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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-13-2017, 01:04 PM
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Posted By PassingInterest
Sorry I never did an update on the second...

Sorry I never did an update on the second cabinet. I finished it last October. I stopped taking pictures of the build, because I realized it was all just a re-run of the first one. My neighbor...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-12-2017, 03:26 PM
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Posted By PassingInterest
I can't help making people mad sometimes. ...

I can't help making people mad sometimes.

Like the time a guy stopped by and introduced himself and asked me if I would custom design and build a subwoofer enclosure for his Vette, using exotic...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-10-2017, 07:34 PM
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Posted By PassingInterest
You can get a knock-down kit, which means all the...

You can get a knock-down kit, which means all the pieces are cut. You just glue them together and apply your finish.
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   08-26-2016, 10:27 AM
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Views: 16,415
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, 04:15 PM
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Posted By PassingInterest
Trim some waste. ...

Trim some waste.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Amfx0mI6jUM/V5KaKIsY4nI/AAAAAAAANYo/goYWKN1kJV8sCMuPTYM_C4Zfowxv9wTXgCCo/s800/267.JPG
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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-20-2016, 05:12 PM
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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, 03:25 PM
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Posted By PassingInterest
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NbXfqnLS_c8/V41...

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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   07-18-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 502
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, 04:14 PM
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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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
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, 09:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
Posted By PassingInterest
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SpYtREJ0wSg/Vxl...

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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-23-2016, 09:30 AM
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Posted By PassingInterest
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3_6vpFKhiuA/Vxl...

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Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-23-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
Posted By PassingInterest
Thanks for the kind words, guys!

Thanks for the kind words, guys!
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-23-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
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, 10:19 AM
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Views: 2,728
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, 07:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
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, 09:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
Posted By PassingInterest
African Mahogany panel glue-up. ...

African Mahogany panel glue-up.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xeyo5Ki6teI/VvRkHRH0jsI/AAAAAAAAMYM/Tt_TQ1ncDZgMUTxroKxZ5UBRv79E0DIwQCCo/s800-Ic42/041.JPG


I just love these "personalized"...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-20-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
Posted By PassingInterest
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7t2JagriW5Y/VvR...

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Automotive body putty to smooth the surface.
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