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post #31 of 37 Old 01-28-2010, 03:58 PM
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HOLY COW! Those are absloutely beautiful! If those sound 1/10 as good as they look, you are enjoying yourself everytime you drop round piece of vinyl on the platter! Simply amazing...I cannot find the words...I think I am about to cry a little!

WardsWeb, how much time & $ do you figure you have invested in those? Just appromiate...if you show us your timesheet from everytime you clocked in and out working on them you will reveal your inner OCD!

Again, nice work!

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HOLY COW! Those are absloutely beautiful! If those 1/10 as good as they look, you are enjoying yourself everytime you drop round piece of vinyl on the platter! Simply amazing...I cannot find the words...I think I am about to cry a little!

WardsWeb, how much time & $ do you figure you have invested in those? Just appromiate...if you show us your timesheet from everytime you clocked in and out working on them you will reveal your inner OCD!

Again, nice work!

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Obviously a labor of love and an outstanding result.

Beautiful work Wardsweb!


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ChaoticBliss - Once the veneer was glued down, I hand block sanded them starting with some 220. I worked my way through some 320 and did a final with some 400. I then brushed on about 4 thick layers of Deft gloss laquer. I let this dry for a couple days and then block sanded with 320 and 400. I brushed on four more coats and repeaded the process. Finally I sprayed two coats of Deft gloss.

Even when dry to the touch and you can sand, the lacquer is not cured. It takes about a month for it to really setup. Until then do not lay anything on the speaker or it will literally sink in and leave a mark (don't ask me how I know this).

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Thanks for reviving this thread and reminding me how much I like the way they look. Fine job!

Where do you get the metal mesh you used for the grills?
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Thanks for reviving this thread and reminding me how much I like the way they look. Fine job!

Where do you get the metal mesh you used for the grills?

The perf is steel, 22 gauge, 1/4" hex x 0.285" on staggered centers. This makes it 77% open area. It has good spring for holding itself in the cabinet. I bought it online at http://perf-plus.com/prod1.htm. You can also find similar at http://mcnichols.com. I had them cut the sheet down for me.

The width is cut slightly larger than the opening to cause the bow in the metal that follows the contour of the speaker. The grill cloth is held on with automotive trim I got from J. C. Whitney

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The craftsmanship is breathtaking and cheers for a job extremely well done. Stunningly beautiful.
Did you measure a frequency response curve?
I have a pair of Altec Lansing model 19's waiting to be resurrected and this is giving me ideas.
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