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Tannoys always full of surprises...

Discussion in 'classic' started by cooky1257, May 25, 2018.

  1. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    As the original grill cloth is unobtainium the only solution to bobbly cloth( and it's not a Ronco Fuzzaway)..

    is to remove and flip it over, this means swapping the badge corner so they now dress to the right.

    With so little cloth to play with my stapling isn't that neat but it's out of sight so not an issue imo.

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  2. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Enclosures next.
     
  3. a.palfreyman

    a.palfreyman pfm Member

    Genius. 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.
    You have it in spades, and good info in general, not just Tannoys...
     
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  4. psd122

    psd122 pfm Member

    I quite liked the ronco fuzzaway, I can picture it - hilarious, just in time for crimbo.
     
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  5. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Lining the cabs with dead sheet. I used a hot air gun to soften it up and a patented special tool for rubbing it down...

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  6. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Next, the baffles had several chips and marks so a bit of epoxy filler, rub down and respray was in order

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    Several coats and a few days to cure.

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  7. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

    amazing work great to see these gorgeous speakers brought back to life, wish I had the confidence to undertake work like this when I refoamed old Sony speakers was a fair bit of work, but do sound superb, even if they look tatty
     
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  8. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Not unusual for cabs of this age to have water marks and ring stains on the tops and with a bit of tlc they can be repaired. So, remove old finish and rub down veneer and re-wax.

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    Bingo, looking good, stains gone.

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  9. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Sand and respray plinths.

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  10. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Spanking. New internal foam installed. Ready for the drivers/crossovers.

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  11. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    Top work, Frank, they look almost new!
     
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  12. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Cheers, I'd say between 8.5-9/10, not perfect but not much to complain about either ;-)
     
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  13. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    If I had the money those would be heading across the M62!!! They look fabulous Frank.
     
  14. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Thanks Richard.
     
  15. fraserking

    fraserking pfm Member

    What a satisfying thread this is - no Netflix binge watch ! I’m so looking forward to the wired up and in position shots. Beautiful restoration work
     
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  16. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

    look superb really do, how easy is it to get watermarks out of veneers then?
     
  17. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    White ones tend to be in the finish so by removing the finish, the darker ones usually require sanding out and success is more down to luck and the thickness of the veneer.
     
  18. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

  19. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Found some damage to the front edge veneer so..

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    Replaced all 4 edges..

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  20. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    This has been a long drawn out restoration/refurb owing to the fact I tore my rotator cuff about 10 weeks ago and it's taking forever to heal(I keep aggravating it tbh)

    Finally. Drivers installed. Sounding great, very pleased.

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