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I guess Minus is blocked from work for me.
Well that stinks. I wondered if people would run into issues like that. It's not blocked at my work and we do DoD business so our standards are pretty darn strict. I bet it's blocked because of the social networking parts of it.
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I'm not familiar with Minus but if it's social networking related then I'm sure that's why it's blocked for me.
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I can't see pictures either, why not just use imgur?

edit: I can see them if I copy URL and go to the image directly, but can't see them embedded

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Tonight I'll get all edges flush trimmed and get this sucker loaded!!!!!
Fantastic work, as usual!
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I can't see pictures either, why not just use imgur?

edit: I can see them if I copy URL and go to the image directly, but can't see them embedded
Because IMGUR reduces picture size to 1MB. I did some research this week trying to decide what service to use to replace photobucket. If I stick with them, I won't be able to link any more images here until next month with their stupid bandwidth restrictions. It seems that every service has its downfalls.
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ah, I didn't know that

weird, all the images are showing up for me now
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Trimming went well! Lots of sanding followed...




Recessed and installed the speakon:



Crossover installed and wiring almost done:



I'll finish it up this morning!
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Trimming went well! Lots of sanding followed...




Recessed and installed the speakon:



Crossover installed and wiring almost done:



I'll finish it up this morning!
Looks awesome so far, well done! Makes me want to step up my DIY game and graduate from using square boxes and duratex
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Looks awesome so far, well done! Makes me want to step up my DIY game and graduate from using square boxes and duratex
Thanks, man. It is more involved than square boxes but all said and done, I've only got 4 or 5 days wrapped up into this and that includes the major setback with using that terribly plywood for the top and then having to remove it all. It takes some experimenting, but doing curves isn't too crazy.
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Trimming went well! Lots of sanding ...

How did you trim the curved edges and the back? Did you use a flush trim bit?


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The Dtsdig Curvy-Cab Tux-1099 build!!

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How did you trim the curved edges and the back? Did you use a flush trim bit?

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The sides are trimmed with a flush trim bit. That part is pretty straightforward. For the back, I use a jig that Passinginterest came up with. I just set the depth to be a couple thousandths off of the back panel and then route the overhang down in several passes.

Here's the jig (these photos were from my sub build):

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Done!!!



It is comically large sitting under my 52" TV! I love it!




I listened to some music and watched about half of Star Trek as well as a couple of my go-to scenes from A Good Day To Die Hard and all I can say is HOLY CRAP!!! This thing is truly something!

Tux, you really outdid yourself on this one. Thank you so much!
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The Dtsdig Curvy-Cab Tux-1099 build!!

I hope to get started on the fronts in a couple if weeks.
One of the funny things I wanted to note is that Audyssey set the level at -12 (all the way down) which is a testament to how efficient they are. Also, the AVR set my crossover to 40Hz for the center! My box is somewhat oversized so I wonder if that's why the low crossover was set. Either way, I set it manually to 80Hz. I'll have to get some measurements soon and see where my tuning actually came in. This thing sounds unbelievable!
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Done!!!



It is comically large sitting under my 52" TV! I love it!




I listened to some music and watched about half of Star Trek as well as a couple of my go-to scenes from A Good Day To Die Hard and all I can say is HOLY CRAP!!! This thing is truly something!

Tux, you really outdid yourself on this one. Thank you so much!
I agree. its awesome. play some Joe satriani, it sound crazy good.
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I agree. its awesome. play some Joe satriani, it sound crazy good.
Was the GTG yesterday?
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Was the GTG yesterday?
yup,
check out the thread at Vancouver summertime gtg results
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That is one big center haha. Makes your TV look like a 36". Speaker looks real good.
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Wow, that turned out beautiful!
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Great looking center. You must be proud.

What's the plan for finishing?
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Great looking center. You must be proud.

What's the plan for finishing?
Thanks Tux! I am very proud but also grateful to you and Erich for making all this possible. It's funny, I remember the first time I showed my wife one of your 1099 pics early on in your thread and said "That's what I want!" We were sitting in our local IMAX before any previews had started. Haha!
She thinks I'm nuts but also loves music and movies like I do and somehow has no problems with things not being fully finished and pretty.

The plan for finishing is cherry veneer with a red mahogany stain. Similar to aaronlinkous curved alchemy towers but more deep red. Any finishing won't happen until fall because of summertime budget constraints. For now, I'll just stay classy with my wall of raw MDF!

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Wow, that turned out beautiful!
Thank you!
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I agree. its awesome. play some Joe satriani, it sound crazy good.
I played what you suggested and it DOES sound crazy good! That was running on ProLogicII Music mode so that the center was active. I'm gearing up for the fronts build!
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Haha! Looks awesome. Your way of doing the back trimming looks 100x better than what I did.

I put a bottom bearing bit and slid the router on top of the curved price(so the bearing rode on the back) then belt sanded it down. Took a while on the towers and there are a few waves in it.
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Also as far as the stain goes that used, my buddy told me it's not purchasable by consumers. Guess only cabinet shops and the like can get it.

Are you going to veneer subs and coax all at the same time?
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Keep the ideas coming! I'm sure I'm not the only one trying to picture how these will look with different veneer options. How about one in a red mahogany?
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Haha! Looks awesome. Your way of doing the back trimming looks 100x better than what I did.
Thanks! As I mentioned in the thread, the real thanks goes to PassingInterest for that clever jig. It does work great.

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Are you going to veneer subs and coax all at the same time?
My plan is to veneer everything all at once this fall. Subs, coax surrounds and all three 1099s. It's going be to expensive and a lot of work I'm sure.
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That looks nice!
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I hope to get started on the fronts in a couple if weeks.
One of the funny things I wanted to note is that Audyssey set the level at -12 (all the way down) which is a testament to how efficient they are. Also, the AVR set my crossover to 40Hz for the center! My box is somewhat oversized so I wonder if that's why the low crossover was set. Either way, I set it manually to 80Hz. I'll have to get some measurements soon and see where my tuning actually came in. This thing sounds unbelievable!
how deep is it? what volume?
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You should try Hawaiian Koa... It has a golden brown hue... Unfortunately, I think it is kinda expensive...

If it's not a BIG screen, it's not a theater...
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how deep is it? what volume?
My inside dimensions are 15 3/4" deep, 11 1/8" tall in the front, 8 1/8" tall in the back and about 34 1/2" wide total. So, it is bigger than the original design but once you take the curve into account and the volume lost there, I don't think it's too far over.
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