Zigmahornet Speakers

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Project by JamesP posted 04-24-2011 01:05 AM 4911 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These speakers are special to me. Not because of how they look, or how they sound, but because they awakened in me a love for woodworking.

I can’t remember why I decided to make them. I had few tools and even less experience. My table saw was a $50 tin topped wonder.

To this day, I have never enjoyed making something so much.

The cuts were crooked, the flaws were numerous. I loved every second of it.

They are made from MDF with a maple veneer, stained Teak. Full range Fostex driver.

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 02:41 AM

Hey! We all had to start woodworking somewhere. I started woodworking making burd houses just to have something to keep me busy. Now, you couldn’t pay me enough to make a bird house. I hate those things. It let to bigger and better things though. As much as I hated those bird houses. I did enjoy working with wood. That made it worth it.
As for crooked cuts and flaws, they look great from here.


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#2 posted 04-24-2011 03:03 AM

these are very impressive, great woodworking start!

-- Smitty

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 02:29 PM

So cool to see someone else get the “Bug” this way. “My ear wants more than I can afford, so I better learn how to make a box” Exactly how I started back in the early 80’s
I’ve heard these with Merrils and they sounded like multi$$$’s systems
Great work!

-- Finally know what I want to be when I grow up

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 05:24 PM

Had a similar life experience. A geek before geek was cool. Built my vacuum tube amps from kits, and designed and built a counsel with big speakers. The kids in neighborhood enjoyed my boom box. The nieghbors didn’t. Nice style. Have you thought about a contemporary version , now that you have a few more skills?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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