Thanks Jay, I have a few pics showing how I went about it below.
Thanks George. I haven't heard these yet so it is a bit of a gamble, the Wedgies I am currently running are going to be a hard act to follow, I really love them. But having built several of Danny's designs I have no doubt they will sound great, I know if they aren't finished when I put them into action, they will likely stay in that state, that pushes me to complete speakers before I listen, that is if I want a finished pair instead f staring at mdf
Hi Peter, cutting wedges crossed my mind but I think this was easier.
I was thinking about how I might go about veneering the waveguide when I remembered a video I saw when I was researching vinyl application, a guy was applying vinyl to a Vette, he was working on some tail light cavities and he used paper to make a pattern, here is what I did:
I used painters tape to create my pattern
Then I decided where I wanted my seam to be and sliced the tape from center to edge
When peeled it off and flattened it out I was left with this pattern
I cut my veneer (after softening) slightly larger than the pattern
I prepped the waveguide and veneer with heatlock, once it was dry I dry fit and decided which corner to locate the seam. I used my wife's curling iron in the corners followed up with the iron using the flat, tip and edge to get it from the front of the baffle and the rear. I finished with sandpaper around a dowell to sand the overlapped veneer as described earlier than the thread. I found it important to set the corners first, I sprayed the softener again once complete and sanded.
Sorry for the lack of pics during the actual application.