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Ok, some more progress today.

Started by unclamping the boxes, and sanding them down. Started w/60 grit, brought them to 120. I'll go to 220 after the front baffle is glued on. Don't forget a mask and goggles, this stuff is DUSTY!!


After, much better looking joints.


Testing out the placement of the board in the box. The only real place that it fits is the bottom. They won't fit on the back, and I could use one of the sides, but then they'd feel unbalanced to me. This isn't attached, just a test fit. I also decided on the location for the posts, but you can't see that.


Next, onto the insulation. I used simple shredded jeans and 3M spray glue. It took pretty much exactly the package to do the pair.


First, spray all the sides to be stuck to, and give the glue a bit to dry.


Next, I cut two pieces for each speaker. One wraps around the button, the other across the top.


Finished and drying.
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Ok, a lot more progress this morning, things are getting close.

Just to show a step that I didn't post last time, preparing the terminal cups. I measured where I wanted the cups, and used the appropriately sized hole saw. If you haven't used one before, this is a whole saw:


Next, cut the whole. I just centered it on the back, and placed it high enough that I knew I'd have plenty of clearance for the board later.


Finally, check that the cup sits well. Mine came with a seal, but I'll likely use some silicone anyway. This came right off after the dry fit, since I'll be attaching veneer before installing the cup.


Then I prepped and secured the speaker wire for the input and two drivers. I learned the hard way that doing this later is not fun...


Next, secured the boards on the bottom of the box, spacers installed with 4 screws.


After that, time to secure the front baffle. You can see in the above pic, that I cleaned up the face of the box first. There was a bit of 3M glue overspray, and a bit of denim insulation stuck there. Just to make sure the baffle had a nice surface, I ran the 220grit sander over it one more time. In case anyone wants to see what a wize old woodworker was the best method of gluing, first lay down a bead of glue.


Next spread it evenly across the whole surface, I use the small brush I showed a few pics back.


Lastly, place the baffle, and clamp. You want to clamp just tight enough that you get glue squeezed out, which I immediately wipe off with a damp rag. IMO it's easier to wipe now than scrape later. Remember that the purpose of clamps isn't to squeeze the living daylights out, it's to hold everything in place while the glue dries. The clamps are evenly spread around, with a couple slid inwards to help secure the baffle to the inside brace. I only clamp tightly enough that I can lift by the clamps to move the whole thing without anything shifting.


That's where we're at, as of 15 minutes ago. Everything is pretty much done on the build, next step is the veneer. As a teaser (to share my pain b/c I have to go to work and can't play with it) here's a shot of the veneer, which showed up yesterday.


Yup, I'm a big meanie...
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Any updates on the build?
Yup, I've been slacking.

Seriously though, I just finished another build (multi-drawer filing cabinet) first, and need to get back to these. I got derailed when I GLUED A BAFFLE ON BACKWARDS (you can see on the left one in the pic above), and now have to go back and fix it.

I'll post photographic evidence of my mishap, and likely fix. Hopefully with some progress before too deep into the weekend.

But it's the Wife's birthday today, and we have a wedding to get to, and stuff all weekend...
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So, just to clarify, this is what a properly glued on front baffle looks like:



THIS is what I did on one of them:



In order to fix it, I picked up a piece of 1/4 luan, and will be making a matching front to glue on. First, measure the centers of the speaker cutouts, the dimensions of the circles, and break out the trusty Jasper Jig:



Next, cut out the circles:



Run it across the table saw a couple of times, leaving it about 1/8" big on each dimension. We'll flush-rout this clean later. Spread a nice layer of glue on the back of the new baffle, then clamp in place:



Place another piece of wood to apply constant pressure across the face, add more clamps:



Tomorrow we can remove the clamps, sand smooth, and come to terms with the fact that one speaker will forever be 1/4" deeper than the other.
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Why not add 1/4” to the back of the other speaker?

I don’t think I could live with mismatched depths.
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Leave it at 8 ohms and call it a day :)
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Why not add 1/4” to the back of the other speaker?

I don’t think I could live with mismatched depths.
I'm glad someone shares my OCD. Already working on it...

The other was much simpler: I just cut out a back to match, and used a hole saw for the port and terminal cup cutouts.
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In case anyone cares, here's the project that sidelined the speakers for a bit.

I had a pair of ancient cheap filing cabinets that I primed, then painted white to match some other shelving in the room:



I decided (after ~ 15 yrs) they needed to be replaced. I was aiming to match this (older than I) draftsman desk I have:



I played around in Sketchup 'til I had a design I liked, started with rough cut lumber, and ended up with a nice piece. I'm pretty happy with the end result.

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aahhh!

nothing like "angry clamp pron"

looks like it's staying fixed.

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In case anyone cares, here's the project that sidelined the speakers for a bit.

