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PV Audio
02-28-2005, 05:16 PM
who knows where and or how much roughly building some bookshelf speakers with these drivers would cost? nothing fancy at all, just need some surrounds or some cheap bookshelves and i can say are 100 dollar custom speakers :eek: :uhoh: :rolleyes:

two of these:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=269-570

and one of these:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=269-702

not looking to spend more that 20 bucks a pair. if these work, i'ma die hehehehehehehe

nosaj070
02-28-2005, 05:19 PM
They'll work, but without a proper x-over they'll probably sound like balls. It would cost next to nothing to build them, like half a sheet of mdf would be plenty, jsut build 2 boxes and pick up vinyl from PE for 15 bucks and call it a day. If you want throw in speaker cloth, it'l set you back a whole 3 dollars or soemthing.

PV Audio
02-28-2005, 05:26 PM
see, i dont have a saw. what kinda saw would be good for this? a jigsaw? those are real cheap on ebay.......

nosaj070
02-28-2005, 05:29 PM
see, i dont have a saw. what kinda saw would be good for this? a jigsaw? those are real cheap on ebay.......

Well, I would say buy mdf at home depot or lowes and have them cut it for you, they'll ***** about the small pieces, but they should be able to cut them. Then get a jigsaw and cut out the holes for drivers.

PV Audio
02-28-2005, 05:30 PM
thats what i'm talkin about mang. so jigsaw would be good for thr holes..........couldn't i just saw the mdf for the cabinets myself, or would it just be cheaper to have them do it (aka less risk of jacking up)

nosaj070
02-28-2005, 06:39 PM
thats what i'm talkin about mang. so jigsaw would be good for thr holes..........couldn't i just saw the mdf for the cabinets myself, or would it just be cheaper to have them do it (aka less risk of jacking up)

You could do it, but you just told me you didn't have a saw, and if all you have is a circular saw, i would still let them cut it, I doubt (no offense) you have the experience/skill to make a perfect cut with a circular saw.

jmiller0526
02-28-2005, 06:41 PM
its possible to do it yourself with a jigsaw, and ur cuts will probably as accurate as Lowes/home depots panel saw if you do it right so u might as well go for it....
but i was wondering the same thing...what are your Xover plans?

PV Audio
02-28-2005, 06:52 PM
1. i have no experience with power saws
2. i dont have a circular saw at all
3. ima buy a cheap cross over from PE
4. how hard is it to use a jig saw

JimJ
02-28-2005, 06:53 PM
Using a jigsaw to cut circles with an attachment isn't too bad, though using a plunge router would get you the smoothest cuts :)

nosaj070
02-28-2005, 06:56 PM
its possible to do it yourself with a jigsaw, and ur cuts will probably as accurate as Lowes/home depots panel saw if you do it right so u might as well go for it....
but i was wondering the same thing...what are your Xover plans?

Theres no way his jigsaw cut would be as accurate as the panel saw. It may not make a big difference, but it'l take forever, and you might as well have somebody else do it for free.

And as far as cutting circles iwht the jig, it relaly doesn' tmatter how perfect they are, pull out your trusty compass, and trace the lines, then follow them with the saw (you will also need a drill to get the saw started...).

PV Audio
02-28-2005, 07:00 PM
hmm lowes cuts for free?

nosaj070
02-28-2005, 07:02 PM
hmm lowes cuts for free?

Usually, max it'l cost you a few bucks. You don't have any friends whose parents have any type of tools or anything?

JimJ
02-28-2005, 07:02 PM
Usually the first few cuts are free, and there's a little fee for extra ones.

I wouldn't trust their accuracy unless you give them a sample piece beforehand.

PV Audio
02-28-2005, 07:16 PM
Usually, max it'l cost you a few bucks. You don't have any friends whose parents have any type of tools or anything?
my best friend's dad is an architect, but they have like 0 garage and all his tools are at his work. i wouldn't want to inconvience him like that :( :(

jmiller0526
02-28-2005, 08:05 PM
Theres no way his jigsaw cut would be as accurate as the panel saw. It may not make a big difference, but it'l take forever, and you might as well have somebody else do it for free.

if you clamp a board down and use it as a straight edge guide it will be pretty **** straite as long as you take your time...trust me ive done it

PV Audio
02-28-2005, 09:35 PM
hmm, what about this circular adapter? me and compasses do not get along lol

nosaj070
02-28-2005, 09:55 PM
hmm, what about this circular adapter? me and compasses do not get along lol

You need a router, and are you kidding me?

You seriously cannot use a compass? (I'm not talking about a directional compass)

nosaj070
02-28-2005, 09:56 PM
if you clamp a board down and use it as a straight edge guide it will be pretty **** straite as long as you take your time...trust me ive done it

What would stop the jigsaw form cutting into the other board? That works with circular saws, but I could not see it working with a jigsaw.

PV Audio
02-28-2005, 10:13 PM
You need a router, and are you kidding me?

You seriously cannot use a compass? (I'm not talking about a directional compass)
by your tone, i must be uding the wrong compasses. we would use them all the time in middle school geometry stuff. i could never get it to go......

nosaj070
02-28-2005, 10:17 PM
by your tone, i must be uding the wrong compasses. we would use them all the time in middle school geometry stuff. i could never get it to go......

If you were using them in Geometry, you were using the right compasses, but in all seriousness man, if you cannot use a compass, I would be surprised if you could really accomplish the smallest task, and please don't take this the wrong way, but that is rediculous.

*Apologies for coming off as a ****, but i'm in in shock right now...*

PV Audio
02-28-2005, 10:22 PM
lol no offense taken. they were from like 1920 and could barely move, and ive never used one since. what were u thinking of? where could i get one now, that is very inexpensive?

PV Audio
02-28-2005, 10:27 PM
like this?

http://www.business-supply.com/dept/2509630/staedtler-geometry-compass.html


we used these old metal things that couldn't hold their lead, and i never had to use one again anyway....

nosaj070
02-28-2005, 10:37 PM
like this?

http://www.business-supply.com/dept/2509630/staedtler-geometry-compass.html


we used these old metal things that couldn't hold their lead, and i never had to use one again anyway....

Alright I'm glad you took it well, I felt bad for a while :(

Yes that is the exact compass I actually had, just go to walmart even buy a cheaper one, hell you can use a piece of string and a nail :)