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My old rebuilt Tannoy Cheviots that Knipster of this parish reboarded/veneered in American Black Walnut. Some pictures before during and after he did the work....

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I'll take some pictures of how they are now much deeper colours in the grain with lots of coats of wax to protect them.

For some reason all the pics are now jumbled up:doh:

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My old Sp10 mk2. plinth in rosewood

In a mad moment of stupidity I sold it 😭😭

I wish I could turn the clock back. 

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6 minutes ago, fled said:

My old Sp10 mk2. plinth in rosewood

In a mad moment of stupidity I sold it 😭😭

I wish I could turn the clock back. 

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We've all done it Phil but what a beauty mate:doh:

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Hmmmm that would match my speakers.

6 minutes ago, fled said:

My old Sp10 mk2. plinth in rosewood

In a mad moment of stupidity I sold it 😭😭

I wish I could turn the clock back. 

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hmmm that would match my speakers.

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Some very nice examples on show here. I have to say I don't think I could go back to black boxes for speakers again. I was very impressed with the textured grain of the 'medium oak' veneer of the XT 6Fs when I bought them, and, even better than that, my wife loved them: their aesthetic appeal put all questions like "where did you find the money for these?" out of her mind... 😏

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15 hours ago, Nifkin said:

Some very nice examples on show here. I have to say I don't think I could go back to black boxes for speakers again. I was very impressed with the textured grain of the 'medium oak' veneer of the XT 6Fs when I bought them, and, even better than that, my wife loved them: their aesthetic appeal put all questions like "where did you find the money for these?" out of her mind... 😏

As I usually make my speakers, my trick is to get my wife to choose the finish. :D  So oak veneer on the sides, and black leather fronts. Plus, she liked the temporary protection bars, so they stayed.

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Now the rear view ...more Santos rosewood of my ...mowgan mabon.s

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16 hours ago, Nifkin said:

Some very nice examples on show here. I have to say I don't think I could go back to black boxes for speakers again. I was very impressed with the textured grain of the 'medium oak' veneer of the XT 6Fs when I bought them, and, even better than that, my wife loved them: their aesthetic appeal put all questions like "where did you find the money for these?" out of her mind... 😏

Good ploy Simon I ditched black speakers years ago for the same reason👍

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59 minutes ago, awkwardbydesign said:

As I usually make my speakers, my trick is to get my wife to choose the finish. :D  So oak veneer on the sides, and black leather fronts. Plus, she liked the temporary protection bars, so they stayed.

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Looks a bit like a customised prison for bad singers 😝😝

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2 hours ago, awkwardbydesign said:

As I usually make my speakers, my trick is to get my wife to choose the finish. :D  So oak veneer on the sides, and black leather fronts. Plus, she liked the temporary protection bars, so they stayed.

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Can I ask a (probably silly) question: are you using leather for the fronts for purely aesthetic reasons, or do you find it has a positive effect on SQ?

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Nicely tactile 👍🏼IMG_20210222_123251__01.thumb.jpg.34fc2ec6d5bb7cd74692c7d2ca1abf67.jpg

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3 hours ago, deggie said:

Now the rear view ...more Santos rosewood of my ...mowgan mabon.s

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Really lovely grain pattern

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This is the side view......inner of each speaker.

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2 hours ago, Nifkin said:

Can I ask a (probably silly) question: are you using leather for the fronts for purely aesthetic reasons, or do you find it has a positive effect on SQ?

Purely aesthetic.  I would expect the angles on the baffle to have an effect, but not 1mm or so of leather.

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5 hours ago, awkwardbydesign said:

Purely aesthetic.  I would expect the angles on the baffle to have an effect, but not 1mm or so of leather.

I think it gives a better finish than say paint and with the front moulding/modelling a nice texture and finish, good work.

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