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post #41 of 73 Old 01-18-13, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Single SI HT 18 build

Sanding day.
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Time to roundover the side edges. I started with a 3/4" bit then moved on to the 1" bit. It went surprising smoothly.

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Thats it for today, if I get a chance tomorrow I'll get some primer on.
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post #42 of 73 Old 01-18-13, 09:07 PM
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Re: Single SI HT 18 build

would look really cool if you painted the mdf and stained the plywood with a glass top. looks really good
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post #43 of 73 Old 01-18-13, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thats an interesting idea, too bad I used cheap home depot plywood, the stuff is really junk. Next time I'll source out some good stuff and pay the extra money.
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post #44 of 73 Old 01-18-13, 09:37 PM
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Yea home depot has terrible "cabinet" grade ply. I don't know any respectful cabinet maker that would use that .
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post #45 of 73 Old 01-18-13, 10:14 PM
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Wow, really really nice work! Attention to detail! Reminds me of a cabinet I built decades ago for guitar speaker, only yours looks GOOD! (Mine did NOT.)
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post #46 of 73 Old 01-19-13, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks audiocraver I appreciate that. As I start the finish, as it were, I realize that there have been some lapses in the attention to detail though. I knew that having the plywood showing with butt joints instead of designing with rabbet joints and having only mdf on the outside was going to create finish problems. Mdf and plywood just sand at different rates even using a hard sanding block. That and all of the screw holes. I knew this going in and opted for strength over a perfect finish beings that the sub will be behind the mains stuck in a relatively dark corner. The finish doesnt have to be perfect. Ill leave that for when I build some new mains and center.

Heres a shot of the back before I started with the primer.

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After the first coat of primer.

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I decided to use a good spackle to fill the smallest holes that the wood filler left.

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This is a better shot of it.

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After sanding and another coat of primer.

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After 5 coats of primer.

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Ill probably give it a few more coats because you can still see the color difference between the plywood and the mdf.
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post #47 of 73 Old 01-20-13, 12:34 AM
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Yea MDF can really suck up a lot of primer. Looking great though!
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post #48 of 73 Old 01-20-13, 02:22 AM
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Re: Single SI HT 18 build

Looks great. Primer is always key in all my finishes.

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post #49 of 73 Old 01-21-13, 12:37 AM
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Nice job. What primer are you using? Is it sprayed?
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post #50 of 73 Old 01-21-13, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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I used Kilz 2 latex. I just used a foam brush as I didnt want to go to the trouble of making a separate spray tent in my garage, or move it outside. I didnt have a problem with brush strokes that even a foam brush leaves as it will blend in with the paint method I plan on using, and as I said before, the sub will hide in the corner anyway. I put it on vertically in long even strokes from top to bottom except for the top, there I went from front to back.
I painted the back today just to see how it will look and I think it will turn out OK. I'll post pics when I get it further along.
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