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  1. Chris Keen

    Stereo/HT mains on a budget

    Better off to get another 4x8 or a 4x4 sheet if you need the extra material. If you plan on using the contact cement method, you need to get the paper backed veneer. If you plan on using glue, the paper backing isn't necessary. I haven't tried the glue / iron method yet, but I might give it a...
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    Stereo/HT mains on a budget

    www.tapeease.com 10 mil paper backed are a good choice if you are going to bond via contact cement. What you linked to on ebay actually looks nice. Veneers are something that can be inexpensive to VERY expensive, depending on size and species, etc. Do a search here, there are links...
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    Stereo/HT mains on a budget

    How about doing the stained top and bottom that you mentioned, and then go to your local upholstery place, and pick up some decent looking vinyl to cover the main portion of the speaker with. There should be some pretty decent vinyl that comes close to the look of leather that shouldn't cost you...
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    Stereo/HT mains on a budget

    Mattak, Just FYI, some of those craftsman routers are made by the same company as the Ryobi stuff. Craftsman really just rebadges other company's products as their own. For instance, if you look at their combo 2.25HP plunge fixed base router for about $199, you'll notice that it is really a...
  5. Chris Keen

    someone suggested infinite baffle - need details

    Yes and no. If you have texturing on the drywall, it can be a bit tricky to blend that in and not show the problems.
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    someone suggested infinite baffle - need details

    Sam, how many drivers are you looking at using, and what size? Is it possible that the hole for the manifold you cut can be disguised as a Central A/C register or vent? I'm looking into this currently myself. Even if I make a speaker grill to cover the opening for the manifold, I want to...
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    Stereo/HT mains on a budget

    I'm with Mitch. I didn't see it either. I did build a similar setup using the 6.5" driver's and soft dome tweeter (the shielded versions) in an MTM setup for my parents. I thought they turned out VERY good, especially for such a small amount of investment. I think you'll be happy with the bass...
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    How much does it cost to build a 36" Flexy Rack? I know! *pics* (tips & some notes)

    Michael, don't tell me you're at Offutt AFB? You know what they say about what happens once your at Offutt. I was fortunate enough not to get stuck there. Right now, if I were you, I'd just do everything you can to save and plan for your future. BTW, thanks for your service to our country...
  9. Chris Keen

    Tumult vs Titanic?

    Now THAT's an outfeed table. Nice pics Brian, thanks for sharing. :)
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    How much does it cost to build a 36" Flexy Rack? I know! *pics* (tips & some notes)

    Michael, I know you have a compressor, I just don't what size. I would have recommended purchasing a cheap but good HVLP gun from Harbor Freight, and shooting the paint using the gun. First off, I could have told you that there was NO WAY IN HECK you were going to get a good finish close to...
  11. Chris Keen

    What happened to the DIY projection screen threads?

    Perhaps if you have a router and a 1/4" roundover bit with a rolling bearing guide? This should ease the edges, and make quick work of it.
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    Dayton silk dome tweeters

    Dave, Just to throw another option at you, using pretty much the same drivers as the D3's above, I built a set of these for my parents this last year. I was very pleased with the way they turned out, and my parents were tickled pink. Just to be fair, I built them using the shielded...
  13. Chris Keen

    DiY Flexy TV Stand

    Well, you want to use an oil based primer for oil paints, and a latex primer for latex paints. Latex paints are fairly soft by nature. I would suggest an Alkyd Enamel paint (oil based). This will leave a very tough and durable finish that dries hard.
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    Sonotube wax ????

    Well, I'm glad you got it worked out - shortbus. :D :D :D Don't feel bad, for a while I couldn't figure out why my DTS encoded discs sounded like poopie compared to DD, but I figured out that it was the way I had my DVD player set up, and I was sending the wrong type of signal for DTS...
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    Sonotube wax ????

    Easy. You think of the slip cover as a sock. Now you can slide a sock over your fist and onto your arm. But imagine if you cut the "toe" end of the sock out. You've got an arm sleeve. Now, cut that arm sleeve from the wrist to the elbow. You unfold the sleeve and you have a sheet. Now let's...
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