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post #51 of 73 Old 01-21-13, 11:20 AM
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very nice work...would this be considered overkill?
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very nice work...would this be considered overkill?
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Overkill - isn't that one of the required characteristics of being an A/E enthusiast? "Overkill is in the eyes of the beholder?" "Overkill is the mother of invention?" "One person's overkill is another person's just good enough?" Just funning with you. It is SO easy to get carried away on a project like that. I still say the basic woodworking quality is to be greatly admired.
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Overkill? Yeah probably. I agree with audiocRaver, its all relative. I was looking around the webs the other day at speakers to get ideas for new mains I plan on building. I came across these: http://stereophile.com/floorloudspea...ker/index.html They are a modest sized floorstanding speaker that weigh 387 lbs each and cost about 60t thousand a pair. I realize that the importance of a dead cabinet is probably more important in a full range speaker, but even in a sub it just makes sense to me to make it resonance free as possible. Plus I just like making things really solid. Also, I own a good hand truck.
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Overkill? Yeah probably. I agree with audiocRaver, its all relative. I was looking around the webs the other day at speakers to get ideas for new mains I plan on building. I came across these: http://stereophile.com/floorloudspea...ker/index.html They are a modest sized floorstanding speaker that weigh 387 lbs each and cost about 60t thousand a pair. I realize that the importance of a dead cabinet is probably more important in a full range speaker, but even in a sub it just makes sense to me to make it resonance free as possible. Plus I just like making things really solid. Also, I own a good hand truck.
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Paint. I had a color in mind when I started this project, a dark gray-brown with a subtle metallic champagne quality.

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It came out a little darker than the photo shows.

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Big rubber feet.

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Again its actually darker than the photo shows.

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Tomorrow I hope to get a top coat on, then get the binding posts on and wiring done. After that I'll stuff it with poly fill and move it to my living room. Then pop the driver in and test it out. Beers will probably then be hoisted.
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Sweet! Looks great!
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That looks great! What did you apply the paint with? Foam roller/brush?
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I use a wide soft artists brush. I use a water spray bottle to mist the paint while applying to control consistency. I apply in thin layers a section at a time and let that layer dry thoroughly before adding another layer. I brushstroke in the same up and down direction for each side. The result is a subtle faux wood grain effect that the pic doesnt show very well.
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Looks great with that big roundover (that doesn't actually seem big on this box). And I like the description of your paint colour, dark gray, brown, metallic... awesome. My wife says I like brown too much, but I don't think that's possible.

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