Center speaker first glueup

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.

 

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.

Surround speakers ready for paint

I have chamfered the baffle edges and sanded everything to 240 grit. I let the dust settle and tomorrow I’ll apply primer.

surround-ready-for-paint

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.

spikes

Cutout for speaker recess marked on MDF

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.

Center and surround circles

Updating the speakers

I have had speaker stands for several years now and thus haven’t had my speakers up and running either. I have now designed new stands for the front speakers which hopefully are more rigid than the old ones. I have also made the decision to remake the center and surround speaker enclosures.

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