This design/build has been going on over 6 months, but I thought I'd share it here in pieces.
I bought a pair of the TangBand W4-1320SIF mid-woofers a long time ago, and enjoyed them near field on my desktop, but always saved them for something better. Early this year, another pair came up on the forums, and the game was on. Decided to use a Fountek NeoCD 3.0 from a Mini-Statement tear down, and the top was set for a reasonably high-end MTM.
Name = Fountek Tangband RS = FTRS speaker
Decided to make a kerfed baffle wide radius with hardwood tops and bottoms.
Kerfing was really not that hard. I think I will do it again. Solid SQ benefits.
test kerfed piece - 18mm baltic birch
Baffle and 2 sides piece
Glue up- I locked the baffle down to the table, used 90 degree pieces clamped to the sides.
Came out pretty good, but not perfect. I did like using Gorilla Glue to fill the kerfs.
Very, very strong once it had dried.
The sides came out a little uneven.
After a some thought, I realized that I could clamp them to a 90 degree edge and run them through the table saw.
But Chahly - Stahkist don't want speakers that look good, Stahkist wants speakers that sound good!