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Old 23rd February 2013, 02:51 PM   #71
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It's going to get some bracing. That's just going to be done with the scrap wood from cutting. I have about 1.5 by 8 feet left. I was thinking 2 + shaped braces horizontal and running vertical on each side a .75 by 1.5 inch brace to make the sides more rigid
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Old 23rd February 2013, 11:56 PM   #72
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Default Wood Cutting Done!

Here are some pics of the work so far. The first pic is of some stacked wood... not so interesting. But that pile is all of the pieces for the two speakers. It took about 48 square feet of ply for the two cabinets.
After the circles for the drivers were cut, I mocked up the cabinets using some clamps to hold everything in place. It's a big speaker but well proportioned I think. Tomorrow I will begin putting the cabinets together.
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Old 24th February 2013, 01:33 AM   #73
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Great job so far. Can't wait to see them done. I'm really interested in how the Betsy K performs. I know you have to wait on them but they really look worth the wait.

Good luck.
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Old 24th February 2013, 01:40 AM   #74
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I actually got some used (!) and they should be here by Tuesday. I'm shooting for these being mostly done by next weekend.
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Old 24th February 2013, 02:25 AM   #75
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Nice job so far. Looking forward to seeing the build finished and your listening impressions on the first WIBAQ. You and Bjorn may have a winner here and more folks to follow, I am sure.
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Old 24th February 2013, 02:53 AM   #76
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Thanks. I'm pretty excited about this speaker. Bjorn really hit it out of the park with such a simple and promising design.
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Old 27th February 2013, 10:59 AM   #77
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Talking The World's First WiBAQ!!!

Not first pair, just first single speaker. I'm going to hopefully finish the second by this weekend. The one that is 'finished' is still missing cabinet spikes and binding posts. The wires don't exit the back of the speaker yet, as I am waiting for the binding posts before I drill the holes, so I haven't had the chance to listen to it yet.
I am also going to wait until some warmer weather to apply a finish to the cabinets. I was thinking a simple linseed oil rub. Right now its 30 degrees in New England and it would take a finish quite a while to dry in these conditions. No way am I applying linseed oil in the house.

So what do you think? The first couple photos are the interior of the speaker, including the bracing I used, the strings I added to support the stuffing, and the stuffing itself. The braces were scrap from the cutting process. There is a strip going diagonally across the largest side just to stiffen it a bit, and one brace going side to side and another going front to back. These were place at the "Golden Ratio" points. Why? Cause I told myself it would help, and I had no other way to decide on the placement.
The finished speaker pictures are of it situated in its home in my room. The look large and in charge but not really overwhelming. Can't wait to begin to listen to it!
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Old 27th February 2013, 11:02 AM   #78
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They look fantastic! Nice job. Cant wait to hear your initial impressions one you turn them up!
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Old 27th February 2013, 12:58 PM   #79
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I see the bracing config now. Thanks for the pics. Looks great!
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Old 27th February 2013, 01:18 PM   #80
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Looking good -- I like the way the bracing came out. Nice work!
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