HowieZ's THT Build 2

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Re: HowieZ's THT Build 2

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Howie, the white driver chambers are really starting to grow on me. I liked it on the DR's and I like it here too. Just makes it... I don't know... more appealing somehow. Like a nice, clean, bright, environment to look at and work in. I might have to adopt the idea for my future builds. :thumbsup:
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Seth wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:40 pm Howie, the white driver chambers are really starting to grow on me. I liked it on the DR's and I like it here too. Just makes it... I don't know... more appealing somehow.
How about some glow in the dark white paint in there, some small (near) blacklight LEDs, and a thick plexiglass access panel?
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Seth wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:40 pm Howie, the white driver chambers are really starting to grow on me. I liked it on the DR's and I like it here too. Just makes it... I don't know... more appealing somehow.
yeah, i love black primer/sealer for my Duratex stage. BUT, white insides makes it easy on my old eyes!
Rich4349 wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:48 pm How about some glow in the dark white paint in there, some small (near) blacklight LEDs, and a thick plexiglass access panel?
That would be slick!

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#19 Post by Radian »

Really dig your idea of the 2x4 assembly platform. That's a great one right there! :clap:
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Radian wrote: Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:50 pm Really dig your idea of the 2x4 assembly platform. That's a great one right there! :clap:
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#21 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice »

It's in the panel jig plans. :hyper:

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That all looks really good!
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Radian wrote: Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:50 pm Really dig your idea of the 2x4 assembly platform. That's a great one right there! :clap:
Bill Fitzmaurice wrote: Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:15 pm It's in the panel jig plans. :hyper:
Yup, can't take any credit, Bill had it all in the plans!
I just took his panel jig plans build platform section and stretched or shrunk to what room I had. I'm still salty over my first THT being a bit warped from building just on sawhorses.

In a perfect world, I'd build a couple of these, one for each major cab group size/shape. This 4x4ft was maybe a little large for a THT, but I figured a T48 would work on there fine too. Or a guy could make one 3x5ft to accommodate a THT, a T60, and any sub in between. We just pulled the sub nearer to one corner or side to get more clamps in where we needed and make it easier to reach things.

*edit: forgot to mention, next one i plan to buy laminated 2x4's. They are a bit more expensive, but oh so straight and warp resistant. Our local big box store doesn't carry them but can order them. Now to figure out how many I have to buy! Oh, and I used PL and screws to build that platform, so it's probably never coming apart...

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#24 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice »

You could make your own laminated 2x4s from 3/4" plywood. Use a circular saw sled to insure straight cuts.

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#25 Post by howiez »

Bill Fitzmaurice wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:55 pm You could make your own laminated 2x4s from 3/4" plywood. Use a circular saw sled to insure straight cuts.
Good point Bill. I had done actually that for some 'bars' for lack of a better term, for clamping across the side of my THT. One about 2ft long and one closer to 3. They take a lot of clamp load and don't flex!

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