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Old 9th February 2007, 03:51 AM
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Dave's Frugel-Horns
Scott's Spawn Family
Ron's Horns
Bob's Dalek
Steve's Metronome

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Old 27th February 2007, 03:58 PM
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A few additions made to the above recently. Good fun.
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Old 27th February 2007, 05:36 PM
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A few additions made to the above recently. Good fun.
And more in the queue too... both simmed & those just awaiting driver choice. the Spawn family is breeding like rabbits. The family now even has some pets in the form of woofs...
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Old 28th February 2007, 12:53 AM
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It's the bloodhound you know. I blame him.
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Wouldn't it be marvellous if we all had the woodworking skills to create some of these monsters or indeed if someone could go into production?

The cabinets offered by Wilmslow are a little prosaic.
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Hmm. We're trying to get local companies involved to produce flat-packs -if anyone's got some suggestions etc, please don't hesitate to let Dave or myself know.

Actually, they aren't as bad as all that. The first pair of Harvey's were built by me (of little woodworking ability) in my leaking garage, with a blunt 30 year old hand-saw, no mitre box, no clamps, and a jig-saw for the driver-cut-out. I don't think they turned out too badly considering. If you want something really easy, (but interesting) check out the Calhouns on the Spawn page.
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Old 28th February 2007, 08:43 PM
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One of my goals with the Frugel-Horns (& now with all the others that have come together on the frugal-horn pages) is to encourage small cottage industries making flat-paks in locations geographically close to the end user (whether this is another cottage industry assembling, finishing and selling or the end user doing it on his kitchen table),

A significant amount of the money you pay for a store-bought loudspeaker is the shipping. It just makes sense to me to minimize the energy expended shipping things far away.

Something that may throw a wrench into things, particularily in the UK, is the seeming high prices (i can sip a set of modified FE126/127 to the UK by surface mail and beat Wilmslows price before carriage (or so i have been told a number of times). I'm really hioping that will not be the case with flat-paks (a 1st order estimate of surface post to the UK for a Frugel-Horn flat-pak is on the order of a 100 quid almost doubling the cost of the purchase.

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i can sip a set of modified FE126/127 to the UK by surface mail and beat Wilmslows price before carriage
The problem is if it gets hit by customs, vat, and the extra charge for adding customs and vat to the price (I am not joking about the last bit).
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True. I think it's partially luck of the draw. I got hit once, the other times things have gone through without a charge. No idea why -probably just as the whim strikes when they arrive in the UK. On the up-side, more seem to get through without getting clobbered than those that are hit.
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5 out of 5 for me, I am afraid (from USA) so now I assume this will happen.

This was a small sized order of components from the inimitable Michael Percy through to a massive shipping box containing loudspeakers.

With just valves,though, they have all slipped through; at least 30 times.

From the Far East it is a lottery.
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