Well, today I decided to try and build a flared slot port box. The design was simple enough and so was the construction.
Being a n00b to flared ports I got a scrap piece and practiced on that. Confident in my technique, I assembled the box, leaving the flared port wall last.
Well, I tried to make the side of the box and the port all one piece, which you can see from the pics didn't work out so well.
While getting the piece lined up and predrilled the end slipped out from my grip, flinging the piece of wood out (under tension from the bending) and landing squarely on the ground where it broke in half.
Still determined to make this **** work, I decided to do a more half-assed approach that was much easier and gave me the same results. 3.9ish cubes, tuned to 33-34 hz for a pair of brutus 12's.
All in all, not bad for a first attempt, but frankly that **** is more work than it is worth. Props to you box builders who do this crap all day long.
Also, keep in mind that I don't have a table saw either, so that was done with a circular saw and a guide that I rigged up.
My nice cuts
Box assembled minus the port/side and top
The finished product
Shot in the port
The aftermath. Another drawback of doing a flared slot port.
And for those of you worried, yes the inside of the flare is reinforced (kitty hair) and that joint you see between the side and the flare part is filled in with the good 'ole sawdust and glue mixture.