Another Set of Speakers

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Project by Barry Crowe posted 06-25-2014 03:56 AM 1651 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a set of speakers that I picked up in Surrey BC. They are small PANASONIC bi-amplified units that originally had a black gloss finish that I immediately gouged and scratched on the way home. So, I then planned to veneer them. They’re covered with scraps of Myrtle Burl. That took an awful lot of work to achieve the gloss finish. I hope they find their way into my next office. When I was an office boy (man) I always had a small but respectable system to listen to while I hired and fired!

-- Supercrowe

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 04:29 AM

Amazing finish

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 04:54 AM

They look great Barry. Got to have tunes in the ol Woodshop I know I do.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 12:51 PM

they are mighty pretty, i love the scraps..ive got a set of bose speakers that need to be redone….i think they will end up encased in walnut

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 11:33 PM

Beautiful finish! How did you such an outstanding finish on Myrtle Burl?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 06-26-2014 12:01 AM

Great looking veneer work!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 06-26-2014 01:05 AM

I had re-sawn some of the myrtle pieces to about 1/4 ” that I had left over from some the pieces I had posted earlier. Because they were small, I could not joint them or run them through the thickness planner, I tried, stupid move, very dangerous. God must have been watching my foolish bottom that day! So, I belt sanded the glue side smooth then glued them to the sanded black lacquer finish of the speakers with the Poly Gorilla Glue and many clamps. After they had cured I then belt sanded them very carefully (burls are soft) and then finished with a random orbit sander with 280 grit discs. Then several coats of left over polyurathanes I had lying about, I think 6 or 7 coats, sanding in between coats. For the final finish I then sanded them smooth with 400 grit paper and buffed them with an expensive Turtle Wax car polish/wax blend. This was my first try at mimicking a Rolls Royce dash, and boy oh boy, one must be very particular to get that high gloss perfect look. There are still some small blemishes, but these are for me and this was trial run to see how much work is involved to raise the bar, or the burl. There is still some shine that can be achieved, but I said “enough”. It is repetitive and tedious work with the buffer and compound to bring out that old school shine.

-- Supercrowe

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#7 posted 06-26-2014 01:57 AM

Thank you for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 06-26-2014 02:42 AM

Lookin Good!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 06-28-2014 10:52 AM

They look like a million $!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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