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LoudCrownVic
06-10-2005, 03:56 AM
I got totally owned, building a box for my Bhrama, cut a couple pieces wrong, assembled 25% of the box, then got pissed. I have .5" gaps at each end so you can look in an see the motor, lol. I cut pieces wrong left and right too, used a whole sheet of MDF.

There would be pics, i cant stand up straight from liquid nails fumes, and the box is on a table, couldn't shoot it from the floor...

Laugh at me, I need it. On a better note, i cut the moutning ring perfectly-a first.

No I eitther need to liquid nails some scraps in the ends or get a whole new sheet of the good stuff... Whaddya all think? Ghetto of perfectionist?

The box is for me, not for a coustomer, too dumb tto thing rite now...

davidfre21
06-10-2005, 04:09 AM
i really wish people would use wood glue > LN , if better in the long run

davidfre21
06-10-2005, 04:09 AM
oh yea pics are must though lol

bigwheel15
06-10-2005, 04:09 AM
Id just get another sheet of mdf and start over. Might as well do it right the first time ya know. I have to say this though. :needpics:

LoudCrownVic
06-10-2005, 04:17 AM
Omg, what a mess, it will take me hours to clean this up, lol, theres like 6 inches deep sawdust and scrap, tools and ****... And when i founs out my mistake i knoecked a box of screws ont tohe whole mess.

I better rest up so i can fix all that mess in the morning.

Decipha
06-10-2005, 04:22 AM
:needpics:

snap a couple before you clean

vosschs
06-10-2005, 04:40 AM
ya get some pics up

dbornotdb
06-10-2005, 09:48 AM
^^^^^^^^^
What they said. :p:

req
06-10-2005, 10:12 AM
sorry to hear that man. it always ***** when that happens. there are ghetto ways to fix it, but i wouldnt suggest any.

just try to salvage as much from the old box that you can. and dont use liquid nails. just use good ol' wood glue. its MADE for wood, and uses a chemical bond (stronger than a physical bond like LN uses). liquid nails is more of an all purpose thing. in fact, the bond between wood glue and wood, is more often than not, stonger than the wood itself :p:

but yea - snap some pics. and use it as a learning expierence - measure thrice, cut once. and ALWAYS cut on the outside of your line :)

SliderX
06-10-2005, 05:48 PM
sorry to hear that man. it always ***** when that happens. there are ghetto ways to fix it, but i wouldnt suggest any.

just try to salvage as much from the old box that you can. and dont use liquid nails. just use good ol' wood glue. its MADE for wood, and uses a chemical bond (stronger than a physical bond like LN uses). liquid nails is more of an all purpose thing. in fact, the bond between wood glue and wood, is more often than not, stonger than the wood itself :p:

but yea - snap some pics. and use it as a learning expierence - measure thrice, cut once. and ALWAYS cut on the outside of your line :)

I already bought some LN but this makes me want to do it right with wood glue. What brand would you suggest?

saywhat?
06-10-2005, 07:11 PM
Gorilla Glue!!!! Wooooot

Jayhawkk
06-10-2005, 07:39 PM
titebond 2 is good too.

Moe Lester
06-10-2005, 07:42 PM
titebond... gorilla glue = gay

squeak9798
06-10-2005, 07:43 PM
Go to a glass shop and have them cut you some pieces of plexi to fit in the gaps. Then you can just tell people "Yeah, I made it that way on purpose so you can look in and see the sub :thumbupw: "


Just a thought :goodorbad

THUNDERBIRD
06-10-2005, 09:19 PM
use fiberglass to cover the gaps

LoudCrownVic
06-11-2005, 01:20 AM
http://img133.echo.cx/img133/4650/pdrm01331ln.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

Thats the mess- notice the Polk Dx motor I used to find my drill bits/screws/housepets when I dropped them in the sawdust- you might also note that this is not a workshop but a screened in porch family room. I had swept up a bunch already here....

saywhat?
06-11-2005, 01:25 AM
and theres a problem??

LoudCrownVic
06-11-2005, 01:27 AM
I couldn't get pics of it because i tore it apart-violently- when I discovered the problem

azbass
06-11-2005, 01:27 AM
i love useing table routers, i come home everyday from work covered in MDF

LoudCrownVic
06-11-2005, 01:29 AM
http://img140.echo.cx/img140/73/pdrm01363vm.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

The finished product after four hours of trimming, sanding gluing etc. The port opening is pretty fugged and there is a place where the slabs don't meet flush, but not too bad for third time, I guess.

azbass
06-11-2005, 01:32 AM
nice brahma

LoudCrownVic
06-11-2005, 01:37 AM
nice brahma
Too bad it's going in a ghetto box...

I drove with it today 1000 watts to 1ohm, efficiency WAY up from sealed, shakes everything pretty nice, makes my ears ring. Not as low and rich as my L7 15" though, but the Bhrama makes up for that in cleanliness!

Liquid nails fumes kill though, I didn't even remember I started working on the box until I stumbled over it the next morning...

NegativeEffect1
06-11-2005, 01:50 AM
sounds like ur attempt went better than my first attempt, my box self destructed, so i had inhuman make me a good one :D haha

LoudCrownVic
06-11-2005, 02:19 AM
I definitely got MDF raped though, will have to take it more seriously next time, cut pieces wrong alot and spent a ton of time screwing off with bad cuts...

My first box was an old speaker box made out of 1/8th inch particle board. The original speakers were a 3" woofer/mid and a 2" tweet/mid.

I hacked it up and put a 10" sub in it, filled up the gaps with cardboard and rope caulk, and stuffed the box with socks. When it hit it would "crawl" along the floor of my room until the wires would pull out of it, lol.

traksta15
06-11-2005, 03:03 AM
leave the gaps open and call it ported. you will need more port area w/ this method though......