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Flastrongman
10-16-2012, 09:17 PM
Local box build I'm doing for an Orion HCCA 15".


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/FLstrongman/IMG_20121009_150245.jpg
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gckless
10-16-2012, 09:22 PM
Is that 8-layer plywood? I kinda thought plywood would have cracked like a mofo.

AwesomeStranger
10-16-2012, 09:22 PM
Looking good man. Leaving it bare, carpet, or painting it?

2ndroundko
10-16-2012, 09:25 PM
Double knerfed for a single 15? How does that works? Looks good as always by the way.

Flastrongman
10-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Is that 8-layer plywood? I kinda thought plywood would have cracked like a mofo.

11 ply birch, it will crack if you cut the kerfs wrong


Looking good man. Leaving it bare, carpet, or painting it?

carpet/paint


Double knerfed for a single 15? How does that works? Looks good as always by the way.

you'll see lol, thanks

gckless
10-16-2012, 11:10 PM
11 ply birch, it will crack if you cut the kerfs wrong

How would you cut it wrong? Do you have to cut it different than MDF? Or maybe just be more precise.

Kangaroux
10-16-2012, 11:16 PM
How would you cut it wrong? Do you have to cut it different than MDF? Or maybe just be more precise.

The biggest determining factor in whether or not wood will break while kerfing is dependent on how much wood you cut when doing the kerfs. The less of it you cut (shallow) the higher chance of the wood splitting. When you first bend the kerf you'll be able to tell if it will snap or not (easy to know if your cuts are too shallow)

Joe89
10-16-2012, 11:21 PM
Can't wait to see this box finished...gonna be awesome. I am doing a kerfed build too.. When you carpet the wood surrounding the kerf do you do a slot with the router to tuck the carpet into? Keep up the good work.

Flastrongman
10-17-2012, 04:56 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/FLstrongman/IMG_20121015_080337.jpg

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pro-rabbit
10-17-2012, 05:05 PM
Just curious, why not make the dual port center section out of one piece?

Looks like a fun build though.

JayDubb757
10-17-2012, 10:03 PM
Nice work!

Kangaroux
10-17-2012, 10:04 PM
Just curious, why not make the dual port center section out of one piece?

Looks like a fun build though.

Too difficult to handle a long piece like that, especially if you don't have an extension on your table saw that allows for such a wide piece. Plus, this is stronger

Falcons
10-17-2012, 10:09 PM
looks like garbage.

Flastrongman
10-18-2012, 10:59 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/FLstrongman/IMG_20121016_105618.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/FLstrongman/IMG_20121016_181246.jpg
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CAT MAN
10-18-2012, 11:05 PM
i like!

beat-down69
10-18-2012, 11:09 PM
That looks good man. What is the tuning on this gonna be.

Flastrongman
10-18-2012, 11:12 PM
i like!

thanks man

Flastrongman
10-18-2012, 11:13 PM
That looks good man. What is the tuning on this gonna be.

tirty-tree hurtz

DB-Audio
10-20-2012, 05:07 PM
very nice good job

Flastrongman
10-20-2012, 05:33 PM
very nice good job

thanks sir

Flastrongman
10-20-2012, 09:06 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/FLstrongman/IMG_20121018_131646.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/FLstrongman/IMG_20121018_131721.jpg

fasfocus00
10-20-2012, 09:24 PM
at first I was like meh.... than saw the sub in it and it very much fits, like the sub and the box were meant to be. nice work.

Flastrongman
10-20-2012, 09:34 PM
at first I was like meh.... than saw the sub in it and it very much fits, like the sub and the box were meant to be. nice work.

thanks man, I almost mounted the sub firing up but after thinking about it decided the red frame would look so nice between the red ports.

pro-rabbit
10-24-2012, 12:16 PM
Too difficult to handle a long piece like that, especially if you don't have an extension on your table saw that allows for such a wide piece. Plus, this is stronger

It is a weaker joint actually. Most would use a double baffle right there anyway, so I guess 1 or 2 pieces don't matter. I'm just used to doing 1 large section there.


I will give you it may be easier to to cut and adjust it fit if you are not used to kerfing though.





Flastrongman , end result looks good though. Have you got to hear yet?

04murdalanche
10-24-2012, 12:19 PM
**** box, looks bad *** with the trim ring

Flastrongman
11-07-2012, 09:28 AM
It is a weaker joint actually. Most would use a double baffle right there anyway, so I guess 1 or 2 pieces don't matter. I'm just used to doing 1 large section there.


I will give you it may be easier to to cut and adjust it fit if you are not used to kerfing though.





Flastrongman , end result looks good though. Have you got to hear yet?


LOL just noticed this comment. I'm a newbie at kerfing what can I say. But yes there was a good reason why I did it the way I did.

It sounds pretty amazing, much flatter response than I expected from this sub.

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**** box, looks bad *** with the trim ring


thanks bro

pro-rabbit
11-07-2012, 09:37 AM
No worries man, end result looks good. And as long you are enjoying the build nothing else matters.

Flastrongman
11-07-2012, 09:46 AM
I very much enjoy making kerf port boxes, I have not done many this year and was really starting to miss it. It's especially fun when I get to do a nice painted or stained kerfed port. I got quite a few more lined up before the year is over.

husker77
11-08-2012, 07:33 PM
With that sub that is a nice looking box!