Alright back with more progress. Completed the finishing this weekend as well as installed most of the Norez.
The veneer covered and masked off. The black is plastic from a trash bag.
I applied three coats of primer, four coats of satin black and two coats of clear.
Now you can get an idea of what these will look like.
The paint turned out very good for a rattle can job. I sanded between all coats with 320 grit.
After all the finishing I was able to take them home and work on them on the kitchen table.
(You guys have never done that have you?)
Here the Norez has been mostly installed. Still need a couple pieces around the crossovers after
they are installed and on the top ramp after the tweeters are installed.
Here are the dimensions of the side panels which are the hardest to figure out.
Tips for cutting the Norez to size: The sheets are 27" by 24" and 1" thick. I cut each sheet into 2 strips
5" by 27 and 2 strips 8" by 27". The 8" is for the sides and the 5" is for the top back and bottoms.
There is just barley enough so calculate carefully. After doing the inside I was left with a 5" by about 14"
long piece to do the top ramp with. The top needs to be 7" wide so cut the piece into two 5" by 7" pieces and it will be just enough.
The very few scraps can be used to fill in any small left over spaces. There was literally nothing left over.
These woofers look to be very high quality.
Now starting see what the finished product will look like.
I just put a woofer and tweeter in to see what end result will look like.
I must say that I am very please with the look of these. There are so many ways to finish speakers
and I went back and forth quite a bit be for deciding on this look.
My listening room is starting to look like a HI-FI store with this project going on.
That's all for now. Next will be to finish the grills and then build out the crossovers and install them and the drivers and test it all out.
I just hope I can make sense of the crossover instructions. It's just a schematic. I think I understand it.
I may post a photo to have you guys look at it to make sure it looks right before I finalize it.
Anyway I'm on the down hill stretch. More soon.