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  • sawdust
    Senior Member
    • May 2009
    • 105

    Sawdust's Finished Statement Build

    I finished my Statements build this weekend! I'm loving them! Jim, Curt, Wayne, thank you so much. Can someone let me know what size pics I should upload? I have some pics of the finished build.

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    Thanks.
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  • ThomasW
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 10933

    #2
    Upload image size is 100k per attachment, 5 attachments per post is the limit.

    If you're posting links off a hosting server there is no size limit, but it's nice to consider those not having broadband connections

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    • sawdust
      Senior Member
      • May 2009
      • 105

      #3
      Thanks Thomas W. I figured it out.

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      • john trials
        Senior Member
        • Mar 2009
        • 449

        #4
        Sawdust...Nice looking speakers. Congrats on finishing.

        We were at the same point in our builds a few weeks ago, right? I'm nowhere near done. Tung oil is SO slow at curing. I'll be happy if I'm done by Thanksgiving!
        Statements: "They usually kill the desire to build anything else."

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        • sawdust
          Senior Member
          • May 2009
          • 105

          #5
          Thanks John. Yeah we were pretty close. I've thoroughly agitated my wife in the process with the amount of time I've spent on these in the evenings. She did manage to say they were huge.... and looked nice last night!

          Keep at it and you'll get there.

          BTW, I did steal Soundemons base idea.

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          • David_D
            Senior Member
            • Feb 2008
            • 197

            #6
            Great job Sawdust!
            I love your venner choice. Very purdy!
            -David

            As we try and consider
            We receive all we venture to give

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            • Jim Holtz
              Ultra Senior Member
              • Mar 2005
              • 3223

              #7
              Hi Sawdust,

              Beautiful! :T

              Enjoy!

              Jim

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              • Jonasz
                Senior Member
                • Nov 2004
                • 852

                #8
                Very nice build.

                Paint the "legs" black and they're IMO the best looking Statements so far! :T

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                • sawdust
                  Senior Member
                  • May 2009
                  • 105

                  #9
                  Thanks for the compliments guys. I'm a 70's type of dude, back when walnut was on everything audio. I wanted to get back to the golden era of audio (analog)! :W

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                  • feetball
                    Junior Member
                    • Mar 2009
                    • 22

                    #10
                    oh man ... LOVE the finish!!! Good job!!!

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                    • Mazeroth
                      Senior Member
                      • Nov 2004
                      • 422

                      #11
                      Every Statement build that gets completed gets me closer to building a set for myself. I'm not sure how much longer I can hold out!

                      Sawdust, killer job on these. :T

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                      • DancesWithBeers
                        Member
                        • Dec 2008
                        • 67

                        #12
                        Looks great. What finish did you use on the walnut? From the pictures it looks like some color was added, but that could be the camera.

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                        • wkhanna
                          Grumpy Old Super Moderator Emeritus
                          • Jan 2006
                          • 5673

                          #13
                          Hey! This guy does nice work and likes football.
                          OK. You can join the Club. :W

                          No Really, Great Job! :T

                          Enjoy!
                          _


                          Bill

                          Practicing Curmudgeon & Audio Snob
                          ....just an "ON" switch, Please!

                          FinleyAudio

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                          • rob17
                            Junior Member
                            • Jul 2007
                            • 29

                            #14
                            What did you use for your veneer? Those look very nice!

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                            • Steidl Guitars
                              Member
                              • Sep 2009
                              • 48

                              #15
                              Sawdust, very nice!

                              Originally posted by john trials
                              Tung oil is SO slow at curing. I'll be happy if I'm done by Thanksgiving!
                              John, might I recommend polymerized tung oil? It's tung oil with drying agents... it's the only way to go.

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                              • sawdust
                                Senior Member
                                • May 2009
                                • 105

                                #16
                                Mazeroth, go for it! You won't regret it.

                                DancesWithBeers you are correct about the color. I used Transtint orange (100:1 ratio) as was recommended on several sites for walnut in order to warm it.

                                wkhanna congrats on the win!

                                rob17, it's walnut with the orange color brushed on and amber shellac and Danish oil and more amber shellac and finally wipe on poly which goes on thin enough that it doesn't get that plastic look.

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                                • Sefferdog
                                  Senior Member
                                  • Apr 2006
                                  • 197

                                  #17
                                  Very, very nice looking build!!!! Most impressed.

