Something stirs in the Undergrowth

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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by IslandPink » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:12 pm

More progress over last week and this weekend - though heat on the porch slowed me down.
Corner detail - note fibreboard in the first part of the expansion.
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Front driver cut-out, driver panel, top details -
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Rear driver panel, cut-out & fibreboard, ready to go in -
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"The bass is the king of the instruments - it has no known natural predator" (Wobble)

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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by IslandPink » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:15 pm

Splitter for exit ( mouth ) of shorter horn ( comes out of sides, half way up unit ) -
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Assembly progressing nicely -
( "Still life with wood glue" )
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Most of the other bits are done - just four corner pieces to prepare - which have proved time-consuming.
The divider panel between the front and rear horn paths is ready to go in, and the small bottom bend piece, also from fibreboard.
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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by Ray P » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:38 pm

Excellent progress Mark. :thumbup:

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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by IslandPink » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:44 pm

Slow going at the moment with other trouble behind the scenes, but getting close now -
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15A project

Post by IslandPink » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:02 pm

Well worth registering here, if you like speaker build threads with pictures.
Lots of sweat and struggle here, building a Western Electric 15a replica :
https://www.analog-forum.de/wbboard/ind ... -15-horns/
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Re: 15A project

Post by izzy wizzy » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:58 pm

IslandPink wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Well worth registering here, if you like speaker build threads with pictures.
Lots of sweat and struggle here, building a Western Electric 15a replica :
https://www.analog-forum.de/wbboard/ind ... -15-horns/
Great thread. Is that your next move then after these guys get done ;)

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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by IslandPink » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:05 pm

:confused3: Aaaarg ! Don't tempt fate here, even if joking !
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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by IslandPink » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:09 pm

Sometimes I get SO angry :
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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by Ray P » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:32 pm

Count to 10 Mark; it's recoverable, just a lot of extra work - I know how you feel though.

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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by IslandPink » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:52 pm

...9...10
A piece of half-round beading glued to that gouge, now. Thanks Ray.
Also found an old straight end-roller bit that had a good bearing, and I was able to sharpen it, after a fashion.
Nearly there with this now. About ten screw holes to drill and some through-wires from the front driver to install, then I can test, before doing a bit of cosmetic trimming.
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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by IslandPink » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:55 pm

"The bass is the king of the instruments - it has no known natural predator" (Wobble)

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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by Ray P » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:23 am

IslandPink wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Just waiting to offer my card details -
It'll take a bit of a hit - $150!

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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by Ray P » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:32 am

IslandPink wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:52 pm
...9...10
A piece of half-round beading glued to that gouge, now. Thanks Ray.
I'm glad it sounds as though the recovery as relatively simple - I thought it had started to go wrong with the edge nearest the router base as it doesn't look smooth? Good stuff though an at least your problem was a bearing failure, I once used the wrong size bearing (my own stupidity) and made myself a whole load of work!

Looking forward to hearing about your impressions with this project.

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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by Ali Tait » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:40 am

IslandPink wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Just waiting to offer my card details -
http://www.hornspeakersystems.info/
http://www.hornspeakersystems.info/images/pdf/TOC.pdf
Bit of light reading Mark? :D
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Re: Something stirs in the Undergrowth

Post by izzy wizzy » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:47 am

Ray P wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:23 am
IslandPink wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Just waiting to offer my card details -
It'll take a bit of a hit - $150!
Worth every cent. I'm in the queue card poised.

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