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Brian
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Re: To say the least, the anticipation is building
Reply #100 - 03/27/06 at 18:34:04
 
Yes. Nice mitreing of the braces.  A first rate job.
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Reply #101 - 03/27/06 at 18:38:21
 
My mouth is as big as that box
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Reply #102 - 03/27/06 at 19:38:45
 
I don't think I've ever been this green before.
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Reply #103 - 03/28/06 at 03:28:07
 
I am speechless!
Well maybe not!!  just close for a second..
I honestly have not seen any Imps looking that good and not even finished. The workmanship is incredible from what I have seen thus far.

Matter of fact they look finished and they are not, if that makes sense.
I would not have a problem waiting on those SO's with work that nice.. Kinda makes me feel embarassed to hold a wood working tool

You know a good gobby think coat of red barn paint would look great and cover up the faulty workmanship
Grin

Awsome, just awsome  Randy
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Reply #104 - 03/28/06 at 08:00:31
 
Randy tell Mike, good job. You and Mike should take a bow. Tell Mike that I like his Dewalt table saw too. They are very good, we have one for site work and its very accurate. Sorry if my schedule was a bit harsh, I was just trying to get them done for you Cheesy

Mr C
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Reply #105 - 03/28/06 at 21:59:56
 
Randy,

And another "Good job" for me.

I know I must have missed something here. I just don't get the "6 of 6" number of boxes. I thought you just need to build a "pair".

Confused as usual  ???

Thanks, Gary
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Reply #106 - 03/28/06 at 23:22:38
 
The fit up of those parts looks first rate.  

The stripe of the plywood veneer is very nice too, it should look outstanding once the finish is applied.

John C.

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Reply #107 - 03/29/06 at 00:12:46
 
[quote author=Gary_H.  link=1139429263/105#105 date=1143583196]Randy,

And another "Good job" for me.

I know I must have missed something here. I just don't get the "6 of 6" number of boxes. I thought you just need to build a "pair".

Confused as usual  ???

Thanks, Gary [/quote]

Howdy Gary,

The "six of six, etc." was a reference to the number of photos that I posted from the last group that Mike gave me.

I'll bet you could really kill some mice with six Imperials ..... ???

Sorry for the confusion ..... my brain doesn't always work along the same path that everyone else's does ..... Smiley

Best wishes,

Randy
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Reply #108 - 03/29/06 at 00:31:09
 
SIX OF SIX!

... to say the least the anticipation is BULGING ...

Randy, I was hoping Gary was right and my set would be ready for pick up next week end.
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Just kidding of course. As envious of the Imperial project as I am, I'm even more envious of having the room for 2 extra refrigerator sized cabinets in my listening room. Mike is certainly doing a fine job. 2 thumbs way up!
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Reply #109 - 03/29/06 at 05:35:13
 
Hmmmmm... six of six, maybe I should have ammended my schedule for Randy and Mike. Grin

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Brian
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Reply #110 - 03/29/06 at 18:17:11
 
[quote author=DirtDawg  link=1139429263/105#108 date=1143592269] I am envious of having the room for 2 extra refrigerator sized cabinets in my listening room. [/quote]
Two refrigerators isn't bad either.  One is for Beer, the other is for the makin's of sausage sandwiches.
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Caintuck Randy
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Reply #111 - 03/31/06 at 21:36:02
 
Well ..... tomorrow is Saturday ..... again ..... Smiley

I will be going to Mike's with cattle prod in hand ..... Embarrassed

We really need to get something done tomorrow, because Mike will be out of town next weekend.

Realistically, the completion date is still probably three weeks or so away, since Mike is somewhat of a fanatic about the staining process ..... something about "75 coats and sanding between each application" ..... ???

The good news is that I ordered the drivers today ..... Cheesy

I'm pretty sure that there will be some new photos to share by Monday.

Everyone have a great weekend,

Randy
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Reply #112 - 03/31/06 at 22:12:06
 
Look forward to seeing these creations all done.

Mr C
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Brian
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Reply #113 - 04/01/06 at 07:11:47
 
Hi Randy,  Which drivers did you choose?
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Reply #114 - 04/01/06 at 16:49:53
 
Hope they are designated ones after all it is the weekend Smiley
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Caintuck Randy
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Reply #115 - 04/01/06 at 17:48:09
 
[quote author=Brian  link=1139429263/105#113 date=1143875507]Hi Randy,  Which drivers did you choose?
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Hi Brian,

We will be using the same ones that Zygi used to build Tim's (change_out) SO Imperials.

They are the Dayton ST385-8 15" Series II Woofers.



We really don't need them yet.  Mike has the dimension needed to cut the mounting hole for the drivers ..... but, I will at least be able to look at them and dream of the glorious future soon to come ..... Smiley

Randy
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Reply #116 - 04/02/06 at 00:56:29
 
Hey Randy,

In that you are going to have the new drivers on hand prior to actually needing them, have you given any thought to maybe doing some sort of breakin on em?

Just a thought.
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Reply #117 - 04/02/06 at 02:40:19
 
[quote author=paulc  link=1139429263/105#116 date=1143939389]Hey Randy,

In that you are going to have the new drivers on hand prior to actually needing them, have you given any thought to maybe doing some sort of breakin on em?

