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I made a grill, to cover the sub-box.

The frame es milled out of MDF wood.

Here you can see the top of the upper ring. This one, you will see, and will be covered in Carbon

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On the picture, you can see he miled a little ditch.

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covering the frame in Carbon

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This will be the inner-ring, what goes in the grill.

First I mild a MDF wooden ring and rounded the edges. What you see now is the upperside. Comes in CF btw

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this is the bottomside. You see I made some screwbusses in it.

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Made an alu ring of 3mm thick for on the bottomside. Must be very solid so the grill can't bend in the middle.

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Here you see the 2 parts on each other. Between there's 2mm place for the innox plate on the outside, and the alu from in the centre.

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The middle ring going into Carbon Fibre. Need some more layers of epoxy though..

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Took the uppermill and started the outer-ring.

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Started to begin polishing. Is a heck of a job, people who polished with heavy machinery before know...

It's kinda hard to do this without the brushes hacking into the alu..

I did this:

Screw the piece on a piece of wood that you can hold on tight.

1) you won't burn ya fingers/hands on the alu

2) the brush can't bite himself into sth

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As you can see, the whoel sub part is see-able and yet, it's covered with real glass I can clean as much as he wants, without making scratches.

The nice thing about this grille, is that I made it with a simple milling tool. This is the proof everyone can make something really nice, with non-expensive equipment.

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The grill is almost complete. for now, no Focal Logo's anymore

althought...

The next work on the list is for next days, maybe weeks.

The actuator, that bringt the amplifier to life, will get a nice place.

For those who forgot, this is how the motor was placed.

This was only to see if the thing worked like I wanted.

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The meaning is, if you take the left carbon piece away, you see the motor and the cd-changer. If I wanted to show this, it must be made SHOWABLE

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Then, I put the actuartor on a alu plate of 4mm thick.

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The fiberglassed part where the motor will be put on tight, is as good as ready.

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I sprayed this black. Those who read all thread, now what that means .

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This will be the alu plated where the motor will locked on.

As you can see, I made 4 big wholes in it. Under these, put a carbonkevlar plate. The look will be a little bit better I think.

Also you can see I made a alu piece with M5 screws. Here will be a "bar" in connection with the amp.

I took everything on a trip to polish-land.

The fiberglass part that comes under the motor, is already covered in a layer of carbon... needs some more epoxy.

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Not simple to cover it in carbon, but it worked.

Couple of layers of epoxy are needed, and then rubb the whole piece, while working on the sides..

Damn, this piece looks great, but you're not going to see much of it .

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The CF piece, to put the motor on is ready... I did some long long long rubbing, but it was worth the effort.

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