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Old 6th October 2006, 02:19 AM   #401
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Nice looking wood! Inasmuch as you have cut-offs from those, I'd try several finishes, on the cut-offs, just to see how they'd react. Danish oil/tung oil, followed by wipe-on polyurethane, wipe-on poly by itself, spray-on lacquer, ultra-blonde shellac... Go into a woodworking hobby store, with a piece of the wood, and explain what you want, they can give you more ideas. Going to look good!

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Old 6th October 2006, 05:39 PM   #402
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I don't have experience will oil based finishes but I would recommend trying out brush on lacquer. This will make the wood a little darker, deep looking and will bring the grain right out. I would stay away from polyurethanes. I ruined a nice piece of bloodwood because I used a poly.
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As usual nearing the end of a project, I'm already thinking of another. Too bad I already have my baffles ready to mount, because now I want to build another pair with a different baffle.

Here are mine ready for the front baffle. Imagine the look of just leaving the baffle hanging in the air off of the front. To me that could be really cool.

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Old 7th October 2006, 08:00 AM   #404
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Just keep thinking how they'll sound...
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Old 7th October 2006, 09:45 AM   #405
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VERY nice touch cutting away the bottom front.... gives them a light apperence... almost floating
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Old 7th October 2006, 10:02 AM   #406
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Yeah, I like that myself, though a couple of small legs might help to cut down on vibrations? What glue did you use?

Re the finish, I'm no expert, but I reckon it'd look stunning French Polished.
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Unfortunately the forward look didn't dawn on me before I made the baffles. They will connect to the base in front. They next pair will have the baffle floating in air.

Scott, just regular wood glue. My base is the bottom panel, so I ran screws from the bottom to ensure a good bond with the side panels. It is plenty strong and stable.
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Old 10th October 2006, 08:46 PM   #408
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The Frugel-Horn Plans document has been updated.

http://www.planet10-hifi.com/plans.html

Now 18 pages long.

dave

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Old 10th October 2006, 09:04 PM   #409
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Thanks again, Dave, for your work on this project. !
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Old 10th October 2006, 09:36 PM   #410
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Amen. Nice one Dave, what a superb resource. The definative small corner horn; with more variations than you could shake an elephant's trunk at, there's plenty of options to play with.
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