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jmanpc
01-08-2007, 04:48 PM
So today I finished the actual build of the "beast" as I now call it. It's not a beast because of it's size, but because of the damage it's done...

---Quick Recap---
I was working on the box last Thursday, and as I was rotating it to put some screws in, the box got off balance on the table. Unfortunately, as it fell, my toe was under it.

The Result:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0931.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0934.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0939.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0940.jpg

Well, anyways, I wanted to show that box who's boss, so I finished it it :)

The night of the incedent, after it smashed my toe:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0921.jpg

And today's work:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0936.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0937.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0942.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0943.jpg

Take that!

Finished pics later.

wcarson8911
01-08-2007, 04:50 PM
looks good, i like the rounded edges. what are the specs?

jmanpc
01-08-2007, 04:52 PM
3.1 cf @ 31 hz, for an eD 18"

jmanpc
01-08-2007, 04:59 PM
but yeah, im gonna be glad to get this bish out of my garage lol

mattf
01-08-2007, 05:36 PM
how did you get blood on the wall from your toe?


Nice box though.

jmanpc
01-08-2007, 05:37 PM
i guess i kinda slung it while going up the step into my house.

Calikid
01-08-2007, 05:41 PM
OUCH!!!!!





nice box

jmanpc
01-08-2007, 05:45 PM
i've had some serious sander *** with that box, and made al of the edges perfectly flush. like if you ran your finger over it, you couldnt tell it was 2 pieces of wood :D

I'm showin that box whos boss.

PatFitz9
01-08-2007, 05:51 PM
hellz yeah, don't let that box push you around!

JohnBlayz142
01-08-2007, 05:57 PM
Sander *** ftw


How does the eD 18 sound? I've never heard one.

jmanpc
01-08-2007, 06:25 PM
just sanded with some 220 grit, and put some wood filler in the screw holes for a sleek, **** look :)

jmanpc
01-08-2007, 06:26 PM
Sander *** ftw


How does the eD 18 sound? I've never heard one.
me neither. we'll let xxxpower be the judge of that

crunktimes.com
01-08-2007, 06:31 PM
Looks good, how did you sand inside the port that that with such a small area, figured you did it today because they don't look sanded in the other pics.

jmanpc
01-08-2007, 06:33 PM
its juuuuust wide eough to get the sander in there. and for what i can't reach.... hand sanding ftw.

UndercoverPunk
01-08-2007, 06:36 PM
Stbftw!

Paul73
01-08-2007, 06:36 PM
Sonofa***** that looks like it hurt! Great job on the box too. How do you plan on finishing it?

jmanpc
01-08-2007, 06:54 PM
im letting xxxpower finish it as he pleases because I'm terrible at carpeting. I am painting the port, though.

xxxpower
01-08-2007, 08:39 PM
box looks good bro i love how the edges came out

jmanpc
01-11-2007, 07:44 PM
Finished product

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0970.jpg

Screws countersunk and wood filler put on top of them:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0971.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0972.jpg


And with the foot:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0973.jpg

And yes, I did a tad more sanding after the pics to even out the filler.

jacka
01-11-2007, 08:04 PM
nice box. show it who's boss!

grassroots
01-11-2007, 08:07 PM
nice box, but it seems waay to tiny for an 18 though... gl with the toe...

JoshHd6
01-11-2007, 08:08 PM
broken foot FTL..

jmanpc
01-11-2007, 08:10 PM
it's built to elemental designs specs. go figure.

jmanpc
01-11-2007, 08:10 PM
broken foot FTL..

it was just my toe, and surprisingly its not broken... just smashed to smithereens.

baseballer1100
01-12-2007, 12:09 AM
Nice.

jmanpc
01-12-2007, 01:22 AM
It took lots of work. I definately put my heart and soul into making it one of the nicest looking boxes I've ever built. This is the first time I've ever used wood filler to even out the holes. I sanded it down with 60 grit to make everything perfectly even, then smoothed it out with 150 grit, then 220 grit. Making the hole was an interesting experience. I don't have an 18" jig, so I put a screw in the middle of the baffle and measured 8.25 inches (the cutout is supposed to be 16.375") and tied a string to the screw and a pencil and drew a circle. I measured all around to make sure it was even before I cut.

Blood and sweat went into this box. Literally. Almost tears. I had to sand off the place where it smashed my toe to get the blood off :sick: