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Old 10th September 2013, 01:45 AM   #1
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Default New uFonken Build Started

Just started building them. Building with Birdseye Maple and Purple Heart. A lot of mill work to clean them down to .5 inches from large rough cut 3/4'' boards. :P I am going to leave the Base of the enclosure at 3/4 inch to help add a little weight to it.

Hope to get the rest done here in the next week or so.
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Old 10th September 2013, 02:17 AM   #2
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Wow, bold wood choices. I'm going to keep my eye on this!
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Old 10th September 2013, 02:32 AM   #3
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These will be lookers! What goes in there, FF85WK I presume?

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Old 10th September 2013, 02:47 AM   #4
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Tim,

The freely available plans for the uFonken are for the FF85k, there are 2 minor changes for the FF85wk.

If you haven't already caught those, vent height changes to 12mm and the vent spacer should be 17mm wide.

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Old 10th September 2013, 03:07 AM   #5
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Oooooo Thanks for the catch Dave, I am using the WK version and I didn't see that or count it in, I will make a few new cuts ^_^ (I know I bought spare wood for a reason).

The boxes are already a little modified I have the front baffle only going down to the vent plate (so I can alternate the wood colors) so what's a little more modification
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Old 10th September 2013, 03:16 AM   #6
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As a side note once these are done I am planning a second set for my home office, these are for work. The second set will be out of African Teak with a walnut base. The teak is not a dense wood, but I love the colors
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The teak is not a dense wood, but I love the colors
Dense is not an asset in itself. Stiffness is what is important, and sometimes high density comes along (like in stranded bamboo ply)

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Old 11th November 2013, 04:27 PM   #8
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I finally got around to working on these a bit more (new home, new kid, new job = no time)

Finally started gluing them up only to find I had a lot of movement in the wood after letting them sit for so long. I hope some good glue and extra clamping can get all the warps out
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Old 12th November 2013, 12:34 PM   #9
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Nice work, promising so far!

Just one little thing if you allow me: I see there is no chamfer on the inside of the driver hole. Are you planning on making one? This can still be done with an inverted chamber bit. It's really worth it, especially with such a tiny driver-to-lumber-thickness ratio.

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already done just wasn't in that pic
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