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Ignatowski
06-19-2005, 09:57 AM
hey where can I buy 2 .75" rings for my 6.5 comps
I dont own a router so I need to buy prefab

Rawr-DQ
06-19-2005, 10:32 AM
Do you have a jigsaw or something that could possibly cut decent rings?
You could check out ebay and order them online, I know of this site but it looks like they only do 2,3,4,5,6,7... inch ect.

https://selectproducts.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/page29.html

https://selectproducts.com

try searching some.

bcarpenterfhl
06-19-2005, 02:22 PM
i'm sure a forum member could help you out for a small price.

Ignatowski
06-19-2005, 02:24 PM
I was kinda hoping someone wood

theCybe
06-19-2005, 02:28 PM
Was that supposed to be a pun? ^^

dbornotdb
06-19-2005, 04:39 PM
PM me the outside most diameter of the speaker or grill mount. Whatever will be mounted in there.

I have a couple already sitting around that might fit your bill.

azbass
06-19-2005, 04:50 PM
slectproducts is expensive, get some made, or make em your self, not hard

JAZN
06-19-2005, 05:07 PM
Was that supposed to be a pun? ^^
lol or he's an idiot.

Rawr-DQ
06-19-2005, 05:18 PM
I was gonna say something, but didnt, and hes probaly just an idiot =p.

lol.

jellyfish420
06-19-2005, 05:21 PM
PM me the outside most diameter of the speaker or grill mount. Whatever will be mounted in there.

I have a couple already sitting around that might fit your bill.
get em from this guy^^^

do you router your rings? i think i'm gonna try that next time. rounded on all the edges...

Rawr-DQ
06-19-2005, 05:22 PM
Jelly, that sig was been doctored!

She does have underwear on!

Woah!

guy022077
06-19-2005, 05:26 PM
hey i am doign some right now. what size do you need? i need to od and id.

Rawr-DQ
06-19-2005, 05:32 PM
******* floridians wanting to make mdf rings, you're making me look bad.

comon...dude...seriously, kill her.

guy022077
06-19-2005, 05:36 PM
making you look bad? what the crap does that mean?

Rawr-DQ
06-19-2005, 05:45 PM
just a joke.

Ignatowski
06-19-2005, 09:10 PM
I need a pair for my 6.5" comps
whats the standard ring?

Rawr-DQ
06-19-2005, 11:08 PM
There really isnt a standard, its just a piece of wood cut to the size you need.

guy022077
06-20-2005, 12:59 PM
yup...if you can pm me the size you need i can do them today when i work on my other stuff.

ruckus
06-21-2005, 05:25 PM
making you look bad? what the crap does that mean?
Hes from Ft. Myers nothing we do can make him look bad ;)

Rawr-DQ
06-21-2005, 05:44 PM
Oh man, that was harsh.

ChiefontheDitty
06-21-2005, 11:46 PM
Umm this might be a stupid question but how am I supposed to make a perfect circle with a jigsaw for a box.

Acidburn
06-22-2005, 01:17 AM
use a router

azbass
06-22-2005, 01:20 AM
x2

guy022077
06-22-2005, 08:18 AM
Umm this might be a stupid question but how am I supposed to make a perfect circle with a jigsaw for a box.
tell me the size and ill router them out for you. i am making the last of some 12 rings today. it will be no trouble. for a very small fee. very small.

ruckus
06-22-2005, 12:36 PM
router is best but if all you have is a jigsaw then follow the line, take your time then sand it smooth. Thats what i did on my last box cause my ruoter didnt arrive yet when I made that box.

Goldenknob
06-22-2005, 02:31 PM
to cut out the inside see if you can find one of thoes drill saw bits.. a bit that you can run sideways as a saw... or just drill a big enough hole to get the jigsaw blade into then cut it out.

klassic
06-22-2005, 02:49 PM
Umm this might be a stupid question but how am I supposed to make a perfect circle with a jigsaw for a box.

since when did rings require a perfect circle? You can trace a template and unless you have parkinsons you can cut rings with a jigsaw.