Just a thought. [/quote]

Huh... Do drivers need breaking in.???  :-*  :'(  ;D

Mr C
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Caintuck Randy
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Reply #118 - 04/03/06 at 14:14:19
 
[quote author=paulc  link=1139429263/105#116 date=1143939389]Hey Randy,

In that you are going to have the new drivers on hand prior to actually needing them, have you given any thought to maybe doing some sort of breakin on em?

Just a thought. [/quote]

That thought occurred to me ..... Smiley

I guess I could hook them up to a receiver and run them out of phase while I'm at work.  It will probably take a LONG time to break them in with 1.6 watts per channel ..... ???

This was not the best of weekends .....

I was on my way to Mike's house Saturday and my boss called me on my cell phone to inform me that he could not access one of our file servers from his home through Terminal Services.  I stopped at the office and the server was laying on its back with its tongue hanging out ..... Cry

The repair took a few hours and ruined my trip to Mike's place ..... Sad

I talked to Mike this morning and he said that some good progress was made without me.  I'm not sure what he meant by that ..... Undecided

Unfortunately, he did not take any photos.  He has promised to take a few when he gets home and bring them in tomorrow for posting .....

Murphy is alive and well .....

Randy
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Reply #119 - 04/03/06 at 14:47:26
 
[quote author=Caintuck Randy  link=1139429263/105#118 date=1144070059]

Murphy is alive and well .....

Randy
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... everything that can go wrong, will ... ?

Murphy was an optimist, looking through rose colored glasses, living in a fantasy paradise dreamland.

He doesn't even begin to consider all the things that CAN'T go wrong!
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Brian
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Reply #120 - 04/03/06 at 18:55:01
 
All is well.  They will be musical when they are finished.  That is what matters.   Smiley
Say: "Auumm"
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Caintuck Randy
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Reply #121 - 04/04/06 at 13:35:40
 
Photo Time ..... Smiley

One of four .....



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Caintuck Randy
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Reply #122 - 04/04/06 at 13:38:37
 
Two of four .....



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Reply #123 - 04/04/06 at 13:43:04
 
Three of four .....



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Caintuck Randy
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Reply #124 - 04/04/06 at 13:46:15
 
Four of four .....



Enjoy ..... Smiley

Randy
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Reply #125 - 04/04/06 at 14:19:28
 
With all due respect, looks like he is doing just fine without you.
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Caintuck Randy
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Reply #126 - 04/04/06 at 15:07:03
 
Man ..... that hurts .....

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Reply #127 - 04/05/06 at 06:41:10
 
Hey Randy, are you making four SO's  :)  :-/  :'(

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Reply #128 - 04/05/06 at 08:00:56
 
To say the least, the envy is building Smiley
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Reply #129 - 04/05/06 at 08:04:03
 
No Rap, its the SO that is building.  ;D  :D  ;)

Mr C
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Reply #130 - 04/05/06 at 15:14:42
 
* Groan * Roll Eyes
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Reply #131 - 04/06/06 at 04:01:06
 
These are being built with such loving care!

You chose quite a craftsman, Randy. I hope he has some slight understanding what he's doing to us.  

Does he understand orders could be pouring in from around the globe and he might have to quit his day job?

Thanks for the updates.
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Reply #132 - 04/06/06 at 13:55:03
 
[quote author=Braggi  link=1139429263/120#131 date=1144292466]These are being built with such loving care!

You chose quite a craftsman, Randy. I hope he has some slight understanding what he's doing to us.  

Does he understand orders could be pouring in from around the globe and he might have to quit his day job?

Thanks for the updates. [/quote]

Hi Braggi,

After reading your post ..... Mike is blushing .....

I have had several forum posters ask about a "Mini Caintuck Fest" after the SO Imperials are finished and in my room.  Since my new home and room don't lend themselves to a larger get together like the old ones did, I'm thinking that this might be a good idea ..... several small get togethers of 4 to 6 people ..... ???

Mike could attend each one with his order pad in hand ..... Smiley

Randy
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Reply #133 - 04/09/06 at 03:16:22
 
Well .... I misunderstood Mike.  I thought he was going on vacation this weekend ..... it's next weekend.  So, I invited myself to his wood shop to help him out with my vast knowledge of woodworking ..... Roll Eyes

We had a blast and got a bit closer to the finish line .....

Here is a photo of Mike in his Darth Vader getup .....



More to follow.

Enjoy,

Randy
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That's all for now .....

Sorry about the large number of photos, but it will be two weeks before my next visit ..... Sad

It was very difficult to leave the shop.  I thought about asking Mike if he needed a "house sitter".  I could throw a pillow and blanket inside one of the Imperial cabinets and wait there until he returns from vacation ..... ???

Randy
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Reply #148 - 04/09/06 at 18:51:57
 
Randy, when will you be applying the finish?

Just wondering because some areas are going to be virtually inaccessible once you install the compression chamber.
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Reply #149 - 04/09/06 at 20:08:31
 
Howdy bassboy,

I'm leaving that decision up to Mike .....

He has been building custom furniture for many years and plans everything out well in advance.

However, I know he is following this thread and will appreciate your input ..... Smiley

Thanks for the heads up,

Randy
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