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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:59 pm 
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I.S.C.T. – ‘Eight Miles High” Triple Chamber - Compact Single Unit ….

OK, this will be a cabinet build as a ‘Triple Chamber’ compact single unit!

A Triple chamber simple because as it will be housing three (3) 8” speaker chassis each in its own dedicated compartments with volumes between 16 to 25 liter. The chassis are a Peerless woofer 8” with a 10" Passive Radiator, a Source Point 8” in a sealed compartment and a GTS Full range as well in a sealed compartment and a 2.1 plate amp plus a few other items to make it all work.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:15 pm 
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You make the coolest enclosures. Impressive.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Starting to glue from the center! as now to be seen there is a center slice to part the large volume into two for the woofer & the Point Source. Very well to see the top small compartement for the carry handle as well as at the bottom.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Nice work, are you using a CNC?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:09 pm 
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vonclod wrote:
Nice work, are you using a CNC?


Sorry, to disappoint everything is done by hand with only the standard hand tools!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:11 am 
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Wow, you are a true craftsman. I am lucky if I can make a straight cut.


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UpperCut wrote:
vonclod wrote:
Nice work, are you using a CNC?


Sorry, to disappoint everything is done by hand with only the standard hand tools!

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Band saw, jig saw, drill and router? That's nuts....you must love breathing MDF dust. :shock:

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I too love your projects!

What do you do with the finished products?


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UpperCut wrote:
vonclod wrote:
Nice work, are you using a CNC?


Sorry, to disappoint everything is done by hand with only the standard hand tools!

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No disappointment, just that much more impressive.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:36 pm 
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Albert wrote:
Wow, you are a true craftsman. I am lucky if I can make a straight cut.


Well, thank you and I'm sure if keep trying you will get there!

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[/quote]Band saw, jig saw, drill and router? That's nuts....you must love breathing MDF dust. :shock:[/quote]

YES, of course there is dust, but all this panic is not warranted if you take precautions and spend some money on dust extraction equipment and face masks! In any case I do not drink nor smoke so you have to have some vises & me it is MDF dust.

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I too love your projects!
What do you do with the finished products?


In general they are running somewhere in the house or get stored or if lucky one of my kids want one etc.
I'm quiet strange about my work I like to keep what I create when ever I can at my side!

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No disappointment, just that much more impressive.[/quote]

Maybe so, but I'm in my first year of been retired now so I like to keep busy 24/7, and money well it is just money but it is well spend because I keep & like learning as well as I like to keep my mind active been working in three trades over the years and been always active, and really on the other hand everything does cost.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:05 pm 
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And once again a few steps further! This unit is quiet a lot of work thats for sure.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:44 am 
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Looking great, thanks for posting. Are you going to paint it or veneer it? It would be hard to veneer over so many curves.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:51 pm 
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Albert wrote:
Looking great, thanks for posting. Are you going to paint it or veneer it? It would be hard to veneer over so many curves.


Hi, and thanks for the reply!

It is planed to be painted in my colours for first time projects (Melon Yellow & Charcoal) but not sure if both will be used as yet as it will have a few areas covered with 3.00 mm dark grey felt. This is NOT a so called Hi-Fi project so Veneer would be very difficult but also not suited I think this unit is for 1/2 musician to be used like Guitarist, Singer etc. that why the three chassis, two front & 1 in the rear as fold back!
I started to template a set of proper Fold backs for musician just yesterday and as usual .... mean/different looking!

With all of this there is the idea/approach of Fidility behind it as I found that musician here are greatly unhappy with what there is in use! so my last project as well as this & the fold back (next!) is to grasp & work on that reproduction quality.

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1) Main project & 2) Sub project (which is quiet different say the least not only in build but also in the electronics/wiring).

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:21 pm 
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Hi there again,

After an extremely wet & cold few days (at least cold by NZ standards) I’m back in the workshop finishing off gluing both sides of the unit & letting that glue cure for several days. Afterwards I did finish shaping the whole enclosure and dit some more detailed work like placing the holes for the baffle etc.

One Image is showing the first fitting of the two front chassis & the second shows the enclosure after the very first sealant is painted onto the outside (as the inside sealant 3 coats is already completed).

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:20 am 
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First (charcoal & melon yellow) base coats on enclosure, and the first layer of dampening on center dividing panel.

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