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Old 11th September 2011, 04:30 PM   #951
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For those interested, additional details on the board straightening process I used above:

How the heck do I cut straight!?
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Old 16th September 2011, 11:30 PM   #952
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Took a break from completing Elsinore to build a small extension to my shop so I dont rely on the outside to complete speaker related projects with the changing weather.
Ready to advance my cabinets soon.

Now have 12 painted waveguides for anyone interested.
They now have option of mounting the tweeter to the back with 4mm bolts.

Waveguides shipped to Australia ground are slow and 2 people still waiting from last batch. Xpress is only option now but does cost more. Combining and redistributing is likely best idea

Joe - Your pair will be shipped next week


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To do a Mk5 type Hamlet speaker I would need the boxes here with drivers mounted and Waveguide too.
Hamlet- Thinking about the Hamlet upgrade.
Anyone interested in sharing the material cost and shipping cost
for a Hamlet pair with drivers and waveguides and send to
Australia?
I would take this on if the numbers work out and Joe would agree to this.
Shipping is about 200 each as long as the weight is no more than 20kg
Figure need at leat 10 people but 20 is better.
Just an idea!

Thanks, Joel

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Old 17th September 2011, 02:54 PM   #954
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Hamlet- Thinking about the Hamlet upgrade.
Anyone interested in sharing the material cost and shipping cost
for a Hamlet pair with drivers and waveguides and send to
Australia?
I would take this on if the numbers work out and Joe would agree to this.
Shipping is about 200 each as long as the weight is no more than 20kg
Figure need at leat 10 people but 20 is better.
Just an idea!
I'm in.
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Old 17th September 2011, 06:28 PM   #955
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Old 18th September 2011, 11:24 PM   #956
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So, to say Baltic Birch is a hard wood is somewhat obvious. That being said, it is a HARD wood. Routing through MDF is like routing through butter. Birch, well, let's just say it is much. much more challenging.

Took the router to the panels to fashion the internal brace and sub-front panel. Routing the birch panels took far longer than expected due to the multiple pass nature of the process. Still, with the exception of lingering a bit too long in the corners (doh! rookie mistake), it went fine. I got pretty good by the last panel (of course!)

Anyway,a couple of shots of the templates in action. They worked well, however, I can see where a more substantial template material would work even better. Looks to be a whole lot of gluing in my immediate future.
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Old 19th September 2011, 12:02 PM   #957
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Routing the birch panels took far longer than expected
Yeh, cutting 24mm birch with table saw is difficult( need to uprgrade the motor) No problem with 25.4mm mdf.

Went through several brands of router bits and settled on Whiteside(made in USA). Prices lower than Freud(priced at building supply stores).
Infinity are nice too.


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Anyway,a couple of shots of the templates in action. They worked well, however, I can see where a more substantial template material would work even better. Looks to be a whole lot of gluing in my immediate future.
Your progress looks good
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Oh, and one other thing - can people who have actually built and used the Elsinores tell me what the actual in room bass extension is? What can I expect? My wife is a bit of a bass head (no, really) and she wants me to make sure these speakers have some serious low end.

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Went through several brands of router bits and settled on Whiteside(made in USA). Prices lower than Freud(priced at building supply stores).
Infinity are nice too.

Your progress looks good
Thanks Joel. I used a diablo 1/4inch for those cuts (home depot). It seemed to struggle much more than I expected. The 1/2inch diablo flush trim bit had no such struggle. A different type of cut and bit I realize, but, it still surprised me a bit (no pun intended). However, the templates were made for 1/4inch, so, 1/4inch it was. I will have to search out the Whitside and give them a go. Thanks for the tip.

Question on your tapping the waveguides. What was the reason you decided to tap completely through the guide? No enough material or just thought there would be added benefit and strength by tapping completely though the guide?
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