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Spooney
05-31-2012, 12:25 AM
Nothing fancy here folks. Just a simple slot ported box for two Skar VVX-10's made out of 3/4 inch birch. Specs are 2.5 cubic feet tuned to 32 hz. Here are a few pics of the build:

All Panels Cut:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334490.jpg

Getting Started:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334492.jpg

Port Length and End Cap Going Together:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334493.jpg

Baffle Brace Going In:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334496.jpg

End Cap and Port Length Installed:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334755.jpg

Top Going On:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334749.jpg

Last Piece Installed:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334754.jpg

At this point I just need to cut some holes for the subs and get a terminal cup installed so I can give it a listen before deciding whether or not to finish her up. If it sounds like I want I am thinking of filling all of the screw holes with a good wood filler and laying down a stain of some sort.

jrouter76
05-31-2012, 12:34 AM
Nothing fancy here folks. Just a simple slot ported box for two Skar VVX-10's made out of 3/4 inch birch. Specs are 2.5 cubic feet tuned to 32 hz. Here are a few pics of the build:

All Panels Cut:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334490.jpg

Getting Started:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334492.jpg

Port Length and End Cap Going Together:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334493.jpg

Baffle Brace Going In:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334496.jpg

End Cap and Port Length Installed:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334755.jpg

Top Going On:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334749.jpg

Last Piece Installed:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338334754.jpg

At this point I just need to cut some holes for the subs and get a terminal cup installed so I can give it a listen before deciding whether or not to finish her up. If it sounds like I want I am thinking of filling all of the screw hole with w good wood filler and laying down a stain of some sort.
what type of birch is that? and where did you buy it also what was the price of the birch?

VisceralSound
05-31-2012, 12:36 AM
Sweet build, my question is what did you use that Rubber mallet for?

Spooney
05-31-2012, 12:39 AM
Sweet build, my question is what did you use that Rubber mallet for?

Needed a little extra motivation to get a panel flush with the other edge LOL. Cuts were pretty straight but the sheet of wood I got had a warp in it here and there that I did not notice at the store. Had to get creative to work some of that out.

Spooney
05-31-2012, 12:41 AM
what type of birch is that? and where did you buy it also what was the price of the birch?

Not entirely sure. I bought it at Lowes and it cost me about 43 dollars for a 4x8 sheet. Sticker on the wood says 3/4 cabinet grade birch plywood

audiobaun
05-31-2012, 12:42 AM
Man that birch looks much nicer than mdf..Looks good man..Thats not finished, and still looks better than anything Ive ever built..LOL..Birch is quite a bit more expensive here compared to mdf,,how much of cost diff?

VisceralSound
05-31-2012, 12:42 AM
Needed a little extra motivation to get a panel flush with the other edge LOL. Cuts were pretty straight but the sheet of wood I got had a warp in it here and there that I did not notice at the store. Had to get creative to work some of that out.
With your saw, do you draw a line from end to end and use the guide on the saw to follow the line? or do you use a panel of wood/saw track to make them straight?

jrouter76
05-31-2012, 12:46 AM
Not entirely sure. I bought it at Lowes and it cost me about 43 dollars for a 4x8 sheet. Sticker on the wood says 3/4 cabinet grade birch plywoodok thanks i`m going to build me a new box for my subs and i know birch is lighter then mdf and that will benefit me just fine.

Spooney
05-31-2012, 12:46 AM
Man that birch looks much nicer than mdf..Looks good man..Thats not finished, and still looks better than anything Ive ever built..LOL..Birch is quite a bit more expensive here compared to mdf,,how much of cost diff?

30 bucks for mdf and 43 for birch here

audiobaun
05-31-2012, 12:47 AM
Any issues with the wood splitting with the screws??Or did you counter sink before shooting the screws??

Spooney
05-31-2012, 12:48 AM
With your saw, do you draw a line from end to end and use the guide on the saw to follow the line? or do you use a panel of wood/saw track to make them straight?

I have a long piece of trim I use as a straight edge that I clamp right down onto the piece of wood I am cutting with some c clamps. Some careful measuring usually gets me some very accurate cuts

audiobaun
05-31-2012, 12:48 AM
30 bucks for mdf and 43 for birch here

Thats pretty close same deal here..

