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 Post subject: Progress On Reproducing Emerson Mae West (and other) Parts
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 4:45 am 
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The Emerson BD-197 "Mae West" is one of quite a few models made with Tenite parts which shrink and distort. A few years ago, I worked with a local group to laser scan the old parts, manipulate the files, then make parts in white or gray with additive manufacturing (3D printing) equipment. I'm back to that project. I received the following photo today of the parts made with a walnut burl look. The brown with cream swirl swirl of the original parts has not yet been achieved, but it will be.

I am also going to make a mold so that the two-layer speaker fabric with concentric rings molded into it around the center decoration can also be reproduced.


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 Post subject: Re: Progress On Reproducing Emerson Mae West (and other) Par
PostPosted: Sep Sat 18, 2021 4:08 pm 
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Wonderful! Looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: Progress On Reproducing Emerson Mae West (and other) Par
PostPosted: Sep Sun 19, 2021 1:00 pm 
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Awesome job, glad to see you are doing something for our hobby that is truly amazing. Thank you.


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