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Old 27th January 2016, 05:00 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I just wanted to share some photos of my first ESL build!
It is a 12"x12" panel made with 12 micron mylar and a PVA glue coating.
I had a good experience building this so I think once I have some more time I will build two 12"x24" panels. I am not in anyway an audiophile I just wanted a new project and this sounded like a good idea.
Heres an album with some photos and a video: https://goo.gl/photos/9QoggxqEqapksFad7
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Old 27th January 2016, 08:58 PM   #2
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Congrats on your first ESL!
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Old 27th January 2016, 09:13 PM   #3
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Thanks Charlie!
Your guide inspired and helped me immensely. It gave me the courage to make my own but I still have a few questions. I used 12 micron mylar in this panel but you think I would have gotten any different/better results using a thinner diaphragm such as 6 micron?
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Ben
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Old 27th January 2016, 10:58 PM   #4
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Wow thats nice! Clean like a nice picture frame for a photograph.

Im working on one that will use canvas stretcher bars for an economic / lazy solution to building bigger versions of these things.

What are your spacer methods? is that double stick?
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Old 27th January 2016, 11:23 PM   #5
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Thanks! The frame is made up of a birch Ikea counter top with mortise tenon joints. The spacing is made of 1/16" double stick 3M. I'm interested in that canvas stretching method. Be sure to keep me updated!

Ben
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Old 27th January 2016, 11:24 PM   #6
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Well ......vary cool..
thanks for the pic ...... sound...
can you give the pva coating mix....?
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Old 27th January 2016, 11:34 PM   #7
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Well ......vary cool..
thanks for the pic ...... sound...
can you give the pva coating mix....?
Thanks! The mixture isn't exact I used about 1 part glue to 10 parts water and just a tiny drop of dish detergent to allow the glue to apply more evenly. I used 'Archival Products' brand glue. This is the bottle: Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 28th January 2016, 08:45 AM   #8
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Thanks! The mixture isn't exact I used about 1 part glue to 10 parts water and just a tiny drop of dish detergent to allow the glue to apply more evenly. I used 'Archival Products' brand glue. This is the bottle: Click the image to open in full size.
GJ and welcome!!!

what you are listening to could well be the soap instead of the pva. not all pva worked in the begining, and they usually stop working after a while all together

you can clean pva so you could do a proper coating later on, like licron or the ausie stuff
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Old 28th January 2016, 08:57 AM   #9
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Very nice clean build, well done!
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Old 28th January 2016, 08:58 AM   #10
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