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Old July 9, 2011, 07:38 PM
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This morning I woke up and decided to attack what I find to be the hardest part of speaker builds ... making my router circle jig. Had fun calculating the radius of multiple circles, trial and error on many many scrap pieces and after way too much time, finally had "perfect circles" I was satisfied with.



Port and connector hole are cut, looking good.





In the process of cutting the first baffle ... takes a little longer than my TriTrix...



All done! Should start the other one tomorrow.





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Old July 11, 2011, 08:04 AM
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FWIW you can use one of these to do holes in the future. I have one and they are reasonably accurate if you take care to exactly center the jig on the router, could save a lot of time in trial and error. I was more looking for an infinitely adjustable design.
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Old July 11, 2011, 09:59 AM
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FWIW you can use one of these to do holes in the future. I have one and they are reasonably accurate if you take care to exactly center the jig on the router, could save a lot of time in trial and error. I was more looking for an infinitely adjustable design.
They were out of stock and it's supposed to be used with 1/4" bit ... I don't feel like cutting through 1 1/4" thick with a 1/4" bit.

I sanded the mid tunnels with my dremel for it to fit.



Both baffles have their driver holes cut. Jim was right, they do kill the desire to build anything else. The Overnight Sensations I want to build next should be a breeeeze!



Working on finalizing the baffles.





Oooooh! :D



Enough room to breath or a little more is required?



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Mono listening session Wednesday? I think sooooooo! I don't think 'excited' describes how I feel.

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Old July 12, 2011, 08:42 AM
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Those look amazing! Makes me wish I had the time and funds to do the same! Nicely done.
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Have you cleaned the glue inside the tube or they didn't make much of a difference? Very nice work dude!
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The tunnels are lined with foam so it won't make any difference.

And thanks for the kind words, can't wait to listen to them!!!
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Wow ... amazing build ... very detailed as well. I'd love to do this someday, I'd just need a home to call my own first, moving those every six months to a new apartment would SUCK! haha
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A little listening session was in order Wednesday, they sounded really good.



Second cabinet went on the table to get finished up.



Gluing the front baffle.



Decided to install some little spikes to help level out the speaker (yeah I glued it on a little crooked) ...



Almost all ready.



Cabinets ready to receive the drivers.



Weather strip installed on TBs.



I would like to thank Jim, Curt, Wayne and anyone else involved in this, these speakers are and sound amazing. I am blown away. And to think they can only sound better once broken in.



I might update this thread in a year ... when I decide to take them apart to finish them!
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Beautiful job, mate! I am seriously jealous. Any idea what the project cost in total?
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