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Big Dee
11-23-2006, 03:36 PM
I'm making a 40 Hz tuned box for my TC-1000 just to mess around with and see what a SPL box sounds like.

Maybe I won't post pics like the Apline guy :up2somet: :D

Big Dee
11-23-2006, 06:43 PM
Some of the tools laid out. Check out that beasty angle clamp. I highly recommend them. I got it from Lowes for around $25 IIRC. The carpenter's square is also very useful.
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n164/DigitalShaolin/spl3.jpg
I use the plastic bag there so that no glue gets on the bottom piece of wood.
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n164/DigitalShaolin/spl2.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n164/DigitalShaolin/spl4.jpg

It's 3.2 cu ft tuned to 40 Hz with 37.5 inches of port area. It should match my car's peak perfectly.

evan
11-23-2006, 06:58 PM
Looks good. No screws?

Big Dee
11-23-2006, 07:06 PM
Looks good. No screws?

Nope. If all goes well there won't be any at all.

I think I might try to put a high gloss paint job on it.

mikey060
11-23-2006, 09:29 PM
im curious...why would you want to paint an spl box a high gloss black. SPL isnt about looking good:p:

regardless..box looks goood

Big Dee
11-28-2006, 12:05 PM
im curious...why would you want to paint an spl box a high gloss black. SPL isnt about looking good:p:

regardless..box looks goood

A box can be good looking no matter what it's for.

Sorry for the lack of updates guys. My computer is down and I need to reinstall Windows.

It's almost done though. I rounded all of the corners and just need to cut the hole for the sub and paint at least one side. This whole box is just to practice technique so I'm not going to paint the whole thing.

I'll try to get some pics up later.

BTW the total screw count = 0.:threadlk:

.::DuD3::.
11-28-2006, 12:27 PM
i try not to ever use screws either, besides the fact that i always crack the mdf (even with pre drilling :crap:)

Lckmyblls
11-28-2006, 12:31 PM
nice...

phyphoestilic
11-28-2006, 12:33 PM
where does everyone get those clamps? I wanna build my own box soon but I dont know where they get them. And price?

mikey060
11-28-2006, 02:53 PM
A box can be good looking no matter what it's for.

very true. well props to you, it should be sweet:)

PowerNaudio
11-28-2006, 03:01 PM
looks good.
so you didnt use any screws. how about brad nails?

Big Dee
11-28-2006, 04:37 PM
i try not to ever use screws either, besides the fact that i always crack the mdf (even with pre drilling :crap:)

Bigger drill bit is needed probably and countersinking.


where does everyone get those clamps? I wanna build my own box soon but I dont know where they get them. And price?

Any hardware store will have them. IIRC they are around $15-30 for the cheap ones depending on the length.


looks good.
so you didnt use any screws. how about brad nails?

Nothing except glue and clamps.

Here is my progress so far. You can see the router accident on the port. That is filled with wood filler.
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n164/DigitalShaolin/boxrounded.jpg

Where do I go for high quality primer/paint/clear, and also high grit wet sanding stuff?

phyphoestilic
11-28-2006, 04:41 PM
lol its okay, everyone makes mistakes I like the sanding on the corners