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by MistyBlue
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:39 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Mofo
Replies: 131
Views: 386407

Re: Mofo

I used a low cost PWM fan controller on the guitar rig. I think it’s this one, although it was a couple of years ago now: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194948487077?itmmeta=01HVMFPJC38TRJTQGE8Y7971MQ&hash=item2d63d5d7a5:g:SZwAAOSwpPNiRcdi&itmprp=enc%3AAQAJAAAAwG8t98lbjoK0QKgGa17AX5JT2LvABaIZt1T...
by MistyBlue
Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Mofo
Replies: 131
Views: 386407

Re: Mofo

That’s a great looking case, Simon! Nice to hear that you are getting good results with a similar setup to the one I’m aiming for. I absolutely love the upcycling of the CPU coolers, they would make great “features” on top of an amp case, especially with the Noctua fans. A kind of alternative to the...
by MistyBlue
Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

So…….after 6 pages of thread since I started – we now, finally, have some construction started! :lol:

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by MistyBlue
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

I am a little reluctant to change out the T nuts for those inserts on the driver mount holes (I did actually order some to do that – they arrived the other day), but I don’t want to cause myself problems by trying to rework them. If I had my time again, I would have probably gone with the inserts. I...
by MistyBlue
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:48 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Spent some time using the stands to line up and drill the mounting holes on the bottom panel of the main cabinets. LiningUpStands.jpg I’ve taken on board Greg’s and Ray’s advice about using epoxy, but have stuck with the T nuts for the stands as I feel that they will need to be extra strong given th...
by MistyBlue
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Yeah, that what’s I thought.

Highly likely its Okoume marketed as mahogany. Guitar manufacturers are starting to do this increasingly.
by MistyBlue
Sat Apr 13, 2024 12:15 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

With the paint stripped back it looked like this.

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by MistyBlue
Sat Apr 13, 2024 12:04 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Er sorry, I should clarify that this guitar was actually an off the shelf model (a Schecter Damien Elite 8 in fact) that was stripped of it's paint finish and modified with the veneer. I have a habit of doing this with the 8 string guitars (less common, usually they are 6 string) as it's easier and ...
by MistyBlue
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Yeah, I couldn’t believe how cheap those PCBs were! I’ll make sure to do plenty of pics during veneering, although the bulk of the surfaces will be of the birch. The flamed maple or sycamore are the bits like the ends of the panels and anything that is not “woody” like the curved cabinet edges (diff...
by MistyBlue
Fri Apr 12, 2024 12:29 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

More woodwork today, cutting some of the panels for the crossover enclosures. These will sit on top the main cabinets. I had some 18mm plywood lying around that I have used to save space but used one of the offcuts of birch ply to form a base for them. I will veneer the 18mm panels with flamed maple...
by MistyBlue
Tue Apr 09, 2024 7:51 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Oh Crap! Went down the lockup today to finish off the stands. I was happily using that funnel to fill them with sand and marvelling at the satisfying thud of a previously ringing metal structure being reduced to a dead lump when I discovered a leak. Not serious, but annoying nonetheless. Looking mor...
by MistyBlue
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Now if only I could find that small funnel, I could fill them with sand…… :roll:


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by MistyBlue
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

I need to make the stands so I can transfer the mounting holes onto the bottom panels of the cabs. I prefer to bolt the stands on through the bottom birch ply panel using some T nuts set into the panel to make sure the cabs don’t come off the stands when moving them. Last time, I made some welded st...
by MistyBlue
Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Speaking of that sort of idea (epoxy), I may have something of interest in due course.....

:)
by MistyBlue
Fri Apr 05, 2024 8:09 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)
Replies: 88
Views: 8859

Re: TG "The Loudspeaker" Build (Sort of)

Nice salad bowl speakers BTW!!! :)