This should look pretty sweet,

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,704
    Not to poo poo on this but my thoughts think of ring and weight. Will they create some sort of ring or will the extra weight compromise the integrity of the cabinet?

    On the finish. I've seen our painters at work use a special tool on metal doors and frames to make them look like wood, grain and all. Very hard to tell its metal after their done.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,089
    Added directly to the top and bottom MDF plates will add more mass and rigidity.... and better looks... Win Win
  • @Toolfan66 come down after break I finished one.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,900
    OMG SO SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,089
    Throw some more G-code at it. Bling it out.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,274
    No finish yet but an idea of what it will look like, and to ease Jesse's mind the red is out the door.. :-)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,958
    Whew!!! :D

    That is going to look absolutely fantastic.
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  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,602
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    No finish yet but an idea of what it will look like, and to ease Jesse's mind the red is out the door.. :-)
    F1nut wrote: »
    Whew!!! :D

    That is going to look absolutely fantastic.

    Serious question: What's wrong with Ferrari or fire engine red?
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
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    Spectacular Larry...as usual.

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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 677
    Or Guards Red.

    Larry that's great work
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,274
    edited March 2017
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    No finish yet but an idea of what it will look like, and to ease Jesse's mind the red is out the door.. :-)
    F1nut wrote: »
    Whew!!! :D

    That is going to look absolutely fantastic.

    Serious question: What's wrong with Ferrari or fire engine red?

    Nothing IMO, I think it would look good, but I think I will go for the brushed aluminum look with a clear coat for now..
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
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    Spectacular Larry...as usual.

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    Thanks!!

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,900
    @Toolfan66

    You gonna etch or inscribe anything into it?
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,499
    I'm in for a set...
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,274
    @Toolfan66

    You gonna etch or inscribe anything into it?

    No, but on the tweeter bezels I do..
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,599
    A new standard for "tricked out speakers!"

    Amazing, Larry.
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,040
    edited March 2017
    Me thinks these will look fantastic.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,900
    Larry, is there any part of the SDA's you dont intend to redesign better lol...

    Why not just redo EVERTHING top to bottom on a set INCLUDING the enclosures... you've "almost" done it all hehehehe
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,887
    Larry...Forgive me if I missed it but are these for sale eventually?
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 677
    If you are making end caps, might I suggest that you mod the bases to accommodate some sort of spike system that allows for leveling without having to be under the speaker to do it? Put me down for a set of caps and side panels please.

    I saw this leveling approach at the bottom of "RED" Focal speakers.

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,274
    edited March 2017
    I doubt these will be for sale down the road, the material is pricey, add labor, and the cost to ship them, it will get quite expensive...


    Have to give Brian a big thanks for wanting to machine these for me, he has learned a lot working at the shop, and is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet...
  • No problemo, it's my pleasure. You've spiked my interest, I may end up doing this to my 2Bs some time in the near future.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,499
    I know you have a full plate right now Larry, but Ny updates on these?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,958
    Geesh John, his plate is beyond full.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,499
    F1nut wrote: »
    Geesh John, his plate is beyond full.

    I know... just thought a distraction may do some good.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • crashb4crashb4 Posts: 197
    Wow!! how much does each cap weigh? That looks freekin' sweet.
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,089
    edited April 2017
    29 lbs ea.? How does the strip on the side mount?
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,274
    Been meaning to post these!!!
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