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Old 9th March 2019, 07:41 PM   #111
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Old 10th March 2019, 03:52 AM   #112
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Just adding some fillets - mitre joints aren't the strongest type of joint and I may want to chamfer the outside corner which will reduce the glued area, plus I had the right shaped bits left over from cutting them.

Hey Silas - I may have to send you my boxes for the lacquer treatment
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Old 10th March 2019, 05:36 PM   #113
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Haha, sure, I might be tempted to keep them though
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Old 12th March 2019, 07:38 PM   #114
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well the glue up wasn't perfect due to the lack of clamps. It means there's one or maybe two joints that are not tight enough to be fully pleased with so I'll have to assume the potential for leaks and seal them from inside if necessary (more wood glue). Nevertheless, it's been awhile since I've built anything, being so satisfied with my AN 15" speaker that I'll count this as a victory so far. And since I was home today sorting out some things and put some chamfers on the edges of the boxes, with larger chamfers on the front vertical edges - mostly for cosmetic reasons if I'm honest about it.


I wanted a different cabinet shape than the Woden design so I worked up a design that would nicely fit onto the 2' x 4' handy panels I had bought. The internal volume is around 93% of the Woden box (raw, no driver or port installed) so I might get away with a similar length port. I don't have a drill suitable for the Port hole yet though. The port will be on the rear, as Scott originally intended.
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Old 15th March 2019, 07:08 PM   #115
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I've now added the screw holes to mount the drivers to the front baffles and added a port hole on the back, rounding it as this seems to be a popular thing

I have some 2" plastic tube to make the ports the proper length of course.
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Old 19th March 2019, 12:30 AM   #116
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I need to choose a finish - whilst I love the natural finish, I've made speakers that way before and it seems appropriate to try something else this time.
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Old 19th March 2019, 12:55 AM   #117
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Birch ply isn’t known for taking stain well. If you’re determined to go that route then I strongly recommend you put a finish coat on your samples before you make a final decision. You might even try overlaying different stain colors to achieve a more unique look.

Edit: Just looked closer at your samples. Gel stain is definitely your friend. Much easier to control, especially when dealing with woods that don’t ordinarily stain well.
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Old 20th March 2019, 12:19 AM   #118
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Yup - that Birch is a splotchy wood and given how the veneer is shaved off the tree it's going to look a bit different. I've used Gel stains on this kind of wood before and the results were good.

I've mixed a bit of mahogany (1 application) with the cherry (2 applications) to get a richer colour - not a bad option. And I added another coating of Danish oil to that sample (4 in total) which gives it a richer tone. Close up they are both a bit splotchy but I consider it part of the character of this wood.
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Gareth - it’s the nature of both Birch & Maple -whether veneer or solid - to be “fun to get an even stain finish on. As long as there’s no objectionable mineral stains or patched knot holes, I’d be inclined to a clear oil or varnish finish, or a thin seal coat of shellac before adding stain & top coats.
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You could also mix about 8 parts thinner too 1 part linseed oil, apply it like stain (wipe on and off) then follow with regular oil based stain right away.
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