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Well after almost no debate on my end i decided to build one of these suckers. I have the dayton dvc 15" and everything else needed on order from PE. I got the shipping email today so hopefully it wont take too long to get. Im cheap so for the time being ill just be using a dayton 240watt amp i already have to power this. I also went and bought some 1/2" arauco ply, pl premium, screws, and some new saw blades today. No luck today on getting started on the actual build due to a sick kid so she gets the attention today. So as far as pics to get this thing going i only have one of the wood but ill post it for now. This wood is thin so i know ill have to be extra careful when putting the screws in it so i dont stick em through the sides of it.[IMG][/IMG]

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Cool , good luck.
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Thanks man. If i dont get called in to work tomorrow hopefully ill have it all cut and ready for assembly. But you know how plans go they rarely work out.
But im going to take my time with this to try and minimize the screw ups.

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Thanks man. If i dont get called in to work tomorrow hopefully ill have it all cut and ready for assembly. But you know how plans go they rarely work out.
But im going to take my time with this to try and minimize the screw ups.

Im glad you're startin it up! Taking your time will pay off in the end! It's not that rough of a build once you start to see the pattern.


Good luck and post any questions! Oh and post a bunch of pics too .


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Alright getting ready to start surgery and make some saw dust. Before i screw things i do have a few questions. I know most of you didnt cut the angles on the panels. So when reveiwing the plans i see the panel measurements in blue they say one thing. But then down below when assembly begins and the angles are meant to be cut i see a different measurement about a few 1/8"s off? Which measurement should i use for the panels? I would rather not cut the angles on the parts that its not neccessary. And last but not least just to make sure im seeing correctly panel #5 and #6 are the two panels in the plans that are cut in several pieces and need to be joined to make make 1 of each? I have a third sheet so im just going to cut those both solid pieces.

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Anyone ?? ^^^^

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Anyone ?? ^^^^

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Read the plans again.

HAHA thats the hard way come on. Alright i got it i dont think ill be precutting the panels then in that case.

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HAHA thats the hard way come on. Alright i got it i dont think ill be precutting the panels then in that case.

99% of build errors are the result of not reading and thoroughly understanding the plans before charging ahead. When you can recite them from memory then you can start cutting wood.

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just curious, which part of the wichita area are you located?
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Bill doesnt ask much lol. Thats a lot to recite.
But reading through the plans a few times before starting is time well spent.

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just curious, which part of the wichita area are you located?

Clone, im actually just south of wichita in between haysville and derby. You?

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Bill doesnt ask much lol. Thats a lot to recite.
But reading through the plans a few times before starting is time well spent.

Oh yea i feel like im back in school memorizing poetry or what not. I read few them a few times but when your not actually reading while doing the work minute details can slip the mind. But so far i have both sides cut and the access panel cut out getting ready to cut out panel 1. I was worried about the plunge cuts but it was not nearly as difficult as i had myself thinking it was. And honestly there is very minimal sanding needed to get rid of where the edges are off from using the jig saw.

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Why not just precut everything at once?

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Oh yea i feel like im back in school memorizing poetry or what not. I read few them a few times but when your not actually reading while doing the work minute details can slip the mind. But so far i have both sides cut and the access panel cut out getting ready to cut out panel 1. I was worried about the plunge cuts but it was not nearly as difficult as i had myself thinking it was. And honestly there is very minimal sanding needed to get rid of where the edges are off from using the jig saw.

Nice. That cut had all of us worried as well. Just remember not to sand too much off because that's the panel you'll be mounting back on later. If you are just sanding than you should be fine, but try not to 'cut' any more off than you have to, otherwise you'll have to make a new panel to fit the opening.


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Why not just precut everything at once?

Well i dont have a table saw so thats one reason. So i dont feel like having to trim the pieces down a few 1/8"s once the panels are precut. Maybe ill cut a few 23.5 pieces and then cut the panels from them not using the provided cut sheet.

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Nice. That cut had all of us worried as well. Just remember not to sand too much off because that's the panel you'll be mounting back on later. If you are just sanding than you should be fine, but try not to 'cut' any more off than you have to, otherwise you'll have to make a new panel to fit the opening.


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Yea i decided to go for it first and get it out of the way. Im just sanding the edges making it close to as flush as possible where you could see the different blade sizes used.

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Why not just precut everything at once?

I gotta say this about pre-cutting. Those of you that already have the plans will understand this much better than the ones who don't have them yet.

If you were to pre-cut then you'd see that panels 8, 9, and 10 all can't be 36". They either have to stagger (having 2 panels cut 1/2"ish shorter), or fit one (panel 9) 'inside' of panels 8 and 10 (making panel 9 about an inch shorter than the rest).

I guess for that matter, either panel 8 needs to be shorter to fit between 1 and 9, or 1 needs to be shorter so 8 can fit flush to the front of the box.

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Why not just precut everything at once?

Because 1/2" plywood isn't 1/2" thick. Explained in the plans.

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I gotta say this about pre-cutting. Those of you that already have the plans will understand this much better than the ones who don't have them yet.

If you were to pre-cut then you'd see that panels 8, 9, and 10 all can't be 36". They either have to stagger (having 2 panels cut 1/2"ish shorter), or fit one (panel 9) 'inside' of panels 8 and 10 (making panel 9 about an inch shorter than the rest).

I guess for that matter, either panel 8 needs to be shorter to fit between 1 and 9, or 1 needs to be shorter so 8 can fit flush to the front of the box.

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Alright im taking this thing on like a tortise. I made very little progress today did alot more standing around with my hands on my head than anything else. But once i got up the confidence i got into it and honestly there is nothing to worry about. As long as you take your time, quadruple measure before you cut, and very often refer to the instructions anyone can do this. So for today i got both sides cut, a few panels, and the driver access panel on one of the sides.
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I also got panel 1 attatched. This little panel gave me a bit of trouble since it was warped and im working alone. But if you follow the instructions it tells you how to attack this problem. Once i got a straight board screwed to it, it straightened right up and went on fairly easy. Im using screws instead on clamping this thing together.
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Glad to see you got started!

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Nice! Looking good so far. I've been agonizing over those plunge cuts as well. I'm glad to hear that with a little practice it's not a big deal.
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Just take your time. The plunge cut is really simple. Just clamp a guide board in place and follow Bill's instructions....painless!

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I just went for it when it came to the plunge cuts. He does recommend practicing them in the plans but what fun would that be. Well when your ready to start building yours let me know if you need a hand, well thats of course if mine turns out half decent. Also your more than welcome to stop by and see how this thing is built to get a better feel for when its time for yours. Just let me know PM me or something i can give you my number.

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NW wichita, close to maize. You couldn't of asked for a nicer day to start a new project!!
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Sure beats the weather we had all last week thats for sure. Yea im about 20 minutes from NW wichita. The invitation stands for you too if youd like to come check it out at all your more than welcome to.

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reecew,

It's looking great! Now you've got the ball rollin'!

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Thankyou Dbl. I plan on getting more done today, but how much i cant say. My package from PE says out for delivery via Fed EX Home delivery which is suppose to deliver saturdays. In the past though i have had them not deliver and then ill have to wait till tuesday because Fed EX Home doesnt deliver mondays. So we shall see, i guess my progress past panels 2 and 3 are haulted until driver delivery anywho.

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Bummer. I hope you get some FedEx reindeer hoof prints on your lawn today! Good luck!


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