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Old 4th March 2013, 09:50 AM   #11
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Very classy,one of the best looking builds posted. You probably know this already but walnut, wich I've used quite a bit over the years, changes colour significantly over time especially when exposed to sunlight. It gradually lightens and ends up the colour of straw as opposed to that rich sable brown it starts off as, so unless that's the way you want to head, keep them in the shade.
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Old 4th March 2013, 09:51 AM   #12
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The roundover is a piece of solid right? Nice detail.
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Old 4th March 2013, 10:10 AM   #13
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Beautiful veneer and finish plund. I always think that walnut just looks so classy!
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Old 4th March 2013, 01:42 PM   #14
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throw out the speaker grills... looking good. what kind of finish on the veneer?
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Old 4th March 2013, 02:01 PM   #15
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I appreciate the compliments on the finish guys! Thank you Planet 10 Dave, Chris, Scottmooose, (and others?) for designing the FH3! I have no idea how to design speakers. I have built speakers where the primary goals were to be inexpensive and quickly-built. Those quickly-built speakers now reside in my garage. These days I try to apply the tips and tricks that some of you great builders share to make speakers look as good as they sound...my trusty Rockwell/Beaver table-saw and I are still working on this.

Doubtingthomas, yes, the roundover is a strip of walnut I cut and laminated-on. I initially tried to roll the veneer over the rounded baltic birch panel in the vacuum bag, but I didn't even come close to getting that to work. The strip of walnut was plan B.

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Old 4th March 2013, 04:51 PM   #16
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I appreciate the compliments on the finish guys! Thank you Planet 10 Dave, Chris, Scottmooose, (and others?) for designing the FH3! I have no idea how to design speakers. I have built speakers where the primary goals were to be inexpensive and quickly-built. Those quickly-built speakers now reside in my garage. These days I try to apply the tips and tricks that some of you great builders share to make speakers look as good as they sound...my trusty Rockwell/Beaver table-saw and I are still working on this.

Doubtingthomas, yes, the roundover is a strip of walnut I cut and laminated-on. I initially tried to roll the veneer over the rounded baltic birch panel in the vacuum bag, but I didn't even come close to getting that to work. The strip of walnut was plan B.

Pete

even the most flexible paper backed veneer (which wasn't the case here) would be a challenge to wrap around that small radius with conventional methods

and if you didn't tell us about "B", we'd have assumed it was your original plan

very tasty work - and, yes, the 7s have something magical going on from around 3K & up
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Old 4th March 2013, 09:41 PM   #17
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Blimey. Stunning work.
Stunning was the word that came to my mind as well.
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Old 5th March 2013, 01:28 AM   #18
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Gychang,
The finish is: Filled the open grain with the sanding/slurry method. followed by a touch of red, yellow, and brown dye. followed by about 10 coats of polymerized Tung oil. After the tung oil, I was liking the finish except I was wanting more gloss so I added three coats of Formbys (wipe-on varnish).
Also, I agree they look better without grills but with two toddler grandsons, prudence calls for grills. Dented Alpair 7's are less attractive than grills.
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