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    Thanks for the kind words, everyone. It means a lot coming from you guys. But really these are small accomplishments compared to some of the amazing creations I have seen from other forum members!

    Quote Originally Posted by Amnes View Post
    I must ask - may you post a picture of your drivers? Even ones shot with a towel will do. Also - are you a carpenter? Where did you get those skills? This thread made my day.
    I will post a pic when I have them, currently they are being reconed by the one and only Edgewound. I will be using 2245h + 2122h + 2425j (for now) + 077.

    And I'm no carpenter, just an enthusiast for all kinds of DIY. Anybody could do the same with enough patience and good tools.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee in Montreal View Post
    It looks like somebody spent all his monthly allowance at Solen.
    Please don't remind me! This project has been expensive at every turn.

    Quote Originally Posted by richluvsound View Post
    like the Miller Tig rig in the background
    Good eyes, I'm surprised you spotted it! Unfortunately it's just a MIG, I'd love to learn TIG but that's a project in itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hey19 View Post
    are those charge coupled networks?
    Yes, following 4313b's design and the schematic in the link. There is still a lot of work to be done, hopefully I will have more pics posted within the next couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kinks View Post
    Good eyes, I'm surprised you spotted it! Unfortunately it's just a MIG, I'd love to learn TIG but that's a project in itself.
    Judging by the personal skill you have displayed I doubt you will find it difficult, I personally don't find it any more demanding than any of the other common welding processes.

    I however will be staring at my table saw this weekend wondering how to duplicate your precision joinery.
    If we knew what the hell we were doing, we wouldn't call it research would we.

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    The whole world is a Mecchano set , but it looks like you have made huge strides with the toughest one
    ' WOOD '

    You will enjoy that speaker . There is nothing better than hearing a speaker you've made .

    This is the best DIY speaker forum in the world !

    BTW ,when you can TIG aluminium over head ,you can weld . TIG welding stainless is easy by comparison ,but finishing it is a another ball game ... If you can gas weld ,you can Tig ... Practice

    Rich

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    just4kinks I must thank you again for starting this thread. It gave me some inspiration for what do and what to postpone in the near future (clonewise). I couldn't fit the big picture in my tunnelvision beforehand.

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    That is some really great work, you have all my respect.
    My avatar: 4520 loaded with 2225H on E140 frames,
    1x B&C 12PE32 on custom front loaded horn, 2x 2426 on 2370.

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    OK, since we're all slathering him with priase, I think that just4kinks needs to step up and admit how many pieces of plywood were "re-purposed" in the course of this project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post
    OK, since we're all slathering him with priase, I think that just4kinks needs to step up and admit how many pieces of plywood were "re-purposed" in the course of this project.
    True! Show us the bin with bloody fingers too!

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    Ignore these guys.... there is more gripfill than wood in their speaker builds !


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    Quote Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post
    OK, since we're all slathering him with priase, I think that just4kinks needs to step up and admit how many pieces of plywood were "re-purposed" in the course of this project.
    Plenty! But let's call those the "test pieces"

    Luckily the bloody finger bin is still empty.

    Seriously there were quite a few mistakes, mostly from being absent-minded. Some of them still make me sick to think about, even though I was able to repair. Oh well, if they were perfect now then I would only be more upset later on when the cat scratches them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kinks View Post
    Plenty! But let's call those the "test pieces"
    That's why I always start cutting the biggest bits first, so they can be made into smaller bits if circumstances call for it.

    That plywood can't be cheap, a mistake must hurt in more ways than one.

    Quote Originally Posted by richluvsound View Post
    Ignore these guys.... there is more gripfill than wood in their speaker builds !

    I have it on good authority that wood filler has excellent sonic qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post
    That's why I always start cutting the biggest bits first, so they can be made into smaller bits if circumstances call for it.

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    Excellent work. That joinery is truly superb, though also truly excessive But nothing exceeds like excess!

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    Dang, that's excellent work all the way around! Can't wait to see how they turn out!
    "Zobel is as zobel does"

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    Quote Originally Posted by richluvsound View Post
    Ignore these guys.... there is more gripfill than wood in their speaker builds !

    Hey...hey. That's uncalled for. (can you buy gripfill in 5 gallon tins?)
    David F
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    They're starting to look like speakers! A bunch of friends came over this weekend to help me glue them. All the joints had to be glued in one shot, and the glue I used (Titebond Extend) has a 15 minute working time. Even with 6 people we were cutting it close! There is still a ton of work to be done, but this is a major milestone.






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