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    Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    Started my first box build today. Got my current progress...and mistakes, lol. Will post some more pics tomorrow as I keep working...

    On the upper left you will see my cut was off...should be able to take care of that with the sander. Not to bad considering I didnt use the table saw, lol.

    Question? Is minor wood splitting on the ends normal? I am pre drilling all of the holes, and only the ends split a little. Will this be an issue after the glue/sealant is applied?








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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    more pics!!!

    what size drill bit are you using?




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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    You want to use a Bit that is a tad smaller than the screw in diameter. Take a caliper and measure it out.



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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    I was using a 3/32 bit. I did find out my issue though. Bassman3 (who designed the box for me) informed me any screw on the corner closer then 2" would promote splitting. That infact is my issue.
    I will have more pics tomorrow. I can also pic the materials also....should of done that today but it started to rain again shortly after I got this far.

    I placed a few screws about an inch off the corner. So hoping I can just move those abit to prevent any more damage, and just put some extra wood glue around to help. I will be doing another box shortly for some SA 12's....this one is my tester box for some JL's




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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    More pics!!




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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    Ok, had a few hours to work today. Making progress!

    Here is a pic of the box with the slot port in it....not glued yet


    Here are a couple of me painting the port.. and with the 45's in. I will sand the excess caulking before the baffle goes in.






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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    Hopefully I am doing this right, lol.
    I caulked behind the 45's and infront of them aswell just to be sure.
    I moved my screws a bit from the edge and low and behold.....no splitting!

    I have the baffles cut. Just need to line up a few screws for the port and cut the 12" holes and finish sealing.
    After that I will hit the sander on the outside to finish it up.

    Just wondering what I want to do after that... paint / stone texture / vinyl / or carpet. Not sure

    I am leaning towards primering it then painting it grey to match the interior...




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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    BTW... how much should I round off the port corners? I did round them some, just wondering how much I should do before I put the port back in.




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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    Well, I am done. Sounds great! Definately more output then a sealed box!







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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    I should add "bassman3" designed this box for me. Good 3d pics, and a cut sheet...well worth the small cost!
    This is a pretty basic design, but not bad for my first box. The box sounds great...the lows hit alot better then before.

    Now its either build the box with interchangeable port, or keep this one for the SA 12's!




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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    nice work man




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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    nice job man any vids



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    Re: Box Build (3.7 @ 30Hz)

    No vids yet. Going to finish texturing the box and basic amp rack. Then I will do a vid I suppose. I was going for as much stock approach as possible.
    I didnt do any build outs for door panels or make an elaborate amp rack. Just something that works and is easy on the eyes, lol.




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