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  • Re: Build Thread: The Bombers (SR71's become 3-ways)

    Now we're gettin' somewhere...









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      Back on track brother!! Thats the way to stick to it...Mine would have ended up in the firepit!

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        First side panel epoxied up...







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          With some table saw black magic I made some little wedge pieces, these I epoxied in to take up the space between the side walls and the vertical pieces of the bracing structure...



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          • Re: Build Thread: The Bombers (SR71's become 3-ways)

            I'm new here so I hope I can contribute some thing helpful.

            West Systems epoxy can be ordered:
            http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo.../westepoxy.php
            about $45 qt kit. $125 gallon kit

            http://www.fiberglasssupply.com/Prod...tml#West-Epoxy
            $49 qt kit, $121 gallon kit
            Both are west coast companies and I have ordered from them both and had great service.

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                After failing to get the 1/8" plywood to bend :rolleyes:... I decided to use some 1/8" styrene we had lying around the shop... west system epoxy applied to both surfaces with a roller, and lots of countersunk screw holes... the screws will stay... the clamps were to alleviate whatever gapping I could on the top and bottom edges...



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                • Re: Build Thread: The Bombers (SR71's become 3-ways)

                  What a struggle! In some ways, it reminds me of my journey on the Mandolin project. Obstacle after obstacle appears, but patience, persistance, and spending money $$ eventually overcome those obstacles. I heard someone say that "a great craftsman has the ability not to do everything perfect, but to minimize and overcome their mistakes" or something to that effect.

                  Think of how much sweeter it's going to be when you finally get this project done and get to listen to it.
                  -Dan
                  Mandolin Curved Cabinet Floorstanding; Dayton Reference 18" sealed Subwoofer; Sealed 12" Dayton Reference Subwoofer ; Overnight Sensation builds

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                  • Re: Build Thread: The Bombers (SR71's become 3-ways)

                    I was just thinking about these earlier.. Lunch, any progress?

                    Chris

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                    • Re: Build Thread: The Bombers (SR71's become 3-ways)

                      Lost motivation on these for a while, but I'm back.

                      Braces for the endcaps in place.




                      In order to ensure some gap filling, I mixed some powdered sand with West System Epoxy. Not what West System recommends (they recommend their own ridiculously expensive thickeners), but I did a test and it works great.




                      Endcaps clamped up




                      Feels good to get back into these. Been through a lot of crap in my life in the last year, and at one point I almost threw these in the trash because the pressure to complete them was getting to me. Glad I didn't.

                      More pix soon...

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                      • Re: Build Thread: The Bombers (SR71's become 3-ways)

                        Welcome back man! They look great. Glad you didn't trash them and are picking up where left off. That is the best part of this hobby: It can wait.
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                        • Re: Build Thread: The Bombers (SR71's become 3-ways)

                          Originally posted by mzisserson View Post
                          That is the best part of this hobby: It can wait.
                          So true!
                          Craig

                          I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

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                            Man lunch, I am very impressed, and I too have shop envy... ;):p:D

                            Glad you didn't give up, these will be impressive, and when complete you will marvel for years at the struggles you overcame to finish them.
                            HAGD,
                            Marc

                            Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

                            TMWW thread

                            Maurbacs DCR Tower

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                              Looking good! Excited to see more...
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                              Wanna win a set of Newform Research R30 ribbons?!?!
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                              • Re: Build Thread: The Bombers (SR71's become 3-ways)

                                Originally posted by lunchmoney View Post
                                Lost motivation on these for a while, but I'm back.
                                Yea! Lunchmoney's back in the saddle again!

                                Good to see work on these continue.
                                Beer party, party of 4
                                Your table is now ready.

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