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ArrizX
10-22-2007, 03:41 AM
The essense of it all
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture001-2.jpg

Lol, well; it worked...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture003-4.jpg

Front and back + the rest of my wood. Mind you EVERYTHING I had was not straight. The first board to cut front and back was 15 6/8 x enough for 48'' total for front and back board, and then the smallest port board in the box. So then this still uncut long piece in the picture (also has no straight sides) was for the sides, and the top, bottome and other board for inside the port.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture006-2.jpg

All the tools stashed
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture007-2.jpg

My blood of the project
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture008.jpg

Winter car the 7515 is going in
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture010.jpg

The back of it [which will be cleaned!]
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture011.jpg

The lovely tape player..... (Which btw is going to be replaced with my 9856) ( I hope!)
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture012.jpg

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 03:42 AM
another shot of the p-finder
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture014.jpg

Skill Saw
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture015.jpg

Table gun - notice the two pieces of wood on the stairs!!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture016.jpg

Notice the dent by one of them, lol
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture017.jpg

More cut
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture019.jpg

Love is in the air.....WAIT THATS NOT LOVE! :crap:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture021.jpg

Smells like waterfall :veryhapp:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture023.jpg

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 03:43 AM
Ah the terrible port - the rotozip saw took over, i was just holding it up while it drove itsself :(
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture024.jpg

Rotozip + my clearance $.32 terminal cup
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture027.jpg

Lets stick it together!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture033.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture034.jpg

:crap: The not-so-square wood rears its ugly head - Funny fact: This is all 7layer plywood that is scrap from counter tops that were made in the new condo complex across the street from work... I nabbed it out of their scrap pile.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture035.jpg

Ah
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture038.jpg

Kinda startin to look like a box (port is cleaned up). its now about a half inch to big on the bottom and 1/4'' to big on the top, so to compensate I made it .75'' shorter.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture039.jpg

Plenty of screws and silicone
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture040.jpg

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 03:43 AM
Port installed
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture041.jpg

Extra brace
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture042.jpg

Different angle to show you
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture043.jpg

Ah
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture046.jpg

Really looks like a box now
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture049.jpg

I tried to fix the oops's with the rotozip saw, and it worked well. It looks great under carpet
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture050.jpg

Finally about to look normal
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture051.jpg

While im doing this, its raining on my car!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture052.jpg

Anyways back to box
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture053.jpg

So what I did is put in for little tiny screws to hold the carpet, and then rolled the box around and put liquid nails all on one side, then stuck the fabric to it. So then I just will over lap the 4 screws that origionally just held the fabric on.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture054.jpg

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 03:44 AM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture056.jpg

Done for the night. Just need to clean up. I will finish the sides tomorrow, and cut out holes. http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture057.jpg

Car is back in the garage till tomorrow!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture058.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture061.jpg

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 03:49 AM
I do have a question though...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c98/Arrizxx130/Picture049.jpg

with that picture, on the top right corner of the box, where the top meets the side, there was a gap. Because the wood was 15 6/8'' and I needed 16'' I couldnt cut it. So I left it unsquared, and cut the other side to the same. So, when I did that it left a gap. A small one. Probably 1/8'' or less. Either way, I could see a tiny bit of light thru it. Anyhow I sealed the crap out of it with silicone. For a small crack, that should be fine shouldn't it?

But man oh man, I CANT WAIT to build a box with a nice brand new sheet of MDF. This is my second box build btw. My first was for my two TC-7s running off my P1000-1db.


POST ANY tips you might have for me, to improve on what I did, and to help me do better.

This is fun.

xtremebassjunky
10-22-2007, 04:03 AM
i have heard that clear silicon eats vc's with the fumes.

just what i have heard.

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 04:19 AM
vc's?

i'm not sure what it could eat though.

