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Old 1st December 2012, 08:25 AM   #421
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With what I had at hand, works a treat.
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Old 1st December 2012, 08:39 AM   #422
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I managed to spray a couple of coats of finish on the external base boxes, the colour is darker that I expected so I am holding off putting more coats on until I'm ready to put them together, by them I'll have decided whether to change the colour or stick with what I’ve got. The looks black until you put them beside the inner boxes which are black, then you can see the slight gold in them. The metallic gold sparkles beautifully in the sun, but they won't be spending anytime in the sun .

I planed all of the legs ready for routing & managed to get two done, the second leg took 65min just to do the routing, without stopping. The first one took longer! Only six & a half hours of routing
to go Then they will need lots of careful sanding, 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.

PS: If you look at the bottom 2 holes of the box you will see where a wasp made a home for some eggs while they where drying, needless to say they wont be hatching.
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Old 1st December 2012, 09:15 AM   #423
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Old 2nd December 2012, 05:26 AM   #424
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After spending all day shopping & cleaning I managed to get another leg done, I'm whittling them away slowly
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Old 2nd December 2012, 05:27 AM   #425
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Nice legs

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Not as good as that girls ar#e a couple of pages back.
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Old 8th December 2012, 08:50 AM   #426
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And then there was 8, and a big pile of shavings Click the image to open in full size.

Lots of sanding next
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Old 15th December 2012, 09:11 AM   #427
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Still plugging away, the legs are sanded & have a coat of oil finish on them, I intend on putting a couple of coats on before I fit them to the boxes.

I have changed the finish from a brush on lacquer, to the wipe on oil finish because I wasn't happy with the lacquer finish I had already put on the MEN. It's a finish I've used many times before but this time it wasn't doing it for me. This of course means I have to remove the lacquer I have already applied, yeah I know "my own worst enemy".

I think I have already mentioned I wasn't completely happy with (is this man ever happy) the colour of the boxes, too dark & not enough sparkle, well now I have a small tin full of Gold Pearl to play with, this could really stuff things up

I've ordered some 1/4" brass coach bolts to screw into the bottom of the legs to act as adjustable feet.
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Old 29th December 2012, 09:38 AM   #428
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Well a little bit of Gold Pearl goes a LONG way. Initially I put 10ml in with 150ml of colour & it was way too much, I ended up using 5ml & I'll have to say the colour is just about perfect. Originally I wasn't going to put clear coat over the colour but it marks really easily, I think it has something to do with the texture as well. Does anyone know if you can put water based acrylic over automotive acrylic 1K lacquer?

If I had my time over I would do several things differently, wouldn't we all!. First I would have stayed with the original plan & used a metal bracket to support the bodies as was the original plan. I went away from the metal bracket as I would not have been able to make them myself at a higher enough quality. In retrospect I should have forked out the money & paid a professional to make them for me, as going to the carbon fibre alternative (which works just fine) has added an enormous amount of work. I would not do the box within a box as it has also added an enormous amount of work, it was done to keep the box size to an absolute minimum size. And last I would probably have made the base for the bodies out of stone (marble, granite?) and isolated the body from the base using some sort of dampener and not actually fixed the bodies to the box, just relied on the weight of the stone.

If I hadn't done everything twice it would have speeded thing up as well, some things I've done several times Click the image to open in full size.

I am using 1/4" brass coach bolts as adjustable legs for base of each timber leg.

I'll have to say I'm just about over it, but there is light appearing at the end of the tunnel now.

I am using a protection cap for the tweeters & have stolen 56's idea re the perspex brackets to hold them, I should have known anything 56 did would take forever to do, I don't think they will be quite the quality of 56's either.
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Old 29th December 2012, 10:49 AM   #429
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Impressive work!
I wish I had the patience to get my speakers looking half as good as yours.
My OB's look like something you would find in a dumpster, but they sing
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Old 30th December 2012, 05:41 AM   #430
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Impressive work!
I wish I had the patience to get my speakers looking half as good as yours.
My OB's look like something you would find in a dumpster, but they sing
As long as they sing, that's what really counts
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