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Take a few passes and trim off a little at a time.






For the final pass, use some paper folded over to set the depth, leaving a little bit to sand the rest of the way.






One side sanded.

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Hey PI

Did you intentionally get the warning label from the strap in this shot? Was it a strap or clamp that whacked you in the head?


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Pete--The warning label in the shot was purely accidental.
A 24" Black Pipe clamp was launched from the curved panels and got me. I'm glad it wasn't serious.
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Ready for the front baffles.





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It's not speaker-related, but here's a tip:

If you have a slow leak, but the tire won't hold air, because the bead has broken free from the rim--you can force the bead against the rim, by squeezing the tire with a ratcheting strap. Then you can add air.

This trick works on car tires, too.

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Nice! Almost a shame to cover the front of those with another baffle, they look pretty good as-is.

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Nice! Almost a shame to cover the front of those with another baffle, they look pretty good as-is.

Thanks, Chris! I wanted to make sure the front baffles were strong.


I didn't like the look of the newly added baffles, since I didn't angle the edges to match the curve of the sides. Sorry I didn't get a photo of that.
I sanded the edges to match the curved sides.




Then I sanded the edges with a curved sanding form used for sanding sheet-rock corners. I placed a folded sheet of P220 over the curved sanding form and held it in place with my hand while I sanded a rounded edge.



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Wow, you never leave me unimpressed PI... Any info on the drivers going in this?
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Wow, you never leave me unimpressed PI... Any info on the drivers going in this?

Thanks, man!
The drivers are 10" NHT 075s.
I used the 10" NHT 083s in my Howitzers.
Both drivers are sadly, no longer available.
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Thanks, man!
The drivers are 10" NHT 075s.
I used the 10" NHT 083s in my Howitzers.
Both drivers are sadly, no longer available.

Man I tell you what, the info I needed was in your first post. lol I get them mixed up sometimes. Sorry about that.
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It's not speaker-related, but here's a tip:

If you have a slow leak, but the tire won't hold air, because the bead has broken free from the rim--you can force the bead against the rim, by squeezing the tire with a ratcheting strap. Then you can add air.

This trick works on car tires, too.


Funny you should post this - a few months back i looked up how to get air into a tire who's bead has given up and found this approach. I was very skeptical, but it worked fine for me on my snowblower.

+1 for random garage knowledge
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Then I sanded the edges with a curved sanding form used for sanding sheet-rock corners. I placed a folded sheet of P220 over the curved sanding form and held it in place with my hand while I sanded a rounded edge.


Nice! I have seen drywall sanders for inside corners, but never for curved outside corners. Looks like you one-up'ed me in the cool tool department again.

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Thanks, guys.


Setting the recess depth.




I glued some discs together to make some feet.
After the glue dries, I will sand them smooth, then install them.
My work here is nearly done.
I hope my friend will show how they look after he finishes them, but that's up to him.

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I hope my friend will show how they look after he finishes them, but that's up to him.

Your the best friend in the world, my local friends suck compared to you

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Your the best friend in the world, my local friends suck compared to you

Haha! You're very funny. Thanks.

I did some initial sanding.




Then added clamps.



I'll do the final sanding tomorrow, then I'm done.
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Those feet look like AraucoPly....

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Those feet look like AraucoPly....

JSS

You have a good eye. I'm impressed. They are indeed Arauco--a great value in plywood.
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Amazing projects you build, I mean wow! Where are you in Dallas? I wish I could come over and train at the feet of a master speaker builder
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Amazing projects you build, I mean wow! Where are you in Dallas? I wish I could come over and train at the feet of a master speaker builder

You're very kind. Thanks.
I lived in Rowlett for a few years, myself.
Now I am in Forney.

I'm no master or expert, just a DIYer. But we can get together on a build some time, if you'd like.
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Sand the glue squeeze-out.






My job here is done.





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Great Job PI; be sure to get us some pics once the drivers are mounted. This has me reconsidering at least one of my current cabinet approaches.

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What will be the final finish?

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04FLHRCI--Thanks, man. When I see him I'll ask him to post his finish shots here in this tread. It's up to him, but I hope he does.


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He wants to go for a gloss black.
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You're very kind. Thanks.
I lived in Rowlett for a few years, myself.
Now I am in Forney.

I'm no master or expert, just a DIYer. But we can get together on a build some time, if you'd like.

PM on it's way! Thank you sir.
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LMAO!!! Beautiful work as always PI!
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LMAO!!! Beautiful work as always PI!

It's very kind of you to say so. Thanks!
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