I mean wood glue between the boards, and then thats it for inside the box. I mean drips I guess, but that wouldnt matter if it was eaten.

and liquid nails on the top holding down the carpet.....

so whats a vc lol

xtremebassjunky
10-22-2007, 04:23 AM
voice coil.

you used clear silicon on the inside of the box to seal correct?

i have heard the fumes from clear silicon eats away at vc's as opposed to black, grey, or white.

almond
10-22-2007, 04:24 AM
vc= voice coil.

when i was first into cara audio i always heard silicone will eat the surround, but i don't know..

no offense but that is one hell of a hack job box though, better luck next time.

you should use that box until you can build a better one.

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 04:28 AM
voice coil.

you used clear silicon on the inside of the box to seal correct?

i have heard the fumes from clear silicon eats away at vc's as opposed to black, grey, or white.

oh ya.

hmm, I dunno. I used it with my tc'7s and i have no problem yet. and this will be airing out for the next week till I actually get the sub


vc= voice coil.

when i was first into cara audio i always heard silicone will eat the surround, but i don't know..

no offense but that is one hell of a hack job box though, better luck next time.

you should use that box until you can build a better one.

And ya its terrible. I used the leftover from my fabric that matched my civic si on this. so when I actually get a straight sheet of wood, ill go get matching fabric for the pathfinder, and make a box that actually is flush, lol.

oh, and next time, ill have the right blade for the rotozip, so it doesnt freak out on me again.

the727kid
10-22-2007, 04:29 AM
Um.. Lawlz...

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 04:36 AM
i expect to make a nice, new one from a fresh sheet here in the next three weeks.

IgnoreMe
10-22-2007, 05:10 AM
for the life of me...i dont understand why people cut out the port INTO the front baffle.

why not built the port with the walls instead of cutting it out?

Chevyaudio
10-22-2007, 05:23 AM
ummm....

yeah

bdawson72
10-22-2007, 05:29 AM
Wow

luvinthebass
10-22-2007, 05:33 AM
How long did all that take you, about an hour tops?

req
10-22-2007, 07:32 AM
that looks like it was made by lemons.




like. a duplicate.



onyl he used white silicone. lawl.

PV Audio
10-22-2007, 07:51 AM
that looks like it was made by lemons.




like. a duplicate.



onyl he used white silicone. lawl.:mad: Quiet, you. I used clear when I was feeling special sometimes too.

05gliguy
10-22-2007, 08:37 AM
for the life of me...i dont understand why people cut out the port INTO the front baffle.

why not built the port with the walls instead of cutting it out?

exactly

UndercoverPunk
10-22-2007, 08:47 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/UndercoverPunker/1180993442620rk0.gif

savagebee
10-22-2007, 08:48 AM
:mad: Quiet, you. I used clear when I was feeling special sometimes too.

like the poor mans plexi, right?
lawl
Ive had some turn out like that (few years back when I got started building, but I never posted em online lol

brchd
10-22-2007, 09:00 AM
looks like ish IMO, will probably sound like it too.

Immacomputer
10-22-2007, 11:17 AM
It looks pretty horrible.

If you plan on continuing to work on carpentry, you should take some time and make a cross-cut sled that will give you perfectly square sheets for when you are working with something like that.

Here is a link to a guide on how to make them:
http://benchmark.20m.com/plans/plans.html

na_rsx
10-22-2007, 12:35 PM
nice ep3

PV Audio
10-22-2007, 01:26 PM
nice ep3Mine is nicer. :cool:

the727kid
10-22-2007, 01:27 PM
for the life of me...i dont understand why people cut out the port INTO the front baffle.

why not built the port with the walls instead of cutting it out?

I do it that way, looks EXTREMELY clean is you do it properly (router w/ flush trim bit)

na_rsx
10-22-2007, 02:16 PM
Mine is nicer. :cool:

pics? link?

fwb_1234
10-22-2007, 02:34 PM
can someome post PV Audio's box, please?

jdawg
10-22-2007, 02:37 PM
can someome post PV Audio's box, please?

wat that the guy who was doing the port with a gap between the front baffle and the back like when you f with the xmax on subwoofertools?

PV Audio
10-22-2007, 04:08 PM
wat that the guy who was doing the port with a gap between the front baffle and the back like when you f with the xmax on subwoofertools?:wow: What?

PV Audio
10-22-2007, 04:09 PM
pics? link?They're in the lounge somewhere. 02 with 54k on the clock and the glorious gearbox grinding problem :rolleyes:

DBfan187
10-22-2007, 04:12 PM
Did PV Audio help you build that?

