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goose5741
03-24-2006, 11:40 AM
Here's my first attempt at a box...the cuts were made by a guy a guy from our local shop with a table saw....i did the rest...learned a few lessons about where you can and can't put screws in mdf lol...:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/goose5741/P3240589.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/goose5741/P3240590.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/goose5741/P3240591.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/goose5741/P3240593.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/goose5741/P3240594.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/goose5741/P3240596.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/goose5741/P3240597.jpg




Make fun of me, give me suggestions...do w/e yah want lol!! :crap:

goose5741
03-24-2006, 11:42 AM
Look in the upper right corner for pictures 5 and 6 and you will see where i cracked it the worst :(

goose5741
03-24-2006, 11:44 AM
Rest of pics (it cut me off :():

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/goose5741/P3240598.jpg

twistedtrik
03-24-2006, 11:45 AM
I have seen alot worse. Actually it isn'y that bad at all. That is how you learn is to do it yourself.

goose5741
03-24-2006, 11:53 AM
I wonder how it will sound lol...My biggest worry is the places where i couldn't caulk the port....because of the order i put the pieces in. Yah it's not quite "flakko" caliber work or anything. (lol i need to find that pic for comparision...to make myself feel better)

You also can't see the 2-3 places where i cracked the inside of the board by getting to phat of screws to close to the end....those souldn't affect too much though cause they are all up against joints which are sealed fairly well.

Range Rover
03-24-2006, 12:41 PM
I got desperate one day and built a box with just a jigsaw

Looked almost as bad as that..


:)

goose5741
03-24-2006, 12:44 PM
Uh oh i just thought of something...i'm scared to put the top screws in my woofer they might crack the top of the front board....might have to put it sidways lol.

Chevyaudio
03-24-2006, 12:51 PM
thats not too terrible...Ive seen alot worse. (flakko...j/k man I lub joo) but box building is a trial and error process, it takes a long time to get great at building boxes. But just remember this...instead of going out and buying a prefab like most people do...you took the initiative and built your own.

j3bus2k3
03-24-2006, 12:55 PM
thats not too terrible...Ive seen alot worse. (flakko...j/k man I lub joo) but box building is a trial and error process, it takes a long time to get great at building boxes. But just remember this...instead of going out and buying a prefab like most people do...you took the initiative and built your own.

Yea man, you did the research and put the time and effort in to get the best results. That seperates you from the n00bx who will just buy a pre-faband call it a day. And dude, my first was way worse and it was a sealed box. I was off like a 1/4" on all my cuts and ended up concealing the ****-pile it was with carpet, lol.

IamDeMan
03-24-2006, 01:07 PM
It's not that bad. I've seen worse first attempts for sure. My first suggestion is this. If you must make your circles with a Jig Saw. Go reeeeeeaallly slooooow. Don't force it and get off course like you did in a few spots. Great circles can be done with a jig. I do them all the time. You just have to let the saw cut by itself while you just continually keep a guid on your line.

goose5741
03-24-2006, 01:07 PM
Yea man, you did the research and put the time and effort in to get the best results. That seperates you from the n00bx who will just buy a pre-faband call it a day. And dude, my first was way worse and it was a sealed box. I was off like a 1/4" on all my cuts and ended up concealing the ****-pile it was with carpet, lol.

Haha thats definatly the best way to "fix" the problem.


Yah i wasn't terribly dissapointed for my first box...The thing that bothered me the worst was the cracking the mdf with the screws...it was pretty stupid...wrong screws and should've went out and got a counter-sink bit instead of trying to do it with a regualr bit....

goose5741
03-24-2006, 01:08 PM
It's not that bad. I've seen worse first attempts for sure. My first suggestion is this. If you must make your circles with a Jig Saw. Go reeeeeeaallly slooooow. Don't force it and get off course like you did in a few spots. Great circles can be done with a jig. I do them all the time. You just have to let the saw cut by itself while you just continually keep a guid on your line.

My circle was extremly nice/good and circular to start with...but it was slightly too small so i just kept widening it by sight withought marking anything out lol...doesn't really bother me cause i'll never see that part :)

j3bus2k3
03-24-2006, 01:14 PM
Haha thats definatly the best way to "fix" the problem.


Yah i wasn't terribly dissapointed for my first box...The thing that bothered me the worst was the cracking the mdf with the screws...it was pretty stupid...wrong screws and should've went out and got a counter-sink bit instead of trying to do it with a regualr bit....

After I got done cutting I didnt know what to expect when it came to screwing it together. so I just grabbed scrap pieces, pre drilled with 3/32" or 1/8" bit screwing them together with different screw lengths and different distances from the edge seeing when it split. It finally came down to 1.5" coarse thread drywall screws about 1.5" away from the edge....just experiment.

goose5741
03-24-2006, 01:16 PM
After I got done cutting I didnt know what to expect when it came to screwing it together. so I just grabbed scrap pieces, pre drilled with 3/32" or 1/8" bit screwing them together with different screw lengths and different distances from the edge seeing when it split. It finally came down to 1.5" coarse thread drywall screws about 1.5" away from the edge....just experiment.

Yah i kinda rushed it....was already glued and nailgunned together....so i just stared throwing screws in...oh well now i know lol, and nothing to terrible happend.

Decipha
03-24-2006, 01:32 PM
i'd bet that box sounds just as good as you intended it to

goose5741
03-24-2006, 01:53 PM
i'd bet that box sounds just as good as you intended it to

Thats all that really matters, so i'd be happy if it does sound fine. To bad my amp still isn't here so i can't test it out :crying:

JAZN
03-24-2006, 05:24 PM
http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/1941/box56iy.jpg

feel better yet? :p: I actually saw the box in person, and the amazing part was EVERY screw used to mount the sub caught wood.
Your box isn't that bad at all.

ramos
03-24-2006, 05:30 PM
That kills me everytime I see it. :)

btnhfan
03-24-2006, 05:36 PM
Just make sure you seal the seams on the inside of the box.



Looks good.

goose5741
03-24-2006, 05:41 PM
Yah thats the picture i was referring to earlier...amazing!