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  • djg
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    Another thread to point to when people ask why diy.

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  • Stickboy2k
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    Awesome, I love the translam look but the contrast of the veneer will look fab also.
    I cannot wait to see the finished project!
    HURRY UP!!!

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  • Paul Carmody
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    You are having too much fun!

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  • PassingInterest
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    I think a trans-lam veneer would look great on these.
    Oh wait, scratch that.
    The veneer you have selected will make these look phenomenal!

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  • ejh2854
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    Sweeeeet!

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  • knowledgebass
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    Go for the veneer+translam, it's a cool look (but I may have some bias).

    I would recommend you get something on the lamination edges shortly, inside and outside the box, to seal it up. It's going to keep moving (or try to) a fair amount until you do. I had enough movement that I had to create a false-center disc for my baffle to rerouter the driver holes. Even then I still had to scrape the holes larger by the time I got to assembly (granted my build time was a bit more than a month...). Also, slow cure epoxy is a good gap filler if you get some cracks.

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  • tomzarbo
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    Very, very nice Mike.

    I love the translam look and your project came out looking super nice -- love the angled facets as others have said. I'm glad you'll be leaving all but the sides exposed, it's a cool look. We tend to brace and generally design the insides of our speakers a lot as well as the outside, and then we cover it all up... this look leaves some of the structure exposed so to speak, it's like you can see the bones of the thing almost... what it's made of.

    The more I see others do the translam thing, the more I want to try it myself.

    Nice!

    TomZ

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  • martyh
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    I agree with just about everyone else - leave it as is and seal it up. You might have to do some sanding.....have you done any yet? ;)

    Great work!

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  • donradick
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    Beautiful work.

    Keep the end grain as is, save the veneer for another project.

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  • Wolf
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    Mikey- Doze iz PURTY!

    Ftwas me, I would slather on poly and love it. That said- that veneer is some pretty stuff!
    Later,
    Wolf

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  • marvin
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    MIKE! You cut up that clear, smooth grain ply and exchange it for a corduroy look?!?

    JK. That looks like a lot of work, but I really like the facets--simple, but great effect. Can't say I recall anything quite like that. I'm looking forward to see them veneered and finished.

    Marv

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  • stook1
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    thanks for the link on the veneer source... bookmarked for future needs. pricing seems generally very reasonable.

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  • Mike220
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    Thanks, that place's veneer is pretty reasonable and they usually have bookmatched pic's which helps with deciding on what you like. It's from Colorado I think and shipping took about a week.

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  • bullittstang
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    +1 on the veneer choice. I like unusual grains and that looks like it will really have some movement after it has a finIsh on it.

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  • Mike220
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    I will just veneer the Sides none of the facets! I think I bought this one or similar. http://www.dyed-veneer.com/Chenchen-...-Veneer-4.aspx

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