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DJMAC 28th July 2010 06:46 PM

Bob brines ft-2000 build thread.
Hi, Started building Bob's ft-2000 about 1 month ago, Nearly at the finishing stages of the build, Here's some pictures so far.
False baffle with driver.



DJMAC 28th July 2010 07:00 PM

cabinet assembly.



Must add that bob's plans are very clear.

DJMAC 28th July 2010 07:48 PM



routerd baffle

DJMAC 28th July 2010 07:59 PM

This is my first full range speaker build, Had a hard time choosing which to build, was between this and the half chang.
I have ordered some ft17 tweeters for the for the build, I did'nt want to be finished then think that i should of fitted tweeters!.
Have been looking a various finishes, has anyone had any experience with powder coating on MDF??

Ty_Bower 28th July 2010 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by DJMAC (
...has anyone had any experience with powder coating on MDF??

I thought powder coating involved an electrostatic charge, which attracts the powder to the surface to be coated. Then the whole thing is baked in an industrial oven to fuse/cure the powder. I've seen the process done on metals (steel, aluminum, etc.) but I don't think it works on wood.

Edit: Of course, I could be all wrong...

DJMAC 28th July 2010 09:29 PM

Yeah I have had a few things coated myself ie. wheels and a roll bar.. I'm not sure of the process for wood but could be a nice finish for some speakers. Suppose it depends alot on the price as well..!

DJMAC 29th July 2010 05:42 PM

Cabinet with hardibacker cement board fitted.

I tried to get the fibreglass ceiling tiles that bob uses but couldn't find the same type, so I went for 1/2'' polyester wadding stuck on with carpet contact adhesive.

DJMAC 29th July 2010 06:22 PM

Next I decided to make some grills to protect the drivers from my one year old baby who will no doubt be wanting to explore the fostex cone with a pointy finger soon..
I made them up today with neo magnets sunk into the baffle and the grills, Cant remember where I saw this idea, probably on this forum..!

DJMAC 13th February 2013 09:46 AM

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Finally got the speakers finished. Here are some more pics. A few stages are missing the pics are on another camera will look them out and post them up..

DJMAC 13th February 2013 09:59 AM

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