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                                  • wkhanna
                                    Grumpy Old Super Moderator Emeritus
                                    • Jan 2006
                                    • 5673

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by sawdust
                                    wkhanna congrats on the win!
                                    I did not catch your location was Minnesota, no ill intent meant by the football reference. Hope we can see the Vike's again in January. :T

                                    Now go listen to those Beautiful looking speakers!
                                    _


                                    Bill

                                    Practicing Curmudgeon & Audio Snob
                                    ....just an "ON" switch, Please!

                                    FinleyAudio

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                                    • Hank
                                      Super Senior Member
                                      • Jul 2002
                                      • 1345

                                      #19
                                      Excellent veneer work, sawdust! I've never seen walnut tinted - you've got unique and beautiful speakers there.

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                                      • locojones
                                        Junior Member
                                        • Dec 2008
                                        • 8

                                        #20
                                        I love the bases that you have them on. Functional and with great aesthetics. Nice work!

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                                        • sawdust
                                          Senior Member
                                          • May 2009
                                          • 105

                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by locojones
                                          I love the bases that you have them on. Functional and with great aesthetics. Nice work!
                                          Thanks guys. Locojones, I copied Soundemons base idea. I believe he is in the veneering/finishing process now and I look forward to seeing his completed build. Updates Soundemon?

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                                          • jyqureshi
                                            Senior Member
                                            • Mar 2009
                                            • 141

                                            #22
                                            Those are beautiful!

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                                            • soundemon
                                              Senior Member
                                              • May 2009
                                              • 136

                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by sawdust
                                              Thanks guys. Locojones, I copied Soundemons base idea. I believe he is in the veneering/finishing process now and I look forward to seeing his completed build. Updates Soundemon?
                                              Having finally gotten motivated, (and able to live without the speakers for a week or more) I'm right in the middle of veneering. I'm doing it the hard way, with raw veneer, and pieces that are only 6" wide. lots more work, but only $25 for enough to do the LCR.

                                              My biggest debate is whether to do the lower base in veneer and keep the legs black, or do I make the whole lower base black...
                                              DIY - once you start down that (dark) path, forever will it dominate your destiny!

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                                              • sawdust
                                                Senior Member
                                                • May 2009
                                                • 105

                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by soundemon
                                                Having finally gotten motivated, (and able to live without the speakers for a week or more) I'm right in the middle of veneering. I'm doing it the hard way, with raw veneer, and pieces that are only 6" wide. lots more work, but only $25 for enough to do the LCR.

                                                My biggest debate is whether to do the lower base in veneer and keep the legs black, or do I make the whole lower base black...

                                                Veneer them and then cut black construction paper to fit the base as a test. If you like the black better, sand and paint. :W

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                                                • synthguy
                                                  Member
                                                  • Oct 2008
                                                  • 34

                                                  #25
                                                  Those are two magnificent looking speakers. I'm more of a redwood kind of guy (cherry, rosewood etc), but the walnut is gorgeous. And I'm so jealous! Unfortunately, my abode is a little cramped, better suited to bookshelves, so I took Curt's advice and changed from the towers to the Monitor Statements. Darn... had the MDF cut and everything, sigh. Oh well, the Monitors are going to sound just about as sweet with a sub. Although, there are the tower designs kicking around now...
                                                  I'm spoiled, and I intend to stay that way.

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                                                  • numberoneoppa
                                                    Senior Member
                                                    • Sep 2009
                                                    • 535

                                                    #26
                                                    What did you use for a finish? They have a beautiful lustre about them.

                                                    edit: nevermind, I see it in your above post!
                                                    -Josh

                                                    That feeling when things are finally going right. Yeah, that one.

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                                                    • sawdust
                                                      Senior Member
                                                      • May 2009
                                                      • 105

                                                      #27
                                                      Originally posted by numberoneoppa
                                                      What did you use for a finish? They have a beautiful lustre about them.

                                                      edit: nevermind, I see it in your above post!

                                                      The depth and luster I believe comes from the amber shellac. It takes some practice to apply as it dries very very fast; you need to thin it. A 1lb cut is what I used. Amber shellac and walnut are a match made in heaven IMO.

                                                      The orange color is added to simulate aged walnut, plus I like the look. See: http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_bas...ed_Walnut.html

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                                                      • FroDaddy
                                                        Senior Member
                                                        • Mar 2006
                                                        • 274

                                                        #28
                                                        Wow those are nice! Great job!!!! :E

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                                                        • Ray Collins
                                                          Senior Member
                                                          • Mar 2006
                                                          • 257

                                                          #29
                                                          Beautiful!!! Very nice work.

