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John W
12-28-2005, 07:37 PM
Here are a few pictures of the Bel-Aire speakers Iíve been working on for a few weeks. These were built from scratch using curly sycamore veneer over mdf. I wasnít able to find the exact measurements of the original, so I created some plans from pictures using the 3 1/8 inch 075 to scale the size.

I canít really tell you how they sound just yet. The 075 arenít exactly working, these are the aluminum tops from a pair I used to create my wooden 076 copies, so the drivers are in use elsewhere. The 8 in woofers are 2110s. I threw in some 2425s temporarily just to test the crossover. I am still looking around for a good deal on another pair of ring radiators if you have some.

duaneage
12-28-2005, 07:49 PM
Beautiful work.

Did you make the grilles? If so how and from what ?

John W
12-28-2005, 07:53 PM
Yes, the grills too. They're built using plywood sides connected together by dowels and other rounded bits of wood. the cloth is something I shopped around for that looked to be of the right period, and I found some 1/16 by 1/2 inch aluminum for the trim.

trueview
12-28-2005, 08:20 PM
VERY NICE work John!:) :) :)

norealtalent
12-28-2005, 08:49 PM
Absolutely stunning craftsmanship!:applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

Audiobeer
12-28-2005, 09:53 PM
John thats Beautiful!!!! Nice job! I desperatly need some of the banding material on the grille mounts? How did you get that material? I refinished a pair for a fellow board member when wifes puppy bulldog chewed up one of the boomerang shaped grill cloth holders. That thin metal was damaged and I need enough to do 4 of them. Where can I buy that thin metal material? :bouncy:

Audiobeer
12-28-2005, 09:58 PM
The legs even look dead on! :applaud:

John W
12-28-2005, 09:59 PM
That thin metal was damaged and I need enough to do 4 of them. Where can I buy that thin metal material?
I got it at the local Lowes hardware. If you can't find it I can pick some up send it off, send me a PM.

Mr. Widget
12-28-2005, 10:11 PM
They are beautiful. Well worth the effort and magnificent!!



Widget

Steve Gonzales
12-28-2005, 11:21 PM
You are a CRAFTSMAN!!:applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

glen
12-28-2005, 11:22 PM
Damn! Those are absolutely gorgeous!:applaud:

If you worked up actual plans or drawings please consider posting them here.
What a great way to start the new year!

Zilch
12-29-2005, 12:11 AM
You have rendered the Zilchster speechless, John!

Those are FABULOUS! :bouncy:

jtgyn
12-29-2005, 02:02 AM
Great work!

Regards Scott

yggdrasil
12-29-2005, 04:50 AM
Very nice work John. Congratulations.

Maron Horonzakz
12-30-2005, 05:54 AM
Ive got a pair of LE 8T,s that would look just right in them.;)

doucanoe
12-30-2005, 01:57 PM
Wow, im sure that when its all said and done the will sound great.

At this point all I can say is bravo!!!! beautiful work.

RC

John W
12-30-2005, 05:25 PM
If you worked up actual plans or drawings please consider posting them here.
What a great way to start the new year!

Thanks everyone for the kind words.
I am working on some proper measurements. I will post them when they are a little more accurate. I don't want to propogate any misinformation.

bigyank
08-04-2006, 05:15 PM
JohnW awesome craftsmenship. How are the schematics coming along? Truly a work of art!

Yank:applaud: :applaud: