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#394539 - 06/24/13 03:46 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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I betcha that you're better at speaker building than I am at golf, ha!

With golf, since I have to go for a walk everyday for blood sugar control, I figure that following a little white ball for a few hours into places unknown is a good substitute...

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#394542 - 06/24/13 04:54 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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I've sealed the inside of mine with a glue mixture (I know, 90% of the people say that it is OK, 10% say not to get ANY water near the MDF, and yet people have been doing it that way for a LONG time).

I *might* prime it while I still have the last side still off since it will be easy to do it now, but I won't bother painting it.
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#394544 - 06/24/13 06:06 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: exlabdriver]
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I betcha that you're better at speaker building than I am at golf, ha!

With golf, since I have to go for a walk everyday for blood sugar control, I figure that following a little white ball for a few hours into places unknown is a good substitute...

TAM


Well then i play golf , i call it wack fuck. Need i explain. grin

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#394545 - 06/24/13 06:09 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: nickbuol]
Socketman Offline
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I've sealed the inside of mine with a glue mixture (I know, 90% of the people say that it is OK, 10% say not to get ANY water near the MDF, and yet people have been doing it that way for a LONG time).

I *might* prime it while I still have the last side still off since it will be easy to do it now, but I won't bother painting it.


I got a bit of water on my mdf ,it sprinkled a bit while i was working , made little bubles, stuff swells up something awfull. I will probly just spray clear before i close it up.
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#394546 - 06/24/13 10:09 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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Nice job! I love it when a project comes together the way its supposed to.
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#394548 - 06/25/13 12:21 AM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: fredk]
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Originally Posted By: fredk
I love it when a project comes together...


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#394613 - 06/27/13 09:45 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: nickbuol]
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Made some progress, albeit slowly. I do just a bit each nite. Really hot here and after a long day of pulling wrench's I don't seem to have much ambition. Will see how the long weekend goes.


Here is the first one partially glued and baffle in place.




Here is an idea I came up with. self adhesive sanding disc
glued to my blade. Leave a really nice finish on the edges of the particle board. Couldn't find any 10" discs in town but have some on order.


Someone already thought of it before me , so no money to be made . frown
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#394619 - 06/27/13 11:11 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
Originally Posted By: fredk
I love it when a project comes together...




::waits eagerly for the part where stuff starts blowing up::
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#394620 - 06/27/13 11:43 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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I love the sanding blade idea. I've never seen that, but it is pretty cool.

I like how the speakers are coming together. Still anxious to hear how you plan on finishing them. Let me tell you that Bondo on a large surface is a hassle to do in one "mix". I learned that the hard way and had to scrape off some Bondo that I didn't put enough hardener in as I was trying to cover one whole side of my subwoofer with one "batch" of Bondo before it started drying.

Needless to say, I had to do the sides in 3 "batches" each. Should be super smooth, but I wonder how much I am gaining over the MDF surface alone.

But that is my build, too much details for me to put it in your build thread. Sorry.
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#394622 - 06/28/13 01:39 AM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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this thread wouldn't belong if it didn't get side tracked. LOL
MDF is pretty darn straight. Your really going to extremes, should look great. Damn stuff is tricky to work with. There is a product called dynaglass I used once , operative word is once. It was so hard when it dried I could hardly sand it. The speakers are only 9x20 so I am going to use very little filler ,mostly sand and check with a straight edge.

As for the finish , I think there will be a baffle board made of hardwood where the drivers are mounted and then possible some veneer down the middle of the sides with black paint the a bunch of coats of clear. Still not sure if I will chamfer the edges or round over or just leave them as hard edges.
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