It's pretty difficult to laquer casings that were plainly glued together. The edges where the boards are glued together soak up vast amounts of laque and still look like they were not properly attendet to. One of the easiest ways to trick the eye is to have a shadow joint at the edges where the boards are glued together. Then everything looks like it was intendet that way.
After the assembly the casing will probably look something like this. Leaked glue ist staining the MDF, edges are not completly flush.
In order for me to remember which side is the lid and which the base i marked the lid with an x, but really any kind of marking that you deem useful can be used. After sanding with the belt sander and rough sanding paper, all the edges are flush and the glue stains were gone.
In order to increase the contrast of the joints we used a milling head with a shadow joint degree to create some shadow joints along the casing.
In the next Step, the millings to set in the speakers flushly are made. Only for the ER4 deeper millings were made, since for them the MPX 18 template must not be removed from its place. Then the holes for the reflex hole and the inner speakerholes were made to conclude the steps which produce great amounts of dust. You should be wary to always wear an apropriate mask and ear protection while doing this. Afterwards we applied some clearcoat that was mixed with some blue mordant which created a marble like effect on the casings.
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