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In the process of swapping out the woofer in a La Scala bass bin, I encountered the typical stuck-to-the-gasket, flush mounted access panel. So, after removing ALL the panel screws, I went and got one oversize screw and ran that into the panel about 5/8" deep. Then I used a small prybar to pull the panel up. It is not my original idea, many machinery parts have a threaded hole for the purpose of attaching a puller. 

 

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On 9/1/2019 at 5:33 AM, glens said:

Would've been the first thing I tried, too!

 

It was the second thing I did. 🙂  First was to slip a putty knife into the gap and give it a nudge, a method that sometimes breaks it loose.

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I had the pleasure of visiting some beautiful people in their cool looking house. Here is a picture of their piano.

 

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Enjoying a show from front row center places me at about the same distance as when I listen to my home speakers. I can't claim a qualified A-B comparison, but it does sound really good when listening to my Klipsch speakers afterward.

 

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Have not done anything different with my stereo recently. Sometimes I like to go out to places where I just hear a soft breeze through the leaves, or some birds chirping.

 

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I lived out in the Rockies for some years after growing up in WI.  The scenery is majestic and terrain obviously more or less greater in 3D qualities out there..  I ended up back (slightly different part of midwest) where it doesn't matter what the horizon looks like because it can't be seen for the Hardwood Trees.  The eastern mountains are better for their non-high-altitude-desert qualities but there's too many other folks everywhere.  The story is that used to be when white man got here a squirrel could start out on the east coast and make it to the Mississippi without ever touching the ground if it so wanted.    I've seen in writing that Indiana was 85% forested back then, but the white man handily reversed that figure by the early 1900s.  No stereos or such but it must've been great to have seen and lived in its "original" state.

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On 9/13/2019 at 3:56 PM, glens said:

I lived out in the Rockies for some years...

 

Great scenery out there. Visited many areas, and I once hiked all the way across Rocky Mountain National Park.

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I make my corners by screwing a piece of angle iron to the edge of two door slabs. Then attached the slabs on a base or a cross brace to form a rigid triangle. Easier than building a stick frame and covering that with plywood.

 

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The door knob holes are in the right spot for feeding the wires through.

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Of course solid-core doors perform that function rather better than hollow-cores.

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2 hours ago, Khornukopia said:

I make my corners by screwing a piece of angle iron to the edge of two door slabs. Then attached the slabs on a base or a cross brace to form a rigid triangle. Easier than building a stick frame and covering that with plywood.

 

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The door knob holes are in the right spot for feeding the wires through.

Great idea and very clever.  Good on ya!

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Although it was over 30 years ago, my father picked up five solid core doors with no holes in them for $5 each. Beautiful red oak. I used one for a desktop. Massive, extremely heavy. It took two people to move it. I'm sure those give you solid corners for your khorns.

 

Bruce

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20 hours ago, capo72 said:

I would love to have mahogany doors!

 

Ribbon stripe mahogany has a 3-D appearance that looks good on doors.

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On 9/17/2019 at 3:13 PM, glens said:

Of course solid-core doors perform that function rather better than hollow-cores.

 

Yes, and for this application, I prefer the 45mm thick solid core commercial door slabs, rather than the 35mm solid core residential (interior) doors.

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18 hours ago, jimjimbo said:

Great idea and very clever.  Good on ya!

 

Thanks. I wish I had thought of using door slabs before making my first corner "adjustment", but it was a good experience to learn how to stack and mortar some blocks to make a level, plumb and square corner.

 

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14 hours ago, Marvel said:

Although it was over 30 years ago, my father picked up five solid core doors with no holes in them for $5 each. Beautiful red oak. I used one for a desktop. Massive, extremely heavy. It took two people to move it. I'm sure those give you solid corners for your khorns.

 

Bruce

 

The door slabs do a good job and they are fairly easy to re-position.

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I use solid door slabs that I picked up at Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  Several forum folks have seen and heard them, although I don't think they really knew what they were until I told the secret.....

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12 minutes ago, jimjimbo said:

I use solid door slabs that I picked up at Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  Several forum folks have seen and heard them, although I don't think they really knew what they were until I told the secret.....

Khornukopia took the solid core doors to another level adding the angled iron. If drywall corners sound better than solid doors I would be surprised, they sound that good, your set up sounds great. I wonder how the Jubes will sound against the doors? 😁😁😁

 

Mark

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