The Heresys were built to exact size, they just look bigger due to the trim pieces. The baffles are new and I bought them from Bob.
I traded for the Cornwalls. I tried staining them and it looked terrible. I should have chemically worked to remove more of the original stain. The damage to the top I could not help in any way.
i sanded them again and sprayed them black. I hated the look. Looked like someone painted them black to hide defects.
yesterday i sanded the paint off and the glue from the velcro on the front baffle.
i have no experience with veneer and it scares me. Its a lot to spend and ruin. Soooo, looks like Im going to buy 1/4” or 1/2” birch ply and overlay the sides and top. These have the rounded trim pieces brad nailed to the front. I may use the same trim i used on the Heresy cabs I built.
The damage on top is or was a hole. There is an exit hole on the back plate. I think someone shot them, lol. Its clearly an entry and exit hole.
I have no veneering experience but have overlaid several older speakers.
i will spray the front baffle black. The grills are mint but Im not putting them on right away.
i have nickel binding posts with the metal plate and have upgraded the caps.