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    Well for an obsessive person like myself, the...

    Well for an obsessive person like myself, the back is the only side not covered by a single sheet of veneer. You can see the seam about 1/3 down from the top. I tried to get a good match but I know...
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    Widget - thought you might like to see the back...

    Widget - thought you might like to see the back of these. I filled in the original terminal block and moved it to a steel panel I added to hold the L-pads for the horns.
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    ZZounds has them for $300 including shipping, so...

    ZZounds has them for $300 including shipping, so looks good. I'm afraid it will be a while before it would make sense to me. Great tools are only part of the picture. Once you have the data you have...
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    I need to pickup some tools to help better dial...

    I need to pickup some tools to help better dial these in then.

    I am 51, so a few years before I can retire. The grandchild is from my wife's son from her first marriage. I have always looked...
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    Sorry but I have no way to test these. I tuned...

    Sorry but I have no way to test these. I tuned them by ear, so they sound like I want them to. I've been trying to get them to my audio engineering buddy at Klipsch so he can put them in their...
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    Dual 4" ports in the rear

    Dual 4" ports in the rear
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    Here is a shot with my original full grills on. ...

    Here is a shot with my original full grills on.

    http://wardsweb.org/audio/Widgets/livingroom112909rightgrill.jpg
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    They are loose, well as loose as can be...

    They are loose, well as loose as can be considering they are finer than sand and in an enclosed space. I got the idea after building an isolation dampening sandbox for my turntable at the time. They...
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    I hope I have done your great design justice....

    I hope I have done your great design justice. These would have never happened without you. Thank You!
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    FINALLY they are back playing in my living room....

    FINALLY they are back playing in my living room. I was going to leave the grills off but you will notice the left dust cap is dented. That is compliments of our 6 year old grandson and his...
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    You do pay attention. Yes I brush on 6-8 coats so...

    You do pay attention. Yes I brush on 6-8 coats so it is really thick. The down side is it can be a bit wavy. So I block sand it down to glass smooth. I then spay a couple coats before doing a final...
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    Ok two hours of sanding and then just wiped them...

    Ok two hours of sanding and then just wiped them down with lacquer thinner. I'll let them dry for a day and then spray a couple more coats before final polishing. Even the patched came out very well....
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    If you have seen "UP", I now wear the cone of...

    If you have seen "UP", I now wear the cone of shame. On a bright note, the feet did turn out nice.

    http://wardsweb.org/audio/Widgets/bardone.jpg
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    Yes it sucks, but can be fixed with some time and...

    Yes it sucks, but can be fixed with some time and patience. In reality, it will only set me back a couple days. Needless to say, I won't be laying these things down anymore.
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    DOG BITE! Some days are just aaarrrrrgggghhhh! I...

    DOG BITE! Some days are just aaarrrrrgggghhhh! I laid my speakers down to put on a last coat of finish. When I went to pick them up, they had stuck to the carpet. 14 hours and dry to the touch wasn't...
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    I'm also turning some 3" x 2" billet feet for...

    I'm also turning some 3" x 2" billet feet for them.

    http://wardsweb.org/audio/Widgets/barfinished.jpg
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    Here is a nice shot of a top. ...

    Here is a nice shot of a top.

    http://wardsweb.org/audio/Widgets/w44.jpg
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    Thanksy Rudy, I'll have to think of that next...

    Thanksy Rudy, I'll have to think of that next time.

    Here is what I have with three coats on. Starting to look good and will only get better. The sunlight helps to show the actual color of the...
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    In the past, I've always sprayed the DEFT. This...

    In the past, I've always sprayed the DEFT. This time around I decided to try the brush on because I knew I wanted it thick. Spraying it takes a lot of coats to build it up. So far the first coat of...
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    Here is what I got done today. They speakers are...

    Here is what I got done today. They speakers are sanded and the first cost of DEFT lacquer finish is on. The first coat always soaks in. I will sand and coat, sand and coat a few times to build up...
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    The perf is steel, 22 gauge, 1/4" hex x 0.285" on...

    The perf is steel, 22 gauge, 1/4" hex x 0.285" on staggered centers. This makes it 77% open area. It has good spring for holding itself in the cabinet. I bought it online at...
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    Not at all. I started at the center front and...

    Not at all. I started at the center front and worked my way out and then back and forth working my way to the back. This after I first sprayed the sheets with Super-Soft 2™ Veneer Softener, pressed...
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    I am going to use Deft lacquer in a high gloss...

    I am going to use Deft lacquer in a high gloss finish. I plan on finish sanding and buffing the final layer for an ultra high gloss.
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    Veneer is done. Time for sanding. ...

    Veneer is done. Time for sanding.

    http://wardsweb.org/audio/Widgets/w41.jpg
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    Not a problem. Click on the picture and the full...

    Not a problem. Click on the picture and the full size version will pop up. Right click on that picture and then click on "save pictures as" (actual save may differ depending on your browser).
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