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SavageBlackout
01-01-2010, 06:16 PM
This is the box i'm building for tstephens11 on here. It's 3.8 cubes net, with 46 sq inches of port tuned to 35hz. Material is 3/4" birch ply and its going to be stained with a cherry color. Should be **** when it's finished. Sorry in advance for the blurry pics, they were taken with a phone.

The sketchup

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/Photo0995.jpg

Bought me a new toy to help

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0028.jpg

The wood. I love working with this stuff, and it looks great

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0027.jpg

Mock-up

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/Photo0998.jpg

Putting it together

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/Photo1000.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/Photo1001.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0022.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0024.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0025.jpg

SavageBlackout
01-01-2010, 06:17 PM
2 of these will be going in it

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0026.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/IMG_0600.jpg

Some goodies

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0030.jpg

Trying out the stain on a piece of scrap

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/Photo0999.jpg

The car it's going in

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/Mytintedtails005.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sig1.jpg


I should be finished with this thing tomorrow, just have to caulk the inside, throw some bracing and the top piece on, then comes the sanding and the staining. More pics tomorrow

TaylorFade
01-01-2010, 06:22 PM
Lookin' good. What's the price like on that Birch compared to MDF? I am considering using it in my next build.

SavageBlackout
01-01-2010, 06:25 PM
Lookin' good. What's the price like on that Birch compared to MDF? I am considering using it in my next build.

$40 a sheet compared to $25 for mdf around here

SicAudio
01-01-2010, 06:26 PM
double the cost but less than 1/2 the weight and better accoustically. 11 or 13 ply birch is the best of the 2 by alot!!

SavageBlackout
01-01-2010, 06:29 PM
double the cost but less than 1/2 the weight and better accoustically. 11 or 13 ply birch is the best of the 2 by alot!!

yea its well worth the money for the smaller boxes i build

modskwod
01-02-2010, 11:30 PM
$40 a sheet compared to $25 for mdf around here

60 bucks a sheet here for birch ply :crap:
Living in a small town *****...

SavageBlackout
01-03-2010, 02:09 PM
got some bracing in

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0032.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0031.jpg

Caulked and sprayed the corners to seal it up, and painted the port

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0039.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0038.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0037.jpg

Putting the top on

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0042.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0043.jpg

Sanding it down. I had to go pick up a couch at this stage, so tstephens11 handled it on his own, and it came out nicely

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0051.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0053.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0054.jpg

SavageBlackout
01-03-2010, 02:09 PM
I got back in time to cut the holes for the subs

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0056.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0057.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0059.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0060.jpg


Everything is done except painting the top of the port and staining the box. The pics don't do it justice, it looks awesome in person. Should have pics of it finished tonight and maybe a vid

95BlackGA
01-03-2010, 02:15 PM
Anyone happen to know what rims he has on his Impala? Nice box by the way!

RidnClean
01-03-2010, 02:16 PM
very nice work.

SavageBlackout
01-03-2010, 02:20 PM
Anyone happen to know what rims he has on his Impala? Nice box by the way!
thanks, i'll ask him

very nice work.

thanks man

brmcm15
01-03-2010, 02:22 PM
very nice work.

x2.

looks great

tstephens11
01-03-2010, 02:23 PM
mezzano MZ1 20x9
BTW thanks y'all Im super excited

Mitch86
01-03-2010, 02:23 PM
very nice work! stained birch is awesome.

SavageBlackout
01-03-2010, 02:29 PM
mezzano MZ1 20x9
BTW thanks y'all Im super excited

too bad its not going into a Ford

tstephens11
01-03-2010, 02:40 PM
Who wants a piece of **** ford?

traksta15
01-03-2010, 02:42 PM
nice work, should sound nice!

SavageBlackout
01-03-2010, 02:43 PM
Who wants a piece of **** ford?
someone who knows what an end wrench is

CranberryYumYum
01-03-2010, 05:55 PM
Who wants a piece of **** ford?

anybody who does real work :)

nice looking box

Pimpdaddyq
01-04-2010, 03:23 AM
Great looking box..

arthurk
01-04-2010, 08:10 AM
What kind of drums? Oh and Birch all the way. **** MDF!

DarkScorpion
01-04-2010, 03:11 PM
Hard to see in the pics: are you using screws? Or just wood glue all the way?

tstephens11
01-05-2010, 02:18 AM
FINISHED
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0803.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0804.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0805.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0806.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0807.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0809.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0810.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0812.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0813.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj258/tstephens11/sub%20box/IMG_0814.jpg
The pictures really dont do it justice. The inside is full of saw dust and I'm thinking about putting a clear coat on it.
Another thing is the box isn't all the way back, I have to adjust the wires for the amp.

What do y'all think?

DNick454
01-05-2010, 04:32 PM
I see you turned your garage into a hotbox :thumbsup:


Wait, tell me those aren't exhaust fumes :crap:

CranberryYumYum
01-05-2010, 09:19 PM
haha hotbox.. exhaust fumes..
no i'm gonna go out on a limb and say that's some hazy fog

SavageBlackout
01-09-2010, 12:13 PM
Hard to see in the pics: are you using screws? Or just wood glue all the way?
screws on the bottom, all wood glued up with some finish nails here and there. she's stout


I see you turned your garage into a hotbox :thumbsup:


Wait, tell me those aren't exhaust fumes :crap:


haha hotbox.. exhaust fumes..
no i'm gonna go out on a limb and say that's some hazy fog
no, its exhaust fumes. it was cold that night and he had just started the car

nutnbutcustm
01-09-2010, 01:13 PM
got some bracing in

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0032.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0031.jpg

Caulked and sprayed the corners to seal it up, and painted the port

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0039.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0038.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0037.jpg

Putting the top on

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0042.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0043.jpg

Sanding it down. I had to go pick up a couch at this stage, so tstephens11 handled it on his own, and it came out nicely

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0051.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0053.jpg
http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff357/SavageBlackout/PIC-0054.jpg


that a soundstream xxx in that pic up there? want to sell it?