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    Have Throwbacks ready for veneer, and a 4x8 of nice dark paper-backed walnut flattening upstairs. Weather isn't going to be contact-cement or veneer- ready until Wednesday. Nice, beefy 3/4" quarter-rounds on the front edges now and all travel divots and mistakes fixed. I put these boxes together in a hurry for Iowa and paid the price with 1.5 days repair.

    Also, project Wall-Nut, a 6" cube that will be walnut veneer with a solid walnut front baffle, I'd forgotten how much fun smaller speakers and 1/2" MDF are. I used all junk MDF for this project, and the box is full of holes, divots, and router marks on the inside. No $ spent. Planning adjustable BSC with diff. switch for wall & desk or stand use. These WILL use a sub, I am going to try and keep as much efficiency in wall-mount mode as I can for a possible 5.1 later. Also am going to try to keep the drivers operating in their low-distortion ranges as much as possible. Size also an issue, smaller the better.

    Drivers are "TBD" either a W4-1052 (what Rory used on Whetstone) or W4-1032SJ (4" bamboo and on hand). Tweet will be an ND16 - those have been laying around for too long. I may just go with the bamboos but will need to make a router jig for the odd flanges.

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...TOKEN=77970239

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...TOKEN=77970239

    Note that as usual for TB drivers, FS/VAS/QTS are much different than spec'd. The bamboo has an actual Qts of 0.49. Sigh.

    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...AlltheWork.jpg

    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Wall-Nuts.jpg

    Cheers / Robert

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    Re: Builds Going On...

    The Wallnuts is a cool little project!
    Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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    • #3
      Re: Builds Going On...

      I had fun with table saw yesterday and putting them together was an afternoon hoot compared to the Throwbacks. Several days hard labor on those and back pain, too. Big enclosures are work!

      After all of the crossover work and re-work, I am glad to be putting them to bed :p

      On small woofers, I am tempted to buy a couple 1052's for better bass / more excursion but am also kind of intrigued with the bamboo 4's - haven't yet heard a project with them.

      Cheers / Robert

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      • #4
        Re: Builds Going On...

        I thought you were at Lexington '08?
        Moosespeaker brought the Bamboo 4" in the Bandit project that Roman did.
        I'm pretty sure you've heard it...
        Wolf
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        • #5
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          Wolf: I honestly don't remember - know I made at least 2 Lexington get-togethers and the Lawrenceburg DIY. I do know that in 08 I spent 8 months on the road :rolleyes: and 10 months in 09. Both years I missed InDIYana and made Iowa literally due to my teeth (they couldn't send me on the road in the middle of getting my crowns) :eek:

          Maybe I did, maybe I didn't : ) moose may remember!


          Cheers / Robert

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          • #6
            Re: Builds Going On...

            Forgive my ignorance... Flattening paperback? I never saw any paper back that required flattening... Is this common?
            Mark


            http://www.diy-ny.com

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            • #7
              Re: Builds Going On...

              My veneer came in a 4' x 8' roll less than 12" in diameter, and was probably in the package a long time. So I have it layed out on a carpeted floor and gently weighted at the corners, so it will be easier to work with when I start Wednesday with the 70'S TEMPS

              Cheers / Robert

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              • #8
                Re: Builds Going On...Throwback Veneered

                Got a pretty good fix in on this, wrap-around panel got misaligned. Second went much better with Wendy assistance

                Fix is: cut tiny slivers of veneer and glue into the gap, fill rest with Walnut wood putty and try and make it look like a flaw in the veneer. Working well so far...

                http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...VeneerOops.jpg

                Cheers / Robert

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                • #9
                  Re: Builds Going On...

                  Slightly painful when it happened, but am still expecting greatness - the yellow cones look great against the dark veneer...

                  Cheers / Robert

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                  • #10
                    Re: Builds Going On...

                    Looking good! Weather has been pretty nice here in the ville.... Whats up with the black semi-circle on the side of the one cab in the picture above??
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                    • #11
                      Re: Builds Going On...

                      One of the filler strips I used - here's what they are looking like now...

                      http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...sFrontView.jpg

                      My repair on the seam where I had to cut went perfectly, the little blot at the top is a bit of putty where I couldn't get a thin slice of veneer in. Cutting the stuff along the grain works great; cutting cross grain to make a 1/8" patch is near impossible :o without chips & splinters.

                      Still, I am pretty happy with them, especially the now-invisible seam.

                      Ola/Robert

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