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Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 04:41 AM
Hey guys,

Just started another enclosure for another fellow saturn-driver, this one will be 2 cubic feet per sub, tuned to 32Hz and painted matte black.

I got all of the pieces cut today, rabbited the edges of every corner of the front and back plate instead of just the front face where it connects to the port walls. Also got the 45 degree angle pieces cut for the corners like the last one.

Here's some pics from today..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1141.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1142.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1143.jpg
Rabbited edges..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1144.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1145.jpg

^a rare glimpse of the saturn in its natural habitat...look how free it roams about..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1147.jpg

Clamping the port wall and part of front face together and squared up with square clamped onto them..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1149.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1148.jpg

Clamped and set...Titebond III...only the best...

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1150.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1151.jpg

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 04:44 AM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1152.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1153.jpg

Inserting 45 degree angle pieces in corners..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1154.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1155.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1156.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1157.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1158.jpg

Getting things setup for the enclosure to start coming together..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1180.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1179.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1178.jpg

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 04:50 AM
I then cut my hand on another project using a jointer...stupid mistake and was my fault...was trimming down a small piece of wood (too small) and it slipped...lost .5" off my pointer finger and .25" off my middle finger (right hand)..

I was a bit shakin up from this but i'll live, just kinda sux..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1177.jpg

Rounding the inner edges of the port wall (couldnt use the router...only had one hand, haha...so hand sanding took over)

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1187.jpg

got the other side..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1189.jpg

Bringing it together..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1191.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1192.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1193.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1195.jpg

Inside..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1196.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1197.jpg

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 04:58 AM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1198.jpg

Sanded smooth the outside and most of the spots on the inside that had glue wiped on it..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1201.jpg

A day after my hand got the blade...one of my D3100's came..cheered me up a bit:)...but this darn thing is a freakin tank to be carrying around with just my one arm..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1200.jpg

Putting on remaining 45 degree inserts in corners...

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1204.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1202.jpg

Wiped port clean with damp paper towel and painted black...

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1206.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1207.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1208.jpg

Now its the top's turn..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1211.jpg

bigbangtheory
07-01-2008, 05:01 AM
Looks good so far. ***** about the hand though.

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 05:04 AM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1210.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1218.jpg

Shop tried to pawn this cup terminal off on me for the enclosure...had to take it back, was obviously used in a previous box, had mdf dust all over it and the terminals had been cut up and pulled apart..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1213.jpg

Outside paint..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1219.jpg

Looks horrible i kno, still drying...

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1220.jpg

Rounded over the port opening with round-over bit on router...a friend have me a hand here since i didnt have one :D..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1221.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1222.jpg

Paint came out a bit better after light sanding and another coat...shouldve primered it really, o well...and i had to sand down parts of the port opening...my friend's kinduva noob when it came to that, haha..

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/IMG_0007.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/IMG_0008.jpg

jbizzle
07-01-2008, 05:04 AM
Looks good so far. ***** about the hand though.

x2

jbizzle
07-01-2008, 05:06 AM
just saw the finished product, looks good

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 05:07 AM
Still dirty, but here are the cup terminals...

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/IMG_0021.jpg

Getting ready for shipping to texas (from ohio..haha)...

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/IMG_0028.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/IMG_0029.jpg

^there was plenty more ontop of that, just no pic..

And the hand is healing up a bit, ya :D

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/DRoosa/DSCN1225.jpg

And that's that

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 05:08 AM
Thanks guys

JUHL
07-01-2008, 05:11 AM
nice, looking good, great job on the build.... idk why but i lol'd at the weights on top of the box...

bigbangtheory
07-01-2008, 05:12 AM
Finished product looks good. I would have fleckstoned it or whatever it's called, but looks good.

BushJ311
07-01-2008, 05:13 AM
Looks great. Hand does not look so good. :crap:

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 05:14 AM
yea..when it comes to painting ive got work to do...I should have atleast grabbed my body filler and slathered that on there and sanded smooth...wouldve turned out better....but I shipped it to texas for next to nothing...i barely made any money off of this, haha

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 05:16 AM
nice, looking good, great job on the build.... idk why but i lol'd at the weights on top of the box...

