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Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 02:25 AM
Well i was told and have seen people round off the edges on their enclosures for the more custom look

does anyone have any pictures of it Without carpet on

also what tools do yall use etc..

or do yall look just the square look better?

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:27 AM
router with round over bit

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:29 AM
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/2619/img01631wy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 02:29 AM
what do those look like :) i have a router :)

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 02:29 AM
nice picture thanks so much!

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:30 AM
what do those look like :) i have a router :)

table router for a plunge router?

XtrmAudioCncpts
03-16-2006, 02:31 AM
router with round over bit
X2 FTW

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 02:31 AM
plunge

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:32 AM
plunge

can it be flipped over and mounted upside down? with the bit sticking up through a hole? then you need a round over bit

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 02:33 AM
yup can u get them at walmart and homedepot?

Is it hard to do it and do i need to sand after words or anything?

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:33 AM
http://www.savannahtoolhouse.com/routerbits1.html will give you an idea of what you rlooking for

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:33 AM
yup can u get them at walmart and homedepot?

Is it hard to do it and do i need to sand after words or anything?

yeah home depot. have router bit. kits.

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 02:34 AM
thank u! :)

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 02:34 AM
do i need to sand after wards?

KngOfThePkngLot
03-16-2006, 02:36 AM
do i need to sand after wards?
i would...just to give it a nicer finish look unless you plan on covering it...then it wouldnt really matter.

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:36 AM
you can. if you notice in the pic. my box was all shiny. you can sand mdf to the point where is shines. just work up the grits to 1000+

KngOfThePkngLot
03-16-2006, 02:37 AM
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/2619/img01631wy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
that looks pretty nice man...+1 for you as soon as i can rep again.

ngsm13
03-16-2006, 02:37 AM
Not necessarily. It's up to you. You can.

nG

Flipx99
03-16-2006, 02:38 AM
what are those blue dots on the side of the box?

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:40 AM
what are those blue dots on the side of the box?

counter sunk the holes for teh screws. filled it in with bondo. basically to have it ready for paint. with no screws showing.

ngsm13
03-16-2006, 02:40 AM
counter sunk the holes for teh screws. filled it in with bondo.

Indeed. My bondo was pink ;).

nG

Flipx99
03-16-2006, 02:41 AM
Indeed. My bondo was pink ;).

nG


i see

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:42 AM
Indeed. My bondo was pink ;).

nG

ooOOOoo pink :)

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 02:42 AM
nice work azbass i would rep u but i cant rep for 24 hours lol... thanks for all the help ill be Workin on that stuff tommorow :) will post pics hopefully itll turn out nice!

azbass
03-16-2006, 02:43 AM
word. good luck

ramos
03-16-2006, 08:22 AM
Indeed. My bondo was pink ;).

nG


That means you had "bondo" ;)

Jester1318
03-16-2006, 08:32 AM
azbass, what did you use/do to make the port look like that in the pic?

ngsm13
03-16-2006, 10:08 AM
That means you had "bondo" ;)

Indeed I did.

nG

ramos
03-16-2006, 10:13 AM
Indeedily doodily :)

THUNDERBIRD
03-16-2006, 11:33 AM
what size round over do u all use i got a 1/4" one and it isnt enough round over

ramos
03-16-2006, 11:44 AM
Depends on how thick the material is and how much I want it rounded over. usually 5/8" . :)

pwnt by pat
03-16-2006, 11:57 AM
5/8 for 3/4 wood?

azbass
03-16-2006, 11:59 AM
azbass, what did you use/do to make the port look like that in the pic?

cut hole put port in, then rounded over the edge.

ramos
03-16-2006, 12:18 PM
5/8 for 3/4 wood?


For rings yeah I use 5/8". That's mainly the extent of my rounding over now a days. I don't build many square boxes though. :)

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 03:06 PM
is it hard to do this ive started and it seems like its gonna take a while.. what do yall think?

IonSQL
03-16-2006, 03:11 PM
is it hard to do this ive started and it seems like its gonna take a while.. what do yall think?

Not hard at all, just takes getting used to like everything else...this took me about 10 mins to do (the roundovers, not the box :))

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/381/imgp12774so.jpg

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/6076/imgp12820re.jpg

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 03:13 PM
very nice work..

How cheap was yalls Bits the ones at home depot were 25 bucks??

or do u use the sander bit thingy

IonSQL
03-16-2006, 03:14 PM
The one I got was in a larger set, but I think the equilavent individual bit was like 15-20 @ HD

Jordantyler
03-16-2006, 03:15 PM
thanks for the advice in help hopegfully mine will turn out as good as yalls im practicing on my box i built for my re subs :)

Worlddre
03-16-2006, 03:17 PM
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/2619/img01631wy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
i have two of those:naughty:

azbass
03-16-2006, 03:18 PM
:word:life

azbass
03-16-2006, 03:18 PM
i have two of those:naughty:

the dynas or box? or did you go do MD?

Worlddre
03-16-2006, 03:21 PM
i went to MD

azbass
03-16-2006, 03:22 PM
ah thats right :)

azbass
03-16-2006, 03:23 PM
i still dont know what the box is tunned too... lol

ramos
03-16-2006, 03:36 PM
very nice work..

How cheap was yalls Bits the ones at home depot were 25 bucks??

or do u use the sander bit thingy


Got a harbor freight close by ? They always have a decent set of router bit's on sale for like $20-$25. Comes with a couple different round overs among other bits. Don't care much for the tools there. But the bits seem pretty good. Had the previous set for three years. Just bought another set the other day. :)

helotaxi
03-16-2006, 08:56 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/568000-568999/568418_26_full.jpg

No sanding. Sprayed with SEM texture coat and painted black with basic satin spray paint. All edges but the bottom ones rounded, port flared inside and out. I think I used a 1/2" radius bit on these. I used a 3/8" on the panels for the amps. A router table with a fence is a must IMO for doing both sides of a panel. The box took about 15 min to do.

Spend the money on a good carbide bit. It will last much longer and cuts MDF much better than high speed steel.

dleccord
03-17-2006, 12:15 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/568000-568999/568418_26_full.jpg

No sanding. Sprayed with SEM texture coat and painted black with basic satin spray paint. All edges but the bottom ones rounded, port flared inside and out. I think I used a 1/2" radius bit on these. I used a 3/8" on the panels for the amps. A router table with a fence is a must IMO for doing both sides of a panel. The box took about 15 min to do.

Spend the money on a good carbide bit. It will last much longer and cuts MDF much better than high speed steel.


your system looks **** as hell...does it always have that dark blend in your trunk?