No stupid questions, only stupid mistakes for not asking questions!A couple more dumb questions for you @squiers007.
How did you guys mount the sub to the baffle so its sealed? Regular wood screws with pilot holes? How about the female speakon plug? Lastly, Did you solder the speaker wire to the sub or just use the binding posts? Thanks.
I will be attempting my baffle cuts tomorrow and finishing up the window bracing tonight.
I used regular wood screws and weather stripping to seal the driver in the cutout. Pilot holes are a must in MDF IMO so be sure you do that, and for the SpeakOn plug we actually used plumbers putty, but I think thin weather stripping would work (we just didn't have any handy and I wanted to fire up the subs asap!). I used straight wire for the binding posts on the driver itself and did not solder and then used crimped spade terminals to connect to the backside of the SpeakOn, with a small drop of solder to prevent it from rattling loose, but not enough to make removal difficult should I ever need to (basically like a tac weld, but with solder).