Originally Posted by Mfusick
I am curious to hear what you think about them and how they sound. Looking good!
Soon enough, my friend. Soon enough. Unfortunately the drivers are now scarce, so building a set will be difficult if not costly.
Here's the Sten Ii's after 3 coats of high build primer:
And after I blocked them flat:
At this point I have 3 coats of lacquer on them. I haven't worked with lacquer in a long time, and even when I did it was on some windows.. not exactly something that needed to be perfect. Let me tell you, lacquer is not forgiving. After the first coat it looked pretty crappy-- you could see the gray and black areas just like you see them after I blocked them. The second coat got rid of some of it, but still pretty visible. It seems that the third coat has just about blended everything to a nice uniform black.
However, you can see every little area where I screwed up on prep. Little high points where I didn't sand the plywood enough, little spec of putty etc. Not the end of the world, but it does deem to reinforce the fact that most of a finish is prep work.
I think I will block them flat again, then tint the lacquer a bit with some black primer for three more coats.