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Getting close to putting on the finish
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I'm wiped. Just have to route out the driver and go over roundover again. Then some sanding. Will be putting on finish tomorrow.

Are you going to stain it a little darker or just put a clear stain on it?
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Medium color stain, and I think I am going to stain the front face a little darker.
I will be staining the main speakers that will go on top a clear stain so I want a bit of contrast.
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What is the internal volume and port tune of these cabs?

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What is the internal volume and port tune of these cabs?

5 cuft and 20hz for cube. All the numbers are in post 1.
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Which, you realize, goes back only two months but is over 2100 posts ago.

I think you've created a monster!

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Well jbrowns GTG is going to be great for me. It looks like their will be tempests, 1099, and tuxs latest creation. I will hold off getting my mains until I hear these all stars. Will be tough choosing I think.

Does someone have a made up GTG sheet to judge. Like out of 30 with categories for stuff. Could make up my own but would be interesting to see others.
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Which, you realize, goes back only two months but is over 2100 posts ago.

I think you've created a monster!

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You know this morning I searched the highest post count for threads in diy and this one is 6th all time. Should pass 5th in a week. With all the marty variations out their it's nice to have a spot to come too. I really enjoy the people who regularly post here. Very respectful ,helpful ,and informative. cool.gif:sly:
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This post will probably continue to climb in popularity.  It provides a clear formula for a very high value, very high performing home theater sub that can be completely built from scratch or semi pre made as a flat pack for non wood workers.  It is also adjustable with several different, common DIY drivers of good to superb quality, as well as providing several different size options to fit peoples needs.  Its just an all around great solution to fit a large percentage of peeps.  What would be even better would be some Data-Bass testing considering how popular it has become.  I would like to see DIY tests done with normal DIY amps though, or have power limited to commonly used options to get more realistic real world performance.


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You know this morning I searched the highest post count for threads in diy and this one is 6th all time. Should pass 5th in a week. With all the marty variations out their it's nice to have a spot to come too. I really enjoy the people who regularly post here. Very respectful ,helpful ,and informative. cool.gif:sly:

How many Marty cube flat packs have you made so far??
I love this thread!!! Flat packs rule for all of us diy wanna be's!!
Donny keep making these Marty cube flat packs...
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Well jbrowns GTG is going to be great for me. It looks like their will be tempests, 1099, and tuxs latest creation. I will hold off getting my mains until I hear these all stars. Will be tough choosing I think.

Does someone have a made up GTG sheet to judge. Like out of 30 with categories for stuff. Could make up my own but would be interesting to see others.

I thought the 1099 was Tux's latest creation. Is there a newer one?
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This post will probably continue to climb in popularity.  It provides a clear formula for a very high value, very high performing home theater sub that can be completely built from scratch or semi pre made as a flat pack for non wood workers.  It is also adjustable with several different, common DIY drivers of good to superb quality, as well as providing several different size options to fit peoples needs.  Its just an all around great solution to fit a large percentage of peeps.  What would be even better would be some Data-Bass testing considering how popular it has become.  I would like to see DIY tests done with normal DIY amps though, or have power limited to commonly used options to get more realistic real world performance.


Looked at databass and most are sealed. This is one of few ported around cubes size
http://www.data-bass.com/data?page=system&id=94&mset=101
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You know this morning I searched the highest post count for threads in diy and this one is 6th all time. Should pass 5th in a week. With all the marty variations out their it's nice to have a spot to come too. I really enjoy the people who regularly post here. Very respectful ,helpful ,and informative. cool.gif:sly:

How many Marty cube flat packs have you made so far??
I love this thread!!! Flat packs rule for all of us diy wanna be's!!
Donny keep making these Marty cube flat packs...
13 so far.
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Well jbrowns GTG is going to be great for me. It looks like their will be tempests, 1099, and tuxs latest creation. I will hold off getting my mains until I hear these all stars. Will be tough choosing I think.

Does someone have a made up GTG sheet to judge. Like out of 30 with categories for stuff. Could make up my own but would be interesting to see others.

I thought the 1099 was Tux's latest creation. Is there a newer one?

