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post #331 of 771 Old 03-17-2015, 04:55 AM - Thread Starter
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This question may have been posed before, but do you have a vacuum press for veneering? If so, may I ask what unit you own?

By the way - your project is coming along fantastic!
Hi, I don't have a vac press although I've been looking into making one at some point.
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I pulled the cab out of the jig and Man! Was that nuts. It is freaking heavy! Got trimming to do but my garage is taken up with a broken car right now.

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How heavy do you think it is now? What's the overall height for these?
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Very nice looking cabinet and jig - you've got some serious dedication

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How heavy do you think it is now? What's the overall height for these?
If I had to guess, I'd say they are 60-70 pounds each right now unloaded. I'm going to put one on the scale tonight and see; maybe I'm way off.
Right now, they are 47" high but will have an additional 1.5-2" added to them when I figure out a design for the bases.
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Very nice looking cabinet and jig - you've got some serious dedication
Thanks! It is a labor of love for sure! These will be the speakers I have into the foreseeable future and they are completely visible when one enters the front door in my house so I really wanted to create something special.
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I give you permission to trim and sand in the living room they are sitting in now. Ha! Anything to keep the project moving ; )
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I give you permission to trim and sand in the living room they are sitting in now. Ha! Anything to keep the project moving ; )
That would be grand! MDF dust is so pleasant! lol
I wish I could do it tonight but I have car work to do instead.
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Outstanding work dts, these are coming along nicely!

Why waste $ on more cheap stuff, it's like challenging a dragon with a pocket knife.
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Well, the busted car is out of the garage now so I'll be able to do some trimming today and tomorrow. Gotta get that second cab going!
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MDF is like fairy dust, it can make magic.
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Any updates on these beasts?
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Absolutely nothing.

My garage had a busted car in it for a week and a half which prevented me from being able to trim. After the car got back out to the driveway, my garage got filled with new tools, which is obviously a good thing, it's just taking up all my space again!

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Tool porn ^.
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Tool porn ^.
You know it! I'm hoping to get everything assembled this weekend so I can take a money shot! I have a lot of cleaning and organization to do. :O
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Too bad you're so far away. I love to open up new toys and lick them. I could have it done before you get home.

I can't wait to see the veneer and speakers installed. Thanks for the pics.
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I see the base and push paddles for a jointer, maybe 6"? Looks like the one I've got. Is that a bandsaw in the crate? Damn, and a dust collector!
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Too bad you're so far away. I love to open up new toys and lick them. I could have it done before you get home.



I can't wait to see the veneer and speakers installed. Thanks for the pics.


Yeah man, it would be great to have some friends closer to me to help out with this stuff and to share it with!



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I see the base and push paddles for a jointer, maybe 6"? Looks like the one I've got. Is that a bandsaw in the crate? Damn, and a dust collector!


Good eyes! It's the G0452P 6" x 46" jointer. In the crate is the 17" G0513ANV bandsaw and floating around in the mess somewhere is the G0548ZP dust collector. For what my 2 car garage is going to be for another year at least, the dust collector will be silly to own, but eventually, I want to get away from clogging up a shop vac all the time. I was looking at the Dust Deputy XL this morning so that I can make the setup a two stage.
Here's a pic of the band saw uncrated and on it's rolling base:


And the meet and greet with the table saw:
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Looks good. Using a dust collector will make working with MDF much easier, that's for sure.

If you need help with anything, I'll be around this weekend and not too far out.
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Nice. Starting to look like my crowded garage!

ABSOLUTE next project is building a band saw mobile base. How do you like the grizzly mobile base for your 17" band saw?
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Nice. Starting to look like my crowded garage!

ABSOLUTE next project is building a band saw mobile base. How do you like the grizzly mobile base for your 17" band saw?
I like the Shopfox mobile bases that Grizzly sells. They are really heavy and built well. For $63 on sale right now, you can't beat it! I have the super heavy duty one for the table saw and the regular heavy duty one for the band saw.
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Looks good. Using a dust collector will make working with MDF much easier, that's for sure.

If you need help with anything, I'll be around this weekend and not too far out.
Where abouts are you again?
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Quite jealous of all the tools!
Following this build, as it is amazing.
Great work thus far. Hoping to use some of your ideas in my build (though I'm not going curvy).
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Where abouts are you again?
I'm over in Gates, right near the Garden Factory.
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dts...your 1099s are looking awesome...you are in the home stretch.
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Quite jealous of all the tools!
Following this build, as it is amazing.
Great work thus far. Hoping to use some of your ideas in my build (though I'm not going curvy).
Thank you! Anything I can help with, please let me know!

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I'm over in Gates, right near the Garden Factory.
That's right, sorry to forget so quickly. We'll have to make plans at some point!

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dts...your 1099s are looking awesome...you are in the home stretch.
Thanks Blah! If I can get some free space cleared up in the garage this weekend, I'll get the trimming done and move on to the second cab. I've got a new Bosch Colt router with the tilt base that I was thinking about trying out for the front and back edge trimming.
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Finally made some progress. Trimming the top and bottom edges is easy. Doing the front and back edges requires the (PassingInterest designed) router jig.

To prepare to trim the baffle side edges, I needed to cover all of the holes so the router had something to sit on. I used a piece of the hardboard cut to fit and brad nailed it down.


I wasn't as diligent as I have been in the past about setting the depth of the bit so that the curved edges end up "just" proud of the MDF face. I knew I would have to sand anyway, but that hardboard sands about as well as stone does and the result is that the MDF will wear down before the hardboard.


After "cupping" some areas of the MDF near where the hardboard meets, I got a bit impatient and made even more of a mess with trying things like using my brand new Hitachi hand planet for the first time. Bad move! The baffles will need some filling and sanding.


The good news is that the trimming on the back side and the top and bottom went great and I got to try out my new Bosch Colt router, which I like a lot. After some sanding, all is well, except for the baffle.

Moving on, I trimmed the top and bottom edges of the other box (the one that I used screws and furring strips on for the first layer on both sides) so that I could get that cab into the jig and get the rest of it's layers going.
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Suggestions for what to fill the gouges and mess-ups on the baffle with? Vinyl spackle, wood filler, bondo? Whatever I use just needs to hold up to contact cement or other glue for the veneer.
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Suggestions for what to fill the gouges and mess-ups on the baffle with? Vinyl spackle, wood filler, bondo? Whatever I use just needs to hold up to contact cement or other glue for the veneer.
Really good question. I looked at quite a number of fine woodworking websites and this topic came up again and again. Everyone is in agreement that Bondo works really, really well without shrinking. The other option is Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty, but since it is water-based it takes hours to dry and shrinks enough that it requires a second coat.

Great work on the trimming. If you made a mistake, I sure as heck don't see it.
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Suggestions for what to fill the gouges and mess-ups on the baffle with? Vinyl spackle, wood filler, bondo? Whatever I use just needs to hold up to contact cement or other glue for the veneer.


I've been asking the same question. Building some sub boxes and I'm having a tough time where the joints are. I want to smooth them out best I can and use some spackling/filler or something to sand down smooth so the seams do not show. No help so far. But have seen threads mentioning spackling paste.

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