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It’s obvious from the rest of the photo set posted in the Flickr pool that butterjug2000 doesn’t actually live this way, but this photo reminds us of that first apartment project many of us had. No appliances, no dishware, no furniture, and a ten thousand dollar home-built stereo system.

We dig the finish on the boxes, which sounds rather like a recipe for baking rock the way the creator describes it:

So the finish goes like this:
1) 75% thinned 3lb cut amber shellac tinted with Transtint Red Mahogany dye
2) Dark wood grain/pore filler
3) Raw umber glaze
4) Formby’s tung oil finish
5) Carnuba wax

Step 6: Pump out AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” as loud as they’ll go for warm-ups, and finish with the metal anthem of your choice. Rock on, Butterjug.

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One Response to From the Flickr Pool: Stereo Madness

  1. Steve Thompson says:

    Hey, thanks for posting my pics. Yea, the room looks a little embarrassing, but you should see it now! I built the speakers between Christmas and New Years – a time I took off to lay new maple hardwood floors over the patchwork floor the previous owners left for me under their carpet. Unfortunately the flooring was backordered and I dug out a speaker project I started (i.e. bought the components for) about three years prior. The HiFi system will sit opposite my home theater wall that I built about a couple of months or so ago. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/supergimp/2217227148/in/pool-toolmonger) Sit one way in the room – 7.1 sit the other – retro stereo. Oh, and with a NAD 3020 vintage amp, speakers that I built and a turntable that a client gave me in barter I’ll have a modest audiophile system with no component over $200.

    Next project is the HiFi rack. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/supergimp/2216450761/in/pool-toolmonger/) I have two sheets of sapele ply in the garage waiting to be cut and banded with maple. The uprights are 5/8″ allthread with standard 5/8″ nuts and washers, capped with acorn nuts. I only have a rendering right now.

    BTW, the speaker finish is stolen directly from Norm, with a few component alterations given what I had on hand and Rockler had on their shelf. And the allthread based HiFi rack idea I stole from tnt-audio.com.

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