Danny, if this is too far astray from your circle, perhaps you can move it to appropriate place. Since you've got some full range drivers on the horizon, I thought this might be interesting to some.
Some time ago I bought 2 pairs of Mark Audio CHR-70s from a poster here. This was around the time Danny was helping me with Desktop speaker and I was kinda taken with full rangers at the time. They sat and sat...and sat. The idea's been cooking in the back of my mind for some time. Some of you know I sorta like contemporary looking stuff and the metal drivers just begged for this look...well, in my mind at least.
I took this design,
but wanted to give it a different look, so ordered some panels from a supplier for fronts and backs
and changed the port to side slots, (probably violating some cardinal rule of speaker design)
With prefinished material, the mating of parts is a little different. I machined a "furniture joint" to conceal the joint between box and front/rear.
I prefer to cut driver rabbets and thru-holes with templates, here's a sequence of shots on how that's done. I make the template with Jasper Jig
Assembly is a little different too. Can't have glue oozing all over, so a small bead of PL Premium and just enough glue in biscuit slots to get the job done
More later as I progress.