Originally Posted by donktard
Pardon me interrupting a thread, I am just a curious what is a typical time required to build a ported sub? I am thinking of usual premade designs that are popular around here. Actual work time only, not time waiting for glue to dry or similar.
I currently have no woodworking skills except with an axe and saw but I got a two healthy hands.
Hi, sort of a tough question to answer since there are a ton of variables here but, I'll give it a go....
Actual wood cutting time, I'd guess somewhere between 1-4 hours, depending on how you are cutting the wood ( i.e table saw, circular saw w/ guide, jig saw, or the axe and old school saw you mentioned
In order to speed up the "waiting for the glue to dry" period, Id use good wood glue with a fast setup time, as well as a brad nailer, if you have access to one. If you dont, then you 'll be waiting longer and using clamps to hold everything together as it dries. So, my best guess.....with a brad nailer 1 hour, and with out 4-6 hours.
The BIG variable is next, and that's your prep/finishing time. Steps here depending on how particular you are include, filling in the seams, sanding, and then your finish of choice ( duratex, paint, veneer ). So again with a best guess......another 2-3 hours here.
Lastly, another 1-2 hours for installing a speaker jack / speakon style jack, wiring up the driver, installing some type of gasket, and then installing the driver.