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  • #76
    Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

    Originally posted by davepellegrene View Post
    Tried to get a close up to see the depth of the grain. Seems the flash is what messes it up. I will try some outside shots tomorrow.

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    • #77
      Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

      Originally posted by davepellegrene View Post
      Got a couple coats of Polycrylic on them. I am going to bring them in and start measuring one cab at a time and start putting the pour on epoxy finish on the other one. Hope that goes well. :rolleyes:
      Dave

      Pic doesn't do them justice. Very nice deep rich look to the finish.




      Looking great Dave! I like your stain choice, it really makes the stainless pop. :eek: I've used that same bronze metallic on a small table with a few coats of clear poly semi-gloss, it really gave it some depth. BTW, I see a fork lift in your future. :D

      Dan

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      • #78
        Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

        Great job man!! Those things are just over the top!
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        • #79
          Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

          Wayne,
          The wood I used I believe is black walnut. It was left at my house when I bought it. As far as these being the big brother to the Nightmares I guess you could say that. I always liked the look of the Nightmares from the back so that is were the design started from.

          Dan,
          I was wanting something close to burgundy for the wood almost a plumb color. Didn't get quit what I was after but I am happy with it. After seeing the wood sanded I was afraid to go to dark and loose to much of the grain. It does contrast with the stainless nicely. I was in hopes between the dark baffle and cabinet the stainless would stand out.

          6th planet,
          I was really trying to keep them simple with simple lines but with some interesting angles.

          I did manage to get the drivers in and the baffle on today. Ran into a snag. I couldn't get to the center set of bolts on the baffle, that screw on with a nut from the inside. So I had to drill a hole big enough for my hand to go through in the center divider of the TL. I guess I will just screw the plug back in when I'm done.

          See the nut through the hole just above the driver. Had to many braces in the way to reach from the bottom. Figured even if I could get my hand up in there I would drop the nut or washer into the basket of the driver anyway.



          If the sun shines tomorrow I will take one outside and get a better shot of the metallic bronze on the baffle.

          I used weather stripping foam between the baffle and the drivers and between the baffle and the cabinet so it isn't in contact with anything. I was concerned about vibrations.
          Dave


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          • #80
            Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

            Those are absolutely gorgeous! What a cool design and you sure pulled it off, congrats ...

            That weather stripping will compress quickly, and after just a month or two will provide essentially 0 vibration barrier. Once you get them finalized and ready to button up for good, I'd suggest pulling off the striping and try something called Green Glue ... google it. I've used it a couple times now and pulled a baffle off that had it applied for over 2 years, and it was still the same consistency as new. It's designed for use as a shear layer between sheets of drywall, and for that use must remain consistent for years and years.
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            • #81
              Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

              Dave- they're stunning!
              I can't wait for a better lighted pic!
              Hope to hear them soon.
              Wolf
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              • #82
                Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

                Very nice! What is your take on that TB 4" mid?

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                • #83
                  Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

                  Originally posted by DoubleTap View Post
                  Those are absolutely gorgeous! What a cool design and you sure pulled it off, congrats ...

                  That weather stripping will compress quickly, and after just a month or two will provide essentially 0 vibration barrier. Once you get them finalized and ready to button up for good, I'd suggest pulling off the striping and try something called Green Glue ... google it. I've used it a couple times now and pulled a baffle off that had it applied for over 2 years, and it was still the same consistency as new. It's designed for use as a shear layer between sheets of drywall, and for that use must remain consistent for years and years.
                  Sounds like a good idea if I can get the baffle back off. The only way to get the drivers out is by removing the front panel. The glue would be sandwiched between two layers of the roofing membrane and from experience nothing sticks to well to it so I may be ok with it.
                  Thanks Dave
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                  • #84
                    Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

                    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                    Dave- they're stunning!
                    I can't wait for a better lighted pic!
                    Hope to hear them soon.
                    Wolf
                    Took them out yesterday but I couldn't get any direct sun light on them without carrying them all the way down to the lake. Way to heavy for that!
                    I can't wait to hear them myself. I have them next to my Mini's, that are very solid cabinets, and I noticed doing the knuckle test against them the rockets have a completely different sound. Different then any I have built yet. Should be interesting.
                    Dave
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                    • #85
                      Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

                      Originally posted by Thezeek View Post
                      Very nice! What is your take on that TB 4" mid?
                      I don't know. I haven't hooked them up yet. They sure do look like a solid driver.
                      Dave
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                      • #86
                        Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

                        Here's a couple outside pics. Still couldn't get very good shots the sun went back in so I had to give up. The better light does show the glue, I didn't get off yet, finger prints and dirt a lot better. :rolleyes:
                        I am convinced that I want to coat them in the epoxy finish now. They just seem to me they need to be high gloss. Except maybe the baffle I kind of like it with the semi gloss finish.
                        Dave





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                        • #87
                          Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

                          Looks good!
                          Later,
                          Wolf
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                          • #88
                            Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

                            [QUOTE=davepellegrene;1657147]Here's a couple outside pics. Still couldn't get very good shots the sun went back in so I had to give up. The better light does show the glue, I didn't get off yet, finger prints and dirt a lot better. :rolleyes:
                            I am convinced that I want to coat them in the epoxy finish now. They just seem to me they need to be high gloss. Except maybe the baffle I kind of like it with the semi gloss finish.
                            Dave


                            Dave, the speaker looks really good. I like the look you got going now, more in the wood sheen. If you do the epoxy, won't it look like glass or plastic on top of the wood? Also, the beautiful dark wood grain contrasts nicely with the shiny metal. I wonder whether a glossy coat on the wood might lessen the nice contrast. Just some thoughts..... Darren

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                            • #89
                              Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

                              Originally posted by dian1511 View Post


                              Dave, the speaker looks really good. I like the look you got going now, more in the wood sheen. If you do the epoxy, won't it look like glass or plastic on top of the wood? Also, the beautiful dark wood grain contrasts nicely with the shiny metal. I wonder whether a glossy coat on the wood might lessen the nice contrast. Just some thoughts..... Darren
                              Thanks Darren. When I started this project I had envisioned a shinny finish. After seeing Jim Salks Soundscapes I really liked the high gloss. To me it adds to the depth of the wood. As you can see with his finish it has good contrast to the woofers cone which is real similar to the stainless on mine. After looking at this pic I hadn't realized how close I came to the color of his. Wonder what he used his seems to have more red then mine and that's as red as I could get without going to a dye, which I have never used. Could be the low lighting. Mine take on more of a red cast inside.

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                              • #90
                                Re: "Rock Its" Build Thread

                                Could be the white balance of the camera too. Nonetheless, they are stunning, you should be proud. Hope they sound as good as they look.
                                Steve

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