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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:52 am 
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Waka wrote:
Hi guys, sorry for not being around of late!

I've got some more pictures to share. I've done more work since these pictures were taken, but I've not taken more recent photos yet. The photo shows the 25mm first layer on the baffles. I've already added a 12mm hardwood ply layer on top of this. I'm still considering my finish options for this, so any ideas would be great.

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Seeing Ron's aaawesome birch veneer finished slot resonator makes me cry when I look at mine now :lol: But it's not something I can add to my resonators now as they're already fitted. I'm thinking of either sanding and oiling them, or hiding them behind a cloth finish (after testing the acoustic effects). My speaker baffles themselves could be veneered, but I haven't done it before (so I'm scared!), or the other option is to paint them satin/matte black, which will look cool with the speakers in them (and a lot cheaper).

So here's the most recent pics I've got. I'll add some more when my baffle wings are ready. It's hard getting building materials in the lock-down though sadly.

Dan


Looking good Dan, I think you should veneer the ply, it's actually really quite easy and very satisfying. It's difficult to get wrong in my opinion because it's basically like applying sticky back plastic...but with an iron! If you do mess it up then it's easy to just reheat and slide it into the right position, or simply remove it and try again. It's also easy to cut the edges completely flush after it's been applied, and you can always sand the edges slightly to help it blend. Try it! I think you'll like it.

If not then I would cover the entire soffit including the resonators with a fabric frame.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:08 am 
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Looking good Dan, I think you should veneer the ply, it's actually really quite easy and very satisfying. It's difficult to get wrong in my opinion because it's basically like applying sticky back plastic...but with an iron! If you do mess it up then it's easy to just reheat and slide it into the right position, or simply remove it and try again.


I am very interested in veneering. It looks great when it's done well. I'm leaving the finishing for now though. It's slightly infuriating having so much time in lockdown and no materials!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:52 am 
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Was finishing off some fascia cladding around the studio today and I nipped in and took a more recent picture of the speaker baffles.

I actually like the grain on the ply wood, so maybe just light sanding and oiling might finish it nicely.

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Wow! That's looking great!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:18 pm 
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Great stuff man I love to see progress pics!


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 4:42 am 
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Hi guys, I can get back to studio progress next week. I've got a delivery with some more materials booked for Monday. Deliveries are still difficult to come by, but the Plywood I need to finish my baffles and wings are in stock now, I also got enough 100mm insulation batts off ebay to fill the rest of the wings and the first layer in the ceiling.

So I'll hopefully have some more pictures for you incoming next week,

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 12:57 am 
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Can't wait to see your progress!

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