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  • #31
    OK, these are getting cooler and cooler!
    Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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    • #32
      This cloth is very loose weave. I was thinking hot glue but now I'm thinking Titebond so I can adjust the weave to straight. Maybe some more thinking is in order. Maybe starch and ironing.

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      • djg
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        Titebond is useless on this polyester cloth, it won't soak in. FYI

    • #33
      And definitely paint the frames black.

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      • Steve Lee
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        Looks like cheese cloth . . .

      • djg
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        Well I do live behind the Cheddar Curtain.

      • unclejunebug
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        Personally, I wouldn't mind living behind a Gouda Curtain but that's just me :D.

        Do these just press fit into the cabinet to install? Really like the look of that veneer, what did you finish it with? I have some Walnut I'll be using for sub enclosure here, hopefully sooner than later.

    • #34
      Sticky back velcro for the grill retention, finish is equal parts Minwax wipe on Poly, linseed oil and mineral spirits. You can get some shine with enough coats, this is fairly flat.

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      • #35
        If you staple the cloth you will be able to remove some and tighten the cloth if it sags(or replace if damaged).

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        • #36
          So, I asked the grille clothe vendor how to best mount the cloth. He said make some long clamps to keep the weave straight and use 3M spray adhesive. That seemed a bit messy.

          I remembered the floor tile mount tape I have used to bond mdf layers on some projects. It is very aggressive and neater than spray.

          A sample grips the light cloth tenaciously to wood, so I will try that. Along with the clamping suggestion to keep the cloth straight. The stuff is really like cheesecloth, as Mr. Lee noted.

          Quite a project. I will illustrate in the next few days.

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          • #37
            So I used the tape which works great. The job on the whole is a PITA. I taped one cloth edge to the counter, clamped the frame down over the cloth with a 2x2, taped the cloth free edge to a piece of 1/2" mdf, and stretched it over and stuck it down. One down, second one should be faster as I have worked out a method. The main obstacle is the loose weave of the grille cloth.

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            • #38
              That really is coming out well - I'll have to remember your process.
              It's frustrating not having 4 hands sometimes . . .

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              • djg
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                I'll take a picture of the setup tomorrow when I do the second one.

              • Steve Lee
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                Please, Do.
                I have a retrofit project I'll need to make covers/grilles for this winter . . .
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            • #39
              Grille. Tape one side to the counter and the other side to a board. The clear packing tape adhesive is strong in shear but comes off easy.

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              • Steve Lee
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                ^ Looks simple enough - thanks.

            • #40
              Done. I think they look like the Dynacos, a blast from the past.

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              • silverD
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                Awesome job as usual!

              • djg
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                Thank you.

            • #41
              Hard to tell the difference other than the smoky room patina of the originals - nice job on another fine set of speakers.

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              • djg
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                Pot and patchouli. Thank you.

            • #42
              Wow, those are excellent!!

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              • djg
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                Thank you.

            • #43
              Finally I'm making stands like these from stained pine.

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              • #44
                Nearfield. The contemporary Trimline phone.

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                • silverD
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                  You should start using the tiny floor jack and mini solo cup in your build pics for scale!

                • djg
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                  I thought about it.

              • #45
                Stand pieces.

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