the background!
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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2018, 08:59:16 AM »
Finish... I have 60 strips in 70 x 4 x 120 american walnut, sanded to 100 grit.. that wasn't cheap  :giggle:... but I think the finish will be worth it.

did you have this cut and sanded?
if so where?
someone told me that i can make ice cubes with left over wine.
i am confused, what is left over wine?

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2018, 10:00:37 AM »
did you have this cut and sanded?
if so where?

Went to "Franco & Son Woodwork" in Durbanville, very nicely done..

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2018, 10:04:00 AM »
Bought the wood from African Lumber traders... they had by far the best price and selection I have seen.

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2018, 07:19:01 AM »
and all cladding is on with a sand to remove excess glue etc. today sand some more and then open the holes...

Then I need to start looking at options to finish.. I have seen the use of tung oil with a wax/ish sealer looks nice I'll need to experiment a bit.

Light blotches just rain drops with sawdust.. it actually nearly rained in CT.








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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2018, 05:09:38 AM »
Love your work Sean!

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2018, 08:11:49 AM »
Turned out very nice.
someone told me that i can make ice cubes with left over wine.
i am confused, what is left over wine?

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2018, 10:00:14 AM »
Looks brilliant!!!  :2thumbs:

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2018, 10:05:07 AM »
Looks brilliant!!!  :2thumbs:

Thanks.. scary part lies ahead, making the holes without any ripping, got to put on the slow/steady hat... may find a gap this evening.

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2018, 07:41:53 PM »
Looks interesting, and judging by the sound of the build I heard at your place a while back, I can just imagine what these will sound like. Good going

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2018, 08:45:02 PM »
very very nice work
now seeing that you only have time to build speakers, send me your address so i can come and collect that bike
to get the dust off  :whistler:

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2018, 12:19:43 PM »
At last some time to work on them this morning..

- holes opened, no mishaps ...whew!
- Put a stripe down the back as there was a glue line I was not going to work around given the low angle of the join (..lesson). Will make it black.

Next... last job with the router, my driver cutouts are too deep, on purpose, to allow me to get the edge trimmer bit in. I could have cut holes once the could cover was on, but then there is no room for error, I need room. Horrible job as I'll use MDF to make spacers (horrible stuff), mmm.. or offcuts of walnut .. :thinking:

Then sand, sand, sand some more, add some sort of finish and, think about feet.. mount drivers and then the real fun can start. Crossovers in a cold rainy CT winter.  :ROFLMAO: an impossible dream.

Boxes are heavy / sturdy, I must weigh them.






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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2018, 06:58:43 AM »
lookin good!!
someone told me that i can make ice cubes with left over wine.
i am confused, what is left over wine?

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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2018, 09:25:04 AM »
Really looks great.
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Re: Speaker for fun :)
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2018, 09:27:04 AM »
WOW!!! That looks so NICE! I can't wait to see the finish  :rubhands: