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Carfrae Little Big Horn "Lite" - new kit started

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I've been building the Carfrae for 10 years...but this new project is without the standard powered sub. Instead, I've rejigged the CAD drawing to integrate the stand better.

 

This build is with 25mm Euro Birch ply with exposed ends...but the side panels in MDF for Piano Gloss Black finish...should look nice.

 

Lowther DX4 will be used.

 

Hardwood trim also CNC'd, except the small piece at the bottom...which is hand made.

 

Pic of me at ASON meeting doing a demo of an earlier Carfrae. Ed Kramer somewhere in there....

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That is some difficult looking timberwork. Not a job for the beginner

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That is some difficult looking timberwork. Not a job for the beginner

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Can you use a paint brush for glue, and fix a clamp...? All the hard work has been taken care of in the CAD/CNC....

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Can you use a paint brush for glue, and fix a clamp...? All the hard work has been taken care of in the CAD/CNC....

That I can do. Buuuut I like to make from scratch so that is what I was picturing in my mind.

When you realise that it is glue clamp and finish it makes things like this a lot more attractive. Good work.

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Hi atlsley 

 

It's been a while since I completed construction of my Carfrae Little Big horn kit and I've enjoyed hours of music before biting the bullet and dismantling them to get them professionally painted not a cheap option but well worth it.  I got them back together last week.

 

I bought a pair of 5ft Anti Cables for the final cable run through to the main driver.  As a result I've had to drop the crossover on the plate amp even further down.  Given the right cables you'll only miss the subs when playing Organ music or Kodo drummers.

 

I'm looking at getting a pair of brass Carfrae badges made up for the base.  How many pairs do you think are out there now?

 

 

 

 

 

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Just beautiful, congrats, they look stunning and would sound incredible too.

 

Cheers,

Steve

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Steve, they look great well done on good finish...I love the white and dark brown.

 

Here's a bit more gluing up.

 

I'm really liking the look of this revised shape.....

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I like the new shape too, it looks even more 60's acid inspired than the original.  Maybe a nice lime green, orange or sunshine yellow paint job is required if your feeling brave!  I needed something that would fit in with the cream carpets and walls the house came with.

 

I picked a company specialising in custom car painting and building called Kruzin Kustoms to do the paintwork.  It took twice as much high build filler primer to smooth out the ripples in the MDF as they'd use on the bodywork of your average custom car.

 

The speaker mount needs some art deco inspired veneer work.  Could easily be laser cut these days.  The speaker mounts on the originals where made by a master craftsman but this no doubt contributed to a price few where willing to pay. 

 

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Always wondered how these sounded. Nearest I got were some Hedlund horns.

 

Do you make the big ones too?

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Always wondered how these sounded. Nearest I got were some Hedlund horns.

 

Do you make the big ones too?

My speciality is big horns...! While I haven't built the largest Carfrae, I'd consider looking into it. All fun stuff....

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