What to do for top endcap of sonosub?

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  1. Seungsoo Hwang

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    I have cut out my MDF circles for the sonosub I am building, and I wanted to make a .75" top that is not in the tube, and overhangs a bit to finish off the top.
    Info on sub, 18" Diameter, 2 internal endcaps, top/bottom, and is ported out the top via 2 3" ports. I did a texture paint endcap on my previous sub, and it came out ok, but didn't look all that great. Being so tall I rarely see the top of it anyways so it didnt matter then. This sub is much smaller than the last, so it will have to look nicer. I wanted something similar to what TerryC did on his shiva: http://terryctheater.tripod.com/shiv...bum/page2.html
    Questions:
    Can you get "iron-on veneer tape" at home depot?
    How easily does it apply and finish?
    I suppose the easiest method would be to just use a piece of hardwood, but how much would a piece around 20"D cost?
    Im thinking of just getting some plywood to save money and veneering the edge, and top if neccessary.
    thanks
     
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    Hi!
    check out my links below. I used pine board for the caps, and some wipe on stain with a aerosol strain lacquer.
    I would consider:
    2 12" pine boards, about $15 each at home depot
    glue them end to end to make them large enough.
    one can of stain (about $3-5)
    one can of lacquer (about $ 5)
    Put on muliple coat of lacquer to get a nice high gloss shine.
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    Yes, home depot carries 7/8" veneer tape. (it is oversized to fit 3/4" wood)
    It is hot glue adhesive backed, and applies with a hot dry iron. Very easy! I did it perfect the first time I ever worked with it.
     
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    The 30" tube I used actually had a inner diameter of 30 7/8 ". The outer diameter was about 31.5. I made the cap 32" 1/4. Yes you have to be careful to make sure your doors are large enough to pass the item through. My door is 33" (thank god!) [​IMG]
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    Actually, I just remembered I glued my caps on in my HT room as I didnt want to mess with it in the area where I had done all the wood cutting (I had not bothered to sweep and clean up yet). I have not done the measurements...I sure hope I can move my new tube out if I ever decide I need to.
    Thinking further, it was a tight fit to get the tube through the door without the caps, :/ ???
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