                                                          Ray
                                                          Wine is constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.
                                                          BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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                                                          • sawdust
                                                            Senior Member
                                                            • May 2009
                                                            • 105

                                                            #30
                                                            All done with the center except I think I'll make a base like the L and R Statements when the weather warms. This has been a very fun endeavor but I'm having withdrawal issues! Where's that router I bought?

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                                                            • Hdale85
                                                              Moderator Emeritus
                                                              • Jan 2006
                                                              • 16073

                                                              #31
                                                              Are you going to build a stand for the center there? Nice cabinet of Emotiva!

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                                                              • sawdust
                                                                Senior Member
                                                                • May 2009
                                                                • 105

                                                                #32
                                                                Originally posted by Dougie085
                                                                Are you going to build a stand for the center there? Nice cabinet of Emotiva!
                                                                I'm going to raise the center with a stand just like the L and R have under them this spring.

                                                                Love the Emotiva stuff. Just got the new UMC-1 Pre/Pro!

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                                                                • savage25xtreme
                                                                  Senior Member
                                                                  • Dec 2008
                                                                  • 305

                                                                  #33
                                                                  Awesome looking set up. The statements make your TV look teenie.

                                                                  have any heat issues with all that gear in a cabinet?
                                                                  Gavin

                                                                  BAMTM Build

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                                                                  • evilskillit
                                                                    Senior Member
                                                                    • Oct 2008
                                                                    • 468

                                                                    #34
                                                                    Man those look good. My uncompleted project is jealous.

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                                                                    • sawdust
                                                                      Senior Member
                                                                      • May 2009
                                                                      • 105

                                                                      #35
                                                                      Originally posted by savage25xtreme
                                                                      Awesome looking set up. The statements make your TV look teenie.

                                                                      have any heat issues with all that gear in a cabinet?
                                                                      Want to tell my wife that?! I'd love a 100" screen to drop down in front of it and a nice projector to watch movies on!

                                                                      No heat issues so far.

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                                                                      • Hdale85
                                                                        Moderator Emeritus
                                                                        • Jan 2006
                                                                        • 16073

                                                                        #36
                                                                        The Emotiva stuff doesn't usually get to hot. My XPA-3 and RPA-2 never got more then warm really.

                                                                        How you liking the UMC-1? I'll have one eventually here I got my email for the pre-order but right now isn't the best time lol.

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                                                                        • sawdust
                                                                          Senior Member
                                                                          • May 2009
                                                                          • 105

                                                                          #37
                                                                          Originally posted by Dougie085
                                                                          The Emotiva stuff doesn't usually get to hot. My XPA-3 and RPA-2 never got more then warm really.

                                                                          How you liking the UMC-1? I'll have one eventually here I got my email for the pre-order but right now isn't the best time lol.
                                                                          The UMC-1 sounds really nice, even the 2 channel direct (no DSP) stuff. I still prefer my Parasound 2100 preamp for two channel, but not by much. I've had a few issues like many have stated on their forums. The EMO-Q needs a bit of tweaking and I have an issue with my DISH receiver using an HDMI connection causing it to shut down when I power off the UMC-1. I'm waiting for another firmware update that is currently in the works to correct this stuff. Overall I'm happy with it.

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                                                                          • Hdale85
                                                                            Moderator Emeritus
                                                                            • Jan 2006
                                                                            • 16073

                                                                            #38
                                                                            Yeah there will be little issues but shouldn't be anything major. I think for 2 channel I'll use their new 2 channel processor.

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                                                                            • Dave Bullet
                                                                              Senior Member
                                                                              • Jul 2007
                                                                              • 475

                                                                              #39
                                                                              Originally posted by sawdust
                                                                              Thanks John. Yeah we were pretty close. I've thoroughly agitated my wife in the process with the amount of time I've spent on these in the evenings. She did manage to say they were huge.... and looked nice last night!

                                                                              Keep at it and you'll get there.

                                                                              BTW, I did steal Soundemons base idea.
                                                                              Isn't it funny how our significant others always call speakers huge, but rarely other things about us men! :rofl:

                                                                              They look beautiful. Not just a nice pair of speakers, but some nice to furnish a room.

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