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    WHAT G-DUB'S BUILDING SOMETHING??!?!?

    Haha, yeah. :o

    Well we all Fubar things from time to time. I cut everything as straight as I possibly could, with my $130 Skil tablesaw :eek: and the cuts were all at an angle with about 1mm or so extra on one end. Fortunately I was able to salvage it.

    And when I was finished gluing up the last of 4 panels (Sides/Top/Bottom) I realized I had glued them together wrong. :rolleyes: With the top and bottom, on the top and bottom and not in the sides...

    So... What to do?

    Well, in order to maintain my original baffle size, I'm going to build an insanely strong box, haha. Here's the pics of what I'm doing to fix it:


    I cut the extra sides oversized, and made sure there was a lip all the way around when I clamped them down, so I can flush-trim the edges later.


    I didn't want them wadering around like 1 of my corners did, so I drilled pilot holes for screws and used a drillbit and allen wrench to re-align the board, so I didn't make a mess with the glue getting everywhere.


    I clamped the side down uber tight with my 3 sh!ttiest (read: Only) clamps, don't worry I gave up and ordered 2-18" and 2-12" clamps from Rockler (they have cheap-ish *suprise shipping* that you add right before you click "checkout")


    And somewhere under my crap pile there's a box with double-walled sides :D
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    Re: Test Box Build

    Alright, I've gotten a little more work done, and I'm waiting for glue to dry and I'm going to get lunch.

    I flushed up the edges of the outer layers...





    And now I'm gluing a piece in the bottom, so that the baffle will be a particular height, and there will appear to be a little "stand" under the box

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    • #3
      Re: Test Box Build

      Good save!:D
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      • #4
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        You know what they say: one of the real measures of a craftsman is how well he can work around surprises/mistakes Looks great.

        I just got back an hour or so ago from Home Depot, gathering some materials for a test box. I'm going to try some 1x12 pine, just to install and measure drivers.

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        • #5
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          Alright, bout time ya put some dust in the air!!:D
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          • #6
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            I apologize if I miss it, are you back state side? Last I remember you were still over seas dodging camels :D
            Craig

            I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by PWR RYD View Post
              I apologize if I miss it, are you back state side? Last I remember you were still over seas dodging camels :D
              Yep, I've been back since October, then I went home for xmas, I've been back in AK for a month tomorrow. I'm packing up and heading for Florida soon, though!!!

              Originally posted by 6thplanet View Post
              Alright, bout time ya put some dust in the air!!:D
              Yeah, I know. Feels good, to breathe in some MDF dust haha, I wouldn't dare open my garage door hahaha. I do have a vacuum setup on my DIY "Router Table" :D

              Originally posted by 50 watt head View Post
              You know what they say: one of the real measures of a craftsman is how well he can work around surprises/mistakes Looks great.

              I just got back an hour or so ago from Home Depot, gathering some materials for a test box. I'm going to try some 1x12 pine, just to install and measure drivers.
              Oh yeah, these are for my Deadhorse project, as in, it's been kicked over and over for far too long lol. :o

              Originally posted by Steve Henry View Post
              Good save!:D
              I know, I must have yelled every word in the book when I realized I had glued it up wrong, lol. I scared the cat off

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              • #8
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                Sorry for the belated "Welcome Back" and "Thank You"!
                Craig

                I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

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                • #9
                  Re: Test Box Build

                  Originally posted by PWR RYD View Post
                  Sorry for the belated "Welcome Back" and "Thank You"!
                  No prob. Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Test Box Build

                    Alright, I fought with myself for a few minutes on whether or not I should cut the baffle to go inside and screw it down, or to screw it down from the outside, and I decided my table saw wasn't really up to the task, so the blocks in the corners are going in flush with the sides.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Test Box Build

                      Aaaaaand a second block, if I had more clamps (more in the mail as we speak) I'd be getting this done ahelluvalot faster.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Test Box Build

                        Alright, a little update.

                        I've got a block in each corner now, and I think I'm going to use some scraps I have and cut out 2 new baffles to cover the entire front of the speaker.

                        I still haven't decided which (front or rear) baffle is going to be removable. I need to figure that out, and I need some #8-32 machine screws becuase I have a bag of #8-32 hurricane nuts. I'll glue them into the back of the "hard maple" blocks...

                        I have to wait on the clamps I ordered to get here, so I can clamp the baffle down to drill it and whatnot... Possibly some updates this weekend.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Test Box Build

                          Originally posted by greywarden View Post
                          Alright, a little update.

                          I've got a block in each corner now, and I think I'm going to use some scraps I have and cut out 2 new baffles to cover the entire front of the speaker.

                          I still haven't decided which (front or rear) baffle is going to be removable. I need to figure that out, and I need some #8-32 machine screws becuase I have a bag of #8-32 hurricane nuts. I'll glue them into the back of the "hard maple" blocks...

                          I have to wait on the clamps I ordered to get here, so I can clamp the baffle down to drill it and whatnot... Possibly some updates this weekend.
                          Lookin' good man!

                          At least panel resonance won't be an issue!

                          Are these for one specific build or might you use them for testing future projects as well? I've thought about making a test box with removable baffles with different size holes for various size drivers, ports, etc. but haven't done it yet.

                          TomZ
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                          • #14
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                            Something's wrong, something doesn't add up.

                            Where's the ice and snow on the floor of the garage?:eek:

                            Nice to see you building something!
                            I use the same method when gluing up double-thick baffles.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Test Box Build

                              Originally posted by donradick View Post
                              Something's wrong, something doesn't add up.

                              Where's the ice and snow on the floor of the garage?:eek:

                              Nice to see you building something!
                              I use the same method when gluing up double-thick baffles.
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                              Originally posted by tomzarbo View Post
                              Lookin' good man!

                              At least panel resonance won't be an issue!

                              Are these for one specific build or might you use them for testing future projects as well? I've thought about making a test box with removable baffles with different size holes for various size drivers, ports, etc. but haven't done it yet.

                              TomZ
                              These are specifically for my "Deadhorse" Project, write-up pending when/if I ever finish them haha.

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