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Old 13th October 2012, 06:57 PM   #51
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Finally making some progress. I had four friends wanting racing automatic transmissions built.

The window braces are cut. Time to glue them up.

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Old 14th October 2012, 01:41 PM   #52
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Gee, terrible choices . . . speakers - race cars, speakers - race cars . . .

Seems like a win either way.


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Finally making some progress. I had four friends wanting racing automatic transmissions built.

The window braces are cut. Time to glue them up.

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Old 14th October 2012, 06:23 PM   #53
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Yeah, I gave up racing along time ago. I have alot of old customers that I still help out.

I have the boxes glued as far as I can for now. Need to get foam. Here's some pics.

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Old 18th October 2012, 09:33 PM   #54
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Some more done today. Just need to make the top and bottom. I'm going to finish these before I use them. I still haven't finished the last pair.
I'm not real good about wood finish procedures. I'd like to stain them darker. If anyone has ideas on finish/products/procedures, post up. I need all the help I can get.
Heres todays pic.

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Old 19th October 2012, 02:27 AM   #55
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Staining Birch can be an exercise in futility, but a quick search turned up some good info to get you started: Tips for Staining Birch Plywood | DoItYourself.com

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Old 19th October 2012, 02:36 AM   #56
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Thanks for the tip. Looks like I have alot to do yet. Maybe I should just seal and paint them.

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Old 19th October 2012, 01:11 PM   #57
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If you're going to paint them, htis is about the most durable, trouble choice.

Speaker Cabinet Coatings | Texture Coating for Speakers | Road Cases Protective Coating
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Old 19th October 2012, 01:50 PM   #58
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Yeah, Birch should only be either clear coated or stained with a lighter color than the wood for best results.

That said, 'white washing' it with oil based paint of the desired color thinned with Penetrol has worked for me. I prefer to apply with 4/0 steel wool to better work it into the wood, but most folks either apply with a rag or brush, then rag wipe. Of course, only move with the grain one way, never across or back n' forth.

As for latex paint, I've only 'washed' White Pine using water or Floetrol to 'bleach' it and it required so many coats to get right with either one that I'd be reluctant to try getting a dark color evened out.

Regardless, only one way to know for sure, so a little experimenting on scrap with whatever paint/thinner you have on hand might yield an exceptable combination.

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Post 57 should say trouble-free choice. The dangers of typing in a dark room before coffee

Here are some pictures of Duratex on plywood. Two coats, no primer. Rolled on, covers well.
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Old 20th October 2012, 01:47 PM   #60
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That coating looks great. You just apply direct to bare wood?
I have the bare cabs finished. Guess I'll order a can of that stuff.
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