New born A/V-3 Cardinal Red Oak Veneer

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  1. al lout

    al lout Stunt Coordinator

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    Here are my 2 new born A/V-3 speakers. They are in red oak veneer. The finishes are cardinal red dye (4 coats) and 3 coats of Urethane (purchased in Rockler store). I'm extremely satisfy with the finish. And this is my first time doing veneer (getting kinda hesitant).

    Kit from GR-Research
    1 pair of A/V-3 (shielded) ~ $425 (shipped)
    1 sheet of MDF = $28 (8 cuts at local lumber store)
    Screws = $4
    sand paper = left over from the tempest sub project
    glue = left over from last project
    cardinal red dye = $9
    Denatured Alcohol for dye = $9
    Urethane = $15 for 1 quart
    Red-Oak Veneer = $35 (pick up at local shop)
    1 galon of glue for veneer = $19

    total = ($520 - $540)

    These speakers produce a very nice easy going sound, capable of crank up loud without hurting your ears, easy to power, bass is tight and clean (eventhough I have the Tempest to help but I think these can hold up quite well in music). Extremely happy with the outcome. It's getting better and better everyday. Here are some pics:

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    They all for your help. All comments and questions are welcome.

    Al,
     
  2. BonnerK

    BonnerK Auditioning

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    I have never worked with veneer before. How did you trim the edges?

    They look beautiful!
     
  3. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    You can buy a trim bit for veneer for a router, and then it's just elbow grease and sandpaper.
     
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    Ahh, I see. So, you're telling me I need a router? Honey!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. al lout

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    I trimmed the edges using the trim bit for veneer as Patrick mentioned. I believe that you can trim the edges using a sharp razer utility knife.

    Al,
     

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