http://dubfidub.homestead.com/files/installdoormid.jpg

http://dubfidub.homestead.com/files/installworkstation.jpg

http://dubfidub.homestead.com/files/installdoorraw.jpg

I used a jigsaw for my box cut out as well (another ring). Unless your some sort of tolerance queen there is room for error and imperfection that still allows a complete seal. Matter of fact the whole system was done with a jigsaw (and a cheap one at that).

http://dubfidub.homestead.com/files/subbox4.jpg

http://dubfidub.homestead.com/files/subbox10.jpg

http://dubfidub.homestead.com/files/subbox12.jpg

http://dubfidub.homestead.com/files/B1hatch.jpg

and if your mad now take some of that car audio money and get high speed lol

ChiefontheDitty
06-22-2005, 02:54 PM
Ok so how are you supposed to make the 14 and 3/4 inch circle or whatever it is for a 15.

kuijo
06-22-2005, 02:58 PM
Take a piece of cardboard, cut it out in to a long rectangle, puncture a hole at one end and measure all the way to the other side of the cardboard 14 and 3/4 inches and pincture another hole. Nail one hole to the mdf and using the other hole put a pencil in there and draw a circle all the way around. very simple

ChiefontheDitty
06-22-2005, 03:02 PM
Kuijo, you are a genious. That might be the simplest idea I have ever heard but it works. Thanks for you help. Chief

LoudCrownVic
06-22-2005, 03:11 PM
I drive a little nail in and use wire and a pencil to draw my circles, but that sounds like it works good too. THe biggest problem I have is my saw blade going crooked and getting see saw edges on the cuts.

As for mdf rings, it would be very much worth paying someone with the proper tools to do it than spending a few frustrated hours making rounded firewood.

guy022077
06-22-2005, 03:12 PM
its not rocket surgery. good grief. why not just pay me to do it and be done with it since its so complicated. if you give me the od and id i can do them today. after today i will be too busy with the rest of my install to go back and do them.

Rawr-DQ
06-22-2005, 03:14 PM
I've cut holes with a jigsaw all the time...'

Just put a dot where you want the center to be, measure a few times around the circle (the radius) and draw some lines there. Take a scrap piece of wood, nail it to the center, make a small hole in the wood which will be at radius of the circle, use a pencil and move it in a circle....or tie a string to the length of the radius and do the same thing.

Then follow the lines with the jigsaw... to start the cuts, I take a drill bit and make a hole large enough to fit the jigsaw blade in it.

SHA BAM

Rawr-DQ
06-22-2005, 03:15 PM
Just Make A Frigging Tree Trunk Box And Rings

http://www.vr6jetta.com/tree2.jpg

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2028826

LoudCrownVic
06-22-2005, 03:22 PM
its not rocket surgery. good grief. why not just pay me to do it and be done with it since its so complicated. if you give me the od and id i can do them today. after today i will be too busy with the rest of my install to go back and do them.
Yea, pay this guy to do it. He seems bored/hungry lol!

guy022077
06-22-2005, 03:28 PM
Yea, pay this guy to do it. He seems bored/hungry lol!
yup..i have time waiting for my stupid mat to show up so i can get to work,so all ive been doing is making rings and running wire.

Ignatowski
06-23-2005, 08:09 AM
hey i am doign some right now. what size do you need? i need to od and id.


for 6.5" comps,what ever standard is.........

guy022077
06-23-2005, 08:17 AM
nots not a godd enough answer as to how big you need. my 6.5 were almost 8" on outside how big is the opening were speaker is going 7,8,6. just take a quick measure.

MetalMaxima
06-23-2005, 08:18 AM
guy, YGPM, I need some rings. I will have the OD for you later on today.

Ignatowski
06-23-2005, 08:55 AM
nots not a godd enough answer as to how big you need. my 6.5 were almost 8" on outside how big is the opening were speaker is going 7,8,6. just take a quick measure.

my 6.5s arent here yet,in route from dealer :rolleyes:

guy022077
06-23-2005, 09:09 AM
well they dont need to be here for you to tell me how big the whole in your car is . i can look up the diameter of the speaker at the manufacturer web site.

dbornotdb
06-23-2005, 04:04 PM
The 6.5s I have here are 7 3/8" wide on the grill. That is what I would use to make some. Alittle wider for tolerances.

