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Omarvelous
04-01-2004, 03:39 AM
Ok guys!!! I have the pics and the story of my journey. From building the box to getting the sub. Enjoy.

All started with a trip to home depot. Got a 49 x 97 " piece of MDF for 19$.
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/woodcut2.jpg
Major cuts were made Free of charge by this nice man at Home Depot.

Also bought some supplies.
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/supplies2.jpg

Liquid Nails, Chaulk Gun, Nails, and Foam Seal.
Total was probably 8$

Was originally goind to make a sealed and ported box......things didn't work out as planned.

At first bought a 30$ drill and Jigsaw from Lowes.
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/dust.jpg

Due to the loudness and difficulty of the cuts i was doing, i got aggrevated and returned these tools.

I then bought a RotoZip RZ1 for 59$

Tried it, burned my mdf, was WAY to loud had to return.

This was when i gave up..... and was going to just get it done.

2 days later had a vision. Was like "If i'm going to throw away all this wood, i might as well test the liquid nails out"

Did that and this was what i got.

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/boxhalf1.jpg
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/boxhalf2.jpg
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/boxhalf3.jpg

Real Clean outside.

I then got some mail.
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/supplies.jpg

Some **** knukonceptz wiring
3" Flexible flared ports from The Zeb
Banana Terminal from PartsExpress

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/ports.jpg
HUGE Ports, and kind of poorly made

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/portclose.jpg

Also got my terminals dblocks and fuses from darvex.com, all stinger custom pro.
(pics later)

I then bought a drill to put some screws in it, i did buy the screws might as well use them

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/drillscrews.jpg

Omarvelous
04-01-2004, 03:47 AM
Bought also a Circle cut drill bit
Made the holes for my ports and terminal as a started for a jigsaw to finish the hole

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/porthole.jpg

got more mess
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/dust.jpg

Drill costed 20$, was good, still returned it.

then went online searching for a multitool, found this

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/multitools.jpg

so i bought this

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/multitools2.jpg

from amazon for 99$, Good for the price, could be more power ful, it got the job done.

Unscrewed all almost 1 pound of screws, and countersunk everyoneof them.

Also cut out terminal and port holes

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/boxinside.jpg

Made the tops so they sort of slant forward like this

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/porttop.jpg

used liquid nails.

Went to Chase Pitkin to pick a color out with my girlfriend.
She decided the crackling idea i had wasn't the one, so we decided to go with the stone look.

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/spray.jpg

also got these to go with it

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/sprays.jpg

I think it will be ****.

O yea forgot the mention got my Amp from millionbuy.xom i think i is.

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/amp.jpg
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/ampside.jpg

Very ****

Omarvelous
04-01-2004, 03:50 AM
Been cruising sounddomain and caraudio classifieds for a 12, got one offer from sounddomain.

MrFlamboyant, good guy great seller. He wanted a M.O., was a little worried, although had a lot of credibility.

1 week later got my baby

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/subpack.jpg

HEAVY MOFO!! 59 pounds!

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/subpackopen.jpg
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/subpackopen2.jpg

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/xxxtop.jpg
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/xxxclose.jpg
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/xxxside.jpg

Wasted no time and got it wired

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/xxxwired.jpg

Omarvelous
04-01-2004, 03:53 AM
Added some l shaped braces
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/braces.jpg

Did a little more work on the box, including a little bondoing and added foam surrond

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/boxbondoed.jpg

BONDO i hae IT!!!! Gonna get an alternate filler tomorrow.

After some tweaking and stuff got the fit and everything, and this is the end result

http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/boxdone1.jpg
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/boxdone2.jpg
http://images.e-techcorp.net/omar/boxdone3.jpg

Omarvelous
04-01-2004, 03:59 AM
First off, sorry for the huge pics, it' late i'm tired!

For this being my first sub and box, i'm pretty **** pleased!!

**** good craftsmanship.

Over the summer i might build it better.

But as for now, planning on trading my car,
http://omarvelous.rh.rit.edu/SubPics/whip.jpg

for this
http://omarvelous.rh.rit.edu/SubPics/denali.jpg

and put either 3 15's or 2 18's.

Got plans.

Well hope you enjoyed

EarDrummin.
04-01-2004, 09:10 AM
Edit.. those pics ARE huge.

EarDrummin.
04-01-2004, 09:16 AM
That box looks like it's been through a war.. and lost!

Omarvelous
04-01-2004, 12:37 PM
That box looks like it's been through a war.. and lost!

LOL looks like that now, wait until it's done!!!!

I will minimize them, don't worry.

misterio
04-01-2004, 08:49 PM
well looks like you spent too much money on building a box. IMO but then again im poor and i don't have that extra $ to spare. I built my box with less than 30 bucks, man i have a cable connection and it took some time to load those pics!

ss3079
04-01-2004, 09:05 PM
Always nice to see pics.

Hope you enjoy the XXX. Should treat you well.

- Steve

EarDrummin.
04-01-2004, 10:39 PM
LOL looks like that now, wait until it's done!!!!

I will minimize them, don't worry.

Hehe, I was in the computer lab with a very slow connection at the time, don't mind me. I'm sure your ugly box will work beautifully. ;)

LoneRanger
04-01-2004, 11:07 PM
Good luck finishing her up......

it's a nice attempt for a first time. definatly better than my first box (i'll spare myself the shame of showing you guys the pics)

remember kids, when you add it all up it's a lot cheaper to have me do it....and i promise your box won't be ugly!

nweibley
04-01-2004, 11:14 PM
Haha, LR, thats a shameless plug I guess.

Ok, he is converting the URLs now.

Omarvelous
04-01-2004, 11:23 PM
Only reason why i chose not to get it done by GnomeAudio, is because i am a tinker AND because i will be building a lot of boxes.

But if your not the adventerous type, or need 1 box quick, then i'd say get it done!

LoneRanger
04-02-2004, 02:36 AM
Haha, LR, thats a shameless plug I guess.

Shameless?

Nah.

Uncalled for?

Probably.

Unsolicited?

Most likely.

True?

Definatly :)

Mark_ab
04-02-2004, 04:30 PM
Carpet it all up and it should be fine (although, if you are carpeting, the countersunk screws and bondo really weren't necessary...). My first several boxes were all fiberglass, allows me more freedom and has the added advantage of aesthetics, lighter weight, and cool factor.

Do you get noise from your acordian-like ports flopping around?

Omarvelous
04-03-2004, 01:32 AM
haven't tried it yet, waiting for my LOC to come before i can hear it.

iakona808
04-22-2004, 10:19 PM
i like watching ppls ideas and projects take shape. nice job man for a first box by ur self. as long as ur happy with it man thats all that really matters.

Omarvelous
04-23-2004, 02:51 PM
Thanks, It's all finished, check my gallery



i like watching ppls ideas and projects take shape. nice job man for a first box by ur self. as long as ur happy with it man thats all that really matters.