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creep
03-30-2006, 01:21 AM
4.5 cubic feet tuned to 32 Hz. Subs are 12" Type Rs. The pics were taken before the sides were painted black.

http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=box5qx.png
http://img68.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10005038pv.jpg

danteBirosel
03-30-2006, 01:24 AM
looks clean.. good job.

Make sure to spray paint the port hole black to gain +1 db, yellow +3 db, then strawberry red for +5 db.
































lol, j/p.

_Dante

kotec123
03-30-2006, 01:26 AM
nice job on the box

Expy2K
03-30-2006, 01:27 AM
Doesn't look bad for a first box...


I would recarpet when you get some free time..


:)

creep
03-30-2006, 01:40 AM
Yeah I was kinda disappointed with how well I cut the carpeting, but overall I'm pleased. I cleaned up the edges a little more after the pics, but it's not great by any means. Thanks for the comments guys. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Expy2K
03-30-2006, 01:44 AM
I would never carpet one again..

This weekend I am going to cover a box I built in Turf grass, and thats just because, well I can..


Just paint your boxes from now on..

:)

dalucifer
03-30-2006, 01:46 AM
looks good..carpeting is a *****...

creep
03-30-2006, 01:46 AM
I was weary about paint because I had been told MDF was harder to prep for paint than carpet. I wish I had researched it more.

bimma85
03-30-2006, 01:48 AM
Doesnt look too shabby, pretty dam nice for a first try.

Expy2K
03-30-2006, 01:52 AM
MDF is a breeze to setup, just hit with a orbital or belt sander.. I use Rage Gold to fill in gaps and to cover up the edges.. Prime and paint..

I use Krylon? or whatever from Walmart because they use an l shaped nosle instead of the standard O shape..


:)

.::DuD3::.
03-30-2006, 08:07 AM
i'd try using a razor blade, like the thumbsized ones, to get a real clean cut, always works great for me. but nice job anyways.

creep
03-30-2006, 05:26 PM
i'd try using a razor blade, like the thumbsized ones, to get a real clean cut, always works great for me. but nice job anyways.

That's exactly what I did use. I think the mistake was more in the cheap Wal-Mart carpet.

baseballer1100
03-30-2006, 07:00 PM
I would never carpet one again..

This weekend I am going to cover a box I built in Turf grass, and thats just because, well I can..


Just paint your boxes from now on..

:)

Turf grass sweet! lol

baseballer1100
03-30-2006, 07:00 PM
O and nice box looks good.

Lil Poot
03-30-2006, 07:29 PM
i prefer my benchmade 710 hs to a razor blade :D

nissanrider06
03-30-2006, 10:14 PM
how does it sound?

creep
03-30-2006, 10:15 PM
It sounds great. Beats the hell out of my old Xplods. Thanks for all the comments guys.

nissanrider06
03-30-2006, 10:16 PM
and it sounds?

creep
03-31-2006, 12:26 AM
It sounds great. Very good SQ but thumps a hell of a lot harder than before.

matt_martin87
03-31-2006, 12:16 PM
That's exactly what I did use. I think the mistake was more in the cheap Wal-Mart carpet.
Hey now, there's nothing wrong with cheap wally world carpet. It gets the job done, and the best part is, its cheap.:)

patalpine
03-31-2006, 10:00 PM
looks real good for your first box

NhustlaR
03-31-2006, 10:04 PM
hmm too bad the carpet's on there, everyone picks the **** outta your work if you leave it bare for a pic or 2 ;) but other than the carpeting job, doesnt look too shabby. remember practice makes perfect!


how'd you do on splitting? i know the first build a lot of people attempt, they have trouble w. splitting the mdf.

creep
03-31-2006, 11:16 PM
hmm too bad the carpet's on there, everyone picks the **** outta your work if you leave it bare for a pic or 2 ;) but other than the carpeting job, doesnt look too shabby. remember practice makes perfect!


how'd you do on splitting? i know the first build a lot of people attempt, they have trouble w. splitting the mdf.

Yeah it definitely doesn't look as good without the carpeting. I don't have any of those corner tools, just help from my dad holding it together while screwing it together.

I actually didn't have a problem with splitting, fortunately. I used Titebond II for glue and used screws as well, so it should be sturdy. I predrilled and countersunk for all the screws, which wasn't too bad at all.

Vincent9515
04-01-2006, 03:30 AM
Buy one of the break-off razors with the long blade. Extend the blade almost all the way out and slide it against the edge of the port while moving it up and down the whole time. This will give you a clean edge. Same thing for speaker cutouts.

Walmart has them for 99cents with three extra blades. Just swap the blade out on every box. Its got to be very sharp.