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planet10 23rd April 2012 08:56 PM

µFonkenSET solid Cedar Flat-Pak prototypes
 
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Thot some people might be interetsed in how this project is progressing.

Bernie dropped off the 1st prototype so that Chris could build and provide feedback.

I took the opportunity to do a dry fit and take pictures.

Hopefully i can get them in sequence.

dave

planet10 23rd April 2012 09:03 PM

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Western Red Cedar is quite plentiful here, and speculation about using it as a speaker building material go back over 10 years.

Bernie recently rekindled that interest, and finding that an Italian hi-end tone arm maker had tested a huge swath of materials for arm wands and ended up choosing cedar really goosed us to get going on it.

Bernie has a set of proto Mar-Kel70mT in cedar -- they are making the rounds, but initial testing was very promising.

The vision for these flat-paks is to provide something very hard to screw up in assembly - being solid some care with finishing will be needed. Alot of pre-assembly will be done here.

dave

vinylkid58 23rd April 2012 09:04 PM

Nice! I see biscuits.:up:

jeff

planet10 23rd April 2012 09:05 PM

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And the pair assembled (dry fit)

dave

planet10 23rd April 2012 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by vinylkid58 (Post 2998119)
Nice! I see biscuits.:up:

Bernie has already decided that the biscuits do not meet his standards (they are too sloppy). There will be experiments with other devices to ensure that there is no thot required alignment

dave

vinylkid58 23rd April 2012 09:17 PM

Dovetail joints would look amazing in those boxes, but probably a royal pita. Dowels would be easier.

jeff

CedMan 23rd April 2012 09:17 PM

This is awesome!!

KyleinCowichan 23rd April 2012 11:33 PM

Looks nice! How is cedar in the long term for shrinking and cracking?

KM

vinylkid58 24th April 2012 12:39 AM

If it will survive for 20+ years on your roof, I don't think there's too much to worry about.;)

jeff

planet10 24th April 2012 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by KyleinCowichan (Post 2998279)
Looks nice! How is cedar in the long term for shrinking and cracking?

We'll see. They will come with no guarantees.

They will need some care with the finish.. Do not remove from the shrink wrap until you ar egoing to build them.

dave


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