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Old 23rd April 2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default µFonkenSET solid Cedar Flat-Pak prototypes

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.

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Old 23rd April 2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 23rd April 2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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Nice! I see biscuits.

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Old 23rd April 2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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And the pair assembled (dry fit)

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Old 23rd April 2012, 09:07 PM   #5
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Nice! I see biscuits.
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

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Old 23rd April 2012, 09:17 PM   #6
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Dovetail joints would look amazing in those boxes, but probably a royal pita. Dowels would be easier.

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

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

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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.

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