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  • #31
    Originally posted by Mayhem13 View Post
    Great job!.....everything so far looks fantastic!

    Didn't make a ton of progress this weekend, but we got the baffles put on. Unfortunately our cuts were less straight on these towers than any of the other speakers we made. There are a few gaps here and there which we are handling with gorilla glue ont he inside and wood filler on the outside to make a smooth finish. Next step is my least favorite: sanding. sanding some more. Then sanding that again.


    • #32
      It has been slow-going. Colorado winter has been wet and cold, making it pretty hard to get these finished up. I got the boxes completely sanded and sealed. Ruined the bearing in my orbital sander in the process. After the boxes were smooth I applied 3 thick coats of polyurethane to each side with a brush. Once that cured we got to work on veneer. We had enough 3m adhesive veneer to do most of the project, but we needed to use traditional veneer on the inside faces. After applying veneer I have been working on putting a final finish on all of the wood parts. We are nearly done with that, then will apply the vinyl.

      On one cold day we went ahead and prepared the crossovers. We used laser-cut acrylic plates to layout the crossover and make mounting easy.

      We are only a few steps from done, I am excited to get the project complete and move onto other things.