Spooney
05-31-2012, 12:49 AM
Any issues with the wood splitting with the screws??Or did you counter sink before shooting the screws??

all holes were pre drilled and countersunk. No splitting that I can see

jrouter76
05-31-2012, 12:50 AM
I have a long piece of trim I use as a straight edge that I clamp right down onto the piece of wood I am cutting with some c clamps. Some careful measuring usually gets me some very accurate cuts
is there a certain type of saw-blade that you have to use to cut birch? i never used birch before it will be my first time lol.

Imtjnotu
05-31-2012, 12:59 AM
Garbage

freakin_rican
05-31-2012, 01:20 AM
nice build looks good

Spooney
05-31-2012, 07:06 AM
Garbage

Hater

disturbed471985
05-31-2012, 07:16 AM
Hater

Looks nice. Will only use Birch from now on. Just so much better looking plus its light and stronger then mdf..

Imtjnotu
05-31-2012, 07:24 AM
hater

no!

disturbed471985
05-31-2012, 07:25 AM
no!

Got any 2.5k+ amps laying around my friend??

mlstrass
05-31-2012, 07:30 AM
is there a certain type of saw-blade that you have to use to cut birch? i never used birch before it will be my first time lol.

24th works fine if you plan to cover it with carpet. If you want to paint or stain then use a 44 or 60th blade to avoid splintering.

Mitch86
05-31-2012, 07:38 AM
looks good man...

Spooney
05-31-2012, 01:19 PM
24th works fine if you plan to cover it with carpet. If you want to paint or stain then use a 44 or 60th blade to avoid splintering.

Good advice. I just have a rough cut blade on my saw and had some minor splintering. Once I sand it a bit it shouldn't be too noticeable.

pro-rabbit
05-31-2012, 01:24 PM
Also, depending on the number of teeth the feed speed may need to change if you are not going to wrap it in something. Birch can "burn" and leave some very nasty darkened areas that will show up in varnish.

jrouter76
05-31-2012, 01:58 PM
24th works fine if you plan to cover it with carpet. If you want to paint or stain then use a 44 or 60th blade to avoid splintering.ok thanks for the knowledge

Spooney
05-31-2012, 10:14 PM
Small Update:

Spooney's Perfect Circle Jig:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338510064.jpg

Holes Cut:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338510066.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338510067.jpg

They aren't the roundest holes I've ever cut but the subs fit very snugly. Actually ended up cutting them twice because the cutout info I had was wrong so on the second pass around to open them up a bit they became a little rough. At this point its ready to drop the subs in so I can get a good listen while I decide how exactly I wanna finish this or if it even sounds how I want. Subs should be here tomorrow hopefully

Spooney
06-03-2012, 01:40 AM
Subs are here and installed!!! :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338698084.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338698086.jpg

One sub isn't tilted quite as much as the other sub so they don't really match. Going to fix that once I actually finish this off:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1338698087.jpg

So far I am very satisfied with these subs. They seem to play everything I've thrown at them very well. Whether it be the low lows or higher bass they seem to produce all the notes well IMO. Smooth sound to them. Going to continue to beat on them for a few days and let them loosen up a bit and see if they start to sound any different at all but as of right now I am pretty much liking everything about this setup which is a real rarity for me. Gotta start thinking about how to finish this bad boy off now.

Mitch86
06-03-2012, 01:49 AM
Turned out really nice! Personally, I love the look of stained birch. Also, I think they have "color" stain which can look nice too. I have yet to see anyone disappointed with the Skar subs. Pretty nice daily subs imo.

Spooney
06-03-2012, 01:54 AM
Turned out really nice! Personally, I love the look of stained birch. Also, I think they have "color" stain which can look nice too. I have yet to see anyone disappointed with the Skar subs. Pretty nice daily subs imo.

Thanks a lot man. Always been a bit afraid to post up some of my box builds . Got a lot of sanding and filling to do yet but I am definitely leaning towards a stain of some sort. Not really sure what all is really out there . Going to have to take a trip to home depot/menards to take a look