Omnitop12, my first

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Re: Omnitop12, my first

#31 Post by Tom Smit » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:22 am

Interesting. Did you use MIG?
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Re: Omnitop12, my first

#32 Post by ACUA » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:14 pm

It was a tig machine. I’m no tig aluminum expert but it will hold I recon!
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Re: Omnitop12, my first

#33 Post by ACUA » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:16 pm

Well I hope they don’t sound funny being aluminum!!!
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#34 Post by ACUA » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:42 pm

Started building my second set of otop12s. So far so good. It is sure nice having a second set of hands for glueing
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#35 Post by ACUA » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:55 am

I’m building in 40-48degree weather lightly been raining/sleeting. First time working pl in the cold, well it’s cold for me. The pl is a lot more workable at these lower temps as it does not ooze out so much and it bubbles less while curing. I have a lot more time to work it before it starts to set as well. This compared to normally when I work it’s 100degree Arizona weather usually. The 8x stronger version of pl does not work so well in the cold, it’s too thick.
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Re: Omnitop12, my first

#36 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:11 am

Be careful, if too cold it won't cure. I'd take the cabs to a heated space to cure the PL.

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Re: Omnitop12, my first

#37 Post by ACUA » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:07 pm

Thanks for the advice. I am getting it to cure it is slower but it is behaving better then when it 100degrees outside.

When you don’t have enough wood clamps some old rusty weights work I guess!!!
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#38 Post by ACUA » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:10 pm

More weights.
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#39 Post by ACUA » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:13 pm

Well one complete today. It’s funny how many little things it takes to build one of these speaker cabinets. The wiring always gets me. I like the wiring part but it is time consuming and I find it odd what it takes to keep the wiring tidy and I still can’t manage a solder joint with out and extra set of hands. One on the gun one on the solder one on the part and one on the wire about six times over.
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#40 Post by ACUA » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:23 pm

Took me a few days but I have completed my fourth otop12. Yay I did it!!! My wife says it makes a good place to put her craft stuff and we’ll!!! I can’t argue :noob:
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