Nxtreme speaker build videos

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speshal

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Re: Nxtreme speaker build videos
« Reply #20 on: 2 May 2021, 01:51 am »
I used about 8 oz. on mine.

Thanks.

Captainhemo

Re: Nxtreme speaker build videos
« Reply #21 on: 2 May 2021, 09:02 pm »
Hey Jason

  I'd guess 8 oz is going to be plenty but never hurts to have  some extra  on hand... you  don't  want the glue gushing out all over the place.  When you glue  the  braces in the dado's, a bead right down the center of the dado is all you  need, same with dado's on rear of  baffle. In the 10 degree rabbet on rear of baffle, you want a nice even covering, run a decent bead down the inner corner then use a small brush to even it out.

I'd have never have painted these first  but that is just me...  joints,  glue lines  etc all need to be dealt with before painting in my opinion.

With regards to  the video,   we dry fit those on the bench and there was no gaps so you've got some thing  "kicked " or too much clamping  force.   The wings need to be pulled forward into the  rabbet slightly,  you  will not  accomplish this  using clamps from the  rear of brace to   front  of baffle, it will only pull the  brace forward... you  need to cut a scrap  chunk of wood or something  to  reach across the back of the wings, then you can gently pull from the  scrap  wood to the  front baffle through a woofer hole, multiple woofer holes is better.

We also like to use small  6"  quick clamps  from inner  woofer cutouts to front edge of wings to squeeze them against  the baffle rabbet, but not too tight as it can press the wings out,

jay

speshal

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Re: Nxtreme speaker build videos
« Reply #22 on: 5 May 2021, 04:36 pm »
Hey Jason

  I'd guess 8 oz is going to be plenty but never hurts to have  some extra  on hand... you  don't  want the glue gushing out all over the place.  When you glue  the  braces in the dado's, a bead right down the center of the dado is all you  need, same with dado's on rear of  baffle. In the 10 degree rabbet on rear of baffle, you want a nice even covering, run a decent bead down the inner corner then use a small brush to even it out.

I'd have never have painted these first  but that is just me...  joints,  glue lines  etc all need to be dealt with before painting in my opinion.

With regards to  the video,   we dry fit those on the bench and there was no gaps so you've got some thing  "kicked " or too much clamping  force.   The wings need to be pulled forward into the  rabbet slightly,  you  will not  accomplish this  using clamps from the  rear of brace to   front  of baffle, it will only pull the  brace forward... you  need to cut a scrap  chunk of wood or something  to  reach across the back of the wings, then you can gently pull from the  scrap  wood to the  front baffle through a woofer hole, multiple woofer holes is better.

We also like to use small  6"  quick clamps  from inner  woofer cutouts to front edge of wings to squeeze them against  the baffle rabbet, but not too tight as it can press the wings out,

jay

Thanks for the tips.  I did a test glue on the shipping damage panels just to get a feel for amount and drying time.  Then, I did my first actual glue last night of the left speaker.

I think everything went well with minor challenges from the clamps and glue brush shedding.  I'll have videos soon.

I know you guys do the dry fit, but I was referring to the fact that the replacement panels were sent separately from the original braces, so everything still dry fitting with the legacy braces was impressive.

In hindsight, I might have chosen to paint after... especially if I wanted a car quality paint finish, but I gained a few advantages painting first.

1.  Putting multiple coats on small pieces and examining quality was much easier than with a 7 foot tall cabinet and limited access to the braces... top and bottom.

2.  I had to assemble these in my room because they are so large and riskier to carry upstairs (especially me solo).  Thus, I really couldn't paint something that big in a small room after construction.

3.  Choosing Duratex was more conducive to painting before construction because there's no way to get that roller and pattern to the edges of things like the braces once it's assembled.  I would have had to use something other than Duratex on the braces, but since they are visible from the rear  I tried to keep everything consistent.

Definitely a pro woodworker and painter would breeze through this much easier and have more clamps/tools/space.  However, I'm proving that even a total noob can do it. 

Thanks again for the help.

Speaker Challenged

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Re: Nxtreme speaker build videos
« Reply #23 on: 5 May 2021, 11:13 pm »
Great work Speshal. Welcome to the newb brigade. Sanding, sanding and more sanding help with that car finish.  :lol:

Keep up the great work.
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speshal

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Re: Nxtreme speaker build videos
« Reply #24 on: 7 May 2021, 02:11 pm »
I have two update videos since I last posted.

One was just some practice I did on panels that had shipping damage, but the latest video shows me glueing and assembling everything.

Overall, it came out pretty good, and I'm happy with the results.  Thanks for all the tips which definitely paid off.

I did learn a few things (mainly with tools) that may help others novices like myself.

Of course, if there's any other feedback, I welcome the advice before doing the second speaker.  Thanks again for the help!

https://youtu.be/djx4HpG6fQ0