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acold7dusta
11-29-2006, 08:42 PM
box is 2.2 cubic feet, tuned to 30 hz for a Fi Q 12" for member: wcarson8911
box is getting carpetted black and the port will be black as well.
http://i16.tinypic.com/33ljriq.jpg
box all cut up from home depot. guy took his time and did PERFECT cuts
http://i16.tinypic.com/2ni86td.jpg
rough dry fit
http://i12.tinypic.com/2e1gbw5.jpg

http://i11.tinypic.com/441mbyf.jpg
port opening is 2.75"
http://i10.tinypic.com/2ibjl9d.jpg
http://i10.tinypic.com/30csu0w.jpg

more pics, scroll

smd4life
11-29-2006, 08:43 PM
looks good so far..

baseballer1100
11-29-2006, 08:44 PM
Hey i have those clamps i like them.

j3bus2k3
11-29-2006, 08:44 PM
A proper worklog :thumbupw: Nice work!

acold7dusta
11-29-2006, 08:44 PM
http://i12.tinypic.com/33v2s1d.jpg
corner with mdf dust + wood glue
http://i10.tinypic.com/2v0zurk.jpg
port piece taped off so no paint gets on it
http://i14.tinypic.com/4dnigt4.jpg
cut sheet and wood glue (random)

kicker06
11-29-2006, 08:44 PM
That box sux!

saywhat?
11-29-2006, 08:46 PM
good choice on mixing the two together for the corners.

baseballer1100
11-29-2006, 08:47 PM
A proper worklog :thumbupw: Nice work!

x2 its like the first one i have seen in a while.

acold7dusta
11-29-2006, 08:48 PM
good choice on mixing the two together for the corners.

thanks, it might have been you that i copied :up2somet:

acold7dusta
11-29-2006, 08:50 PM
i really need 45's, its takin an iceage for that piece to cure
i may glue the back piece on tonight, but ill have some more pics as i progress mos def

kicker06
11-29-2006, 08:52 PM
I like the taping idear.:cool:

Immacomputer
11-29-2006, 08:54 PM
x2 its like the first one i have seen in a while.

Pfft.. I had one less than a week ago with more pictures than this and they were high res.

The wook looks pretty nice so far... keep us posted.

acold7dusta
11-29-2006, 09:21 PM
thanks for all the positive comments
http://i13.tinypic.com/2z7phe9.jpg
EDIT: tape was off .75", went ahead and moved it forward .75" :fyi:
went ahead and stuck the back piece on, tommarrow its gettin sprayed
http://i17.tinypic.com/42ujgxs.jpg
http://i16.tinypic.com/2emk4k6.jpg
http://i12.tinypic.com/3yq9vde.jpg

acold7dusta
11-29-2006, 09:42 PM
this camera makes it look like **** :crap: Once the glue dries, the camera wont pick up all that. it def looks alot different in person though

acold7dusta
11-29-2006, 10:08 PM
update: just realized my tape was .75" off for the back port, so i moved it up .75"
also put on the second side to the enclosure, ill take pics tomarrow

ssj2xxgotenxx
11-29-2006, 10:11 PM
I like the usage of masking tape to guild the port placement. I just use a pencil, but whatever works. Thumbs up.

acold7dusta
11-29-2006, 10:15 PM
I like the usage of masking tape to guild the port placement. I just use a pencil, but whatever works. Thumbs up.

well the main point of the tape is for when i spray it, it wont interfere with the bond between the port and the bottom piece. it's getting sprayed as i build it, it should be ALOT easier

anyone know how many layers of paint the wood will take to acctually look black?

stuckinok
11-29-2006, 10:19 PM
good stuff here mang

kicker06
11-29-2006, 10:57 PM
Tape is t3h ****

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/5687/new1mm4.jpg

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/6171/new2ot7.jpg

acold7dusta
11-29-2006, 11:08 PM
:drool: hope mine looks like that :veryhapp:

kicker06
11-29-2006, 11:11 PM
Couple coats of primer, and 3-4 light coats of paint and It'll look better.

baseballer1100
11-29-2006, 11:57 PM
Im liking this.

grillman6000
11-30-2006, 02:20 PM
nice, PROPER, worklog....

i like it.....

tell the dude to make some vids wen its all dun and installed....

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 09:31 PM
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p24cfe6f8b35a5b6ada859bdccff46bca/ebcad071.jpg
meh shoulda taped more off
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/pe17db9c95e4701d3b7a417746aa3373e/ebcad05f.jpg
rubber undercoating for port
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/pe58ba6942cc4f18f6cdf3e563af7fee5/ebcad054.jpg
when it dried, it turned out alot smoother
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/pb399f04dfd3fdaf44f0d53d298ad7cf5/ebcad03a.jpg

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 09:32 PM
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/paec2b17e2e7fd0fdb820e97d66f18291/ebcad033.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p051fcf0b1187d65dd53eba6b864d54ea/ebcad026.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p288086ba5482d76f3c33e088f71ea7d9/ebcad01c.jpg
edited pic haha

Chevyaudio
12-02-2006, 09:33 PM
Jesus...was that spray can an inch away from the board?

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 09:36 PM
its rubber under coating, i like how that looks as opposed to spray paint, it coats on alot nicer

Chevyaudio
12-02-2006, 09:37 PM
why not use black spray paint...you want the port to be as smooth as possible...

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 09:41 PM
it dries smooth :fyi:

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 09:45 PM
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/pf79d9073af343e6768f16ee42974d47c/ebcac491.jpg
i know im gonna get ripped for this one, but its all hidden by the carpet anyways
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p02340a5298743019592238b9336e185a/ebcac472.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p6e97b3b818dc48867d69d8e99f3780ed/ebcac47c.jpg
new parts express stuff :woot: my new carpet, terminals, sub grill, and i got my dayton amp there too
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p89c84305b55b154bde16776d41ba8105/ebcac469.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p9d645cb5ad3c8530509dec5b98fad7f9/ebcac384.jpg
all port walls were rounded

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 09:46 PM
let me know how i did, besides the painted port...

