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If the panels are warped they will straighten out as you continue building.

 

Just make sure you use plenty of glue on the joints, it swells and seals as it dries.

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9 hours ago, jason str said:

If the panels are warped they will straighten out as you continue building.

 

Just make sure you use plenty of glue on the joints, it swells and seals as it dries.

I’m not afraid of the glue, that’s for sure. It covers a multitude of sins. Even so, I’m going to try to straighten it before I glue the next panel in place. I think it will be easier in the long run. It’s been clamped for over 24 hours. I’ll check it tomorrow  to see if I’ve made a difference & go from there. 

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The wood will not unwarp by itself, its nothing to worry about. As you install panels and braces things will straighten out and go together fine.

 

Better too much glue than not enough, nobody will see inside the horn and it scrapes right off the outside after a bit of drying.

 

 

 

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I’ve managed to “convince” panel #7 to join panel 8. I’ve even moved along to panel #9, and the braces for it. Next up, the outer panels, and yay, even more braces. No stress there, except for keeping things straight & square. 

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13 hours ago, M_Klipsch said:

I’ve managed to “convince” panel #7 to join panel 8. I’ve even moved along to panel #9, and the braces for it. Next up, the outer panels, and yay, even more braces. No stress there, except for keeping things straight & square. 

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This is awesome and it'll sound fantastic, too.

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Thanks to all, for the positive feedback. Panel Nine is in, and seems straight & square. I’m feeling good about it so far. The completed size is becoming apparent, it’s going to make a large table, for sure. It still may wind up on its edge, against a wall. Either way it’s a few days down the road, before that becomes an issue. 

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20 minutes ago, M_Klipsch said:

Thanks to all, for the positive feedback. Panel Nine is in, and seems straight & square. I’m feeling good about it so far. The completed size is becoming apparent, it’s going to make a large table, for sure. It still may wind up on its edge, against a wall. Either way it’s a few days down the road, before that becomes an issue. 

 

looks really good -

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Panels #10, #11 & #12 are in place, along with the damn braces. It has been a real p.i.t.a. getting the last panel and braces in place & aligned. There is only one more side panel to go. I’ll be glad to get it set, but I am dreading the final bracing. Cabinet Makers have my respect, it ain’t an easy gig. 

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11 hours ago, M_Klipsch said:

It has been a real p.i.t.a.

It'll be worth it in the end.  Keep on a truckin.

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14 hours ago, jason str said:

Almost done, the first is always the most difficult.

 

Looks really good.

Thank ya.  I should have it assembled by the end of the weekend. It’s the second BFM sub design I’ve built. I’ve enjoyed building both, except for the damn braces. 

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All the side panels are installed. I just need to set the braces (just test fit in the pics). It is looking mostly square, and so far I’ve managed to drive only one brad through an outer side panel, a little putty will hide that sin. I’m hoping it will not only sound good but look good as well. Especially if it winds up being used as a table. If it winds up in location B, it will still be obvious and will need to be presentable. I should/could have a working unit by the end of the weekend. 

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The die is cast, fingers crossed, knocked on wood & incantation performed. The top is in place, clamped, glued & screwed. All the panels aligned with the pilot holes save one which was just a tiny bit off. Now the waiting... 

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This is how I spent most of my “social distancing” today. I decided to “finish” the TT before installing the driver, as much as I wanted to test it out. It just made more sense, it’s already heavy enough.  Plus I won’t have to seal it and protect the driver from dust & debris, or heaven forbid, install it twice. Just sanded it a bit and filled screw holes today. Still quite a ways to go. If anyone cares to chime in on finish choices, feel free. 

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