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    cabinet building

    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

    two of these:

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=269-570

    and one of these:

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=269-702

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







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    Re: cabinet building

    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.



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    Re: cabinet building

    see, i dont have a saw. what kinda saw would be good for this? a jigsaw? those are real cheap on ebay.......




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    Re: cabinet building

    Quote Originally Posted by lemans23
    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.



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    Re: cabinet building

    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)




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    Re: cabinet building

    Quote Originally Posted by lemans23
    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.



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    Re: cabinet building

    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?




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    Re: cabinet building

    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




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    Re: cabinet building

    Using a jigsaw to cut circles with an attachment isn't too bad, though using a plunge router would get you the smoothest cuts




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    Re: cabinet building

    Quote Originally Posted by jmiller0526
    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...).



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    Re: cabinet building

    hmm lowes cuts for free?




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    Re: cabinet building

    Quote Originally Posted by lemans23
    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?



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    Re: cabinet building

    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.




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    Re: cabinet building

    Quote Originally Posted by nosaj070
    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




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    Re: cabinet building

    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




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