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Old 18th December 2012, 02:57 PM   #791
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xrk971,

That is very generous of you to take the time. I have what I need for now but your math will be helpful for later projects and other builders. I did most of what you say but I was a little confused about the space outside the foam on that PDF. I went back for look at 6L6's photo to see if the foam went flush with the edge of the wood. That may be just an aesthetic consideration but I removed that extra before scaling. This entire design may not require that much detail, but I decided the slightly larger contained volume wouldn't hurt.

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Old 18th December 2012, 04:09 PM   #792
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Ignore space beyond outside extent of channels. The grid is just there for guidelines. I think everyone has been making the foam channels come out flush to edge of faces. You are welcome.
Good luck with the build and don't let the measurements coming out discourage you - it sounds really good.

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Old 18th December 2012, 09:11 PM   #793
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Put it back in the printer upside down, use it for your next project...

... and regarding the extension beyond the edge of the spirals, one of the original designs had two stacked spirals. The spirals were formed by cutting spiral slots in a central board and filling the slots with cut pieces of wood. The central board was therefore larger than the front and back panels.

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Old 18th December 2012, 10:10 PM   #794
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Whew!! Finally go some actual progress. I gave up the ghost and just bought two 2' x 4' x 1/4" birch plywood. Much better than working with the curvy old stuff. I used a spring loaded center punch relaxed to its weakest setting and had both panels done in 20 minutes.

Just to double check, I should use the same 4.5" strips even though the build is only 24" compared to the full 30" size, correct?

Might have music by tomorrow night.
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Old 18th December 2012, 10:40 PM   #795
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Strip depth or channel height depends on driver Sd. Which driver were you using again?
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Strip depth or channel height depends on driver Sd. Which driver were you using again?
The Vifa TC9FD-18-08.
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Old 18th December 2012, 10:48 PM   #797
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The 4.5 in was for the 70 cm size with Fostex FF125wk. Vifa is smaller, measure your throat width that you just drew with the punch. That width x channel height x 2 needs to approximately equal Sd for Vifa tc9fd which Is 36.3 cm square, if I recall correctly.

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Throat = 2 cm x 2 = 4 cm
4 x 9 = 36 = 3.52" width.

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I just checked my old 20 in cornu plan. It was hand drawn by me and I made mods as I went along so it does not follow the plan of Planet10's pdf layout if scaled to 20 in. My throat widths were custom adjusted to 1.2 in wide. Thus my channel depth is 2.34 in ( I picked 2 and 3/8 for convenience). If you scale your pdf drawing down to 24 in, the throat, I believe will only be 0.6 and this means depth needs to be 4.7 in. This may be reason others who built the 20 incher using the pdf scaled will have too small of a throat?
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Throat = 2 cm x 2 = 4 cm
4 x 9 = 36 = 3.52" width.

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No, the circle has nothing to do with it. That is cutout hole. The gap is from innermost channel edge to next adjacent channel wall.
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