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Hi Mike,

Just out off interest could I ask why. The reason I wasn't is because they are essentially the same as what I currently have bar they are bigger. The drivers will be in the same positions so the graphs should be the same or very similar. My main fear off bringing them in before I finish them is that I will end up leaving them in the house and not finishing them. If you know what I mean.

I am dying to find out how they sound but really want to finish them first.

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I think my other half would prefer I finished them as she is sick off the sight of paint and mdf shavings. LOL.

Thats my biggest trate is that I never finish a job I start so it will probably be safer for me to finish them first. I have enough bruises with just lugging the boxes around never alone some more from the missus.

I think these will sound better than the current ones and having the flexibility will give me something extra. It will be interesting to hear how each tune sounds especiall for music. I will also have the flexibility to go sealed too as I will buy 6 foam port blockers.

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I have now put one off the backs on and have left it gluing to dry. I really don't know how I managed to lift it onto the table legs with the wood on it. Its really heavy now. A couple off pics. Not very good though but I thought I would put them on to show you how its taking shape. The back pieces didn't come out too good but you can't see it now the ports are closed in with the back piece fixed. I used a different primer for the back pieces and wonder if that has caused the flat areas.

Thankfully it looks alot better than the pics show.


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Ricci

I am puttin the back on the other sub now. I have just put the side and bottom on as a test and these are HUGE!!! Its amazing that an extra 4 cu ft can make so much difference. I now can't lift these on my own. My missus is now lending a hand. Should be funny to say the least.

Tomorrow I will be putting the sides on and then just the bottom. Then clean up and then cut the holes for the speaker plates and job mostly done.

Just the veneering bit which I am a bit worried about doing.

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I am really disappointed with the back pieces as they have come out pretty bad. They are really flat and cloudy looking. What can I do to get rid off this. I was going to paint the top part again and wet sand.

I have tried more compound polish but it just wont polish out.

Any advise would be appreciated. The rest off it is turned out cool.

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Dan,


Its just one off the back pieces. I will take a pic tomorrow but it looks dull and the more compound polish I add the whiter in appearance it gets. Even when I add some water and wipe with a clean cloth is goes cloudy. I was going to try and paint that area and wet sand. With the side on you can't see anything on the good sub.

I will take a pic to show you how big they are. I think they are going to look bigger when I get them in the house. LOL.

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Right here's go update time.

The first sub is finished and ready to veneer and the second sub I am just waiting for the bottom piece to dry and the holes which I filled to dry too. I will upload some pics very soon along with the pics off my bruises to show how much pain I am in right now. :crying:


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Here are the pics off the first finished sub. I have decided to paint the back part one more time and wet sand to see if it comes up a bit better but I will do that last.

With regards to the veneering can I just use normal titebond wood glue. I think I used this to apply on my test piece, so you apply to the back off the veneer and the mdf, wait to dry and then iron on with a cotton tshirt between the iron and veneer.

I couldnt get any good pics off the bruises but take my word for it I am in alot off pain but I hope it was all worth it.

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With regards to the veneering can I just use normal titebond wood glue. I think I used this to apply on my test piece, so you apply to the back off the veneer and the mdf, wait to dry and then iron on with a cotton tshirt between the iron and veneer
Not that I know much about veneering but I've never heard of that. As far as I know it's either glue on the veneer or iron it on.

 

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Mike,


I have now finished both subs so just a little sanding tomorrow morning and I will start the veneering. I need to buy some more so it won't be 100% finished until next month. I am not sure whether to use the same egg crate foam from the last subs or get something else.

Its been a long week and I am glad that I am nearly there. I still need to do the grills but I have two pieces off wood left from the last build which are perfect for that.

I will upload some off my veneering pics tomorrow.

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Bambino,

Thanks mate, its been really hard this week. I am going to veneer what I can which will be mainly the visible parts, then over the next two months buy more veneer and then stain. Money's tight at the mo so I will bring them in the living room probably next weekend and do some tests. I will have to run with the high tune for a bit until I get my port blockers. I need to work out what density off foam I need.

The high tune will be the most fun as it gives the most output above 20hz. :bigsmile:



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Good to see your steadily coming along.

My SLA builds are taking me almost 2 months just for 2.
 

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I started the veneering today, at last. I have veneered the top, side 1 and the front and that took me all day. Its turned out really well and I found it much easier than I thought. I used the same titebond wood glue. I first thinned it down with water but found that it did not stick too well so I just used it neat which worked a treat. I will do the same to the other sub tomorrow and then add the egg crate and then they will be ready to bring into the house for testing as I will have to wait until next month to get some more veneer.

The only other thing I need to do is touch up the black port area where it touches the veneer but that minor.

Oh this was ten times easier than mucking around with black gloss paint!

One more thing, I don't believe it, I might actually complete a sub build! LOL


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nice job, these are looking sweet. Cant wait to see the finished varnished jobs now. f you had space, you could lie them on their sides and have them as units :D
 

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Cheers Dan,

I could have four off them, lay them on their sides and stack them. LOL.

Only joking, that would result in divorce.


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