FH3 Vs. DTB
Hello, its been a while, but....Its Christmas, aka. 'Project Time'.
With the advent of a dedicated room for fettling stuff in, so has the need for a suitable pair of speakers to put in it. Our-Phil (Pre-65) kindly loaned me his MDF FH3's as a stop gap, approx 10 months later I'm finally getting around to building a pair for myself.
I like working with Ply, so I'll be making a pair in 18mm BP. I've had a quick browse around at piccies of other fella's constructions and like the little 'top hat' piece seen on these...
...and I think that rebated stylee would look good in simple ply too. I want to go one step furthur (....'on the bus...' :) ) and rebate the complete front panel into the side/top/and base parts. That way I'll have a nice 6mm 'frame' of yummy ply all the way around the front baffle giving them a nice finish (IMO!), which is nice as I don't want/like veneered or painted speakers as much as hot-n-saucy nekkid ply!!!
This morning is cut plan and measuring time.
Hopefully pick up some nice BP this afternoon and get it cut accurately then its orf darn the shed for rest of the holiday period.
I've gone for a more organic look....
So after a lot of planning, head scratching and adding up and taking-away to accommodate the rebated-ness (good word that)....
...I went and got a lovely sheet of 18mm cut today.
...." the professionals choice...as recommended by people with thumbs"
1st job was to jig and rout the bases. I've gone for and 8mm 'frame cos it looks more balanced IMO.
Full safety gear natch, plus I have to wear glasses which is a recent pain in the botty but at least I can see what I'm cutting/routing thesedays... which is nice.
At the end of todays play we have a grand total of 2 bases made.
More dust as its made.
Dust is good. :D So long as it isn't MDF dust anyway. :rolleyes:
Aye, "Kents Premier dust manufacturing facility" according to Dust Monkey Magazine.
Today started with 'Nard in the groove and me routin' a groove...
I've made 2 experimental tops so I can practise getting the 4.8 degree angle nice.
I did a temp lash up to check maths work was correct and the internal dimensions were correct, bang on, huzah. Then I worked on the baffle angle I needed to cut on the side panels...
...and at the end of play today have 2 side panels cut out of 4 total and a pair of neatly routed top panels.
Doesn't look it but a lot of accurate progress was made today. More dust manufacturing tomorrow.
So today,and accompanied by Stevie Wonder's 'golden period' albums, I drew out the 69" radius for the rear horn profile. Having transferred that shape I made up a 'master' panel by which all other panels will be cut from (knowing that the master is bang-on size and angle-wise).
Master and Minion.
Cheese and Onion.
Just checking everyone's still awake :)
Next I jig sawed the approx curve....
...and then, using a newly purchased Trimmer and follower bit I started electro-whittling....
Whahey! A clone!
After a few more 18mm x 10mm deep routs we have the shape of a nearly free standing FH3....
...with a saucy rebate where the baffle will go.
Its twin brother will be birthed tomorrow from these...
Once I have attempted to empty some of these...
Geeze, you make that look easy
for me it's
(OK, both actually)
This I never saw before, and just about snorted out my coffee:
but for serious evening consumption (like after the 3HP router is put to bed) , my favorite pairing would need to be:
who needs all those epithelial or liver cells anyway?
...and a happy new year to you ya Crisp Munching vodka swillin' 3HP router wielding crazy!!!
Only 2 more hours to before I can get down the shed for more mess-making :)
yeah, the crisps/chips are all I get to "munch" any more, at least it's "Miss" Vickies - not that there's anything wrong with the other
I hope you enjoy the little horns Dave
SeaBrooks Crisps for me, love 'em. Too much some would say when they look at my tum tum!
Onwards! To the shed!
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