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hyderipper

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Just wanted to share some pics of my 2x12 cabs I just got done building. My first tolex experience and maybe my last I've built cabs before but more just for functionality than asthetics. I wanted these to be something to look at and I think they came out quite well. I did quite a bit of research before I came to my final design specs. And thanks to speakerbuildersupply.com I got just about all the materials from one place and some great tips on tolexing. I just wish I had some kind of badge of my own to put on them. Maybe later. The grill cloth didn't come out as well as I would like only because I tried to do it with 1 sq. yd. My speaker baffles are 28x17 and I thought I could get away with a 1/2 inch overlap. Couldn't really pull it tight evenly. Anyway check out my pics. Oh yeah, they sound KILLER!

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plexi54

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Hi,I think your cabinets look great and the size should be really easy to transport,I think for your
first attempt at applying tolex,you did a great job.
I know the frustration first hand but like anything else,practice will only improve your ability and results.I understand your problem with the grill
cloth,it looks to be a dark Oxblood,so here is a
little trick to get it tighter once it has already been
mounted on the baffle.
Get a spray bottle,like Windex comes in,clean it out real good,then fill with just plain water,set the nozzle to the spray setting and lightly spray the
grill cloth,just get it damp,not dripping,then take
a blow dryer,set it on high,hold about six to eight inches from the grill and sweep back and forth until the grill is dry,remember,keep the hair dryer moving,the material is plastic and will melt if the
heat is concentrated in one spot,this little trick will
make the grill cloth draw tight and should remove any slack,once again great job on your cabinets.
                                Steve
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hyderipper

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Thanks Steve! And thanks for the tip on the grill cloth. I'll give it a try soon. The grill is mounted to the speaker baffle so I'll have to pull the speakers before I go spraying water  Sounds like that would work though.

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