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    Spooney's latest box build

    Nothing fancy here folks. Just a simple slot ported box for two Skar VVX-10's made out of 3/4 inch birch. Specs are 2.5 cubic feet tuned to 32 hz. Here are a few pics of the build:

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    End Cap and Port Length Installed:



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    At this point I just need to cut some holes for the subs and get a terminal cup installed so I can give it a listen before deciding whether or not to finish her up. If it sounds like I want I am thinking of filling all of the screw holes with a good wood filler and laying down a stain of some sort.







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    Re: Spooney's latest box build

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooney View Post
    Nothing fancy here folks. Just a simple slot ported box for two Skar VVX-10's made out of 3/4 inch birch. Specs are 2.5 cubic feet tuned to 32 hz. Here are a few pics of the build:

    All Panels Cut:



    Getting Started:



    Port Length and End Cap Going Together:



    Baffle Brace Going In:



    End Cap and Port Length Installed:



    Top Going On:



    Last Piece Installed:



    At this point I just need to cut some holes for the subs and get a terminal cup installed so I can give it a listen before deciding whether or not to finish her up. If it sounds like I want I am thinking of filling all of the screw hole with w good wood filler and laying down a stain of some sort.
    what type of birch is that? and where did you buy it also what was the price of the birch?



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    Re: Spooney's latest box build

    Sweet build, my question is what did you use that Rubber mallet for?



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    Quote Originally Posted by vISUALHype View Post
    Sweet build, my question is what did you use that Rubber mallet for?
    Needed a little extra motivation to get a panel flush with the other edge LOL. Cuts were pretty straight but the sheet of wood I got had a warp in it here and there that I did not notice at the store. Had to get creative to work some of that out.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jrouter76 View Post
    what type of birch is that? and where did you buy it also what was the price of the birch?
    Not entirely sure. I bought it at Lowes and it cost me about 43 dollars for a 4x8 sheet. Sticker on the wood says 3/4 cabinet grade birch plywood




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    Re: Spooney's latest box build

    Man that birch looks much nicer than mdf..Looks good man..Thats not finished, and still looks better than anything Ive ever built..LOL..Birch is quite a bit more expensive here compared to mdf,,how much of cost diff?




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    Re: Spooney's latest box build

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooney View Post
    Needed a little extra motivation to get a panel flush with the other edge LOL. Cuts were pretty straight but the sheet of wood I got had a warp in it here and there that I did not notice at the store. Had to get creative to work some of that out.
    With your saw, do you draw a line from end to end and use the guide on the saw to follow the line? or do you use a panel of wood/saw track to make them straight?



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    Re: Spooney's latest box build

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooney View Post
    Not entirely sure. I bought it at Lowes and it cost me about 43 dollars for a 4x8 sheet. Sticker on the wood says 3/4 cabinet grade birch plywood
    ok thanks i`m going to build me a new box for my subs and i know birch is lighter then mdf and that will benefit me just fine.



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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobaun View Post
    Man that birch looks much nicer than mdf..Looks good man..Thats not finished, and still looks better than anything Ive ever built..LOL..Birch is quite a bit more expensive here compared to mdf,,how much of cost diff?
    30 bucks for mdf and 43 for birch here




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    Re: Spooney's latest box build

    Any issues with the wood splitting with the screws??Or did you counter sink before shooting the screws??




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    Quote Originally Posted by vISUALHype View Post
    With your saw, do you draw a line from end to end and use the guide on the saw to follow the line? or do you use a panel of wood/saw track to make them straight?
    I have a long piece of trim I use as a straight edge that I clamp right down onto the piece of wood I am cutting with some c clamps. Some careful measuring usually gets me some very accurate cuts




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    Re: Spooney's latest box build

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooney View Post
    30 bucks for mdf and 43 for birch here
    Thats pretty close same deal here..




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    Any issues with the wood splitting with the screws??Or did you counter sink before shooting the screws??
    all holes were pre drilled and countersunk. No splitting that I can see




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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooney View Post
    I have a long piece of trim I use as a straight edge that I clamp right down onto the piece of wood I am cutting with some c clamps. Some careful measuring usually gets me some very accurate cuts
    is there a certain type of saw-blade that you have to use to cut birch? i never used birch before it will be my first time lol.



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    Re: Spooney's latest box build

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