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Old 30th March 2008, 05:33 AM   #11
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looks good, cant wait to see the finished enclosures
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Old 30th March 2008, 06:36 AM   #12
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I knew my old textbooks were good for something! Soldering iron stands!
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Old 30th March 2008, 07:52 AM   #13
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You take great pics. Makes for an easy walkthrough for a n00b


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You don't normally solder to speaker connector tabs (well, I never do, and most speakers I've looked at don't either).
Then you haven't had any rattle loose. Unless one is a chronic tinkerer, solder is best.


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What's this about respirators to cut MDF? Never have I seen anyone wear a respirator when working with MDF. I didn't either...
I do, as do others experienced in it. At least one local cabinet shop has mandnatory mask-on rules with it too.

MDF dust is toxic (mostly from the binder) and really, really fine (makes great "ooops" putty"). Stuff gets into everything.

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Old 30th March 2008, 09:14 AM   #14
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Default Not to be a downer, but....

Wearing protection against particulate matter of all kinds is a very good idea. Head and Neck cancers typically effect smokers and drinkers. Only 5% of people with head and neck cancers never smoked or drank. However, that percentage is rising, that rise being attributed to airbourne particulates. Specifically, those individuals that work around wood dust or other manufacturing dust. Head and neck cancers can be particularlly terminal, with less than 65% of those diagnosed stage four, surviving out to five years(post diagnosis). Symptoms can be few if any, so many H&N cancers are detected stage four. My dad used to say, "A word to the wise, should be sufficient.", let this be that word. Have fun, but be smart. -discreteouts
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Old 30th March 2008, 09:58 AM   #15
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Thanks for the detailed photos cyberspyder.
Wish I had your workshop.
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Old 30th March 2008, 04:13 PM   #16
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You don't normally solder to speaker connector tabs (well, I never do, and most speakers I've looked at don't either).

They are made to accept Faston connectors, you know, these guys:

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Of course, they are also available in the gold plated variety.

What's this about respirators to cut MDF? Never have I seen anyone wear a respirator when working with MDF. I didn't either...
They cost $$$

Thanks for the compliments guys!

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Just like Christmas morning! I love getting new things, especially when it's delivered to the door.

The order from PE, don't they ship UPS? Get dinged with the "customs brokerage fee"?

Nice project.
I had to pick up 2 of my packages from the post office, so not to my door per se. BTW, PE only charges brokerage when it's $15 and above, so I've managed to stay below $15 by not ordering the Sonic Barrier and using carpet padding instead.
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Old 30th March 2008, 09:50 PM   #17
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They cost $$$
Two words - Princess Auto
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Old 30th March 2008, 10:23 PM   #18
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I should go there sometimes...
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Old 2nd April 2008, 01:43 AM   #19
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April Fool's Day
-OK, next update. First up, some better pictures of my workshop, and then some pics of the completed side and tip panels. Will get a new soldering iron tomorrow, wish me luck

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Old 2nd April 2008, 02:44 AM   #20
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Hmm, your shop looks familiar. What school is that? I might have done some work there...
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