So, I finally had some time to work. I was able to get all the driver cut-outs routed, pieces cut, and the top/bottom/side assemblies glued together. Not bad for a few hours of work. I even managed to get things somewhat cleaned up.
I have to say, I love circle-cutting with a router. Although I managed to mess up one of the inner hole diameters for the woofer a bit, it is an incredibly effective way to make circular cutouts. Just make sure you double and triple check measurements!! I used a diy jasper-type jig and learned the lesson of measuring before
cutting. Also, check the plunge depth stops before cutting or moving from woofer to tweeter holes.
I figure I had enough clamps, as I was only doing two speakers, but I should have bought more. I could easily have used twice as many.
I thought about writing a song about the joys of cutting mdf. The dust getting everywhere, how it chokes you and dries out every moist part of your body. How the cloud hovers in the garage for 15 minutes after I was done cutting. But I didn't think it was all that worthwhile, especially since I don't think anyone wants to hear me sing about mdf boogers. And yes, I was wearing a mask, but the dust still managed to get into my nose/mouth a bit anyways, I can't imagine how bad it would have been without a mask.