Haha, i wasn't lol'ing when I had to make 3 trips to get those up there with my one hand....haha

NissanKicker
07-01-2008, 05:20 AM
No screws whatsoever?

BushJ311
07-01-2008, 05:21 AM
yea..when it comes to painting ive got work to do...I should have atleast grabbed my body filler and slathered that on there and sanded smooth...wouldve turned out better....but I shipped it to texas for next to nothing...i barely made any money off of this, haha

Idk if you wanted to make more money but its still fun to build them. Atleast you made something. I hate when things cost alot more than you think to ship too .

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 05:24 AM
No screws whatsoever?

Nope...only Titebond III...4000 psi strength, and with those corners, it makes for alot of surface area...when the top was still off you could tug and pull as hard as u want on any of the panels and they wont move, very solid...

Screws are for when you dont have time to clamp things and want to screw it together and keep going on the project, real strength is in the glue..

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 05:26 AM
Idk if you wanted to make more money but its still fun to build them. Atleast you made something. I hate when things cost alot more than you think to ship too .

For sure...105 or so to ship this bad boy....ugh, that wasnt quite what i was hoping for

NissanKicker
07-01-2008, 05:26 AM
That's nice...
... ( I don't have time to clamp )

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 05:28 AM
That's nice...
... ( I don't have time to clamp )

I did, haha...no work or anything cuz of the hand :)

orangecounty1
07-01-2008, 08:18 AM
Haha, i wasn't lol'ing when I had to make 3 trips to get those up there with my one hand....haha

shoulda just put that powermaster battery on it :D

looks good though.

Zorasmiles
07-01-2008, 10:08 AM
Nice box build but like everyone else said "***** about the fingers". Get that beast shipped and let your fingers heal! Great job!

bumpin buick
07-01-2008, 10:57 AM
Cant say I have seen a build on here without screws until this one.

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 12:18 PM
Thanks guys...and yea, the battery wouldve worked and wouldve been more weight than those weights haha

jdc753
07-01-2008, 12:36 PM
Nice looking box for sure. Making some money or coming out even isn't too bad as long as you enjoy the building :) Hope the hand heals up soon, ***** to have something like that happen. Sounds like you are doing ok though and not mangled too badly. I know many guys who have done similar things.

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 02:46 PM
Thanks, and yea it actually wont end up so bad...i wont have any nail on the pointer finger..but on the middle finger, part of the nail will come back and also the finger print will come back eventually

miker
07-01-2008, 03:05 PM
Cant say I have seen a build on here without screws until this one.

Then you didn't see mine ;)

I don't use screws either, I really hate screwing into MDF lol.

sdmtnbiker420
07-01-2008, 03:10 PM
crazy box. must be a loud saturn.

kovemaster559
07-01-2008, 03:20 PM
you my friend get props the one handed box builder

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 05:21 PM
crazy box. must be a loud saturn.


you my friend get props the one handed box builder

Thanks guys

THUMPPER
07-01-2008, 05:46 PM
I have done testing with "MDF" enclosures made with and with out screws..

an enclosure with out screws can be taken apart with a big hammer
one panel at a time..
with the enclosure with screws the panels have to be completely destroyed
to get it apart..
MDF is compressed layers..once you break the bond of the surface layer the
glue becomes useless and tha panels peel apart

my enclosures have a lifetime gaurantee so I use screws

Pioneer~Saturn
07-01-2008, 08:24 PM
^True...the screws would extend into the mdf and supply support that way...

This box is going to have 1000 rms I believe going to it, so I dont see it blowing its seems with that power....but yea, higher-powered setups I will definitely use bracing and also screws

MECHMAN
07-15-2008, 04:42 PM
I've built 3 x 15" boxes with 8,000 watts before without screws, and it worked just fine. If I had to warranty them, I would probably use screws also. I'd be more concerned about them breaking when taking them in and out of vehicles.


...On a related note, I ran my hand through an alternator belt once, it threw the belt and killed the engine. It took 26 stitches and broke all 3 of my fingers. I still don't have full flexibilty in that hand.