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Fran Mayer
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Waverley Grande Cabinet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Winder Nov 19. 21 Replies

Hi,I have decided to go the route of building a cabinet for my All-Wave 23. Although it may be one of the more common cabinets I believe that the Waverley Grande is located just within the outermost…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Fran Mayer Jun 20. 22 Replies

Greetings,I received an Allwave 23 as a gift about 30 years ago. The set has the high frequency speakers as well as the volume range expander unit. It is the 7 knob arrangement.I had capacitors…Continue

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mike hadley liked Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
Nov 22
Brad Winder replied to Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
"WOW!!! That is fabulous work!! I'm contemplating modification to a damaged credenza I have, to create a home for my AM/FM Philharmonic. "
Nov 19
Fran Mayer replied to Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
"Hello, Progress on the Waverley Grande cabinet is coming along. I have attached some photos as of 10/31/18. At this point a question has come up. How was power for the record changer supplied? Were both the changer and receiver hard wired into the…"
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Fran Mayer replied to Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
"Hi Kenneth, I have decided to use Walnut for the solid trim pieces. I have worked with poplar (I taught Woodshop in High School about 1,000 years ago) but had never had the opportunity to work with gum wood. I agree completely with your comments on…"
Aug 28
Kenneth Lee Richmond II replied to Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
"Fran,  I have worked with gum more than I care to say, and I steer away from it , unless a customer request it. Gum is a very "hard" hardwood and it will dull your tools very quick.  Scott's idea about the veneer is good,.…"
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Fran Mayer replied to Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
"Dave, Thanks for the info. I will wait and make the decision about the pre amp once the phono and AW 23 are mated. It is good to know that the I phone volume is "grandchild tested". Fran"
Jul 30
David C. Poland replied to Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
"Probably will not need the preamp, unless it has tone controls which you may want for additional bass response. An I-phone gives decent input volume on my late AW-23 - grandchild tested."
Jul 30
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Jul 30
Fran Mayer replied to Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
"Hi Scott,I will probably end up using walnut for the trim, but I am still pondering other ideas. Yes, I was afraid that the trim was probably red gum and was aware that it would be hard to locate. I understand that during it's hey day (1880 -…"
Jul 30
Fran Mayer replied to Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
"Scott, That is great, I thank you and I will message you my email address. Fran"
Jul 30
Scott Seickel replied to Fran Mayer's discussion Waverley Grande Cabinet
"As for the secondary wood, Gum was the most used furniture wood in the early part of last century.  It was used in quantities 3 to 4 times that of the primary woods like mahogany or walnut.  "Red gum" was what the heartwood was…"
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