Tannoy westminster royals build

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Tvcollector1, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. turboyam

    turboyam The Kenwood fan!

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    IMHO, when we are talking about sound REPRODUCING speakers, the more rigid, the better. The stock ones, as intended by Tannoy, were certainly colored
    cause of the flexing, you want the original RECORDING sound, not the Tannoy sound.
     
  2. Tvcollector1

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    Yes I did the The bracing because ive read complaints about owners having them and after a few years the cabinets started rattling and coming loose so i didnt want to take any chances as I want them to last many years. im also going around all my inner edges with wood glue (not the flat panels just corners and edges) to make sure they are air tight. another thing i was looking at was building a back to the cavity were the crossovers are as originals are open but that is part of the main chamber and pressure will be on the back of the crossover and i dont want any rattle or unwanted pressure on the crossovers ? should i or am i being anal?
     
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    Last of the trimmings last night finally

    Will sand them tonight and start staining 20170615_074759.jpg 20170615_074811.jpg 20170615_074803.jpg
     
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    Well forgot a step lol looking at them tonight and realised before i stain i need to glue the outer trimmings on so when i stain its all the same colour so clamped and glued them tonight. I did stain the inside ones because they have to be done off the speaker so stain doesnt seep onto the front panels. 20170615_212400.jpg 20170615_212339.jpg 20170615_211821.jpg 20170615_210454.jpg 20170615_184218.jpg 20170615_181315.jpg
     
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  5. 7.62

    7.62 Gearhead Subscriber

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    Dude, your skills are just next level. Tier one shizzle. Nice and your workshop area is to die for.
     
  6. Tvcollector1

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    Yep i must say they are looking very good now stained better than i thought. Even tried a driver in it to see what it looks like lol getting excited!!! 20170616_171907.jpg 20170616_175701.jpg 20170616_185204.jpg 20170616_185645.jpg
     
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  7. MarZutra

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    Almost ready for shipping.... ;-) Good job!
     
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  8. Tvcollector1

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    Looking good 20170618_163827.jpg 20170618_163341.jpg
     
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  9. Sandstrom

    Sandstrom Hazlewoodism Subscriber

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    Im hopeing to have them cleared in 2 weeks and then i can get them home and wire and put together so about 3 weeks if all goes to plan
     
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    One word say's it all. DAMN!
     
  12. Sandstrom

    Sandstrom Hazlewoodism Subscriber

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    Can't wait to hear your impressions!
     
  13. 8xlaxx

    8xlaxx Super Member

    You are extremely skillful at your craft.

    To tell you the truth, I'd be very interested in how many PMs that you have received regarding this build,... members wanting to know intricate details and quite possibly you being commissioned for private, custom work.

    Congratulations!
     
  14. Tvcollector1

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    I have had a few but most are overseas and Im sorry but this was a huge build and i dont think ill take it on again haha i have had a couple of people want to buy them as well 2 from australia.
    Yes i cant wait to get them together and hear them but this stage is the finnishing stage and cant be rushed im trying so hard not to. If i take my time doing all the fidly bits now once there finished i cant say I should have done this or that im a little bit OCD but ive seen a couple of sets built overseas and there not bad but you can see by the end they got over it and there are some bits that look average and short cuts and it just brings the finished product quality down.
     
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  15. Sandstrom

    Sandstrom Hazlewoodism Subscriber

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    You are showing great restraint. I'm sure we have all gotten there with projects no where near this complexity and time consumption. It is always best to force yourself to do all of the little final details now. Otherwise you will get them up and running (and I am sure loving them) and never get back to those little things and you would likely be bothered by it. Bravo!
     
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    Got one back panel done worked out what i want to do for the terminals drilled the holes and routed the back will be making up a perspex plate for them 20170623_185710.jpg 20170623_192215.jpg 20170623_192241.jpg 20170623_192249.jpg
     
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    Absolutely AMAZING!!!!
     
  18. Tvcollector1

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    Haven't done much this week too much on my mind just did the terminal plates 20170627_211539.jpg
     
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    Very nice. An artist should always sign there work.
     
  20. SPL db

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    Can't wait to hear your impressions on how these sound once setup! :thumbsup:
     

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