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  • donradick
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    Originally posted by PassingInterest View Post
    Did I say I was only building two pair? Make that THREE! I've been asked to make one more pair while I am at it. donradick You are quickly becoming a sensation with your tower design.

    Rock on, Wayne!
    Wow! Where did y'all get the drivers? The original flash sale on "A" sold out very fast.

    Since there is more than a "one off", I'll lean my version back 10 degrees and run some measurements, and
    tweak the crossover if needed.
    There is going to be some very happy peeps with these

    I DO need to set expectations again, though.
    They are SPL limited if not high-passed (no frat party), and may have problems with EDM and T-Rex sounds.
    For "mainline" music and HTR though, they are effortless, thundering, and clear.

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  • PassingInterest
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    Did I say I was only building two pair? Make that THREE! I've been asked to make one more pair while I am at it. donradick You are quickly becoming a sensation with your tower design.

    Originally posted by donradick View Post
    Rock on, Garth!
    Rock on, Wayne!

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  • Squidspeak
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    Originally posted by badman View Post
    The Step-by-Steps are time consuming to document but invaluable resources for the community. Cool project, looking forward to following along. Nice pics, detailed writeup from a solid woodworker, what's not to love?
    ​Whats not to love? The name I think I may name my next project the unhinged psychotic bully child liar hypocrite flip/flopping
    ​towers with HUGE, GREAT, AWESOME sound. Facts who needs them I will make my own. I'm in awe of the cabinet work and
    ​the design as always from Passing Int. The name turns my stomach Sorry unable to control my fingers, nice work.

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  • badman
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    The Step-by-Steps are time consuming to document but invaluable resources for the community. Cool project, looking forward to following along. Nice pics, detailed writeup from a solid woodworker, what's not to love?

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  • donradick
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    seriously enjoying the step by step teaching. I need to try some of the angled builds myself.!

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  • PassingInterest
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    Thanks, Kevin!

    Don Radick was kind enough to share his design info. I just slanted the cab and I made very minor adjustments to some dimensions to accommodate the style, but I ran things through Box Notes to make sure I kept the internal volume the same and port tuning the same (I adjusted the rear-firing slot port dimensions a little).

    Along the way, I visualized the cabinet, then visualized an exploded view of the cabinet parts - just in my mind. From that point, it was a matter of beginning the project and I saw the sides as the key to the entire build and that became my starting point. Finding the starting point is often the biggest challenge for projects, for me anyway. Maybe for others, as well. Once I know where to begin, the rest just falls into place and I have most, if not all of it worked out in my mind before I begin. I'm not sure if that helps anyone. It's just how I do it.

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  • Kevin K.
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    Cant speak for the rest of the guys but I like it when it's stepped out like this. Seems more fun to follow along this way and there's almost always something to be learned from the builds. Keep er coming!

    Question for you. Seems like you already have a plan or you wouldn't be cutting parts already. Did you lay everything out by hand to determine spacing and such or did you draw it up in a software?

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  • PassingInterest
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    I should have mentioned that I tend to step things out, to show new woodworkers how to tackle a build project. I hope the details help others without being too annoying for the seasoned woodworkers.

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  • PassingInterest
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    I then used the one completed side panel as a template for curving the other side panels.

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    I now have 8 side panels.

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  • PassingInterest
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    Next, I drew a curve on a side panel and trimmed some waste on the band saw.

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    Then I sanded up to the line.

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  • PassingInterest
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    When it came time to trim the other end of the side panel, I realized that if my piece of scrap - which I am using to hold the panel at a 10 degree angle on the crosscut sled - had been just a little longer, I could have marked the panel length on it and cut each panel to exact size without measuring each one. So I cheated and added a little length to the angled gauge (far right edge of the photo).
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    Here is a closer look. I applied RapidFuse Wood instant superglue to the small block, then spritzed some Accelerator on the mating piece and held them together for about 5 seconds. The Accelerator I have is made by Bob Smith Industries and makes all superglue cure in seconds. Then, I made my alignment mark and cut each side panel to exact size.

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  • PassingInterest
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    To get a 10 degree tilt, I used an angle gauge and secured a piece of scrap to my crosscut sled.

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    Here is a closer look at the gauge.

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    Then I cut one end of a tower side panel.

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  • westrock2000
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    I've thought about doing something like that with the Peerless woofers, you can get them at a good price. But hard to find any measurements on them.

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  • Squidspeak
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    They must have a HUGE sound.

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  • scottvalentin
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    Wow! Beautiful examples, will be watching to see how these turn out!

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