Blues TM first ever build!

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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by pleppink » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:13 pm

Would it be easiest to do veneers? How would I put them on the front around the speaker holes?

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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by pleppink » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:43 pm

Also I am planning on doing butt-joints. Should I use screws to strengthen them or will glue be strong enough? I am planning on at least trying to put in one of those window bracing pieces. Can I use my router to cut out the holes in those?

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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by pleppink » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:49 am

Here is the finished cabinet. (Only had enough clamps to do one.)
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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by pleppink » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:50 am

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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by mattsk8 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:13 pm

Very nice!! Glad to see they're almost done!! Regarding paint, a lot of guys also use Duratex
http://store.acrytech.com/Speaker-Cabin ... Black.html

Here are some pics of cabinets done with Duratex. You can get black, or colors.
https://www.google.com/search?q=duratex ... 504#imgrc=_

You're close to listening to these 8-) . Are you going to completely finish them, or put them together first so you can listen for a bit before you paint??

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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by pleppink » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:32 pm

I was thinking I would fully finish them. I don't have too much going on this week so hopefully I will be listening to them by this weekend.

I have one quick question about the joints and the crossovers. I did butt joints which I read arent always very strong. Should I use screws to re-enforce them or will guerrilla wood glue be strong enough? Also I am planning on using some double sided adhesive to anchor the crossovers to the bottom of the speaker. That way they shouldnt jostle around too much but I will also be able to get them out if I need to make repairs. Does that seem like a decent plan?

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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by mattsk8 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:08 pm

I'm guessing you used hot glue to glue the xover components to the xover board; right? If yes, you can use your hot glue to also glue the board to the speaker cabinet.

One thing I would do if I were you is zip tie your inductors to your xover board, those are usually what can potentially break loose when you move the speaker around just because they're a tad heavy for just using hot glue.

I generally screw the xover to the cabinet using 3/4" long woodscrews. But I have used hot glue successfully too, it's just harder to remove if you ever needed to for whatever reason.

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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by pleppink » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:00 pm

Here they are!
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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by pleppink » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:03 pm

I think I am going to go with using the primer and spray paint method. I have a friend who is pretty good with painting wood so she is going to help me (plus then I should be able to have them up and running this weekend). I am thinking of doing the front baffles maroon and the rest black.

And sounds good with the zip ties. I'll get those locked down.

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Re: Blues TM first ever build!

Post by pleppink » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:06 pm

Also would it be a good idea to reinforce the front baffle joints with screws in the corners? It looks like the finished product picture you sent me has some screws.

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