Grill cloth technique - by Hammond

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  1. ArcticWhite

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    I'm always impressed by the craftsmanship of the Hammond organ company.

    Here is how they handled the grill cloth at the corners of a speaker baffle. There are slots cut at each corner and the cloth is stuffed into them - rather than folding it over itself - which generally creates a thick build up of cloth.

    They also used brass plated staples, after the cloth was glued to the baffle.

    Not sure what type of glue. It's hard and clear yellow. Might be wood glue, or even hide glue.

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    That’s the way I do all my baffles now. Makes for a very clean build. Way to go Hammond!
     
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    elegant solution, indeed
     
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    Love it! Thanks a bunch.
    New method to now be employed here... on the very next build.
     
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    Do you use glue on the baffle face as well?
    I'm trying to figure out what they used.
    It could be contact cement - though there's nothing on the cloth, and the glue is dried hard. Not soft like contact cement usually sets, but this is sixty years old.
    It's not water soluble, which eliminates white glue, hide glue, and most wood glue. Not alcohol soluble, so it's not shellac.
    I like the idea of using glue, because I am crappy at stretching grill cloth.
     
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    I don’t know what they used but I use spray can contact glue when I attach the grill cloth. I spray the baffle, set it down on the grill cloth and let it cure for a bit so I don’t move it around when I stretch the sides around to staple them.
     
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    I do the same. A light coat of spray contact on both parts, then staples.
     
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