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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-26-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,337
Posted By PassingInterest
Sorry for the late reply. I don't counterbalance...

Sorry for the late reply. I don't counterbalance my veneer for my speaker cabinet builds. I use a lot of bracing inside the cabinet, so I am unconcerned about panel warp. I am more concerned about...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-22-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 45,129
Posted By PassingInterest
Trim some waste. ...

Trim some waste.

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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-20-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 45,129
Posted By PassingInterest
1/4" MDF added to front (on top in photo). ...

1/4" MDF added to front (on top in photo).

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Curvy sides added.
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-18-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 45,129
Posted By PassingInterest
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NbXfqnLS_c8/V41...

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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-18-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By PassingInterest
Bill Fitzmaurice, which water based poly do you...

Bill Fitzmaurice, which water based poly do you like?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-17-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 45,129
Posted By PassingInterest
Guys, I am finally getting around to finishing...

Guys, I am finally getting around to finishing the second Bunker Buster subwoofer. I had all the pieces cut a year ago, but I've been busy with other projects and traveling. I think I have waited...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-26-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By PassingInterest
Alternatively, you can place your driver...

Alternatively, you can place your driver face-down across a pair of elevated platforms or workbenches and lower the cabinet onto the driver, then get up underneath and drive a few screws in. Both...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-23-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By PassingInterest
I secure the wires inside the box with Hot-Melt...

I secure the wires inside the box with Hot-Melt Glue to avoid rattling. If the problem persists after securing the wires, you might check for Tinsel Slap.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-25-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
I think this project took me about 6 weeks. ...

I think this project took me about 6 weeks.

I used three coats of Crystalac Black paint...but I kind of cheated. I first sprayed and sanded a few coats of clear water based polyurethane to get...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-25-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
They sound impressive. Vocals sound natural and...

They sound impressive. Vocals sound natural and you would almost swear that there is a hidden subwoofer somewhere.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-25-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SpYtREJ0wSg/Vxl...

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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-23-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3_6vpFKhiuA/Vxl...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3_6vpFKhiuA/Vxl-PrfvAdI/AAAAAAAAMbw/CJsqHQ-PNfs7UmVHHZiIn3aERWYV_D_NgCCo/s800/067.JPG
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-23-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
Thanks for the kind words, guys!

Thanks for the kind words, guys!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-23-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
I want to try to squeeze in some work on the...

I want to try to squeeze in some work on the second Bunker Buster sub soon, but it is not a priority. I hate making it wait, but the sheetrock in my house is already begging for mercy with just one...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-22-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
P800, P1000, P2000, P4000, Meguiars Ultimate...

P800, P1000, P2000, P4000, Meguiars Ultimate Compound, Meguiars NXT wax.
At this point, I have sanded with P800 and didn't think to dust it off for the photo.
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-22-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4eq8L7z-nnc/VwW...

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Spray a few coats of clear and sand until I get them smooth.
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-22-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
The 1/2 inch thick Mahogany panels will be glued...

The 1/2 inch thick Mahogany panels will be glued to the 3/4" Arauco plywood substrate, which in turn is further strengthened by the cabinets internal braces. I don't anticipate much wood movement or...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-21-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
Checking the Mahogany panels. They are ready for...

Checking the Mahogany panels. They are ready for a finish.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c6ypMZFTlUY/VvRkJaQpyrI/AAAAAAAAMYM/wMHZbmMi-hcDqAySTw-3hyFRop1rHM7sgCCo/s800-Ic42/046.JPG

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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
I honestly have not yet done the kerfing method...

I honestly have not yet done the kerfing method on plywood yet, but I have seen builds done that way that turned out great. I don't know if they sanded through and filled with putty or not.
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
African Mahogany panel glue-up. ...

African Mahogany panel glue-up.

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I just love these "personalized"...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
Thanks, guys! I used Arauco Plywood from Home...

Thanks, guys! I used Arauco Plywood from Home Depot for all the sides and back of the cabinets. I used a bendable plywood for the front baffles. This is some stuff I picked up at a local discount...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-17-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7t2JagriW5Y/VvR...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7t2JagriW5Y/VvRkGFZgElI/AAAAAAAAMYM/2jPiBttX35EeDv78GZpJZUQQcTgbQF6JACCo/s800-Ic42/037.JPG


Automotive body putty to smooth the surface.
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-16-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 45,129
Posted By PassingInterest
We just watched The Force Awakens on BluRay (Star...

We just watched The Force Awakens on BluRay (Star Wars). The sheetrock strained and struggled, but the Sub never even broke a sweat! Ha! I still haven't gotten around to assembling the second...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-14-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By PassingInterest
I really can't be much help, since Rick Craig did...

I really can't be much help, since Rick Craig did the design on those speakers. They really are impressive, so I hope you get the help you need.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-13-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,585
Posted By PassingInterest
Next, I'll use some hot melt glue to prevent...

Next, I'll use some hot melt glue to prevent buzzing and rattling.

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