Made a ton of progress today. I built and tested one of the crossovers and it worked! Can't believe it. I found a picture of the layout that I used on line and realized that I had no idea where the connections were supposed to go. This was a blessing in disguise because it forced me to look at the original crossover layout and actually understand it. I couldn't believe it when I tested it and I heard "Evangeline" by the Band. I was unbelievably revealed.
As for the finish, it was a bit of a journey. I started out trying to get it to look like another OS build that used Ebony stain from Minwax. His looked fantastic, but I applied a few coats to the back of back of the speaker and I did not like the result at all. I then contemplated veneer, but settled on Red Mahogany and I am very pleased with the results. Tomorrow I have to stain the bottom of the speakers and add the clear gloss and I'll be ready to finish on Sunday.
A couple of questions:
1. How do you guys hold the port tube in place. My understanding is that it should be 6 inches. I have seen speaker sealing caulk, crazy glue and tight bond. I have tightbond III, would that work?
2. I just assumed that I should drill holes for the screws, but it looks like some people just screwed them in with no holes. If I should drill holes, does anyone know what drill bit I should use (I told you that I was a total noob at this!)?
I tried to post a few pics but they were too large and I have to figure out how to resize them.
Thanks for the help!