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Old 18th January 2006, 01:30 AM   #911
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Great finishing story, Luke. There isn't an easy way around elbow grease for a good finish like that. I've found Pianolac works really well - very black, buffs up to a great gloss, but rent a buffer if you don't own one. Manzerna polishing compound on a domet flannel wheel - amazing. Wish I had pictures that come close to doing it justice. (just a very satisfied customer with no connction to Pianolac)
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Old 18th January 2006, 03:14 AM   #912
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Hey Bob,

We are turning up in the same spots! ( aleph x forum )


Gosh, I wish I knew then what I know now!!! I should have got on here and asked about what to use first...

For whatever reason, I was never exposed to, nor was able to find info on finishing. So thanks for the product info, I may need it in the future. Pianolac will be easy to remember.

I guess you never know what lessons you will learn doing these projects, but I did not expect to have "existential" moments over rubbing compound!

And, I cannot get a good photo of the finish either...

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Old 18th January 2006, 03:28 AM   #913
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Default BTW

BTW:

When a coat of urethane was wet, I used a bench grinder to grind a tee-nut ( to mount a driver against the tweeter box ( needed a flat side to fit )). The spark shower was spraying at one of the wet cabs, and I didn't really notice.

A few coats of urethane later I realized there was an embedded sparkle and it looks really cool! Very subtle, but neat!

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Old 18th January 2006, 03:40 AM   #914
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Hey ezkcdude,

here are some contruct pix
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Old 18th January 2006, 03:42 AM   #915
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And One more ( I feel like a proud parent... )
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Old 18th January 2006, 05:43 AM   #916
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Really nice finish, well done. I'm wanting to build the Eros for my brother and I'm wondering if you used the ScanSpeak 9500 tweeter and if so whether you had any trouble getting it?
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Old 18th January 2006, 12:35 PM   #917
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Hey Phibes,

I got the ScanSpeak 9500 from Madisound, no problem at all. This was only about 3 months ago. They just don't have it a Partsexpress and have a note that it is discontinued. I checked on the Scan Speak web site, and there is no mention of it being discontinued...

http://www.tymphany.com/products.html

I was worried about the same thing. And thats the first thing I bought before I built the cabinets...

BTW: The 9500's are awesome.

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Old 19th January 2006, 12:00 AM   #918
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Lightbulb "Finish"

Hey Everyone,

I told you I am new to these forums!
A lot of people have been saying "Nice Finish"
( Which I appreciate BTW )
I thought everyone was talking about the actual paint and "finish"
But I am beginning to understand it means nice work finishing the project to completion.

I am learning!

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Old 19th January 2006, 02:26 AM   #919
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Thanks, Luke!
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Old 19th January 2006, 04:52 AM   #920
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Great work Gilfo! Really nice roundovers too.
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