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    I was struggleing to come up with a name when my wife looked at me ad said "they look like giant red wood trees"..........That was it. the name stuck.

    I only have the one completed.... well, almost. I'm going to let the lacquer cure for a week then wet sand and buff. The black boxes on botom are going to house a ten inch sub with a few passives, but that might be a while down the road.

    I just want to see if anyone has any advice on the wet sand/ buffing process? Like I said I will wait a week to let cure. Then I plan on using 600 grit all the way up to 1200 then buff with scratch remover and a high speed buffer. I've never attempted this with lacquer before so any tips would be apperciated
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    look nice. glad the wife aproves.
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    • #3
      Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

      In the title you wrote Red WODS, you might want to correct it before you wife notices ;)

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      • #4
        Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

        Sorry, no advice on your finishing problem, but...

        Hells yes! That's the stuff, right there!

        Zach

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          Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

          If you can pick either Wolf's or Johnny Richards' brains you might get some good info. I've seen some of their work and it is extremely nice. They're both good guys and have answered a lot of my "rudimentary" questions very patiently. I know there are others too that would probably be willing to help.
          Mike
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            Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

            Lacquer needs to cure for a couple of weeks or more, depending on temperature and humidity. Wet sanding will give you a nice smooth finish. First, you need to have plenty of finish to work with. Six to eight good coats of lacquer will be a good starting point. Depending on how smooth the initial coats of finish are, I'd probably start with 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Mix a little dish detergent with the water for the sanding process. Sand until smooth with the 800, move to 1000, then 1200, 1500, and finally 2000 grit. Make sure you remove all scratches left by the previous grit of sandpaper with each successive change to a finer paper. Follow with rubbing compound and finish with polishing compound.

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              Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

              Originally posted by NickJ View Post
              In the title you wrote Red WODS, you might want to correct it before you wife notices ;)
              Lol..... Their. All better and she's none the wiser..lol
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                Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

                Ok. Thought I fixed it but I didnt. Oh well
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                  Very beautiful, and you have got me drooling for the dynamic range capabilities - but they are smaller than I thought - are the tweeters at ear height when seated?

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                    Re: the REDWOODS (I finally named them)

                    Originally posted by mike15 View Post
                    Ok. Thought I fixed it but I didn't. Oh well
                    Let's see if this helps, I changed the title on this post. Anyone replying to a previous post will probably also want to correct it as well

                    Originally posted by arlis_1957@yahoo.com View Post
                    look nice. glad the wife aproves.
                    I'm not sure if her comment on the speakers' appearance implies approval. I like them , but I don't think my wife would. :rolleyes:

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                      Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

                      I think you should call them "Red Wods" like the title says. lol
                      They look good though, congrats!

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                        Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

                        The color looks GREAT! And surprisingly, in your room they actually don't look too big. I hope you get years of enjoyment from them.
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                          I hate you!!!! With all respect of course. Definitely my favorite project going!

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                            Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

                            Originally posted by bking View Post
                            Lacquer needs to cure for a couple of weeks or more, depending on temperature and humidity. Wet sanding will give you a nice smooth finish. First, you need to have plenty of finish to work with. Six to eight good coats of lacquer will be a good starting point. Depending on how smooth the initial coats of finish are, I'd probably start with 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Mix a little dish detergent with the water for the sanding process. Sand until smooth with the 800, move to 1000, then 1200, 1500, and finally 2000 grit. Make sure you remove all scratches left by the previous grit of sandpaper with each successive change to a finer paper. Follow with rubbing compound and finish with polishing compound.
                            WOW! Glad I asked, I only have 3 coats on. Guess its back to the basement for some more sprying. I pulled it out of the basement for the curing process. I figured its to cold down their and it would take forever. I will follow these instructions, but what's the dish soap for?????
                            "The defintion of Insanity is: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

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                              Re: the REDWODS (I finally named them)

                              Dish soap breaks the surface tension and carries away the slurry of the sanded finish better. Sand and buff at slow speed to avoid "burning" the lacquer. If you've ever burned a car hood or fender after repainting it, you'll understand the advice.:o

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