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Project by cremar posted 03-31-2010 03:34 AM 2623 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a new set of speakers and stands. I used Ribbon Mahogany veneer (PSA – Pressure Sensitive) as well as Mahogany hardwood vertical edges on the speakers. I filled the pores with Bartley’s light filler and then stained with Bartley’s Country Maple Gel Stain (love their gel stains). Top coated with General Finishes Arm r Seal – gloss. This was my first attempt at veneering and all I can say is I’ll be doing it again. It’s much easier to get a decent result than with painting (rattle cans), and with the peel and stick veneer there’s no messing with contact cement.





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JasonWagner

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#1 posted 03-31-2010 03:40 AM

Very nice looking. I’m interested in what tweeter and speaker you used?

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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cremar

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#2 posted 03-31-2010 03:52 AM

Thanks for your kind comments! It uses Scan-Speak 18W8531G woofers
and Fountek CD3.0M ribbon tweeters. This is the SSR from Selah Audio. Rick Craig, the designer, provides crossovers and drivers and you build the cabinets.

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shredkeenan

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#3 posted 03-31-2010 04:25 AM

Really nice work.

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 03:00 PM

Beautiful indeed ! How do they sound ?

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 03:10 PM

Really nice, professional design and execution.

Great job.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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RichK

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 08:20 PM

Must not look! Must not look! Speaker building is very addictive. I have yet to finish the stands for the pair I built but feel this overwhelming desire to build more. My store bought ones just don’t look as nice as the pair I built – bloodwood and maple. Nice job on yours as well. I will be looking for your replacement to the sub I see in the background.

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cremar

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#7 posted 04-01-2010 02:58 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments! I think they sound better than they look. I’ve already started remaking the center channel that is just out of the picture to match the mains.

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