I recut the baffle and routed out the insets for the speakers. I also recut the pieces for the sides as I wanted to make the enclosure deeper. The box is partly glued up now. I keep my glue in a used mustard bottle.
Glued box with baffle in front
This is how it will look.
I also remembered that the tweeter needs a separate enclosure and made a little round box to be mounted behind the tweeter. I should have used the router for this but it was tucked away so I used a couple of holesaws instead. The center hole will be used for the leads and then filled with hotglue.
I have chamfered the baffle edges and sanded everything to 240 grit. I let the dust settle and tomorrow I’ll apply primer.
I glued screws to the circular cutouts to make them into spikes to hold up the speakers when I paint them. That way I can paint all six sides in one take.
This is where the speakers will be recessed. I couldn’t cut circles that small with the circle cutting attachment for my Bosch router so I will have to do some research for how to cut circles that small. Worst case is that I have to route them freehand which I have done before but would like to avoid.
Cleaned out the garage some and started cutting up MDF to the surrounds and center.
I also have altered the design of the center speaker to have slanted front baffle.
Spackled and sanded like crazy yesterday and today I put on the first coat of paint on the stands. Looks kind of ugly but the first coat always does.
I glued the “tubes” and “flanges” yesterday. Today I glued (and screwed. everything is screwed) the feet to the lower flanges. The top will not be glued, only screwed for now. If it is not heavy enough I will add some sand to the tubes. If the top is not level I might fix that with shims.
Pre drilled a bunch of screw holes. I routed the holes in the center of the boards.