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bjfish11
04-29-2008, 10:26 PM
The fellas over at SSA might enjoy this one...
This box is 2.45 cubes @ 33hz for a 12" SSA ICON. Customer wanted a flared port as well as a nice raised SSA logo on the back. So what I decided to do, was use 1/2" MDF to make the logo out of. Ran a 3/8" roundover bit over it to give it a nice rounded edge. Was a little worried that I wouldnt be able to carpet over it, and not get any wrinkles, but it turned out to be not so bad.

I actually almost forgot to add the logo to the enclosure. I was just ready to carpet the back panel when I remembered it. So thats why you dont see it installed prior to carpeting.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/cornerplain.png
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche001.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche002.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche003.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche004.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche005.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche006.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche007.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche008.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche009.jpg

NoPh33rRaCiNg
04-29-2008, 10:41 PM
:boink: looks awesome

craigzter
04-29-2008, 10:44 PM
:boink: looks awesome

x2!!

kbkid
04-29-2008, 10:58 PM
I'm sure Mark and Aaron will be satisfied. It looks nice.

blackbonnie
04-29-2008, 11:02 PM
i can get off to every build by you, and some i do

NMBR1SPT
04-30-2008, 12:12 AM
Hey Fish, is there a reason you dont round off the inside of the port also(like the outside of the port) just wondering? is it a functional reason? looks awsome though

ntense702
04-30-2008, 12:16 AM
o yea looking foward to this!

chinxtaboi
04-30-2008, 01:43 AM
wow how do you do the lettering like that. awesome.

stuckinok
04-30-2008, 01:48 AM
sweet.

dannyz122001
04-30-2008, 02:45 AM
thats some mad routering skills man!

Millertime1028
04-30-2008, 02:50 AM
Now thats some talent .

"that boy asad"
04-30-2008, 02:56 AM
thats awesome, good job!

krouchchocolate
04-30-2008, 03:38 AM
looks good as always.

bumpin buick
04-30-2008, 03:43 AM
keep up the great work

bjfish11
04-30-2008, 06:51 AM
Hey Fish, is there a reason you dont round off the inside of the port also(like the outside of the port) just wondering? is it a functional reason? looks awsome though

Are you asking why I dont flare the port bend on the inside too? No real reason I guess. But you probably wont notice a difference, so there is no real reason to charge more.

Thanks to everyone else. The logo was cut with a jig saw, then sanded a little by hand. I didnt quite get it finished like I wanted to last night, so I will finish it up tonight.

na_rsx
04-30-2008, 12:09 PM
*** to my eyes

Goindef154
04-30-2008, 01:51 PM
That looks awesome, the logo looks perfect.

chinxtaboi
04-30-2008, 02:19 PM
do you just stretch the carpet to fit over the letters, or is there some secret?

mlstrass
04-30-2008, 03:01 PM
Very nice as usual.

Any tips on doing the carpet over the logo as I'm building a box this week and plan to do the same thing with an MTX logo??? I "assume" you start at the center and work your way to the outer edges, then just carpet the box like normal...

iamamp3pimp
04-30-2008, 03:06 PM
nice

bigbangtheory
04-30-2008, 10:09 PM
Do I really need to say anything?

bjfish11
04-30-2008, 10:19 PM
Thanks for all the complements guys. This was something a little different from the usual, and was a lot of fun.


Very nice as usual.

Any tips on doing the carpet over the logo as I'm building a box this week and plan to do the same thing with an MTX logo??? I "assume" you start at the center and work your way to the outer edges, then just carpet the box like normal...

Basically, the way I did it, was worked up from the bottom. Always keeping it pulled tight, and working a small area at a time. One thing that really helps, is make sure you allow your glue to really "tack up" before you try to do it. Otherwise it will pull up from around the logo. Other than that, its pretty much just like doing a flat service, only pressing the carpet nice and tight up against the logo. Im sure you wont have a problem with it ;)


Here are the final pics:

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche010.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche011.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche012.jpg

na_rsx
05-01-2008, 12:05 PM
Thanks for all the complements guys. This was something a little different from the usual, and was a lot of fun.



Basically, the way I did it, was worked up from the bottom. Always keeping it pulled tight, and working a small area at a time. One thing that really helps, is make sure you allow your glue to really "tack up" before you try to do it. Otherwise it will pull up from around the logo. Other than that, its pretty much just like doing a flat service, only pressing the carpet nice and tight up against the logo. Im sure you wont have a problem with it ;)


Here are the final pics:

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche010.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche011.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u282/bjfish11/new/SeanRoche012.jpg

man i wish i would have had my logo put on top of the box, oh well maybe next box hahahaha


awesome **** BJ, love it.

bjfish11
05-01-2008, 01:01 PM
I can probably help you out with that Juan, lol.

Enellz
05-01-2008, 01:18 PM
nice work man. Might have you design me a box

bjfish11
05-01-2008, 01:19 PM
nice work man. Might have you design me a box

Thanks.

You will have to contact one of my designers....

JBLCAMRY or IonSQL

na_rsx
05-02-2008, 12:17 PM
I can probably help you out with that Juan, lol.

Next box for sure :D

NMBR1SPT
05-02-2008, 08:21 PM
Are you asking why I dont flare the port bend on the inside too? No real reason I guess. But you probably wont notice a difference, so there is no real reason to charge more.

Thanks to everyone else. The logo was cut with a jig saw, then sanded a little by hand. I didnt quite get it finished like I wanted to last night, so I will finish it up tonight.

Thats what I was asking, So its not functional then its more for looks, I get it, Looks great any way.:D

Millertime1028
05-02-2008, 08:22 PM
**** that is Sick ! Awesome job man

iamamp3pimp
05-02-2008, 08:35 PM
BJ - any interest in just doing a logo for me?

ill get ya all info needed if you decided yes on it.

out of 1/2 mdf just like this one.

Andrizzle
05-02-2008, 08:40 PM
^ same.

Are you willing to just do a cutout of a logo and send that out?

bjfish11
05-02-2008, 10:41 PM
Sure I can do that guys. Just let me know what you need. Pricing will be base on complexity.

snb778
05-02-2008, 11:02 PM
Thats what I was asking, So its not functional then its more for looks, I get it, Looks great any way.:D

I have always wondered that also. Do these modern curved ports help with the performance, or just strictly cosmetic??

Also are those curved ports made with just a bunch of little pieces with small angles cut on them?

WrenchGuy
05-02-2008, 11:17 PM
Its a kerfed port which reduces port noise and may give some gains.

About the kerfs Fish, Do you have a kerf scale that you've come up with? Willing to share?

bjfish11
05-03-2008, 06:58 AM
Yea, I would say the flared port could eliminate a little possible port noise, sort of like a precision port.

For the actually kerfing, I had found a thread on another forum that had a bunch of spacings/number of cuts combos for different radius'. That thread is now deleted however, but the most common one I use is 10 cuts, moving the fence 1/2" at a time, giving me a 3 1/2" outer radius.

WrenchGuy
05-03-2008, 12:27 PM
Yea, I would say the flared port could eliminate a little possible port noise, sort of like a precision port.

For the actually kerfing, I had found a thread on another forum that had a bunch of spacings/number of cuts combos for different radius'. That thread is now deleted however, but the most common one I use is 10 cuts, moving the fence 1/2" at a time, giving me a 3 1/2" outer radius.

That might be why I can't find it. Thanks for the tip.

twisztdauthorit
05-03-2008, 02:56 PM
im surprised at how the carpet stuck to the logo like that. good work BJ