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 04:26 PM
Lol ya ya ya, I know its bad.

When I get a new sheet, ill show you i'm not a complete fvck up. :)

jblayz1
10-22-2007, 04:34 PM
for the life of me...i dont understand why people cut out the port INTO the front baffle.

why not built the port with the walls instead of cutting it out?

i don't understand why people do alot of things.

UndercoverPunk
10-22-2007, 05:33 PM
Flakko was there to help cut the holes, he's really gotten better.

kurtdirt1
10-22-2007, 08:04 PM
Yeah my first box was bad but dang man! nah, j/m...you'll get better man...just keep at it

lilmaniac2
10-22-2007, 08:10 PM
Not bad work man, couple of mishaps are expected to happen it took me 10+ boxes to get somewhat close to perfect. A power sander is your friend too :)

kurtdirt1
10-22-2007, 08:17 PM
Not bad work man, couple of mishaps are expected to happen it took me 10+ boxes to get somewhat close to perfect. A power sander is your friend too :)



Yeah X2^^^^^^ Have prob about 6 or so boxes under my belt which aint much but I have made GREAT progress since the first box! Getting much better and it's becoming a lot easier...

BobbyDD
10-22-2007, 09:24 PM
for the life of me...i dont understand why people cut out the port INTO the front baffle.

why not built the port with the walls instead of cutting it out?


Make sure you understand what he's saying here, use a jigsaw instead of the roto-zip for the sub cut out, and read up on carpeting a box before you do the next one and you'll do fine.

kurtdirt1
10-22-2007, 09:30 PM
Make sure you understand what he's saying here, use a jigsaw instead of the roto-zip for the sub cut out, and read up on carpeting a box before you do the next one and you'll do fine.




He wasn't saying change what you use to cut the port hole...He was saying that you would do this instead of cutting a hole for the port... http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z209/KurtDirt1/box%20build%20two%20aa%2012/IMG_1189.jpg

BobbyDD
10-22-2007, 09:35 PM
He wasn't saying change what you use to cut the port hole...He was saying that you would do this instead of cutting a hole for the port... http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z209/KurtDirt1/box%20build%20two%20aa%2012/IMG_1189.jpg

I meant to do the port the way it is in your picture, and then to cut out the sub hole with a jig saw instead of the roto-zip. I just didn't word it very well.

kurtdirt1
10-22-2007, 09:40 PM
I meant to do the port the way it is in your picture, and then to cut out the sub hole with a jig saw instead of the roto-zip. I just didn't word it very well.

Oh ok ok...yeah, the way I ported the box is much easier than the way lots of others do it by cutting the port into the front board...It just doesn't make sense to me to do it any other way than I do it......

PV Audio
10-22-2007, 09:56 PM
He wasn't saying change what you use to cut the port hole...He was saying that you would do this instead of cutting a hole for the port... http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z209/KurtDirt1/box%20build%20two%20aa%2012/IMG_1189.jpg

Your port is not sealed on the top since your woodglue cannot bond to the silicone that's there.

ArrizX
10-22-2007, 10:14 PM
Good idea, thanks ill do that when I re do this box.

the727kid
10-22-2007, 11:08 PM
Good idea, thanks ill do that when I re do this box.


:eek::eek: I can't believe all these people take the shortuct way with building a box. If you got a router doing the port the way you did it make its look 1000x better.

BTW if you want a EASY carepting job......use a rabbit bit on all 4 sides of the side pieces of the box, wrap a piece of carept around the box (top, front, back, bottom), have the carpet over lap each other and razor blade where both carpets overlap. And then tuck the side pieces into the rabbit cut, and put 2 small pieces on the sides and tuck edges into the rabbit cut.

Newport
10-23-2007, 02:42 AM
jig saws are nice

audioarsonal
10-24-2007, 03:35 PM
was that liquid nails to hold the carpet down or was I dreaming...............?

PV Audio
10-24-2007, 07:42 PM
was that liquid nails to hold the carpet down or was I dreaming...............?More like having night terrors.

audioarsonal
10-31-2007, 03:47 PM
Oh the horror's.....................