Haha. I'm looking forward to listening to it.
Small update. I'm still working on fitting/securing the ports but I finally got it figured out. It's tricky to work in since the space is so tight.
I took everything out and worked on the fitment of all the ports to make sure they were the same:
Fitting the 180 turn on the ports: 12" (from edge of opening to edge of opening), just as it was drawn up
I decided to cut out a couple 1-1/4x1-1-1/4 squares to screw the loop clamps into. I first cut the hole for the insert to fit into, then I used a forstner bit to counter sink the flanged end so it was flush (since they are going to be the side up against the speaker wall:
I cut out 11, a couple were bad, and I went to town doing some tests and before I realized it...I ran out haha. Gotta cut a few more
Also, since I'm crazy, I may round over the sides...cause why not.
I still haven't decided which way I'm gonna go with the grill, so this weekend I might just go ahead and make both. If I go with the full front grill I need to install the magnets first so they are underneath the veneer.
I'm also still on the edge with the feet, but I think I'm gonna install the inserts so I at least have the option to use them in the future although I may just end up going with the foam base option.
Almost got everything in a row and hopefully I'll be gluing it up soon. My plan for that is to glue up the bottom, sides, front and braces then clamp on the back and top so I can test it out a bit to make sure nothing is crazy out of whack
Wait till you see what I got cooked up for my crazy painting rig haha