OK, now for some progress pics!
Chalugadp, you asked for a picture of the closeout, so here you go:
Today I used the flush trim bit and then the roundover bit:
Then I covered my enclosure in Bondo and sanded almost all of it off:
I'm trying to keep as much dust as possible from getting inside. That's why I have the cardboard cover and rags stuffed in the ports. I still need to trim the grille, install the standoffs and magnets, paint the grille and cover it with left over black milliskin spandex.
Anybody have any suggestions on a good sanding sealer for MDF. The edge grain is pretty coarse and the panels have been sanded through the outer compact layer...
I know I can put Duratex over the bare MDF, but I'm not sure that is how I want to finish the ports and front speaker baffle. I'm thinking a satin black for these, but I need to do something about that MDF end "grain"... Also, I was hoping to conserve a little on the Duratex by not allowing the MDF to soak up all the Duratex. But, maybe that is just a pipe dream, I don't know.
Comments and recommendations are welcomed!