Yup ,
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1523167/enough-theory-talk-i-gotta-build-something-celestion-ftr12-3070c/0_50
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Went back and finished the driver cutout. Router bit was bottoming out but just made it. Now some sanding, more sanding. I love solid wood cuz you can sand the piss out of it.
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sand the piss out of it.

eek.gifeek.gif is that kind of like tapping a Maple tree for the syrup? tongue.gif
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Nope your favorite tool jb.
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That's one of my new favorite tools! I used a 40 grit belt to take all of the extra material off of the subs we built smile.gif
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Only 100 grit for me. Just need to have nice flat surface for orbital sander.
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Only 100 grit for me. Just need to have nice flat surface for orbital sander.

Well I certainly hope you didn't use a 40 grit on that beautiful wood finish!!!!...lol
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I'm really enjoying your new build. How did you laminate the hardwood to the MDF?

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Chalugadp, why do I have a feeling you're going to have a crap load of PM's asking how much to build and ship a finished version of your new sub!...lol
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I'm really enjoying your new build. How did you laminate the hardwood to the MDF?


I used this to help with adhesion
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Incredibly strong and elasticity. Allows maple to move a bit which it will with moisture change. My living room is fairly stable but does get pretty dry in august.

Most pieces are attached with screws
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I drilled a hole through the mdf bigger then the screw. Then put a washer on and secured it to the maple. This way the screw can move a bit and hopefully wood won't crack.

I will have more pics of this when I'm finished. for the front veneer I had to use a few brad nails since I had no access to screw. I'm pretty good at making my own filler that's hard to spot.
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Chalugadp, why do I have a feeling you're going to have a crap load of PM's asking how much to build and ship a finished version of your new sub!...lol

I'd have to work for a pretty low hourly wage cuz it's labor extensive. Or charge a randsom. What I may do if there is an interest is provide a flatpack of veneer pieces planed down to right thickness for those who don't have a planer.
People could just do sides and top and paint the front baffle. Lots of possibilities.
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I'd have to work for a pretty low hourly wage cuz it's labor extensive. Or charge a randsom. What I may do if there is an interest is provide a flatpack of veneer pieces planed down to right thickness for those who don't have a planer.
People could just do sides and top and paint the front baffle. Lots of possibilities.

I'm curious as to why you didn't do something like paint the inside of the ports while you built the sub? Maybe something like just a flat black spray paint as you assemble the cabinet?
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Why did you pick Lexel instead of PL Adhesive or wood glue?

 

 

I'd prefer to do a variation that's a little shallower front to back to fit my space better. I can go taller to compensate.

21 deep x 24 wide x 30 tall would be perfect. 

 

To keep it simple, I could just build a standard 24x24 cube, but make it taller. Has anyone modeled a 24x24x30 cube with UXL18?

Do you have a flat pack for that variation?

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I'd have to work for a pretty low hourly wage cuz it's labor extensive. Or charge a randsom. What I may do if there is an interest is provide a flatpack of veneer pieces planed down to right thickness for those who don't have a planer.
People could just do sides and top and paint the front baffle. Lots of possibilities.

I'm curious as to why you didn't do something like paint the inside of the ports while you built the sub? Maybe something like just a flat black spray paint as you assemble the cabinet?

I did wink.gif
Painted bottom and sides.
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Why did you pick Lexel instead of PL Adhesive or wood glue?

 

 

I'd prefer to do a variation that's a little shallower front to back to fit my space better. I can go taller to compensate.

21 deep x 24 wide x 30 tall would be perfect. 

 

To keep it simple, I could just build a standard 24x24 cube, but make it taller. Has anyone modeled a 24x24x30 cube with UXL18?

Do you have a flat pack for that variation?


I picked lexel based on conversation that I had with dude at windsor plywood. He had a lot of experience with building boats(30 years). They use a cold cure epoxy. Closest thing to that , that he has found is lexel. Easy to use and once set won't let go ,won't dry out but will let wood breathe. Also reacts well with moisture so staining won't have an effect. Guy really knew his stuff.

All the research I did was that if I just used glue ,no matter which kind , the solid wood would peel off the mdf eventually. Might take a year but it will. The screws with lexel is my best educated solution.

Lamens ordered a marty from me with the exact measurements you gave.
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I did wink.gif
Painted bottom and sides.

Oh okay, that picture you posted threw me off as it doesn't really show that.
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I did wink.gif
Painted bottom and sides.

Oh okay, that picture you posted threw me off as it doesn't really show that.
I didn't paint the top underside of the port. Will paint about an inch of it tomorrow. Can't see it unless you get on the ground. Even though I'm putting those sweet feet on it that kevings makes with 3d printer.
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