I'm new to posting on this forum. But, I have been reading the adventures of DYI speaker building here for some time. I am in possession of a beautifully produced and shipped NX Studio flat-pac from Jay. (He is the winner of this year's customer service award, for sure. Pleasure to do business with him!) In my younger years I did both woodworking and DYI stereo electronics assembly. But, wood veneering and finishing to the levels I see posted here are going to be a challenge.
Thanks to Peter's EXCELLENT video tutorials, I have decided to follow his path regarding cabinet assembly and veneering. The puzzle for me (and others) is that front baffle.
In a perfect world I would love to have the entire cabinet veneered, however, the complex geometry of veneering the tweeter waveguide is realistically a non-starter for me. So, Option 2 would be to paint the waveguide and veneer the rest of the baffle.
I think I would paint the waveguide first and then assemble the cabinet, followed by veneering all surfaces. The biggest issue, I see, with this approach would be cutting out the veneer around the circumference (top) of the waveguide. It would have to be done by hand - a very steady hand.
Any thoughts, comments, recommendations on my approach would be appreciated.
One finally note I'll throw in here, is a big well done to Danny Richie for his clear, concise, well-mannered videos without which I wouldn't be heading down this path at this point in my life. Thank you!