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jmiller0526
12-29-2004, 11:06 PM
ahhhh....i hate speaker baffles so much
i tried as hard as i could to make a set of them for my Kodas....but failed...miserably
can any1 give me sum tips, pictures, drawings for making sum baffles for the kodas

Acidburn
12-29-2004, 11:13 PM
what do you want to do with them?

Nikuk
12-29-2004, 11:14 PM
Do you mean just rings?

If so... get a circle jig & router for <$100.

Moe Lester
12-30-2004, 01:22 AM
Do you mean just rings?

If so... get a circle jig & router for <$100.

or a jigsaw?

Damaso87
12-30-2004, 01:41 AM
Or a steak knife?

jmiller0526
12-30-2004, 03:38 PM
im talkin bout the ones for kicks....that have flush monted tweets and woofs in em..i just cant do it....i have a jigsaw....and a dremel with a circle cutter....its jus 2 fing hard

Nikuk
12-30-2004, 03:38 PM
or a jigsaw?

LoL, That will work too. A router is just much faster, cleaner.

g30ffr3y
12-30-2004, 04:07 PM
if youre really strong you could use some scissors...

aphinney
12-30-2004, 04:11 PM
or if u are magical u could just put a spell on the wood and presto ...u have the rings!

joeldirt
01-01-2005, 12:19 AM
haave you ever worked with a lathe?... not a comon tool for the average joe, but the most custom riings and baffles can come from a lathe

ifly
01-05-2005, 11:36 PM
you must have a big *** lathe to turn 18 in circles....

joeldirt
01-14-2005, 06:19 AM
well, lol if you ever worked with furniture, you would know that not all lathes only turn work on the inside of the bench, but also they have it so that you can turn on the outside of the bench as well. I have made bowls 32" in diameter out of teak and purple heart. turned out really nice. experience in a woodshop benefited me quite a bit when I got into enclosure building. YOu can make baffles so presise for your sub and grill it isnt even funny. using the outer turning capability of a lathe in a wood hobby shop I made a baffle for a 15" sub that had inside grooves for the sub to sit in and so that the grill could be placed inside with precision fit inside diameter, as well to have it set a quarter inch out of the baffle to give it that flush mount design, yet since it was a chrome audiobahn grill, I set it so that the grill was raised just out side of the radious of the front of it. it turned out sharp in the finished product. extreamly clean install on that one. Think out side the box, just because you aint got a lathe, doesnt mean you don't have access to one, make a friend in a cabinet shop it can be very beneficial, or if oyu have a college near by that has a wood shop with classes, sign up. I have made some really nice enclosures, and use alot of tools not commonly found in the basic home garage. I don't own them my self either, I found access through making friends in the right places.

joeldirt
01-14-2005, 06:23 AM
oh and I was talking about his flush mounted tweets and a mid woofer by the way. those are simple to turn on a lathe. He mentioned nothing about 18" subs. just tweets and mids...