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Old 21st August 2012, 01:11 PM   #391
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Well, I had to look into this thread
I must say that Im really impessed by the qualtity of your woodwork!
It looks really great
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Old 24th August 2012, 01:52 AM   #392
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Old 24th August 2012, 05:51 AM   #393
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Whats happening

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Not much, work has been getting in the way & now I'm sick

I have been playing with one of my other project but have not put it up here, keep meaning too. Twisted Pear DAC/Preamp with Arduino Remote Control - DIY Audio & Electronics - StereoNET Australia

Woodworking is for the weekend but if I dont improve tomorrow there will be no woodworking this weekend.
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Old 26th August 2012, 09:08 AM   #394
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Fortunately the illness came & went quickly. I have been busy trying to kill me BIII while implementing a arduino source selection control setup, fortunately I failed & the BIII still lives

I did manage to get a bit done on the speakers today, I have put the plywood bases on the men, rounded the bottom edge for the carbon fibre & put the carbon fibre on 1 head & 1 body. I thought I'd only do one to make sure I got it right first.

I then did some work on the base boxes, rounding the internal corners & cutting most of the joining slots. I would have got more done but half way through cutting the slots I realised I forgot to double check the depth & yes I had to do them again.
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Old 12th September 2012, 07:48 AM   #395
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Been busy playing with the Arduino stuff. I swear I couldn't have made these speakers any more difficult to build, anyway getting there slowly.
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Old 12th September 2012, 10:12 PM   #396
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Very nice .

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Old 15th September 2012, 11:30 AM   #397
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Thanks to Mister Plywood cutting the mitres out of square, the box has ended up slightly smaller than planned & the bass driver wont fit in the box with the rubber surround on it. The rubber surround isn't absolutely necessary but I would have preferred to have it in place.

If you ever think about buying or making a router table, GO FOR IT, it has so many uses.I use mine as a joiner as well, although the jointing width is limited to the length of the cutting edge in the bit, You'll never use a plane again to straighten an edge once you have one of these & a good bit.
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Old 4th October 2012, 11:05 AM   #398
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I've been beavering away getting things done slowly. The boxes are finished ready for painting. The "Men" are largely finished, although I expect the finishing touches to take a while yet. I have finalised my plan to make the grill cover surrounds, they will be laminated up using three pieces of 4mm ply with the left over carbon fibre between the ply to add stiffness. I made a test piece which is a strong as you could hope for.

I have been having fun making a test leg for the speaker boxes, the final legs will be made from Tasmanian Blackwood the same as the thick veneer on the Men faces. It took a while to devise a plan for the leg construction, I'm glad to say the plan seems to have worked ok & I have learn't a few lessons on the way. The leg is made in two halves & only glued at the top & bottom so it will be easy to cut out the middle section, I laid some baking paper between the non glue section so any glue that seeped in wouldn't glue the pieces together where I didn't want glue.. The threaded rod doesn't actually run all the way through, I have cut a nut in at each end inside the leg which will come out when the middle section is cut out of the leg. The leg was roughed out on the router table & fine tuned with the trimmer.

I have recessed acorn nuts into the Men bases so the Men can be bolted onto the boxes.

I have settled on a paint system for the boxes, which will be.

* Two Pack Undercoat
* Single Pack K&H Fine Bumper Texture
* Colour is from an Alfa & Is called Bronze Metallic.
* Acrylic Automotive lacquer Topcoat

I had intended on using all 2 Pack (2K) but could not find a texture that I could put 2K over. I haven't done a sample of the texture yet so that could still be abandoned. I want a low sheen finish.

Ideally I wanted the colour to match my amps which are powder coated with Interpon "Asteroid" texture. Interpon do make a paint the same colour, but it costs a fortune & it is 2K, so it wont go over the texture.

I'm hoping to have this lot finish for Christmas.
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Old 6th October 2012, 04:23 AM   #399
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I'm thinking maybe the leg is a little too fat.
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Old 6th October 2012, 04:31 AM   #400
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I'm thinking maybe the leg is a little too fat.
No way. Any thinner and it would look insignificant. You don't want it to look like a skinny dining table chair leg do ya?
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