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THUMPPER
04-26-2007, 12:30 AM
here some pics to my latest project.....

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/549000-549999/549281_452_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/549000-549999/549281_453_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/549000-549999/549281_454_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/549000-549999/549281_455_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/549000-549999/549281_457_full.jpg

jmanpc
04-26-2007, 12:33 AM
****!

blackbonnie
04-26-2007, 12:38 AM
agreed

skadude016
04-26-2007, 12:40 AM
wow....

iamamp3pimp
04-26-2007, 01:12 AM
i like that

bdawson72
04-26-2007, 01:15 AM
secksi time

James Bang
04-26-2007, 01:16 AM
how is that done?

YouWantTheGrill
04-26-2007, 01:32 AM
WOW! Didn't see a price for that one.. but I did go pretty quick and those pics sure took all my attentioN! haha VERY INTERESTED! PM ME!

Immacomputer
04-26-2007, 01:47 AM
Looks awesome as usual!


how is that done?

Google "wood kerfing". It looks simple but is a pain in the ***. You basically make cuts in the wood that go the majority of the way through the wood. You space the cuts by how tight you want the bend. Then, fill the cuts with some wood glue, bend the wood, and clamp it in place for a while. It will hold it's form for the most part and then you put it in place. Spacing out the cuts and making all the kerfs takes time and patience to get right, especially if you're working with a large piece of wood.

hempy
04-26-2007, 01:49 AM
Any pics of the left side? I'd like to see how you did the kerfs on the exterior flare without having it be funky, or are you just glassing or bodoing the slots?

Edit... It looks like these were done with the kerfs on the exterior (convex) side? If so I'm guessing finishing's already been done :-)

Savstyle
04-26-2007, 01:54 AM
excellent work man. Havent seen a flared port in a lonnnnnng time

dleccord
04-26-2007, 01:57 AM
there's a how to kerf on steve meades site. pretty neat but it does look like a lot of work and patience.

James Bang
04-26-2007, 01:58 AM
Google "wood kerfing". It looks simple but is a pain in the ***. You basically make cuts in the wood that go the majority of the way through the wood. You space the cuts by how tight you want the bend. Then, fill the cuts with some wood glue, bend the wood, and clamp it in place for a while. It will hold it's form for the most part and then you put it in place. Spacing out the cuts and making all the kerfs takes time and patience to get right, especially if you're working with a large piece of wood.

Thanks.

and yes, it looks awesome. This guys does very great work

THUMPPER
04-26-2007, 01:59 AM
I soaked the kerfs in fiberglass resin
and gave them a layer of matting..

it is already sanded smooth

Omarvelous
04-26-2007, 10:14 AM
Very nice....

Once you got the sizes and stuff down, simple with a good table saw with a fence.

Just adjust the fence.... helps when ur fence is..... DIGITAL DIGITAL!

Will be kerfing some panels!!!

THUMPPER
04-26-2007, 04:06 PM
I wish I had a digital fence on my saw....

DaGh0st
04-26-2007, 04:12 PM
cool **** for sure!

helotaxi
04-26-2007, 05:03 PM
Real nice up until the pebble coat in the flare.

djman37
04-26-2007, 05:07 PM
Real nice up until the pebble coat in the flare.

then offerring them at $199 kinda makes it a for sale ad:crap:

Omarvelous
04-26-2007, 05:10 PM
i can't stop lookin at it! lmao! I musta added like 10 hits to ur page! lol.

Its dead ****!

djman37
04-26-2007, 05:12 PM
i can't stop lookin at it! lmao! I musta added like 10 hits to ur page! lol.

Its dead ****!

that is some teadious @ss work on that flare.:fro:

THUMPPER
04-26-2007, 06:05 PM
Real nice up until the pebble coat in the flare.

it's actually box liner spray...
with the 36sq inches of port opening to 87sq
inches at the opening of the flare I don't think
the little bumps will matter much
there is always the option of paint

IamDeMan
04-26-2007, 06:37 PM
Nice box, but...

No commercial, or for monetary gain ads allowed in signature!
No URL links in signature image!

Lakota
04-26-2007, 06:41 PM
I liked it a lot until I saw the coating.

THUMPPER
04-26-2007, 08:10 PM
the box liner flattens out in color and texture as it cures
the pic was taken 5 minuts after application so it's all lumpy
and wet looking

AHHH crap;;;;

Thumpper realizes he just mutilated a **** box with
dirty black bumps and hung himself in disspare......

























