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Wragold
09-09-2007, 05:16 PM
How do you carpet a box?

CJL
09-09-2007, 05:17 PM
Check out the eD tutorial.

CJL
09-09-2007, 05:18 PM
Here you go.


http://www.icixsound.com/iv/view_video.php?viewkey=5a2e075a1a4a6e1b9770


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Max_Power
09-09-2007, 05:23 PM
Here you go.


http://www.icixsound.com/iv/view_video.php?viewkey=5a2e075a1a4a6e1b9770


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good post!

PV Audio
09-09-2007, 05:24 PM
This was 9 posts below you. Learn to use the search.

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=224612

Octavio
09-09-2007, 07:41 PM
How do you carpet a box?


here buddy

How to Carpet your box. This question comes up over and over and over again. Ive seen walk-throughs, but not a video, and it's impossible to explain. So we made a video today.

Part 1 :

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/elementaldesigns_carpet1.php

Part 2 :

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/elementaldesigns_carpet2.php

About 10 minutes long. Just a walkthrough about how to wrap a box nicely.

found it on yahoo

PV Audio
09-09-2007, 07:43 PM
The eD tutorial is not good (the method they're explaining is fine, the way they do it isn't) as it relies on tools and circumstances 95% of people wouldn't have.

CJL
09-09-2007, 07:47 PM
Who wouldnt have glue,scissors, and a razor blade?

wheeler8921
09-09-2007, 07:52 PM
I used that same tutorial when i first carpeted my box, but i dont like that method because there are a lot of seams. I inset the sides of my boxes .75" on each end that way I can use the tuck and cut method, and then cut out a square and carpet the center piece of your sides. Ill post some pix below so you can get the idea.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/hi2.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0637.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0635.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0634-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0632-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0633-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0631-2.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0630.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0628-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0629-1.jpg

wheeler8921
09-09-2007, 07:55 PM
here is what the box sides would look like before carpeting, so u know what i mean by insetting the sides.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0755-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0754-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0752-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0744-1.jpg

Here is what the side looks like when its all done:
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0787.jpg

Also the eD tutorial says to take the blade out of your exacto when cutting out the carpet for the mounting circle and port, but it is 10x harder that way and you end up getting cuts all over your index finger and thumb. I just left the blade in the knife and proceeded without bloody fingers and had much better results.

hemi=22s
09-09-2007, 08:00 PM
i disagree great tutorial only difference is if u dont have a air compressor use a can of 3m aerosal glue instead same principle

hemi=22s
09-09-2007, 08:01 PM
here is what the box sides would look like before carpeting, so u know what i mean by insetting the sides.
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0755-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0754-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0752-1.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0744-1.jpg

Here is what the side looks like when its all done:
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0787.jpg

Also the eD tutorial says to take the blade out of your exacto when cutting out the carpet for the mounting circle and port, but it is 10x harder that way and you end up getting cuts all over your index finger and thumb. I just left the blade in the knife and proceeded without bloody fingers and had much better results.

this is a great method too nice job:D

germanyt
09-09-2007, 08:03 PM
[QUOTE=wheeler8921;3383645]I used that same tutorial when i first carpeted my box, but i dont like that method because there are a lot of seams. I inset the sides of my boxes .75" on each end that way I can use the tuck and cut method, and then cut out a square and carpet the center piece of your sides. Ill post some pix below so you can get the idea.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0631-2.jpg

another thing you could do is cut the carpet like in this pic. then carpet a square piece of wood that will fit snuggly inside the inset. when you press the sqare into the inset there will be no visible seams and the line where the two pieces are next to each other could add a nice asthetic touch.

wheeler8921
09-09-2007, 08:05 PM
[QUOTE=wheeler8921;3383645]I used that same tutorial when i first carpeted my box, but i dont like that method because there are a lot of seams. I inset the sides of my boxes .75" on each end that way I can use the tuck and cut method, and then cut out a square and carpet the center piece of your sides. Ill post some pix below so you can get the idea.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z236/wheeler8921/DSC_0631-2.jpg

another thing you could do is cut the carpet like in this pic. then carpet a square piece of wood that will fit snuggly inside the inset. when you press the sqare into the inset there will be no visible seams and the line where the two pieces are next to each other could add a nice asthetic touch.

thats what was done here, scroll up ;)

amedeuce
09-09-2007, 08:25 PM
I did take me a few tries to perfect, but I just use the X pattern or fold and cut version. If you plan the job out and have areas that will not be seen, this is where you would want to make the cuts. Cover as much of the "visible" area without any seams and those not seen do not have to be "perfect".
But I have gotten good at the fold and cut method.
For those of use who cannot add 3/4 of an inch on each side or are set on a certain size because of space requirements, this is the best method.

germanyt
09-09-2007, 08:37 PM
[QUOTE=germanyt;3383703]

thats what was done here, scroll up ;)
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looks to me like a square piece of carpet was laid down in the insert then the corners were cut with a utility knife. im talking about carpeting an additional piece of wood like this.

http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00918ko4.jpg

and pressing it down into the insert. thsi makes the side of the box flush (no more insert since it is filled in)

wheeler8921
09-09-2007, 08:49 PM
[QUOTE=wheeler8921;3383710]
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looks to me like a square piece of carpet was laid down in the insert then the corners were cut with a utility knife. im talking about carpeting an additional piece of wood like this.

http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00918ko4.jpg

and pressing it down into the insert. thsi makes the side of the box flush (no more insert since it is filled in)

ah, well the way i do it is fold the sides down so there is overlay on the center piece of the side and cut it with a putty knife and a razor. Then i glue the square piece in the middle and instead of cutting down on the center piece of the side, i cut up on the edges just a little bit, so there is some overlay, and with that I tuck it in underneath the origonal tucked piece so there are no gaps and it is perfectly flush. But whatever way works for you is the best way!

germanyt
09-09-2007, 08:52 PM
LIKE THIS

http://img400.imageshack.us/img400/7356/untitledvc2.th.png (http://img400.imageshack.us/my.php?image=untitledvc2.png)