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  • #31
    The cherry baffles are unforgiving of drilling errors. I made 1/8" hardboard templates with poster board contact cemented on. I will lay out the holes on the template and proceed.

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    • #32
      This is an adjustable countersink with changeable countersink bits. It's used in aircraft metal work. the cage adjusts up and down. The bit extends when you push it. Hopefully I'll get some uniform countersinks on my baffles. I've sort of stalled, worrying about making a mistake on the baffles.

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        • #34
          Nicely done!
          Wolf
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          • djg
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            Thanks. There's still ample opportunity to scrap those baffles. That countersink tool was really helpful.

        • #35
          That's the worst of it.

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          • #36
            Well done! Keep the updates coming.
            My Builds - Vigor (Nola Brio Knockoff) - Overnight Sensations w/ Voxel - Speedsters in surplus boxes - Zaph B3N's in bamboo - Classix II in BR-1 cabinets - Dual TPA3116 D2 amp in an old music box - Mariposas

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              • #38
                Beautiful! I may be in the minority, along with you, but I love the screwed baffle/ rear, and the natural, more organic finish. Let the grain revel in it's patterned glory. These will possess a very elegant aesthetic when you're ready to pump the magic through them. I'm sitting here pondering what I would play for the first track, or album, and Joni Mitchell landed in my mind. Classy, tasteful elegance. Glenn.

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                • djg
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                  Thank you. The screwed on front and back grew on me over time. Seeing the various BBC speakers the Continuum is based on helped. And I really liked Tyger23's pair in 3 different wood species.

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                  • #41
                    DJG,

                    Looking really really nice! I am jealous of your veneer work! I ended up trying an HVLP 'proline' version of plastidip on my continuums, but I don't like it and it isn't durable. One of my hidden bolts wasn't seated all the way as well, which caused a divot when I tightened the woofer down... doh! However, I did manage to hide 100% of the screws on the front, with the exception of the three for the tweeter. I'm now wrapping them in wood-look vinyl. First-time woes!

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                    Seriously, yours look like you know what you're doing, obviously. I am also digging the vice and post method of hanging the cabinets to dry... lol. It's the little things. Can't wait to hear your listening impressions! I'm actually making a third right now for L/C/R to replace the humongous def tech bp 2000TLs I have.

                    Excellent, excellent work.

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                    • djg
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                      Nice. I can't paint very good.

                  • #42
                    OH! Also regarding the countersinking- I used these things that look like 1/4" thick metal washers, with an allen-key bolt on the side of em. You put the 'washer' however far down the bit you want, and then tighten the bolt down with an allen wrench so it can't move. Hope that helps for future builds.

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                      • #44
                        They look great djg! Where will these find their home? Desk or living room or ?
                        My Builds - Vigor (Nola Brio Knockoff) - Overnight Sensations w/ Voxel - Speedsters in surplus boxes - Zaph B3N's in bamboo - Classix II in BR-1 cabinets - Dual TPA3116 D2 amp in an old music box - Mariposas

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                        • djg
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                          The PC 2.1 system. Thanks.

                      • #45
                        After a few hours of listening, these are fine sounding speakers. I turned off the sub and ran them full range for a bit. Otherwise with a 80 hz cross to the 8" DSP sub. They have some bass response, but are better with a sub. This is nearfield listening, a foot out from the wall, on stands, maybe 4 foot listening distance.

                        The kit from the MI based supplier was quite complete. I have leftover wire, foam and weatherstrip.

                        The documentation included shows Mr. Bagby used mattress topper foam with very deep convolutions. The supplied foam was much thinner with maybe 3/4" pyramids. So, I added a wad of Acoustastuf.

                        Thanks to Wolf for selling me the NLA tweeters and advising me on capacitor choice. And having faith in my ability to build a decent pair such that he wasn't throwing two NLA tweeters to the dogs. (He doesn't have any more, I believe).

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