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Old 28th July 2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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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.
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cabinet assembly.
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Must add that bob's plans are very clear.
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routerd baffle
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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??
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...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...

http://www.powdercoatmdf.com/
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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..!
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Cabinet with hardibacker cement board fitted.
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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.

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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..!

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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..
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