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Old 12th March 2011, 05:53 PM   #201
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Great - Is this the right thread to listen for updates on the 6" model? Thanks.
Probably, but we've got to finish the design first before deciding how it'll be released.
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Old 12th March 2011, 11:47 PM   #202
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...on to the 6" frugal, i'm keeping my fingers crossed it'll be flexible enough to work well with the 166es-r drivers i have.
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Indeed they do.

Sounds like a plan. Here's another pair that have been done with that finish, albeit with a solid ash front baffle: Frugel-Horn Mk3

I've seen those pics, I really like the look of them.

I did put that style past the wife, however she is more keen on the full gloss white paint finish compared to a combo or full timber veneer look. (part of the deal was letting her choose her preferred finish!) I'm happy with that, I reckon the white will look pretty good.
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Old 13th March 2011, 07:42 AM   #204
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(part of the deal was letting her choose her preferred finish!) I'm happy with that, I reckon the white will look pretty good.
Sounds familiar, I had to make to same deal before I started building !

When they are done, show us some pics please.
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Old 13th March 2011, 09:33 AM   #205
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Hehe, yep, if it means I get to make them, I've got no complaints!

I will post pics when they are done.
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Old 13th March 2011, 06:11 PM   #206
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...on to the 6" frugal, i'm keeping my fingers crossed it'll be flexible enough to work well with the 166es-r drivers i have.
I'm very interested in a 6"/166es-r version as well...
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Old 13th March 2011, 07:35 PM   #207
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Don't hold your breath yet. As I said, we're still in the process of designing it, and I really don't have time to devote to it at the moment.
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Old 17th March 2011, 09:32 AM   #208
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Getting closer to the finished product...

9mm marine ply front panel glued to the front so the driver now sits flush. Also gave them a paint of oil based undercoat in preparation for the final caots of gloss enamel.

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Old 17th March 2011, 04:55 PM   #209
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Hi Paulwd,

Your speakers are looking good.
Just for information, when painting my FH3's I lightly rubbed down the paintwork with 320 grade production paper before the final coat, to reduce any brushmarks. I then applied the top coat with a small 4 inch roller which completely obscured any remaining brush marks and gave a pleasing 'orange peel' like finish.
I used oil based eggshell paint which is quite durable (tough), to better withstand the inevitable collisions with the vacuum cleaner.

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Old 17th March 2011, 05:04 PM   #210
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Hi Paulwd,

Your speakers are looking good.
Just for information, when painting my FH3's I lightly rubbed down the paintwork with 320 grade production paper before the final coat, to reduce any brushmarks. I then applied the top coat with a small 4 inch roller which completely obscured any remaining brush marks and gave a pleasing 'orange peel' like finish.
I used oil based eggshell paint which is quite durable (tough), to better withstand the inevitable collisions with the vacuum cleaner.

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yah, the new micro-fiber paint rollers leave a very subtle textured paint finish - if painting, I'd be inclined to use them for the primer / base coats as well

but I generally use a sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish
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