I am currently out of 1/2" MDF to make the flush rings out of. I will pick some up soon. And to let you know, I use 1/4" hardboard for the speaker baffle.

If you are interested in what I have to offer, I will take $30 shipped a pair assembled with rounded over rings.


If you are undecided, I will post a pic of a set on a door. It isn't the greatest pic though. And I will make a couple pair and post them soon as I can to help you decide.

dbornotdb
06-23-2005, 04:14 PM
This was a mock up before I rounded the rings.

dbornotdb
06-23-2005, 07:11 PM
Went and bought a sheet of 1/2" MDF. So I am ready when you are. :D

dbornotdb
06-27-2005, 05:34 PM
I went ahead and made 2 pair while waiting for resin to dry. So if anyone is interested, here are some pics.

AzGrower
06-27-2005, 05:46 PM
use a hole saw. If you want say a 1" ring with an outside diameter of 1.25, then use a 1.25 hole saw first to cut the outside diameter, then do the inside cut of 1".

RFmustang
07-09-2005, 01:49 PM
so you guys would suggest using 1/4" mdf for just basic rings and 1/2" for flushing the sub into the ring?

dbornotdb
07-09-2005, 08:51 PM
Here is what I use.........

1/4" baffle and 1/2" rings on 6.5 and smaller.
1/2" baffle and 1/2" rings on 8 and low end 10's.
3/4" baffles and 3/4" rings on high end 10's and all other sizes up.

Ignatowski
07-10-2005, 10:02 AM
my speakers arrived yesterday
I NEED .75 MDF RINGS !

PM ME PLEASE with some assistsnce you slimy toads

95Prober
07-10-2005, 11:37 AM
Here is what I use.........

1/4" baffle and 1/2" rings on 6.5 and smaller.
1/2" baffle and 1/2" rings on 8 and low end 10's.
3/4" baffles and 3/4" rings on high end 10's and all other sizes up.


so 3/4 mdf is TOO thick for regualr 6.5 speakers?? i should go with 1/2 inch??

or are those numbers for a different type of install?

i thought the 3/4 mdf was the norm ??

AzGrower
07-10-2005, 03:11 PM
my speakers arrived yesterday
I NEED .75 MDF RINGS !

PM ME PLEASE with some assistsnce you slimy toads

Go to the local Ace Hardware and buy a 3/4" hole saw for the inside cut and a 1.25" hole saw for the outside cut. Its that easy dude.

dbornotdb
07-10-2005, 04:53 PM
my speakers arrived yesterday
I NEED .75 MDF RINGS !

PM ME PLEASE with some assistsnce you slimy toads





Go to the local Ace Hardware and buy a 3/4" hole saw for the inside cut and a 1.25" hole saw for the outside cut. Its that easy dude.





I think he wants then to be 3/4" thick, not a 3/4" hole. Maybe.

Helps if you post up deminsions. Like the cutout, the outside diameter and what sub. I recently did a set for someone on here.

dbornotdb
07-10-2005, 04:55 PM
so 3/4 mdf is TOO thick for regualr 6.5 speakers?? i should go with 1/2 inch??

or are those numbers for a different type of install?

i thought the 3/4 mdf was the norm ??


No no no. Thats not what I am saying. But with the 1/4" glued and stapled/nailed to the 1/2" ring, it doesn't flex, therefor I don't usually use thicker material. Thats me. Unless it is specifically asked for, thats what I do.

AzGrower
07-11-2005, 12:30 PM
I think he wants then to be 3/4" thick, not a 3/4" hole. Maybe.

Helps if you post up deminsions. Like the cutout, the outside diameter and what sub. I recently did a set for someone on here.

OH snap, this entire time, I thought he meant he need some rings for his tweeters! **** it, I ****. :veryhapp:

But the good thing is they do make larger hole saws, I know Harbor Freight sells them.

ruckus
07-11-2005, 12:41 PM
too bad they didnt make hole saws for 12s huh? What about the hole cutter thing for a drill anyone ever use it? http://images.andale.com/f2/101/130/11937328/1110426298159_circle_cutter_1.jpg

cxixer
08-17-2005, 04:48 PM
www.able-audio.com is less expensive than select, custom rings are available too