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  • Anyone still need CNC cutting?

    I have not been on the site in years (having twins will do that sometimes). I have still worked with a few past customers to keep cutting stuff for home audio.

    My car audio business has started to slow down, and I have made some changes to my CNC router that makes it better suited for the home audio projects. I have added vacuum hold down and better dust collect which helps keep the precision customers want.

    So, is there still a need to custom build enclosures? Build custom flat packs?

    I used to do a lot of veneer work back in the day as well.

    Check out my website: www.uberstealthaudio.com.
    Now offering cnc cut baffles and other speaker cabinet parts

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    What is your location?

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    • #3
      In in Oklahoma city, but I used to ship out stuff everywhere. If you search my user name, you can see stuff I did.
      Check out my website: www.uberstealthaudio.com.
      Now offering cnc cut baffles and other speaker cabinet parts

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      • #4
        Hey Nik - I have a few projects going and getting a flat pack made would be a great help. What would you typically quote for a design like this:

        https://imgur.com/a/xrLbYHH

        Basically it's 1 1/2 sheets of mdf or baltic birch with rabbeted edges. I can do all the cad and layout. Shipping to 02143 in sunny Massachusetts.

        I found a guy at a local maker space which has a big CNC but you seem well set up for speakers.

        PS your private messages seem to be overloaded.

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        • #5
          I can speak to Nik's quality and fair pricing. He did great work for me, quite a few years back.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by civit View Post
            Hey Nik - I have a few projects going and getting a flat pack made would be a great help. What would you typically quote for a design like this:

            https://imgur.com/a/xrLbYHH

            Basically it's 1 1/2 sheets of mdf or baltic birch with rabbeted edges. I can do all the cad and layout. Shipping to 02143 in sunny Massachusetts.

            I found a guy at a local maker space which has a big CNC but you seem well set up for speakers.

            PS your private messages seem to be overloaded.
            1st. If you have a local Guy, I suggest you use him as shipping is always the killer.

            Just looking at the plans, I would charge about 100$, plus material and shipping. I base my stuff on simple $50 a hour, so that covers programming, machine time, and drive time to get the material ( BB Ply is not stocked a HD< so I have to make a special trip to a lumber yard)
            Check out my website: www.uberstealthaudio.com.
            Now offering cnc cut baffles and other speaker cabinet parts

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nikbrewer View Post

              1st. If you have a local Guy, I suggest you use him as shipping is always the killer.

              Just looking at the plans, I would charge about 100$, plus material and shipping. I base my stuff on simple $50 a hour, so that covers programming, machine time, and drive time to get the material ( BB Ply is not stocked a HD< so I have to make a special trip to a lumber yard)
              What do you think shipping to MA would run? I expect it would weigh around 150# max. Securely packaging a large flat pack like that would be time consuming though.

              I'll consult with my local people but might as well get some data points.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by civit View Post

                What do you think shipping to MA would run? I expect it would weigh around 150# max. Securely packaging a large flat pack like that would be time consuming though.

                I'll consult with my local people but might as well get some data points.
                that's a lot of weight.. would probally go in several packages. Packing is not the hard spot but I would factor in at least $100 in shipping
                Check out my website: www.uberstealthaudio.com.
                Now offering cnc cut baffles and other speaker cabinet parts

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                • #9
                  I have found so far with my cnc machine i make ups and fedex alot of money.
                  My Build Thread's
                  Carrera's / Finalist TL's / Speedster TMM's / Speedster MTM Center / Overnight Sensation Surrounds

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                  • #10
                    can you cut corian? its as easy as wood !or MDF

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                    • #11
                      Nik, Can you do small aluminum parts? If not, does anyone know someone who can?

                      I;m talking around 3/4" thick by 2" x 1.5" or so with a v-notch cut across the 3/4" thickness, centered along the 2" length and a 5/16" or so hole bored though the middle of the 2"x1.5" side. Depending on price, might need maybe 25-50 pieces (not for speakers, btw).
                      Dan N.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dlneubec View Post
                        Nik, Can you do small aluminum parts? If not, does anyone know someone who can?

                        I;m talking around 3/4" thick by 2" x 1.5" or so with a v-notch cut across the 3/4" thickness, centered along the 2" length and a 5/16" or so hole bored though the middle of the 2"x1.5" side. Depending on price, might need maybe 25-50 pieces (not for speakers, btw).
                        I can't speak for Nik, but I do know machining. Batch work is very cheap and aluminum machines quickly depending on the grade so machine time is less although price is higher than steel. Find a local fab shop or machine shop and get a quote. You are talking about bar stock, cut, faced, notched, and drilled/reamed. Set up a jig and go. Probably could use a Bridgeport with a Prototrak would be faster with less waste than a CNC. Just my thoughts and experience.
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                        • #13
                          Hey Nik, I'm running Aspire on my computer and can generate some interesting surfaces that Aspire can turn into a 3D cut file. Can you do 1.5" thick baffles?

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                          • #14
                            I can vouch for Nik. He built a 12” rythmik sub and a pair of selah audio line arrays for me. Good work and fair pricing. Him being close to Dallas was a huge bonus. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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