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Old 23rd March 2005, 01:00 PM   #1
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I just got my Fostex FE126E speakers yesterday. I have started building the recommended hybrid horn/br enclosure and everything is looking good so far. My question is about mounting the driver. Do I need to flush mount or surface mount the drver? I have searched the forums and haven't found much information on a preference.

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Old 23rd March 2005, 07:03 PM   #2
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Flush mounting would be best, but tho frames on the FE126 (and too many other drivers) have a shaped flange that encorages just surface mounting thm.

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Old 1st April 2005, 03:10 PM   #3
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Ok another quick question. I have all the pieces cut for the recommended enclosure. I have the sides glued up and am ready to start with the internal pieces. Any tips on how to secure the pieces while the glue dries? I am a novice woodworker and having some issues trying to clamp them on the angle.

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you could use biscuits, that's what I'm doing with mine, if only to locate them accurately
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If you're a novice woodworker (like me) then you probably don't have a lot of tools around, so improvisation is the only way. I glued one or two pieces at a time and used bricks to weigh them down.
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Old 1st April 2005, 04:32 PM   #7
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For internal pieces it's hard to beat good ol' fashion wood screws. Glue and Screw. You can remove the screws after the glue dries if you like. Finish nails are an option as well.
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Thanks for the tips. I have been using a stack of 5 pound weigths to hold the pieces down, its just pretty slow going. All the other speakers I have built (this is my first BLH however) have been glued and screwed. But this small 1/2" MDF box is just getting glue and no screws. I may try some finish nails though...

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Default wood dowels

Another option is 1/4" wood dowels usually 1" in length with glue. Just drill a hole for them 1/2" deep in the internal angle piece, then mark the spot on the side where the dowel touches and drill a corresponding hole in the side piece. This will keep the piece in alignment and provide exceptional strength when glued. All you need is a drill. And you can cut the dowel shorter if needed depending on the thickness of the wood. Just be careful not to drill your hole tto deep and punch through the side piece!
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A variation on the dowel idea is to go to your friendly local woodworkers store and pick up a "dowel kit". They're usually only about $5 and are great for lining up holes for dowels.
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