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babaganoush123
03-23-2008, 09:36 PM
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh276/babaganoush123/12inchportedbox002.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh276/babaganoush123/12inchportedbox001.jpg

2.7 cubes 34 hz. my 1st box made so give me a break.

ThatChevyGuy
03-23-2008, 09:37 PM
Double front baffle? thats a mighty big gap for just 3/4"

poundindak69
03-23-2008, 09:38 PM
Double front baffle? thats a mighty big gap for just 3/4"

maybe its a triple baffle...

babaganoush123
03-23-2008, 09:39 PM
yea double 3/4. i dont know what to measure when i double up the front to keep the port area and frequency the same?

BrianChia
03-23-2008, 09:40 PM
Or a quadruple. :crazy:

MEMPHISFLEX
03-23-2008, 09:41 PM
1 1/2 inches is two 3/4" pieces, so thats what you should of measured

ultimate157
03-23-2008, 10:17 PM
I don't think your port wall is in the correct spot; It looks like the wall is too far back.

You should also sand off all the caulking/glue from the tops of the sides before putting on the top baffle.

skadude016
03-23-2008, 10:27 PM
you need more glue

miker
03-23-2008, 10:49 PM
more C*CK ;)

babaganoush123
03-24-2008, 03:44 AM
why should i sand off all the caulking/glue from the tops of the sides before putting on the top baffle.?? its looking staright its my 1st box.

BrianChia
03-24-2008, 03:55 AM
So the wood glue can effectively bond wood to wood, not sealant to wood or dried glue to wood.

dleccord
03-24-2008, 04:53 AM
**** that box is ugly. maybe you should consider carpeting the inside. but since thats your box, i cant blame you.

babaganoush123
03-24-2008, 06:04 AM
give me a break its my 1st box and i didn't take my time on it.

Reson8
03-24-2008, 06:12 AM
Eh, so long as everything lines up correctly, what the inside of the box looks like matters very little.
However, I would suggest taking your time at it, make sure youo get everything measured correctly, and lined up the way it should be. Def get rid of anything excess on top that could create gaps, or weak spots further down the road. Are you gonna carpet the outside or anything? Or just go with bare mdf?

babaganoush123
03-24-2008, 06:17 AM
im gonna go with bare mdf unless you can help me find cheap fabric to put on the box or something??i heard walmart has fabrics and stuff.

DBDRAGGUY
03-24-2008, 06:20 AM
It looks good for your first efforts. Looks like you took the time to stage your cuts. I also think sanding the additional caulk off of the bonding surfaces is a good call. Not everyone is a master box builder(including myself) but you get better over time. I am building probably my 20th box now and still make mistakes. Access to the right tools makes a world of difference also. And for everyone that had something negative to say should post a pic of there version of the correct way to do it.

babaganoush123
03-24-2008, 06:26 AM
thanks man.

spl guru
03-24-2008, 06:26 AM
It looks good for your first efforts. Looks like you took the time to stage your cuts. I also think sanding the additional caulk off of the bonding surfaces is a good call. Not everyone is a master box builder(including myself) but you get better over time. I am building probably my 20th box now and still make mistakes. Access to the right tools makes a world of difference also. And for everyone that had something negative to say should post a pic of there version of the correct way to do it.

X2

Thats how it works.

You cant read a welding book, then go lay a perfect tig!!!

Spray the port black atleast- maybe wrap it with a cool spongebob sheet from wally world:veryhapp:

Joking, you have an audio shop near? get some carpet? vallure?

babaganoush123
03-24-2008, 06:28 AM
i was thinking of some cheap fabric from walmart what material should i use that could stick well with that glue that you spray??

spl guru
03-24-2008, 06:31 AM
3M super adhesive spray??

Well, anything will work basically. Something heavier than t shirt material

spl guru
03-24-2008, 06:33 AM
They should have pleather!! looks like leather

babaganoush123
03-24-2008, 06:33 AM
yea thats it 3m. i heard walmart has some material for like $1 a yard. what do u guys recommend.

DBDRAGGUY
03-24-2008, 06:34 AM
i was thinking of some cheap fabric from walmart what material should i use that could stick well with that glue that you spray??

Try some textured paint or even some roll on bedliner. I have seen a fewdone with it and it actually looks pretty good.

mlstrass
03-24-2008, 08:03 AM
Wally World has black or grey carpet for $9 in the auto section. Port wall looks farther back from the front then the outer wall on the right. If so that could be a problem...

babaganoush123
03-24-2008, 09:36 AM
whats wally world?

skadude016
03-24-2008, 10:24 AM
wal-mart

eric12421
03-24-2008, 12:17 PM
looks good for your first box, it takes time...I still mess my angle cuts up and I've built about 10-12 boxes so far, it's all about having the right tools and paitence...well theres skill in there too

dman4486
03-24-2008, 12:29 PM
whats wally world?

:rolleyes::laugh:

tyler_fitz
03-24-2008, 12:32 PM
You should also sand off all the caulking/glue from the tops of the sides before putting on the top baffle.

but then we'll be able to see where the wood split...

ThatChevyGuy
03-24-2008, 12:32 PM
Wally World=Its a magical amusement park that the griswalds go to visit in the 80's but its closed so they break in and john candy tries to stop them and gets shot with a bb gun. There, now you know.

ultimate157
03-24-2008, 12:55 PM
why should i sand off all the caulking/glue from the tops of the sides before putting on the top baffle.?? its looking staright its my 1st box.
Wood glue is a chemical bond; It reacts with the wood fibers to create a joint that is stronger than the wood itself. Wood glue won't bond to cured wood glue or caulking.

This will also level out your mounting surface so you won't have any gaps.

i was thinking of some cheap fabric from walmart what material should i use that could stick well with that glue that you spray??
I've used the wal-mart carpet. It's pretty easy to use. 3M Super-70 adhesive works pretty well.

dman4486
03-24-2008, 12:56 PM
Wood glue is a chemical bond; It reacts with the wood fibers to create a joint that is stronger than the wood itself. Wood glue won't bond to cured wood glue or caulking.

This will also level out your mounting surface so you won't have any gaps.

I've used the wal-mart carpet. It's pretty easy to use. 3M Super-70 adhesive works pretty well.

super 77 works as well

miker
03-24-2008, 04:00 PM
Get the cheapy Durabond stuff or w/e it's called.. Like 4$ at Lows and it works well.

BushJ311
03-24-2008, 04:22 PM
at walmart get the spray glue in eh fabric section its blue bottle with orange cap.
i got some Grey felt for 4.44 a yard. and did my box this week look at the pic.
it looks nice and was about 15 bucks to do it all. took 2 yard for a 15" box with a port.
measure the box to see how much you need first.

26503029

and for the port just cut it out with a razor blade and for the sub i just used scissors and left about half an inch in the hole and sprayed the glue for it to stick.

mlstrass
03-24-2008, 04:23 PM
Durabond spray glue ***** as I've tried it 2 times and it didn't stick worth a crap. 3M is 3x the price, but worth it in this case...

I was thinking the same thing about the glue/caulk spots on the ends, hiding some major splits in the wood. Get all that crap off of there and then when putting on the top use a mixture of sawdust/glue in those areas to fill in the splits in the wood...

ultimate157
03-24-2008, 04:54 PM
super 77 works as well

I think that's it .... who knows :)

babaganoush123
03-24-2008, 07:48 PM
well then i have to stop at wallys lol.