Flush mounting Focals

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  1. Ron D Core

    Ron D Core Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know of a good way to flush mount the Focal drivers with the semi square/circular mount? Making the shape wouldn't be too much of a problem, but the driver needs to sit in a circular whole, and the flanges have to sort overlap too much. Is my only option to make a .125 or .25" cover to go over the baffle to bring it up flush with the driver?
     
  2. ThomasW

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    You must handmake a custom template, then use a template adapter to cut the recess for the mounting flange. The driver hole can be cut with any circle cutting attachment
     
  3. Hank Frankenberg

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    Thomas is correct. Make a template by hand, and if you make a mistake, start over -its not as serious as messing up a driver opening trying to route it freehand. I use two pieces of 1/4" Masonite glued together for template material.
     
  4. Ron D Core

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    So when you say template, your talking about a guide for the bit bearing to run along? I've little experience with this stuff. I've been cutting all my holes with a jigsaw for the past 5 years.
     
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