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Old 26th October 2008, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default First (real) speaker project

Hi all, I've been browsing around this site for a couple of years now dreaming of what my first speaker project would be. I finally decided to go with the G Chang design from Frugal Horn since I wasn't at the point where I felt confident to build one of my own designs (that will come next, hopefully.)

I have finished building the box. I used 3/4" baltic birch plywood as I was able to get it for next to nothing and a friend's dad owns a woodworking company and was nice enough to let me use his shop so the box turned out very well.

The places where screws were used have been filled in with Bondo and the pictures were taken before I started sanding. Since the pictures were taken I have sanded all surfaces with 120 grit sandpaper and then applied the 2nd layer of Bondo.

The finish will be a high gloss finish of some color. I originally thought of the traditional piano gloss black. Since then I thought of trying something a bit more unique, as to what that might be, I haven't figured out yet, but I've got about a week of priming and sanding to figure it out.

I've included some pics to show the progress. Also I wasn't sure if there was anything I needed to know above and beyond the plans to make this project be even better. I'll be using the fostex 207's and the phase plugs.
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Old 26th October 2008, 04:52 AM   #2
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here's another pic
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and another
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Old 26th October 2008, 04:55 AM   #4
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um, another? yep...
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just when you thought there wasn't any more...YEP you got it...another one
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Old 26th October 2008, 04:57 AM   #6
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ok last one...i promise
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cabinets look good with tight tolerances.

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Old 26th October 2008, 02:30 PM   #9
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Indeed. Wish I could build like that. Come to think of it, wish I could build anything at the moment, as my work area & what few tools I had have now departed this life.

Let us know what you think of them.
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Well, I had great help form a friend who does custom woodwork for a living. Plus his amazingly equipped shop helped produce what you see there.

I've finished the Bondo and initial sanding and the first coat of primer is on and drying. I'm hoping to power these with the Tubelab SE, so that'll be the next project after this. Is there anyone here who have built these? I'm just looking for opinions of what the strong points of these are.
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