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on1wheel01
02-06-2009, 12:06 AM
I searched and could not find the answer, somebody said it was pvc is this true? If so how do you mount it to the wood,just screw into and glue like regular wood? This sure would look pretty cool on the box im planning. Also does this have any affect?

slam
02-06-2009, 12:07 AM
u talking about the areo ports or wha? show pics of what ur talking about

KyleBechtold
02-06-2009, 12:07 AM
its called kerfing.. you put mathematically placed cuts in the wood to curve it

on1wheel01
02-06-2009, 12:53 AM
this is what i mean http://www.fishercustoms.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=11
flared port i guess its called

alvitae
02-06-2009, 12:57 AM
this is what i mean http://www.fishercustoms.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=11
flared port i guess its called

Yep, To do those at home you "kerf" the wood. Cut on the back side of it a bunch of times about 1/4 inch apart or whatever it works out to be. And just partially through the material and it will bend.

KyleBechtold
02-06-2009, 12:57 AM
ya they are flared ports.. thats wood.. they kerf it like i stated previously

IDSkoT
02-06-2009, 12:57 AM
It reduces port noise by easing the transition between compressed air and open air... and it looks cool.

on1wheel01
02-06-2009, 01:01 AM
ok thanx guys wow sound freakin hard to do dunno if ill try that or not

alvitae
02-06-2009, 01:03 AM
I read a tutorial somewhere on how to figure out how far apart and how many cuts. Wish I should remember where so I could link it for ya. Maybe some one knows and will link it.

thegreatestpenn
02-06-2009, 01:03 AM
I hear its not hard, you just have to know how to set your circular saw so it doesn't cut all the way through the wood

on1wheel01
02-06-2009, 01:07 AM
anybody know how far to cut in i've got some scrap mdf layin around from my last box build. I'm just tryin to find something cool to do with this next box. Then maybe ill keep this system longer than a month or two lol

alvitae
02-06-2009, 01:10 AM
Well...If you do it right in the cuts per radius amounts when you bend it the gaps disappear and the wood becomes almost solid again. To close together and the wood has cuts and gaps and is weak. To far apart and the wood is stressed and weak. I'd google a bit and try and find the formula on cuts per inch for the different raiuses.

on1wheel01
02-06-2009, 01:16 AM
ok thanx guys i guess ill give it a try now just gotta decide if i will sink in the sub to make her flush not sure though looks killer on round but since it's a l7 i dunno

IDSkoT
02-06-2009, 01:43 AM
I hear its not hard, you just have to know how to set your circular saw so it doesn't cut all the way through the wood

Table saw is easier FYI


anybody know how far to cut in i've got some scrap mdf layin around from my last box build. I'm just tryin to find something cool to do with this next box. Then maybe ill keep this system longer than a month or two lol

I'd say try 1/2", then 5/8". I think it might be 5/8".

on1wheel01
02-06-2009, 01:48 AM
yea wish i had a table saw and ont know anyone that has one. I just spent to much on a new pistol, and pc so can't afford anymore toys for now lol
also anyone feel free to try to answer the ? in my other thread l7 box size

Rashaddd
02-06-2009, 01:49 AM
http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=871

:fyi:

on1wheel01
02-06-2009, 01:52 AM
not a member over there but after i learned the proper term "kerfing" i found tons of info thanx