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"Tsunami" Speakers. New 3way build.

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Yeah these things are still coming along slowly. Am up to all the curvy stuff now.

 

 

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Hard to bend even the 3mm mdf around the tight top section.

 

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Using this stuff helps to make the mdf more flexy. Mixed 1:1 ratio with water.

 

Will update with more pics when the box is done.

 

 

SImon

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Looking good Simon. Are you using any particular type of ply?

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Just plain old mdf Luke. Front baffles are made from 2 x 18mm bits to make 36mm thick. Sides will be 24mm thick same as back. All the curved areas will be laminated using 3mm mdf. Will also get a mate to cut some steel plate probably around 6-8mm thick to put on the bottom. The reasoning being to give a lower center of gravity F1 style. Also I can thread the steel so as to easilly attach some steel spikes if I feel like it.

 

Simon

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Damn this shed will need a good clean out once this projects done.

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I think this part might have mislead LJT ;)

 

 

Hard to bend even the 3mm ply around the tight top section.

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I am going blind! It says MDF in your post right above mine!

Yes it's dusty as hell.

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a lower center of gravity F1 style.

 

 

The trick to lower center of gravity is don't employ a tall Aussie bloke to drive F1 - stick to the German, Spanish and Finish guys ... maybe a Pom, if you have to.

 

 

Seriously though, interesting project niss_man!

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I think this part might have mislead LJT ;)

My bad. Have just edited it.

 

The trick to lower center of gravity is don't employ a tall Aussie bloke to drive F1 - stick to the German, Spanish and Finish guys ... maybe a Pom, if you have to.

 

 

Seriously though, interesting project niss_man!

Always back the Webber sledging.  This is going to have some Danes driving it. So long as they don't start in reverse like BBQ we should be right.

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Yeah these things are still coming along slowly. Am up to all the curvy stuff now.

 

 

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Hard to bend even the 3mm mdf around the tight top section.

 

 

SImon

I worried what the imaging will be like with your chair in that listening position. The fan should be good in Summer though ; )

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I worried what the imaging will be like with your chair in that listening position. The fan should be good in Summer though ; )

LOL. That chairs listening position will soon be the dump. Will keep the fan though.

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After over a year I have put some solid effort into these speakers yet again for the umteenth time. Have lost count of how many hours these have taken so far. Thanks to the motivation of having these up and running for the next QAC meeting at my place hopefully mid year these are now at a final finishing stage. Photos of progress below.

 

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Finally put those layers of 3mm MDF in place.

 

 

Next it was primed in a 2 part epoxy glue to strengthen the joins and hopefully not show any cracks in the joins after painting. 

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As you can see, in some places the primmer putty was rubbed back into the mdf at some places.

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Now since I want the perfect finish to these beasts I have decided to pay a fellow Diyer and SNAer (Johnygohard) to paint these up for me. John owns a workshop on the Sunshine Coast where he restores vehicles and I must say he does a damn fine job (the speakers are in excellent hands). Among the cars I saw today at his workshop a Torana V8 Blow through carby setup with massive Turbocharger (580hp at the wheels! tuned to be a daily driver), old alfa coupe, mini cooper s and I think the other was a Lotus Eleven 50-60's? race car.

 

These were dropped off at his workshop today and now I'm frothing at the bit to see Johns final work. Take your time mate (but dont).

 

Simon

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is the colour I will be going for. Well not exactly, but it looks pretty good though.

 

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Just discovered this amazing thread. Real Qld ingenuity! Looking forward to completed project!

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Thanks Sparkle.

 

Have just got these back home now. They are painted by Johnygohard to a spectacular mirror finish. The colour was a lamborghini Blue which was from a previous job. It was darkened up a bit to get the colour I was after.  There are some smear marks from me carrying them inside but as this is just a work in progress I will wait to the final product before giving them a final clean.

 

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Just been to Aldi to buy some casters for $7.

Got my son to make up a little trolley to make it easier to wheel these things around the house. A bit of  scrap mdf plus  a foam gym mat and some scrap clothes to protect the speakers as well.

 

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SImon

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Thanks Sparkle.

Have just got these back home now. They are painted by Johnygohard to a spectacular mirror finish. The colour was a lamborghini Blue which was from a previous job. It was darkened up a bit to get the colour I was after. There are some smear marks from me carrying them inside but as this is just a work in progress I will wait to the final product before giving them a final clean.

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Great job!!!!! These are gonna look amazing (well they already do!) love the colour and finish

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Saaweeet!!

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These look beautiful...Can't remember ever seeing Blue speakers before... If they sound as good as they look then you're in business!!!

 

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Nice work mate, same goes for Johny  :cool: 

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Very impressive stuff.

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Ooooh!

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