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post #91 of 100 Old 05-19-2016, 03:25 PM
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Didn't they also go from open back to sealed back at one point of time?

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Nope, the 4" Celestions are only made with a sealed back. The 5" model can be both, but the 1099 has always used the open back version.

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Gotcha... thanks for clarifying.

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Finally got motivated to pull all the drivers out and get back to work on the cabinets. Routed out the terminals for 12's - went with woofer on bottom orientation. If anything that'll make them a bit more stable with the weight lower.

Put 45 bevels on the front side edges of all the cabinets:



Started making the angled side pieces for the towers:



The back piece is going to be hard since it won't be a 45 degree cut. Haven't done that yet.

Put a 45 bevel on the grill frames too and added some more metal supports since they're so thin now:




And I have some samples on order of different finishes. So progress is being made.
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Holy Cow , how tall is that monster? Looks cool. Nice job getting both to pair together.


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It's 54 inches tall. Quite imposing. It's not an 1899, but it'll do
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Looks great... I'm really liking the way its coming along. Any side or pictures from the rear?

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There will be. The back isn't done yet though so nothing to see until I figure out the angles.
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And now it is!

Had the day off so I spent most of it cutting the side angle pieces and figuring out all the angles to make it fit together seamlessly. It was quite a bit of work with just a handheld circular saw and router. The side pieces were all 45's so that wasn't too bad, but the back was not so I routed the 45 bevel then cut the steeper angle by hand.

I started the taper a bit below the top edge of the MBM enclosure so it all flowed together which probably resulted in more work than necessary to get the side angle pieces to line up perfectly but oh well.

First side piece cut. There are 2 of those metal L brackets on each side.



And here's the completed enclosure, ready for finishing:







Close up on some of the angles:





Very minimal filler was needed which was nice.

Now on to the next one...
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I really like how that turned out. Great job


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