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Old 26th January 2018, 07:28 PM   #11
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...inlaying solid as edge detail...
An example executed by Chris… a lovely box, but a flawed design.

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Old 26th January 2018, 07:44 PM   #12
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For the same customer (retail shop in town), those were a much simpler build - single layer of veneer core Sapele with solid mahogany edging. Terry wanted a retro vibe. As Dave noted, a disappointing performer on two fronts - the PHY full rangers were sadly lacking on the top end, and the TQWP "design" was a joke. I kinda liked the look, though
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Old 26th January 2018, 09:39 PM   #13
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Inlaid solid edging appears to be the answer then. Thanks for everyone's response, really appreciated.

Just out of interest, is this what you suspect BKElec do with their sub enclosures? For example -
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Yes, it looks like, just not as large a roundover as Chris did.

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Old 26th January 2018, 11:23 PM   #15
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Very tidily done gentleman! I'll take a pic later of bending veneer both along and across the grain.

But, yes, solid banding is so much better. I think we're all in agreement there.

Didn't know that Veneer over MDF is commonly called plywood, I've just seen enough of it around. And we don't need to necessarily get into the mdf/plywood disagreement, just meant to point that veneer over MDF is pretty common and no need to jump on the guy about materials.

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Old 26th January 2018, 11:29 PM   #16
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Daniel - probably not common parlance - more one of those arcane trade distinctions. While I definitely have my opinion on materials - based not only on the practical advantages of the lighter materials and sonic differences - there's no point beating someone up over their own decisions.

Why wouldn't BK take the time to centre the veneer grain figuring on the visible panels? Sure it takes a bit more time and can lower material yield, but it speaks volumes about detail to craftsmanship. Just one of my pet peeves, I guess
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I thought PHY were specifically for open baffle?
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Something I haven't done in a long time, but I would try it if I was doing solid corners like being suggested here: Install the hardwood corners first, then veneer over the hardwood. When the corners are rounded the veneer will have a bevel that blends nicely into the hardwood. The appearance will look seamless if the veneer was applied in a clamp/press setup with colored veneer glue.

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I thought PHY were specifically for open baffle?
The big one isÖ the TQWP was the Phy recommended enclosure for the 8Ē. Both were poor.

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Thanks everyone. From an assembly point of view, where the solid edge meets the panels, would you make these flush when assembling,/glueing by careful alignment - or would you oversize the solid edging then router it all so it's flush with the panels? The latter is my guess. So if I was ordering 26mm panels, id order say 28mm x 28mm solid straight lengths. So after assembly/glueing, the excess can be router'd off for perfectly smooth finish
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