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    Ports fitted & backs & bottoms painted.

    Veneer should be here in about a week & I have chosen a Silky Oak veneer that will have an oiled finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sootshe View Post
    More build photos.
    Excellent work

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    Cabinets all veneered & ready to oil.

    I'm going to use a product called Country Oil, which is an oil based sealer that can be re-oiled if needed or to rejuvenate weathered or dry timber veneer.

    It leaves a completely natural appearance, whilst protecting the timber surface. As it dries, the oil evaporate away & leave a protective urethane coating that can be re-oiled if necessary.

    Judging from a sample I tried, I think I'll need 3 or 4 coats. The last coat is applied with wet & dry sandpaper.
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    Project Completed

    Everything complete, all set up & running.

    The sound is just fabulous, so glad I took your advice & went with these 2234 drivers, they are just amazing.

    Thanks to all for your advice & assistance.
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    That is a seriously good looking loudspeaker.

    You put in the hard yards and it shows.

    I bet they sound fantastic.

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    Seriously nice job there. If you haven't already I'd suggest you spray the fibreglass with hairspray to stop fibres getting into your living room/lungs.
    Love the horn colour/veneer combo.
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    Wow, what a great look!

    Beautiful finishes ( especially the horn )!

    That elliptical horn should give you some great imaging ( I know my H5038s did when I ran them ).


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    Quote Originally Posted by cooky1257 View Post
    Seriously nice job there. If you haven't already I'd suggest you spray the fibreglass with hairspray to stop fibres getting into your living room/lungs.
    Love the horn colour/veneer combo.
    Frank
    Thanks Frank, great tip.
    Actually after I lined the cabs in fibreglass, I covered it all with grill cloth.

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    Those really are gorgeous. Copper is my favorite color.

    Barry.
    If we knew what the hell we were doing, we wouldn't call it research would we.

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    Well done!
    Thanks for sharing, it is always fun to watch the journey.


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    I have honestly never heard the term Silky Oak. Had to look it up to see if it is a species reference (yes) or a finish technique. It has a very nice grain pattern (quarter sawn, me thinks?) and works well for your project. Very well done.
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    Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1audiohack View Post
    Those really are gorgeous. Copper is my favorite color.

    Barry.
    Thanks Barry,

    It's hammered copper & initially I wasn't quite sure whether I should go this way, as all the other horns I've had have been black, but I'm really pleased with these.

    They actually look darker in the photos than they actually are. In reality they blend in far better with the oiled silky oak than it looks.....the horns almost match the timber finish. (more luck than anything else).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidF View Post
    I have honestly never heard the term Silky Oak. Had to look it up to see if it is a species reference (yes) or a finish technique. It has a very nice grain pattern (quarter sawn, me thinks?) and works well for your project. Very well done.
    Yes, quarter sawn & book matched. I've also matched the end grain on the sides of the cabinets & on the fronts, from the bass bins to the horn cabs.

    Thanks for the kind comments.

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    Have shortened the tweeter mounting bracket & it now sounds more cohesive & more of a point source to the sound.

    I wasn't sure how high to make it before, so a bit of trial & error was involved, but I think I have it sorted now.
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