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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-19-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,355
Posted By NicksHitachi
Looking very nice! Final assembly is...

Looking very nice!

Final assembly is probably my favorite part of building. You get to see all the pieces come together into your creation.
Forum: Speakers   09-19-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 28,382
Posted By NicksHitachi
Assuming it just pulls out, just use a piece of...

Assuming it just pulls out, just use a piece of wire to jumper the sockets direct to one another. Just make sure its a solid connection with wire of decent size.
Forum: Speakers   09-18-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 28,382
Posted By NicksHitachi
If it were mine, I would remove and short circuit...

If it were mine, I would remove and short circuit that bulb fuse. IDK how much it would matter but its unnecessary for home audio and does nothing positive in that application.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-17-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 23,215
Posted By NicksHitachi
There was two in the classifieds.....?

There was two in the classifieds.....?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-17-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,355
Posted By NicksHitachi
Continued nice work! Those would look very...

Continued nice work!

Those would look very nice with some black bases! ;)

I did something similar on some speaker stands a while ago which turned out really nice looking. Also if you make...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By NicksHitachi
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-pr...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1652514-onkyo-acknowledges-failed-units-extending-warrranties-until-2018-a.html
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
It'll definitely take paint off :) Yeah I...

It'll definitely take paint off :)

Yeah I have 600 and 1200 paper gonna do those wet, then buffing compound, polishing compound, and finally wax.

I'm gonna practice on the back first ;) Ive...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-15-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
I have 4 on the backs now and will leave it at...

I have 4 on the backs now and will leave it at that. I will probably end up doing 5-6 coats on the fronts to ensure enough material to buff out to final shine.

I didn't use a seal/sanding coat. ...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
Had a good learning experience with lacquer this...

Had a good learning experience with lacquer this weekend.

First off, you really gotta slop this stuff on there and give one or two swipes to level out. After that just leave it.

Second, since...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-13-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
^Too late that happened anyways. This stuff...

^Too late that happened anyways.

This stuff is crazy thin. I wiped off what dripped over edges but......?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-13-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
Lacquer going on.. Ive never used lacquer...

Lacquer going on..

Ive never used lacquer before, man this stuff is thin, like water thin!
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-12-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
That stuff looks nice. I'm a little wary of the...

That stuff looks nice. I'm a little wary of the penetrating oil finishes with the contact cement. This was my main reason to choose to do a seal coat and lacquer. Additionally, the lacquer is...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-12-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,329
Posted By NicksHitachi
I've been using the DRH for a while and like it. ...

I've been using the DRH for a while and like it. It doesn't take duratex very well, you have to do more coats. It cures very hard.

I like mixable fillers as they have longer shelf life. Not to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-12-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
I got some of this: ...

I got some of this:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412OmwzAL4L._SY355_.jpg

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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-12-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
I'm gonna take the adventure into brushing...

I'm gonna take the adventure into brushing lacquer this weekend.

I'm gonna exchange the semi gloss for a gloss and do a buffed finish. I'm gonna use a sanding sealer before the lacquer. I'll...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
Man i dont even know.... A few cases? ...

Man i dont even know....

A few cases?

Id never be able to sell for a profit thats for sure.....
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
Dude you popped your cherry on my build..... I'm...

Dude you popped your cherry on my build..... I'm honored! :D
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-11-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,355
Posted By NicksHitachi
Nice work, I cant believe you don't have a guard...

Nice work, I cant believe you don't have a guard rail on that porch.

Some of my company would definitely fall off that after too many beez. :eek:
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
Veneer is Done! ...

Veneer is Done!

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w100/nottaway/Volt-V10/4520ED1C-D658-4044-9E88-2B56AC1E3E03_zpsphpnowzq.jpg
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-10-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
Thank You! Just wait till we slap some...

Thank You!

Just wait till we slap some lacquer, mount drivers, and take some glamour photos!

Wait, not glamour photos, Speaker Selfies! I coined that, you heard it here first folks!
...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
See the 1st post, i reposted them there. You...

See the 1st post, i reposted them there. You should see them no problem.

BTW i hate photobucket. Basically it changed all the links url when i moved them between folders. This seems rediculous...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 17,394
Posted By NicksHitachi
Very nice work.

Very nice work.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-10-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
Thanks! It laid down pretty easy. I started...

Thanks!

It laid down pretty easy. I started on the top and worked my way across the front and wrapped the bottom. The curves were not that big of a deal but I did need an extra set of hands to...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
Weird. Hopefully going forward it will be ok. ...

Weird. Hopefully going forward it will be ok.

I fixed the first post to have updated links to all the pics but im not gonna worry about fixing the ones in the rest of the thread.

I'm hoping...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   09-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,026
Posted By NicksHitachi
OK, changed some security settings on...

OK, changed some security settings on photobucket.... Better?
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