Immacomputer
12-02-2006, 09:49 PM
It looks pretty good minus the hole cutout. I like the sawdust and woodglue filler. I use that quite a bit when I can but usually run out of sawdust and have to bust out the electric sander to get more.

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 09:51 PM
i know... i really need a router, but for free hand, it's not that noticably bad

Immacomputer
12-02-2006, 10:12 PM
...but for free hand, it's not that noticably bad
No, it really is pretty bad, even for free hand. I'm terrible with a jigsaw and I've pulled some very decent holes free hand with it. I wish I could show you some pictures but I'm not near the enclosure or the camera.

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 10:15 PM
if you say so...

PV Audio
12-02-2006, 10:33 PM
I'm going to say this as nicely as possible, so don't flame me:

I don't think that you're ready just yet to be building enclosures for people. I'm hoping that it is for free, otherwise, I would be quite disappointed in seeing that. It's not to say that it's bad work, it's just not of the quality that I would personally feel comfortable selling to someone else. And your comment about things being covered up by carpeting anyway just further proves what I'm trying to say. The carpet is 1% of the box. If the box underneath isn't good, then the carpet isn't going to matter. Also, I wouldn't be using online calculators for customer boxes as you have no way to verify what it's telling you unless you do the math. And I have done the math on a few online ones, and they are nowhere near as accurate as by hand or an actual speaker enclosure design program.

I'm not trying to be mean, but I'm just being honest and letting you know that you need more practice before you take it to the next step.

-Dave

Chevyaudio
12-02-2006, 10:37 PM
Yep... when I build an enclosure for someone, you could eat off of it. Wood filler all of the nail holes, Round-over the edges of theport, and box. T-cup if ithey want it. Plus that port looks ghetto with that under coating. And I agree with PV...if you are building a box for someone, you shouldnt be using that online calc.

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 10:40 PM
I'm going to say this as nicely as possible, so don't flame me:

I don't think that you're ready just yet to be building enclosures for people. I'm hoping that it is for free, otherwise, I would be quite disappointed in seeing that. It's not to say that it's bad work, it's just not of the quality that I would personally feel comfortable selling to someone else. And your comment about things being covered up by carpeting anyway just further proves what I'm trying to say. The carpet is 1% of the box. If the box underneath isn't good, then the carpet isn't going to matter. Also, I wouldn't be using online calculators for customer boxes as you have no way to verify what it's telling you unless you do the math. And I have done the math on a few online ones, and they are nowhere near as accurate as by hand or an actual speaker enclosure design program.

I'm not trying to be mean, but I'm just being honest and letting you know that you need more practice before you take it to the next step.

-Dave

he gave me that design that he wanted built, i didnt come up with it. with the carpet i know its 1% of the box, and i got a little paint on the outter skin that will be covered with the carpet, thats all im saying. but if it makes you guys feel better, i'll try to sand it all good and make it look alot better. i had alot better luck with liquid nails :crap:

PV Audio
12-02-2006, 10:47 PM
he gave me that design that he wanted built, i didnt come up with it. with the carpet i know its 1% of the box, and i got a little paint on the outter skin that will be covered with the carpet, thats all im saying. but if it makes you guys feel better, i'll try to sand it all good and make it look alot better. i had alot better luck with liquid nails :crap:
Okay that's fine and everything, but what I'm trying to tell you is that you should practice more regardless of sanding off everything as it shouldn't be on there in the first place. This is not to say that it should be flawless before sanding, but it should be relatively clean. And if you should take this advice from anyone, it'd probably be me as I used to be UNDOUBTEDLY the WORST box builder on this forum when I first started, as many could tell you. However, if you just keep building boxes, you'll find yourself noticing things that you didn't realize worked before and you'll keep doing them. Keep up the work, and just put in some time and you'll amaze yourself even more than right now.

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 10:55 PM
:thumbupw: will do

wcarson8911
12-02-2006, 11:06 PM
i'm the guy he is building this box for and i don't think anyone should be bashing it because i like it and really that's all that matters. I know you all are just giving him some pointers but the just because it isnt a perfect circl or he didn't paint the port perfectly? i mean seriously the painted port is just so that it isn't plain wood, and the circle won't even be seen once there is a sub in it. And the design i sent him was sent to me by someone who personally sent the design to scott from FI and he approved the design so i think it's okay. Anyways, i'll post pics when i get the sub and the box in.

acold7dusta
12-02-2006, 11:13 PM
:santa: glad you like it man! this is probably my 8th box ive made so far, second with wood glue. the liquid nails were ALOT easier to work with, dried alot quicker, looked alot cleaner when dry, and filled in imperfections better, but liquid nails is nowhere near as strong as wood glue. the joints are the strongest part of the box.

so, my next box im gonna attempt to router the sub cutout, and im going to use titebond II and see if i have better luck with that. all in all, its better than my first box :blackeye: thats for dam sure:eek: and im glad ya like it buddy:cool:

PV Audio
12-02-2006, 11:32 PM
What kinda wood glue are you using right now?

Edit: I saw it in the pics. T2 is superior for box building than T3 IMO. I only say that because it dries MUCH faster, and is 20x easier to sand. If you saw my other thread that I made tonight about building my RE SE a home, I actually used T1 on it because I wanted it to get done FAST. The box sitting next to it with the mach 5's was built with 100% T2. I don't think that either is going to fall apart any time soon :)

Calikid
12-02-2006, 11:33 PM
^^^^ hes using titebond 3