Finished the base section of the speaker and added the M8 screw inserts. At 25mm these were not easy to screw into the tough HDF.
This was my worst joint which needed to be sanded smooth. I'm not sure what happened to cause the shift could be a lot of factors maybe more than one coming together.
19 minutes later with 60 grit sand paper it is all worked out.
Ready for the next stage: Mount port tube, sand and fill gaps, and pre-paint
I dropped the speakers off at the CNC shop for hole cutting and fabrication of a mount for the port tube. I know slight cheating but I'm not into buying 220v tools!
I'm looking forward to post production and getting them into paint. This is one area where being in India will pay huge dividends as the amount of sanding is very big but the workers here are happy to work on a project for good pay.