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  • J.Lee
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    I had big hopes when Badger Builders started.Why is nothinh happening guys?

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  • J.Lee
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    Anyone coming here anymore? Still would be nice to see a map so we know where we are in conjunction with each other.

    I'd occasionally be free to make a trip within reasonable distance and help another member with his project or just see what he's up to.

    I agree with anunaki regards actually starting something serious. The more I looked into it I realized sooner or later an Attorney would have to be involved as well. There go the profits.

    Also approached some guys about a DIY Co-op a few years back but couldn't get that to fly either.

    1st post here in over a year.

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  • anunnaki
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    I have UGP. Realistically, I would need about $70k to get it off the ground, doing it right and hiring 1-2 people to help with assembly. That also assumes the I could rent a space relatively cheap.

    The issue is that the market is flooded with brands in the "budget" categories (under $2k) and the market share of the higher end genre is too small to make any serious coin through any amount of volume.

    I tend to do custom jobs every so often to keep my ambition at bay. I have a spot of the market cornered though should I decide to jump in at some point but that is my secret.

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  • J.Lee
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    Let's get serious Boys - Must be som way we can help one another.

    I;ll try to get back to other members who asked questions soon.

    Our Group is 'Our ' Group. We're not here to compete with others; we're here to help each other. Quit thinking Badger Builders 2010.

    We're brand new. We can do what we want.

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  • J.Lee
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    Can someone with Computer skills put together a Map and post it here so we can all see where we are in relationship to each other"

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  • UGP
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    O.k. So who in Wisco, has thought about starting a commercial loudspeaker/business?
    Think I'm going to give it a go, I've got more of a niche speaker project that may fly.
    But I've still got to figure out the logistics of manuals/shipping/packaging. if anyones done this or has any ideas I'm all ears.

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  • S7910
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    I get mine from veneersupplies.com (Joe Woodworker IIRC).

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  • pypes
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    So, that brings up a question. Where do you guys get your veneer from? I'm going to need a 4x8 sheet or some variation that I can net two 3' x 4' sections of. I've been looking at oakwood veneer company and have found some crazy stuff in the burls - thinking they might be out of my price range though!

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  • pypes
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    Thanks for the interest anunnaki - time is my constraint as well. I was able to get over to my buddy's house to put another layer on last night but ran into some problems. The bendable birch I'm using came with varying levels of veneer side quality... two pieces looked workable as a final layer without having to veneer or paint over it so we set those aside. Last night we found we had cut one of the other sheets wrong and now I have to use the two finish pieces to bring the second shell up to the same thickness as the first one.

    It's a downside as it means more money for finishing as I'm going to buy veneer now.. but I'm sure I can find some neater veneer than the birch on my bendable ply.

    I'm heading over there again tonight to put the last layer on.. then hopefully this weekend I can finally get around to putting the cabinets together.

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  • anunnaki
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    Pypes, I am interested to hear about progress on your active design as it happens. Sounds cool.

    I am doing full active TM bookshelves with Center shortly with the DC28FS and RS180. Also using the DCX. I have everything, just looking for the time...

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  • pypes
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    Dirk, they're going to start life as a pair of RS180 / RS28 MTMs. I'm not sure if I'll use the A or F yet, I have the A but might get the Fs. I'm also considering changing them to a TM down the road with the Airborne driver if I get the money for a pair of them. The cabinets are just under 2ft^3 and will be turned to around 41hz if I remember correctly (don't have my design papers in front of me). They will be active with a dcx2496 and some carver tcm15cbs. I may take you up down the road on your measurement offer though if I decide to make them passive!

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  • djg
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    I'm in. I am pretty much a stick in the mud, but I would like to hear some other people's projects. I was seriously considering attending Iowa DIY, but having to work Saturday mornings conflicted with driving to Iowa. I live in Hudson, near St. Paul, MN. I work in St. Paul.

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  • Dirk
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    Leon, much interest in your Parabolae. What are you fitting them with?

    Also, I'd like to make a blanket offer to measure anyone's projects, either BEFORE XO design or after for verification (as long as you're not seriously time-constrained). I'm still learning how to get the most out of SoundEasy, but I can now splice nearfield & farfield to get down into the ~150hz region and I've put it to good use with real world builds on more than one occasion.

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  • Dirk
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    I could likely sneak away for a day in August. Being so local, it won't require the logistical planning that Iowa & InDIYana do.

    Hrm. I wonder if we could call Madisound and see if they have any ideas as to locations. Not looking for sponsorship or anything, but something tells me they'd be "well connected".

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  • S7910
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    pypes - why not put it to a vote between La Crosse and Rhinelander if no one from central WI steps forward to host? Heck, if the interest is there we could probably do both. I was thinking of booking the Recital Hall in late summer (August-ish) for a pre-Iowa test run/get together/show and tell.

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