I decided (after ~ 15 yrs) they needed to be replaced. I was aiming to match this (older than I) draftsman desk I have
(raises hand)

LOVE the drafting desk. Heirloom? That one appears to be in great condition, if you have any more pics I would love to see them.

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aahhh!

nothing like "angry clamp pron"

looks like it's staying fixed.
Lol, more like "gotta make sure all of the areas adhere well, across the entire new faceplate.

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LOVE the drafting desk. Heirloom? That one appears to be in great condition, if you have any more pics I would love to see them.

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Not really an heirloom, but I've had it for about 20 years. I picked it up in a thrift shop and cleaned it up. If you look at the first pic, you can see what it USED to look like by checking out the drawer faces. I stripped it, sanded it down (removing a bunch of ink stains, gouges, etc), then hit it w/about 3 coats of teak oil and 3 coats of satin poly. The second pic gives an idea of what it's looked like since then.



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Beautiful piece you have there Doug!
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Ok, all is now well in the world.

I made another back piece for the "other" speaker, so they'd have the exact same dimensions. I couldn't add it as a front, otherwise I'd be back in the same boat where the drivers mounting depth didn't match.

The back piece was much simpler: Measure the size of the holes, carefully mark board, use two hole saws:



Pics or it didn't happen: Here's the new back piece...



All glued up and clamped in place.



Hopefully tomorrow I can sand these down and actually start the veneering! (Is that a word??)
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Ok, time to clean up the new pieces. First, break out the trusty palm router w/a flush cutting bit:


Both pieces are now perfect matches, just needing some sanding.



After sanding, all ready to go.


Finally we're roughly back to where we were a week ago: ready for the veneer...
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Nice save!
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Today I started the process of veneer.

Step one: Get the area ready and get started


Step two: All 12 pieces cut out


Step three: flattening!


Hopefully I can start adhering them tomorrow!
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What adhesive are you using?

If the standard contact adhesive such as DAP Weldwood (the flammable variety), flattening the pieces wouldn't be necessary. They'll definitely stick!

I can, however, see where having them flatter when aligning could be helpful...

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What adhesive are you using?

If the standard contact adhesive such as DAP Weldwood (the flammable variety), flattening the pieces wouldn't be necessary. They'll definitely stick!

I can, however, see where having them flatter when aligning could be helpful...
Yup, I got Weldwood. I've never worked with veneer before, so I'm trying to make sure I follow all the "right steps", to keep myself honest.
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Good bit of progress this weekend. Got all 6 sides on and roughly trimmed up:



Next steps: Finish cleanup trimming, sand to 220, stain (TBD), a couple of coats of satin poly.

Stay tuned...
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Those look great! What veneer did you use, and what are you planning for a finish?
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Good work today. Cleaned up all of the edges, and sanded 120 - 220.



Finish voting time!!!

Here's the first:



Here's the second:



Both:



We already have a favorite, what do the masses say?
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I really like the dark walnut color. I did a similar test piece with two other colors added. I did a true black on the darkest end, and an espresso too. My favorite was the dark walnut.
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I really like the dark walnut color. I did a similar test piece with two other colors added. I did a true black on the darkest end, and an espresso too. My favorite was the dark walnut.
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I like the lighter one.

Leave it at 8 ohms and call it a day :)
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I've done ebony stain before on a speaker build and they came out really nice. The good thing about that color is that it's black and it doesn't technically need to "match" anything. It also fits well with the black and silver electronics.

If you do a lighter color, it needs to go/match with something/the decor in the room IMO.
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I’d vote for the lighter stain, but I’d also try just some poly over the natural wood and see how it looks. I’m a sucker for nice contrast though so I’d want the drivers to stand out against a lighter wood tone.

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If going in the same room as that drafter's desk, I'd try to match it.

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I've done ebony stain before on a speaker build and they came out really nice. The good thing about that color is that it's black and it doesn't technically need to "match" anything. It also fits well with the black and silver electronics.

If you do a lighter color, it needs to go/match with something/the decor in the room IMO.
Congrats (or condolences), you're in my head!! We decided to go for the darker stain, for just this reason. I was going to try to match the existing furniture, then decided against it. I'll make the phono furniture piece out of the same materials as the filing cabinet, and match it. The maple veneer I got for these was beautiful, but I knew I'd never get the same look out of it that I did the teak and mahogany, so I decided to go a different route and NOT try to match. The wife agreed, and that was it.

Here's the first box, stained with ebony



Here is the same box, with one coat of satin poly (still wet)

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Finito!!! I'm happy with how both speakers came out, they both look great and I LOVE the color in the end.



Quick shot showing how I set up the input cups.



Finally, a look at how the grain of the veneer gives a nice bit of movement.



I haven't had a chance to set them up and give a listen yet, hopefully I can report back on that tomorrow...
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