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skisloski
05-04-2007, 11:32 PM
this is my first time ever building an enclosure...
this is my first time ever using a circular saw...
this is my first time ever using a jig saw..
i think im a natural :fro: :laugh:

no but seriously this is a lot of firsts for me, and i hope it pays off

its like ~4.5@~32hz
im going to flush mount the sub / double baffle the front plate
im also probably going to carpet this ****er

i measured my trunk and by the numbers it should fit, however it looks mother****ing huge so im not 100% i might test fit it tommarow

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/305/s15l7te3.jpg

those nails make me feel ****** or something hahaha

i hope this sucker is loud as hell

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5571/s15l72nb3.jpg

tommarow i plan to brace it/seal it/flush mount it/finish the top/ sand it/ install the terminal thingys and probably some other stuff but i cant think because im covered in saw dust adn wood glue right now

hope this fits

whats everyone think

BassAce
05-04-2007, 11:55 PM
Looks pretty good except for the bottom edge of your port.

Immacomputer
05-05-2007, 12:03 AM
Looks excellent for your first time.

mazdakid
05-05-2007, 12:18 AM
gonna nail the sub into the box?

baseballer1100
05-05-2007, 09:03 AM
Yeah whats the deal with the nails?

fwb_1234
05-05-2007, 10:16 AM
I think he just liked the aesthetics.

Also, are those treated deck screws? (just wondering)

skisloski
05-05-2007, 10:19 AM
haha the nails were just a joke my friend thought it was funny to put nails on it idk hahaha

im acutally probably going to bolt the sub in with a peice (inside the box) of mdf acting like a big washer to take a little weight off of that because the area is slightly thin

i think that bottom edge of the port was the only cut that was off on the whole thing so im allright with it. what i plan to do is put like a metal grille material stapled to the first layer of baffle and then put the second layer over it so youll never even see it anyways

gonna start working more later today ill post pics

skisloski
05-05-2007, 03:27 PM
well just went out to test fit it and it wasnt even close to fitting in my trunk :( idk what im gunna do i guess i might try to redesign the box or something... i didnt want to make it much smaller though............

skisloski
05-05-2007, 11:49 PM
well i had to scrap the old box, but it makes an awesome work table hahaha, but if anyone wants it its an awesome box just too big for my trunk

ANYWAYS i started a new one, and im glad i did because now that i have a little more experience with the saws and such every cut was super clean... im much happier with how the box is looking now

well heres some pics

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5548/s15l73kv4.jpg


i did all the cutting and sanding in my room (stupidly) and theres seriously like dust on top of EVERYTHNG in my room , it *****... but i guess its my own fault

lmao

prolly gunna finish the box itself tommarow and then carpet it monday mabey

cant wait to hear it how it sounds

bamaboy
05-05-2007, 11:54 PM
thats a 1st

never seen anyone put together a box in the bedroom


looks nice

measure twice cut once

skisloski
05-06-2007, 12:05 AM
well acutally my bedroom is our basement, so its actually a really large room. in the room off of my room is our workshop so it was just easiest.. but yeah maybe it was not the best place however haha

maybe theres a reason you dont see it that often........

traksta15
05-06-2007, 02:43 PM
looks nice

mazdakid
05-06-2007, 02:53 PM
what are the specs on the new one? i wish i had a workshop next to my room that i could use in my house

skisloski
05-06-2007, 09:00 PM
tis about 3.5 cubes at around 31ish hertz

the box is basically finished ill get pics and install it tommaorw and post htem all up

it looks really nice imo