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  • Trump Tower build

    These towers use the Peerless 830657 6.5" woofers and Vifa BC25SC06-04 tweeters and were designed by donradick. Don provided his design details in this thread right here.

    The original design did not tilt back and looked like this. Beautiful! Well done, Don!

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    I will be building two pairs as gifts for some grads. My wife asked me if I could use the design style that hongrn used on his Sonaria cabinets. Don didn't think there would be a noticeable change in the sound by slanting the cabinet (time alignment issues), so these Slant Six Engines, er, Speakers should end up looking something like the CJD Ansonicas that I built for a friend about two years ago. They looked like this:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PassingInterest View Post
      I will be building two pairs as gifts for some grads. My wife asked me if I could use the design style that hongrn used on his Sonaria cabinets. Don didn't think there would be a noticeable change in the sound by slanting the cabinet (time alignment issues), so these Slant Six Engines, er, Speakers should end up looking something like the CJD Ansonicas that I built for a friend about two years ago. They looked like this:

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      ​Dang, you really know how to make them look nice! Wonderful craftsmanship.

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      • #4
        Wish I would have had an Uncle like you after graduating High School. Looking forward to your build.
        My "No-Name" CC Speaker
        Kerry's "Silverbacks"
        Ben's Synchaeta's for Mom
        The Archers
        Rick's "db" Desktop CBT Arrays
        The Gandalf's

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        • #5
          Those are the GREATEST tower speakers ever (Trump reference ).

          I've been thinking about angled cuts on the table saw, and have a definite approach/avoidance issue.
          But there is no denying the visual appeal (and sometimes audible benefits) to non-rectangular speaker enclosures.

          Rock on, Garth!

          I think I hear a difference - wow, it's amazing!" Ethan Winer: audio myths
          "As God is my witness I'll never be without a good pair of speakers!" Scarlett O'Hara

          High value, high quality RS150/TB28-537SH bookshelf - TARGAS NLA!
          SB13/Vifa BC25SC06 MTM DCR Galeons-SB13-MTM
          My Voxel min sub Yet-another-Voxel-build

          Tangband W6-sub

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          • #6
            These are making speakers great again!

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            • #7
              Wow! Beautiful examples, will be watching to see how these turn out!

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              • #8
                They must have a HUGE sound.

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                • #9
                  I've thought about doing something like that with the Peerless woofers, you can get them at a good price. But hard to find any measurements on them.

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                  • #10
                    To get a 10 degree tilt, I used an angle gauge and secured a piece of scrap to my crosscut sled.

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                    Here is a closer look at the gauge.

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                    Then I cut one end of a tower side panel.

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                    • #11
                      When it came time to trim the other end of the side panel, I realized that if my piece of scrap - which I am using to hold the panel at a 10 degree angle on the crosscut sled - had been just a little longer, I could have marked the panel length on it and cut each panel to exact size without measuring each one. So I cheated and added a little length to the angled gauge (far right edge of the photo).
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                      Here is a closer look. I applied RapidFuse Wood instant superglue to the small block, then spritzed some Accelerator on the mating piece and held them together for about 5 seconds. The Accelerator I have is made by Bob Smith Industries and makes all superglue cure in seconds. Then, I made my alignment mark and cut each side panel to exact size.

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                      • #12
                        Next, I drew a curve on a side panel and trimmed some waste on the band saw.

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                        Then I sanded up to the line.

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                        • #13
                          I then used the one completed side panel as a template for curving the other side panels.

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                          I now have 8 side panels.

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                          • #14
                            I should have mentioned that I tend to step things out, to show new woodworkers how to tackle a build project. I hope the details help others without being too annoying for the seasoned woodworkers.

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                            • #15
                              Cant speak for the rest of the guys but I like it when it's stepped out like this. Seems more fun to follow along this way and there's almost always something to be learned from the builds. Keep er coming!

                              Question for you. Seems like you already have a plan or you wouldn't be cutting parts already. Did you lay everything out by hand to determine spacing and such or did you draw it up in a software?
                              My "No-Name" CC Speaker
                              Kerry's "Silverbacks"
                              Ben's Synchaeta's for Mom
                              The Archers
                              Rick's "db" Desktop CBT Arrays
                              The Gandalf's

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