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RangerDangerV2
03-01-2013, 06:59 PM
I recently decided to do a practice enclosure (kerfing practice for the most part) before I build the enclosure for my next build.
Now to do a kerf, you need to remove wood to make the wood bend. I used 12 ply birch for this one.
The math is very simple, find the radius of your kerf, then multiply by two for the diameter. Then take the diameter and multiply it by pi. this will give you the length of the kerfed section. Then, divide that by 12 to find the spacing between the cuts. (Im sure someone else will chime in here with a different way to do it, but I used 12 cuts and it worked fine for me.)
I recommend using a few scrap pieces for practice
here is my first try, no math just spaced it 3/8" to see what it was like
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/IMG218_zpsd0479b49.jpg
not too bad for a first try.
now, for the enclosure. its for a pair of sa8v2s going in the trunk of a 66 impala
1.6 cu ft, tuned to 32 w/15 sq inches of port per cu ft
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/strandesboxcap_zpscd6dccec.png
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/IMG220_zps3517a83a.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/IMG223_zps39a8b180.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/IMG225_zps741bc7ff.jpg
ill get more pics when paint and carpet are done, but not too bad for my first try, especially with a dual kerf. probably the hardest part was getting the kerfs to match eachother. more pics to come!

sbarber82
03-01-2013, 07:03 PM
looks good bro

cdc351jeferson
03-01-2013, 07:03 PM
nice box bro . and the first kerf looked pretty sick for no math or anything

mylows10
03-01-2013, 07:04 PM

RangerDangerV2
03-01-2013, 07:19 PM
Thanks guys! hopefully this helps some people. Now the next kerf will be on this
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/215scappic-1_zps49b33884.png
6.5 cu ft tuned to 31 w/15 sq inches of port per cu ft. double baffle all around. should be a nazzty g.p.
for 2 customnnsv2 15s on 3.5k.... for now. :)

Buck
03-01-2013, 07:23 PM
Looks good man.

neo_styles
03-01-2013, 07:24 PM
Looks good, man.

Have you considered using a roundover bit for the edges of the outside of the box? Helps a lot with carpeting, but even if you don't carpet, gives it a really finished look.

RangerDangerV2
03-01-2013, 07:26 PM
Looks good, man.

Have you considered using a roundover bit for the edges of the outside of the box? Helps a lot with carpeting, but even if you don't carpet, gives it a really finished look.
I did lol? last image in original post shows it...

double 07
03-01-2013, 07:28 PM
Nice Jake...Did you fill the kerfs with anything before the 45 went on?

RangerDangerV2
03-01-2013, 07:29 PM
Nice Jake.....Awesome job.....

thanks bro! means a lot coming from you!

neo_styles
03-01-2013, 07:32 PM
I did lol? last image in original post shows it...

Good God, I'm going blind. I really need to stop jerkin'

Nothing to see here, move along!

And great work again. Really well done for a first attempt with no measurements.

RangerDangerV2
03-01-2013, 08:17 PM
Nice Jake...Did you fill the kerfs with anything before the 45 went on?

loads of wood glue lol

mklett33
03-02-2013, 01:58 AM
I recently decided to do a practice enclosure (kerfing practice for the most part) before I build the enclosure for my next build.
Now to do a kerf, you need to remove wood to make the wood bend. I used 12 ply birch for this one.
The math is very simple, find the radius of your kerf, then multiply by two for the diameter. Then take the diameter and multiply it by pi. this will give you the length of the kerfed section. Then, divide that by 12 to find the spacing between the cuts. (Im sure someone else will chime in here with a different way to do it, but I used 12 cuts and it worked fine for me.)
I recommend using a few scrap pieces for practice
here is my first try, no math just spaced it 3/8" to see what it was like
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/IMG218_zpsd0479b49.jpg
not too bad for a first try.
now, for the enclosure. its for a pair of sa8v2s going in the trunk of a 66 impala
1.6 cu ft, tuned to 32 w/15 sq inches of port per cu ft
ill get more pics when paint and carpet are done, but not too bad for my first try, especially with a dual kerf. probably the hardest part was getting the kerfs to match eachother. more pics to come!

You have to divide the circumference by 4 as well before dividing by 12. People do realize there is a video for doing this at the top of this section right? Looks good though

RangerDangerV2
03-02-2013, 02:01 AM
You have to divide the circumference by 4 as well before dividing by 12. People do realize there is a video for doing this at the top of this section right? Looks good though

ahh yes, I knew I was missing something. and yes I do realize that this is stickied, where do you think I learned it from? :) I just like to show off my work.

Spooney
03-02-2013, 02:52 AM
Nice looking enclosure bro

n8skow
03-02-2013, 01:04 PM
Looks good - but why no kerf on the inside port corners???

RangerDangerV2
03-02-2013, 06:56 PM
Looks good - but why no kerf on the inside port corners???

meh... I built the enclosure for free, except for cost of materials. so I didnt want to put too much effort into it.

mklett33
03-05-2013, 06:58 PM
ahh yes, I knew I was missing something. and yes I do realize that this is stickied, where do you think I learned it from? :) I just like to show off my work.

Thanks for sharing man, it looks good!

jaeguerra909
03-05-2013, 07:19 PM
**** man came out very clean the last box I built I kerfed and it was not fun lol hard to glue that thing down with a kerf mine was a bit crooked shoukd have had clamps to start with but good work

Chriszle
03-05-2013, 07:41 PM
Looks like your box building is improving. Keep up the good work man.

05trailblazer
03-05-2013, 07:57 PM
skar should hire u.