Its been awhile since my last up date, between throwing out the back and being laid up for 6 weeks, and just life in general, its been hard to get anything done. I have made quite a bit of progress and im almost ready for paint........
Clearances inside the box look good.
Gluing the top on.....
I had a dremel laying around so I thought I would use it to channel the seams out. Im going to fill the channels in with bondo, and the hope is that the seams wont show after paint.
Close up of the channel, I took it down about an 1/8"
The bearing fell off of my flush trim bit, and gouged it pretty good.........bondo will fix that.
Seams with a coat of bondo.
Sprayed some black paint lightly on the box to use as a guide coat. Im going to use a block to get it flat.
Block sanding.....The box in the back round had some real low spots on it. I went a little crazy with the belt sander, it gouged it in some spots. If your not careful with a belt sander it can cause you more work then you wanted. I really didn't even need to use it.
Laying out the speakon plate.
Used the plunge router with a up spiral bit, I purposely doubled up the panels on the back of the box so that I could recess the plate. I think it looks ghetto when people just drill a hole and cram the speakon connector into the back of the box.
Used a 1/4" round over on the corners.
As you can see im getting close to being done. I haven't decided on the finish yet, but for all the work im putting into it, it should go piano black. Ive spent many, many hours block sanding. The problem im having with that is......I have a 15 month old son that I can just see playing cars on top of the subs. So now im thinking of a matte black finish instead. I got a quote to have someone wrap it in automotive vinyl like you see people do with hot rods or super cars. Ive seen some Ferraris with matte black wrap and they look sick!! Any way.....the guy quoted me $15 a square foot.....and each box is 24 square feet......so that adds up to $720
I told him I thought that was way to high, and he dropped it to $10 a foot......thats still $480
So I dont think ill go that route, just strait up to much. I still need to get a quote for matte black paint, just haven't had time. I do have everything i need to spray it myself (HVLP gun, compressor etc etc).....but ive spent way to much time on them as it is, and just want them done. So ill have someone else do it.
All thats really left is to hit it with a orbital sander to get any sand scratches out from the block sanding, and seal the end grain.....MDF seems to soak up tons of primer in the ends. Ive heard of mixing wood glue and water 1:1 and spread it into the end grain, anyone else try this?
Thats all for now........
Oh and by the way.....the new way of posting pictures is plain CRAP!!