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    Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    So, today I decided to build my first enclosure. I followed the sticky to figure out size and port length and stuff. Now I kinda have had to do some sanding on some high spots for stuff to match up, but I used a jigsaw to cut the pieces, instead of the skillsaw (shoots self for this error) so I have to sand down some high spots on the port walls to get the top plate to fit properly. It's 3.6 cubes tuned to 32 hz for a single SSA ICON 15 (which I haven't ordered yet.) I know the edges are **** but honestly how bad did I do???
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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    Doesn't look TOO bad for a first.....just remember the old adage, "Ugly Is Loud".
    Good job! Don't worry. You only get better as you build more and more.




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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    better boxes come with building more boxes lawl.

    mine came out the smae with the edges off a little.



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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    Not bad...It is your FIRST try so don't be too hard on yourself....You can still be proud of what you've done and I'm sure this will not be the last box you'll ever build....Practice ALWAYS makes things better!!




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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    Thanks for the comments, I did this as more of a "can I do it?" project. I have two 10's that are rated at 200w rms that are getting replaced by this monster. I was going to have BJ Fisher build me a box, but I've got voodoofest tickets to buy, and I'm a bit tight on cash, I think total this cost me like $32



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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    nice job, my cuts always end up like that lol. I have built about 50 boxes. I need a **** table saw already lol.



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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    My dad used to have a table saw around here but I think the motor burnt, and we just dont have the room for one at the moment, next time I'll def. use the skillsaw at the least. I just hope it sounds good and can hold me over for a while. I may throw some carpet on there later, after all the jagged edges are buffed out and I get the speaker in and check it out. I'm probably gonna shave some high spots and put the top on tomorrow if I have time.



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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    nice job boss just you'll get better as you keep on building nice for a 1st one tough



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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    haha i'm sure just about everyone's first box was a bit embarassing. many of the panels on my first box were crooked or overhanging and cut with a jig saw and i think i used gorilla glue and about 60 screws to get it to seal up lol. but now i'm building them for money on craigslist and they have improved a LOT.




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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    sand it down and go get some resin and resin the inside so u know it's air tight.



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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    A LOT better than my first box, hell I still can't get a dead center straight cut.

    The high areas are nothing a palm sander and a medium grade sandpaper can't take care of.




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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    Not bad at all, I've seen much worse. A belt sander would be handy for that.




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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    looks better than lemans.




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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    i plan on building my 1st box in the near future (currently sound dampening) and i hope i get it as "ugly" as yours. update us w/ the final results.




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    Re: Look at my uuugly first box, lol

    I can tell by how it looks and the sub your putting in it, when you hear it theres gonna be a **** grin from ear to ear or your gonna grab your ears. My first box I built (first non prefab ever)was 2.5 cubes @28 hz for a 12" immortal and Ill tell ya, at that time I had never heard so much low end bass come from one sub, Im just mad I didnt get to make one for my 15" btl, but thats ok Im getting a DD 9518g in a sec so **** should get real hectic hehe

    Check out the diffrence with my before and after vid, and my btl vids too
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