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18 minutes ago, MicroMara said:

@AndreG.   André ! Seems to be a very very very longterm project 😉

Yes, but finally it´s coming together. One cabinet is done, the other I mentioned above. After that I only have to wait for my tweeters.

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11 hours ago, AndreG. said:

I´m also busy with getting the grilles done, finally. To be honest, I´m a bit intimidated - will they turn out straight in the end...

 

 

grilles are not easy to do with this very rigid  polyester  type fabric ,  you wanna do it right , staple the fabric to the maconite board , and cauterise the loose ends with a lighter

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First one turned out ok, IMO. 

9 hours ago, RandyH said:

grilles are not easy to do with this very rigid  polyester  type fabric ,  you wanna do it right , staple the fabric to the maconite board , and cauterise the loose ends with a lighter

 

No Randy, no staples, didn´t want them to be seen later. And i didn´t want to buy a stapler just for this. Just glue and clamping, starting with the large areas. The edges I "pre-folded" with clamps and a heat-gun, that made gluing around the edges easier for me afterwards.

 

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9 hours ago, AndreG. said:

First one turned out ok, IMO. 

 

No Randy, no staples, didn´t want them to be seen later. And i didn´t want to buy a stapler just for this. Just glue and clamping, starting with the large areas. The edges I "pre-folded" with clamps and a heat-gun, that made gluing around the edges easier for me afterwards.

 

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looks great , you're a true Artist  , Andre

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Went veneer shopping this week and this is it, 2 x 2 meters of american walnut. It´s a bit thinner then the stuff used on the cabinets, so I´ll use two layers and sand down to a matching thickness.

 

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The wood looks more reddish than i really is, will have to get a little "creative" to match the colors as best as possible.

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On 4/13/2022 at 1:08 AM, AndreG. said:

First one turned out ok, IMO. 

 

No Randy, no staples, didn´t want them to be seen later. And i didn´t want to buy a stapler just for this. Just glue and clamping, starting with the large areas. The edges I "pre-folded" with clamps and a heat-gun, that made gluing around the edges easier for me afterwards.

 

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Great idea on pre-fold and heat gun!
I've got new grill frames and fabric (from Crites) cut and ready to go.  The fabric is quite rigid so was wondering what to do.  Thanks!

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Wendell Fabrics is the manufacturer of the old grilles klipsch  fabric  - they also sell directly -

 

http://www.wendellfabrics.com/

 

Mailing Address                             

P.O. Box 128                                   

Blacksburg, SC  29702                  

 

Phone: 864.839.6341       

email: jlewson@wendellfabrics.com

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48 minutes ago, RandyH said:

Wendell Fabrics is the manufacturer of the old grilles klipsch  fabric  - they also sell directly -

 

http://www.wendellfabrics.com/

 

Mailing Address                             

P.O. Box 128                                   

Blacksburg, SC  29702                  

 

Phone: 864.839.6341       

email: jlewson@wendellfabrics.com

 

Now I´m done! 😄 

 

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Replacement of the piece of veneer in progress. But "adjusting" the color will be a challenge... It will never match, i know, but i hope to come close, at least. 

This veneer matches the kinds of American Walnut on recent Heritage more than it does the 40+ years old one...

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So far, so good. I´m still looking for ways to match the color of the new wood to the old. There are some more details that I hope to fix, as you can see in the lower picture.

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