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This set of speakers resonates glass to produce sound. While this may seem complicated, the technical explanation is actually rather simple. Each spe...
Noah is a man Who helped me build these speakers He did all he can To make sure this project was a keeper We went to his shop in the East Bay Metalwo...
You will need: (x2) tactile transducers (x2) 29-1/2" x 14" x 1/4" glass panel (x1) 1-1/4" x 3/16" x 10' steel flat bar (x1) 1/2" x 12" steel L-extrusi...
Measure and mark every 48" along the steel bar. Cut four 48" sections along the the steel bar.
Measure about 16" from the edge of the flat bar and make a bend of about 100 to 110 degrees. The metal bender we used is basically a rotary lever wit...
After making the bends, make certain all of the rods have the same end measurements. Mark and cut as necessary until they are all identically sized.
Cut four 1" long L-brackets. Sand a slight angle off one of the outer edges to allow for a better weld. Weld one bracket at the top of your flat bar ...
Grind away the welding bead, and use a file in some of the harder to reach places.
Before finishing the metal, you are going to need to sandblast it. We didn't have a sandblaster, so we outsourced it to some guy. I forget how much he...
Be sure to wear gloves and appropriate eye protection. Metal bluing is a process that produces a controlled rust on a piece of metal and turns it a n...
Spray off your metal parts with a hose to wash off the gunmetal mixture. Leave the parts to dry fully before proceeding. Don't worry if they start to ...
Make a 50/50 mixture of linseed and mineral oil. Mix in a dash japan dryer.
Once coated, wipe off the metal with a clean rag. Leave it to dry for a few hours before handling.
Find the center of the glass sheet. The easiest way to do this is to draw an "X" from corner to corner with an impermanent marker. Where the two line...
Flip the glass sheet over so that the marker is on the underside of the glass sheet. Peel the adhesive covering off of the tactile transducer and cen...
Wipe the marker marks off of the two glass panels.
Cut small adhesive silicon squares and affix it to the front and back of the U-brackets on the metal bar. These will hold the glass snugly in place an...
Slide the glass between the silicon padding in the U-brackets.
Solder speaker wires to the tactile transducers. Be mindful of the positive and negative terminals.
Attach these speakers to your stereo amplifier like you would any other speaker.
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