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Old 1st January 2013, 12:17 PM   #11
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Old 1st January 2013, 07:45 PM   #12
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So...
"At the close of trading today we can see that although over all output is down on yesterdays FTSE index ...
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...accuracy has continued to rally after a brief stalling due to 'market-driven-baffle-angle issues".
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Doesn't look like much as been done to today but the 2nd set of side panels have been accu-routed and 2 x baffles have been uber-carefully profiled and fettled (not bodged!).

Another day, another playlist, another bucket o'dust.

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Old 2nd January 2013, 08:23 PM   #13
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You know the day is going to be great when this is blasting/playing at 10.30am (or you've fallen into the Electrik Gypsy's tent at a festival in the 80's)...
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whilst clearing up the dust of yesterday (so poetic)...
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This is how I did that trixy angle on the top and bottom of the baffle, 2nd time around it was a lot easier...
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Inelegant engineering or a 'functional' solution?
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Baffle fettling commenced today...
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Oblig chamfer detail...
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This will fill that hole in nicely...
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I'll hacksaw this bit off the back though...
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Kidding.


Its been a big day for the 2 likkle speaker cabs, time for a lay down, in preparation for fun with gloo tomorrow.
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Old 3rd January 2013, 02:39 AM   #14
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Gorgeous joinery! This is the prettiest I've seen.

What kind of varnish is worthy of this handiwork? If it were me, I'd do maybe shellac, or hand-rubbed tung-oil. Either should have a nice hue.

P.S. Post pix after you hacksaw that extraneous metal away.
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Old 3rd January 2013, 08:56 AM   #15
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Thanks Mr Bond, I was going to do just a very basic clear satin varnish. Nuthin' fancy-pants! Our house has lots of nekkid exposed wood and the simpler finsh blends in really well IMO. I built a pair of Saburo's a few years back and they still look great in their basic finish in the main listening room.

Last time I hacksawed off the back of them metal thingys loadsa music fell out all over the floor..... I'll put a bucket underneath this time. Ha!

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Old 3rd January 2013, 07:53 PM   #16
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You know its going to be a good day when you start it off with...
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1st job was to glue on both bases and let them set properly before doing anything else.
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Both cabs get shifted indoors to help the drying process plus it creates more elbow room down the shed. Not that I have overly large elbows you understand.

Next up was making the internal panels and the little half round piece that goes in the bottom joint where the 2 panels meet, I made them on the belt sander from an off cut of tree wood (the best sort y'know)...
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With the base parts set I could crack on with a bit more gluing, inner panel + Half round plus the baffle.

Nurse! The clamps!!!
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Schweet, everything lines up and is true, hooray.
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Second panel needs a clone making for the other cab when which is drying indoors right now. Baffle on 2nd cab will get glued and clamped. Need to get some fluffy-stuff too so maybe a trip up to Dunelm Mills?
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Getting there, slowly.

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Old 5th January 2013, 08:46 PM   #17
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Very little done yesterday except gluing the 2nd baffle into place. Train trip up Lundun enjoying the nice weather, mega walk zigzagging over the bridges and then a few pints of Wherry and an ace Thai meal. Whahey.

So, this morning off came the clamps and,hey Tesco, 2 nekkid FH3's.
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Next up was to glue in the back internal panel...
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and thus...
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And once that was rigid it was time for the mega-glue sesh! Clamps a go-go!
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and...
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Whilst that little lot was drying a made up the last internal panel and glued that in...
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Then whilst all that lot was drying off I popped out to by a big bag of hollowfibre wadding/stuffing acousty-fluff-stuff and got a bit of Wool felt out the loft in preparation for lining the cabs.

After a good while I strapped up the 1st cab with 2 x box clamps...
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...and set-to on the 2nd mega glue up session of the day...
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Thats it for now.

Knackered. Time for booze

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Old 5th January 2013, 09:37 PM   #18
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Very little done yesterday except gluing the 2nd baffle into place. Train trip up Lundun enjoying the nice weather, mega walk zigzagging over the bridges and then a few pints of Wherry and an ace Thai meal. Whahey.
Nice one Dave. You are clearly a man who has his priorities right.

I love London. Need to get back down again soon. It's been a good three months since I was last there.

Oh -the build. Looking good BTW.
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I love London. Need to get back down again soon. It's been a good three months since I was last there.
Yup's, I've worked up there most of my life but still enjoy going into 'Tourist-mode' every so often, walking is a great way to see Lunnun Riverfront.

If you fancy a meet up when you're down again let me know Scott. I'm based at Holborn, smack bang in the middle.

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Yup's, I've worked up there most of my life but still enjoy going into 'Tourist-mode' every so often, walking is a great way to see Lunnun Riverfront.

If you fancy a meet up when you're down again let me know Scott. I'm based at Holborn, smack bang in the middle.

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nice build Dave - I'd venture a good-natured jibe, but so much could get lost in the translation from Canuck to Brit, and I sure as fork wouldn't want to insult anyone's constructionary skill set

well, actually that's not entirely true, now isit mr Jackal?
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