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#412072 - 05/09/15 09:30 PM Summer Project
Gr8_White_North Offline
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My VP100 is getting its skin ripped off in preparation for real cherry veneer and magnets for the grills. The M80's are getting it next.





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#412073 - 05/09/15 11:07 PM Re: Summer Project [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Sounds like a great project.
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#412075 - 05/10/15 05:51 AM Re: Summer Project [Re: nickbuol]
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Yeah, I'll be watching this one!
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#412077 - 05/10/15 06:35 AM Re: Summer Project [Re: Gr8_White_North]
Serenity_then Offline
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Cool! Are you going for a fancy high gloss look? I always thought Axioms had magnetic grilles.
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#412078 - 05/10/15 07:00 AM Re: Summer Project [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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So are you veneering them yourself? How are you planning on sticking them on? contact cement or are you vacuum bagging them with some type of glue?

I will be very curious from both a forum member but also as a woodworker.
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#412087 - 05/10/15 01:44 PM Re: Summer Project [Re: Gr8_White_North]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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What got this all started again was I built these



and they are in my bedroom and I sit and look at them all the time and I see the VP100 there with vinyl and I finally decided enough is enough LOL. I used 10 mil backer but have done more research and will be using 22mil backer which is recommended for applications where contact cement is used. The stain can weaken the glue apparently. The 22mil has a thin layer of phenolic between 2 sheets of paper and it also prevents imperfections from bleeding through. I did the 3 ways a couple years ago and so far no problems so I think contact cement is more than adequate. I am going to hone my skills on these before attempting the M80's. As for the grills, only V4 has magnets to hold them on. The VP100 is V2 and my M80,s are V3.

I have decided to paint the front of the speakers black and veneer the rest of it. The veneer will get 2 coats of high gloss varathane, then it will get 3 or 4 coats of automotive clear which stays glossy and is low maintenance.
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#412147 - 05/14/15 09:56 PM Re: Summer Project [Re: Gr8_White_North]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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My veneer showed up today.

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#412158 - 05/16/15 12:15 AM Re: Summer Project [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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This is the beginning of a long weekend so here is my Friday night progress. Veneering is a very protracted operation. Since you can only do one side at a time and it take 15 to 20 minutes for the glue to set up , the time really gets eaten up. I have found that the best tools at my disposal in no certain order are as follows. My router with a straight bit, a bastard file, block of wood with fine sand paper (400grit) , plenty of utility knife blades. I have found that trimming the edges that are at an angle the best tool is a bare utility knife and plenty of concentration and patience and a steady hand. The glue left behind at the joining edges is a real pain to get rid of . If you don't have much for patience then this is a great way to learn some smile . Trust me , one mistake and it takes a long time to get all the contact cement off of the wood so my advice is to not make any mistakes. The picture below shows the edge and top done , this is 5 hours of work. There will be more pics if anyone is interested but not a whole lot of yapping.

Oh Ya its 9:40pm and its still daylight,sun just going down now. Plenty of time for progress yet.




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#412178 - 05/16/15 11:39 PM Re: Summer Project [Re: Gr8_White_North]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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Stained and ready for Varnish.



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#412181 - 05/17/15 06:42 AM Re: Summer Project [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Can I ask where you got the venneer material?
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