Where were you guys with this confidence last week! haha. I went back and looked thinking more people said I should get a new sheet of mdf...nope, it was just me lol.
Nothing like buying a full sheet of mdf, cutting it up and deciding to use none of it.
Anyway, finished up the front plywood bracing pieces.
I've been working on this long enough I now have a professional set up now. Look, it even has dust collection!
Had to square off the ends so they would match up with the front panel correctly:
On the left and right brace pieces they will overlap a bit with the speaker basket so I had to cut out a little notch for them to fit. I used a couple scrap pieces for guides:
Protip: for small pieces that you can't clamp, tape works great.
Protip on the protip: if you are going to tape something down and just loop a piece of tape, you will essentially make a flat wheel, make sure the direction you will be applying pressure to the piece is perpendicular to the direction the 'wheel' would roll. I found this out the hard way as I ended up taking off an extra 1/8" when routing out the clearance for the braces as I didn't notice the piece was moving.
As you guys already know, I'm crazy so I decided to roundover the pieces
Here you can check out the clearance on the basket:
Just gotta drill the 1/4" deep holes in the back panel and time for glue!!!!