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  1. I understand the thinking that says, “what’s the harm, it might help, and now’s the time to do it.” One flaw in that theory is that once sealed in place, it cannot be easily removed. If the liner were to come loose, it could obstruct the path. The designer of the sub said it isn’t needed, which was good enough for me.
  2. IIRC, Lil’Mike said liner made no difference, and recommended leaving it out. None of mine has liner.
  3. I agree. Especially if Vitale is involved. My definition of Hell is being forced to listen to a game with Dick Vitale and Bill Walton yammering away.
  4. Dave @Dave1291 @Dave1290, I’ll be watching Spartans vs Buckeyes tomorrow at 1PM from Value Center Arena. I’ll be happy if the Spartans play with some enthusiasm and teamwork, which was lacking against Rutgers. BTW, am I correct to understand that you are @Dave1290 and @Dave1291? If so, which do you use now?
  5. Congratulations! Please post photos.
  6. I can’t speak for Mike, but I spread a thin layer of Loctite on the underside of the remaining side (top) panel around the perimeter and where it meets the inner baffle panels. Then I put a thick bead of Loctite in the corresponding locations of the assembled box. Carefully lowering it straight down into place forced the viscous Loctite to squeeze out, sealing the joints. The pre-drilled screw holes assured the alignment of the panel and the tight seal against the inner panels. The dado cuts of the four flat packs were easier and more reassuring, but the Loctite and patience resulted in a strong and leak-free scratch-built unit number five. If were using veneered panels, or if for any other reason using screws through the side panels were to be avoided, I would install at least two guide pins diagonally in two corners of the box to assure alignment. To accomplish that without piercing the veneer, I would insert wood screws into the corners of the box down the point where the threads are fully into the wood. I would then cut the heads off the screws and grind the stumps to a point. With assistance, I would place the side panel on the pointed pegs to mark the location for holes in the panel to receive the pegs. Again with assistance, I would use a drill press to drill holes to a depth of one half the thickness of the panel. The points would be ground off the pegs leaving a smooth peg slightly shorter than the depth of the corresponding hole in the panel. That’s a lot of work to avoid piercing veneer, but I would want the assurance of alignment provided by the guide pins. The glued panel would still need to be held in place by weights and/or clamps until the Loctite cured. If I wanted veneer, I would apply veneer AFTER assembling the boxes and hiding imperfections, screws, etc with Bondo. Fortunately, in my basement man-cave veneer was unnecessary. I prefer the rounded corner look using a router and the “hides a multitude of sins” coverage of textured Duratex. That said, I greatly admire the skill and persistence required to cover large boxes with beautiful hardwood veneers.
  7. Understood. Using weights, clamps and Loctite will be very strong. In my case, veneer was never an issue. Bondo and Duratex hide the numerous screws.
  8. You’re guessing right. Jackson Browne, Prince Charles and I are the same age. My wife gave me this book because I graduated from college in 1971. I too frequently needed a translator from British to American English.
  9. My Spartans officially stink. After beating Duke and being ranked as high as #4, they now lose regularly, including a 67 to 37 drubbing by Rutgers. Sure Covid-19 is a factor, but all teams are dealing with that. Izzo can not find a point guard to replace Cassius Winston. The Spartans will be lucky to make the NCAA tournament.
  10. You do want to get it right. To invest time and money to not get it right makes no sense. I think I understand your question about the angles. Are you concerned about the small gaps that result where the internal panels meet the top and bottom at slight angles? If so, don’t be. After the glue sets, before you put on the final side, caulk all the seams to fill in the tiny gaps and to guarantee the seal at the joints. I used Loctite PL to glue everything together. IMO, it is stronger than wood glue, such as Titebond. It’s also more viscous, which helps to seal the joints. That said, I used silicone caulk to seal the accessible joints after the Loctite PL had cured. Obviously, you can’t caulk the joints between the final side and the internal panels after the side is in place. The chewing gum texture of the Loctite PL gave me confidence in the strength and seal, more so than runny wood glue. I drilled the holes in the final side panel and screwed it to the enclosure and internal panels WITHOUT GLUE to hold the internal panels in the proper alignment until the Glue cured. Clamps held the the whole assembly tightly together until the glue cured. When I reached the moment of truth to attach the final side panel, I applied Loctite PL to all mating surfaces and placed the side straight down on the perimeter and internal panels. The side was then screwed and clamped until the glue cured. If there are any leaks, the design is compromised. Feel free to contact me by PM if you want to discuss this in further detail. Good luck.
  11. It’s not a minor question. The positioning of the internal panels is critical. Any significant deviation from Lil’Mike’s design will create something other than what was designEd and modeled. Fortunately, the first four I built were flat packs from DIY Sound Group. The prec-cut panels and dado cuts guaranteed proper panel placement. Unfortunately, the flat packs are no longer available, apparently over concern that Lil’Mikes design could infringe a patent. Whether or not the design infringes a patent does not prevent DIY construction for personal use, but you must follow accurate plans exactly if you want the designed and modeled results. The fifth one I built from scratch following the plan exactly. The plans I used are attached as a pdf. As I recall, the plan did not refer to angles, but identified points using dimensions. The specific length of each internal panel is indicated. The end of an internal panel is located X inches from the side and Y inches from the top of a side panel. The other end of the panel is also located by its distance from the side and top of a side panel. If carefully followed as to all internal panels, the angles will take care of themselves. Exodus Anarchy 25hz TH.pdf
  12. DizRotus

    Jokes?

    Is she a member of Parliament?
  13. DizRotus

    Jokes?

    I get it, I think. The trick is that clicking on the video button does not play a video, which means I am the tricked monkey. There are two problems with this joke. Neither I nor the gorilla in the photo is a monkey. Monkeys have tails; humans and other apes, such as gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans, do not. Just ask Elden @dtel.
  14. Congratulations! Well, since you own them, what is the answer to you question? IMO, if the question is “easily removable,” the answer is no. If the question is removable, the answer is yes, but time consuming and possibly not worth the effort. What have you decided?
  15. Even at 72 I prefer dressing warmly for cold snowy weather to being forced indoors to air conditioned “comfort” to avoid hot humid weather that would be intolerable even if totally nude in my back yard, which the neighbors petitioned against. Luckily, they dropped their complaint, citing a lack of evidence, at least any that would stand up in court. Garments can be added as needed for the cold, but subtraction for the heat can only go so far.
  16. Although not featured in the photos above, I especially like the Hudson steel body. The style is elegant and it’s not another fiberglass Ford replica. Also, as an older Detroiter, Hudson has a strong connection to the city. When you get her done, drive up to the Motor City. I ‘d like a ride. We can visit the Hudson museum in Ypsilanti, MI, but first we would pick up some friends at the bus stop.
  17. Welcome. Your room will be fine. I’ve used La Scalas in smaller spaces and in much larger spaces with excellent results.
  18. Where are the hollys? Are they hiding behind the Holleys?
  19. Yes. Each bump brings the thread back to the top to be seen by potential buyers.
  20. I agree. The restoration excuses the writing. Something about the continuous paragraph that wears you out before you start reading. Paragraph breaks give your brain an opportunity to rest. I guess that is why I have difficulty with Mellville and Moby Dick.
  21. Thank you OP for editing your initial post to no longer suggest that Chuck, @Tarheel, perform an unnatural act. Sticking to your price is your right; insulting your potential buyers is not. They look spectacular. GLWS
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