>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Just Kidding...:laugh:

Wkbdkid
04-26-2007, 08:20 PM
LOVE IT. I was thinking bout the rough texture on the port, but you already cleared it up:2thumbs:

fwb_1234
04-26-2007, 08:33 PM
where are you guys seeing these pics? I only see five, the last one being of a curved corner piece.

80INCHES
04-26-2007, 09:47 PM
ui think i wet myself...it looks ****

80

PV Audio
04-26-2007, 10:35 PM
Very nice work, but the terms flared horn and slot port are mutually exclusive.

PV Audio
04-26-2007, 10:36 PM
And I just have to ask, if you were flaring the port to reduce turbulence, why on Earth would you basically glue rocks to the opening?

THUMPPER
04-26-2007, 10:43 PM
with the amount of port area a flare was not really needed
and the box liner almost flattens right out when cured
""in the pic it was fresh out of the can""

I know it's not a true horn..it is a slot port
with a horn looking flare..maybee I should have
worded it differently "Horn flared slot port"

IamDeMan
04-27-2007, 06:42 AM
And I just have to ask, if you were flaring the port to reduce turbulence, why on Earth would you basically glue rocks to the opening?

I believe his main reason for flaring was for wow factor in the looks and detail department, not performance. If he liks texture then so be it. He has already clealy stated they can be ordered without the texture. Now get off his nuts.

AudioXtremes
04-27-2007, 08:05 PM
If you understood fluid dynamics coupled with air flow engineering as it pertains to acoustical dynamics bumps along the flare are good. Just not this style.

twisztdauthorit
04-27-2007, 08:10 PM
does flaring it like that add any deebees?

AudioXtremes
04-28-2007, 12:10 AM
Only if you use type arghs

Pioneer~Saturn
04-28-2007, 12:28 AM
^^Haha

And pretty solid lookin enclosure, i like it

strong*I*bumpin
04-28-2007, 01:28 AM
Good looking enclosure Mr.Thumpper

uhoh45
04-28-2007, 01:34 AM
installed pics?

IamDeMan
04-28-2007, 06:36 AM
Whether the port being flared adds deebeez or not is irrelevant. What you can be certain of, is that if he took that much time on doing a tedious detail like that with no real promise of better performance being measurable, then you bet your *** the rest of the box is just as good. I'm sure it performs quite admirably.

PV Audio
04-28-2007, 10:44 AM
I believe his main reason for flaring was for wow factor in the looks and detail department, not performance. If he liks texture then so be it. He has already clealy stated they can be ordered without the texture. Now get off his nuts.:uhoh: How am I on his nuts? I asked why you would add more constriction to the port when you design it to have less, that isn't getting on his nuts. I didn't read where he said that it would lay flat either, so your comments are unfounded.

60ndown
04-28-2007, 10:51 AM
hey thumper,

you do nice work,

gimma a price on a pair of these would ya,

http://www.frugal-horn.com/plans.html

THUMPPER
04-28-2007, 11:39 AM
hey thumper,

you do nice work,

gimma a price on a pair of these would ya,

http://www.frugal-horn.com/plans.html


that's a cool design....
I'm thinking a future project.....I printed it out.....

60ndown
04-28-2007, 06:38 PM
that's a cool design....
I'm thinking a future project.....I printed it out.....

and how mu$$$h you want to build me a pair?

IamDeMan
04-28-2007, 07:19 PM
:uhoh: How am I on his nuts? I asked why you would add more constriction to the port when you design it to have less, that isn't getting on his nuts. I didn't read where he said that it would lay flat either, so your comments are unfounded.
Your comments were unfounded for not reading the thread and seeing he said it would lay flatter and that people could get it without. He defended his case already on the subject, so you asking again without reading previous statements made it look like you were on the mans nuts.

Pyro_By_Nature
04-28-2007, 07:23 PM
Wow, mad props......that looks very nice.

PV Audio
04-29-2007, 01:57 PM
Your comments were unfounded for not reading the thread and seeing he said it would lay flatter and that people could get it without. He defended his case already on the subject, so you asking again without reading previous statements made it look like you were on the mans nuts.Ok.

THUMPPER
04-29-2007, 02:54 PM
and how mu$$$h you want to build me a pair?

I am going to look into it a bit more when I get a few spare minuts...

I am considering a pair for myself..I have some JBL Professional
drivers and titanium tweeters that need a new home