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  • The whetstones build.

    I've been working on these. http://sites.google.com/site/taterworksaudio/whetstones

    Getting close, but still have some filling and sanding to do, and a final finish. For such small speakers, they sure are time consuming, but still fun. I'm behind schedule, but I thought I'd share, even though they aren't finished yet.

    Please excuse the el-crapo camera phone.
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    Re: The whetstones build.

    Hey, you're doing great. I can't wait to see them when they're done, and hear your thoughts.

    I'm currently enjoying mine, playing from a Dayton DTA-100 T-Amp; very much recommended if you don't already have something figured out yet to drive your 'Stones. If you call PE and ask nicely, they may sell you a 'defective' T-Amp (ask for one with a 'popping' noise, not a channel imbalance or non-working channel) for quite a bit less than sticker. The 15 WPC T-Amp can be used in a pinch, since the drivers are 4 ohm drivers; I've made one work very well.
    Best Regards,

    Rory Buszka

    Taterworks Audio

    "The work of the individual still remains the spark which moves mankind ahead, even more than teamwork." - Igor I. Sikorsky

    If it works, but you don't know why it works, then you haven't done any engineering.

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    • #3
      Re: The whetstones build.

      I actually had the drivers in a box for years. Sadly, they were run wide open. I could tell they were too bright.

      http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/full-...-me-clone.html

      I have a sonic t amp and super t amp. They will be used for bed room tunes and I want to use the smaller amp for travel duty. I like your smaller design and proper filter. I'm sure I will like them. They sound good without a filter for vocals, but sound a little crowded and bright when called to produce a wide range.

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      • #4
        Re: The whetstones build.

        Yeah what a great write-up for the Whetstones, I look forward to seeing the rest of your projects' write-ups!

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        • #5
          Re: The whetstones build.

          Originally posted by greywarden View Post
          Yeah what a great write-up for the Whetstones, I look forward to seeing the rest of your projects' write-ups!
          Agreed! I scored a single W4-1052SD for a song at the tent sale, then discovered this design. Kicking myself for not buying one of the "broken" DTA-100's at the tent sale too. :rolleyes:

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          • #6
            Re: The whetstones build.

            Way over due update. I had put off working on these because I was worried about messing up on the edging. This forum talked me in to making multiple passes and it worked out well. I ended up doing a chamfer edge and I intentionally left the top less shallow then the front, and I used a round over on the port.

            https://picasaweb.google.com/1147798...eat=directlink

            I need to do some final sanding, but I'm going to try and prime today.
            Last edited by generic; 10-30-2011, 05:46 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: The whetstones build.

              Link didn't work for me, but my computer's on edge...

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              • #8
                Re: The whetstones build.

                Not your PC -- it's a dead link
                Bryan K.

                Midwest Audio Club

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                • #9
                  Re: The whetstones build.

                  Sorry about that, I forgot to make it public, and I couldn't tell when I did it, because I was logged in. So.... the link magically worked for me.

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                  • #10
                    Re: The whetstones build.

                    Looks nice. Did you actually do a roundover on the port?

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                    • #11
                      Re: The whetstones build.

                      Originally posted by greywarden View Post
                      Looks nice. Did you actually do a roundover on the port?
                      Very carefully, yes.

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                      • #12
                        Re: The whetstones build.

                        Your project is looking great so far, Generic! I can't wait until you get them painted, but I've already got the 'warm fuzzies' because I definitely recognize all the elements of my own design, plus some decent aesthetic sense (I like your chamfers). For my pair of Whetstones, I chose an alluring dark-gray gloss paint that I think is made by Rust-Oleum, because I felt it went great with the driver's color scheme, but you're free to choose whatever finish you want. Do some looking around at high-end audio products to find your inspiration.
                        Best Regards,

                        Rory Buszka

                        Taterworks Audio

                        "The work of the individual still remains the spark which moves mankind ahead, even more than teamwork." - Igor I. Sikorsky

                        If it works, but you don't know why it works, then you haven't done any engineering.

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                        • #13
                          Re: The whetstones build.

                          Now I'm getting excited to finish these, but I'm not taking any shortcuts. I was ready to stay up late and work on them, but it's getting to cold for the primer to setup tonight.

                          I wet sanded the first layer and the corners were too thin, so I laid it on thicker for the 2nd coat. I'm gonna let is sit over night to set up. :(

                          https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

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                          • #14
                            Re: The whetstones build.

                            Another day, a few more teaser pics. Sorry Tater, I've deviated from your design just a tad and added a..... turbo charger.

                            https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

                            https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

                            https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

                            After the pics, they were wet sanded and polished a tad. They have a number of small flaws, but I like them. It was all done with Krylon rattle can paint. Two coats of white primer (wet sanded 800 grit) and satin black for the strips and stainless steel for the color. Lightly sanded 2000 grit wet sand to get rid of some of the flack, and then a clear coat top and another 2000 grit wet sand and a light polish.

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                            • #15
                              Re: The whetstones build.

                              You know I was looking at that Stainless Steel Krylon stuff the other day thinking about how awesome it would look on the Baffle of my MTMW project, I'm gonna go buy some now!

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                              in war, victory . . . in peace, vigilance . . . in death, sacrifice.

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