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Walnut tweeter lenses

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1 hour ago, jimjimbo said:

I didn't know you lived close to Richieb ....

 

8 minutes ago, Dave A said:

So that's his name?

 

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19 minutes ago, Dave A said:

PM sent.

 

 

Thank you for the information, Dave.  I dig that walnut look better than oak and definitely agree on the wood properties difference between them.  Ok, I do have a preference for walnut.  haha

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Tennessee walnut is fine with me. I can live with hickory, mock orange, locust, black gum, sassafras, dogwood, or hackberry. When are you shipping?

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Walnut's okay, I guess.  Around here in Indiana it's about like a weed tree.  Doesn't burn quite as well as some of the other hardwoods also plentifully available, but will still heat the house in a pinch.

 

I like those horns, by the way.  How'd you know they were inside that hunk of wood?

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Hickory, Black Locust or Oak for firewood. Walnut is crummy to burn. Cut some Black Locust today for the "major" winter storm heading east.

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Sugar maple is the best all-around.  Easy to split (when forest-grown anyway), great heat/longevity, and next-to-no ash.

 

I always liked to have the wood split and stacked for at least six months prior to use for an indoor stove.  Green anything is okay (if not better) in an outdoor boiler, I guess.

 

When I was leaving work this morning https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/Loop/NatLoop.gif didn't reveal anything "all that" yet, and even now doesn't show much cause for concern.

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  Well a very nice item was in the mailbox when I came home. The two unstained walnut K-77 horn lens. Slopped a coat of Howard Feed-N-Wax on one. 

  Big, big shout out to Dave! Now I need to slop the other and install. 

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WOW outstanding work Dave I really like these. How cool would it be to have a set of wood tweets and mids.

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9 hours ago, Panelhead said:

  Well a very nice item was in the mailbox when I came home. The two unstained walnut K-77 horn lens. Slopped a coat of Howard Feed-N-Wax on one. 

  Big, big shout out to Dave! Now I need to slop the other and install. 

 

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Damn, those are Purty!!

 

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Mid-range horns next? Maybe tractrix horns with mumps? 😁

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Damn, those are Purty!!
 

Great job on the wax. Is this what you used?
I need to do my H1’s that are walnut and are getting dull looking
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10 hours ago, carlthess40 said:


Great job on the wax. Is this what you used?
I need to do my H1’s that are walnut and are getting dull looking
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Yes sir. Good stuff.

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21 hours ago, carlthess40 said:


Great job on the wax. Is this what you used?
I need to do my H1’s that are walnut and are getting dull looking
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  BTW, post some before and after in a new thread. 

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On 1/30/2019 at 10:09 AM, dtr20 said:

Mid-range horns next? Maybe tractrix horns with mumps? 😁

I am seriously considering the idea of mid range. No Mumps and not sure about final shape. Thinking of using 1" Baltic Birch from the drops I will have from my current SMWM project. Stack them and glue them and cut them.

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My walnut lens showed up this week and they look great.  I put some Watco dark walnut Danish oil on them and they match up pretty well with the speakers.  I decided to set them on top of my Cornwalls and see what the effect would be of time aligning them.  It was a huge difference putting everything into better focus.  The walnut lens looks so good that I think it will look fine sitting on top of my speaker.  I need though to come up with a better mounting solution as right now they are sitting on a couple of business card boxes.1203796382_WalnutLens1.jpg.628cace6aa6b70ef93b4343fabed88f3.jpg166176621_WalnutLens2.jpg.0d958c285e484c1929e84a941fa2ea03.jpg

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I'm waiting for some small pieces of walnut stock to come in one or two days from now, after which I will trim to a size and shape similar to what I did for Dave's alum lenses and leave on display on top of the 'Scalas.

 

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Walnut will change color over time. This is what makes it so hard to do veneer repairs since you have to stain or color the new Walnut to look like the old. I have read various things about doing this including using a UV lamp to get that kind of reddish tint color you see sometimes.

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