Laminar Streamer - behind the scenes for a sneak peek at production!
Sunday 23 February, 2014
Let's step into the workshop and check out the progress on the Laminar Streamer.
Sanding and hand inspection of the Panzerholz from all angles. All surfaces must be perfected before applying lacquer. Is it a fine viola or is it a piece of fine audio equipment?
A layer of lacquer, then a layer of polish, then, after drying, a gentle polishing procedure. Then another lacquering procedure. Then again and again. Repeat until it looks incredible.
These are just snapshots, so they're not true to color. The following two pictures are of the same piece, just under different lighting conditions. You can easily see the depth and dimension of the densely layered Panzerholz through the lacquer.
Same part, different lighting here. This is the most dense wood-based material in existence. The many thin compacted layers provide extraordinary acoustical damping characteristics. The completed Laminar Streamer will weigh somewhere around 25 Kg (55 lbs).
This will be at the back of the unit, where all the cable connections will go. This device will have no "good side" or "bad side". It will be a true marvel to behold from any angle.
The following two pictures are with flash and without flash. Come Monday, we will lacquer a second set of Panzerholz parts for a second production unit.
Same part, without flash:
Here's a better picture of the same finish on the Panzerholz, to give you a more realistic idea of how the Laminar Streamer's surface will actually look:
You can look forward to more news and pictures in the following days/weeks. Things are coming together!
Louis Motek | LessLoss.com