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  • #31
    Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

    When I went bonkers with building line arrays I bought one of these.

    http://www.amazon.com/flush-Depth-Ra.../dp/B0000225ZR

    It works great for making a flange face around an existing hole

    Foghorn

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    • #32
      Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

      Originally posted by mattsk8 View Post
      No, glue not screw... just don't get carried away with the glue. Once I'm done I take a wood chisel and knock the temporary piece out. I'm not a fan of using screws (especially in the tweeter area because it's already small) because you're making another hole that doesn't need to be there, plus it's not as stable as it would be with just glue. This was one I did where I swapped the original tweeter with one that was quite a bit bigger diameter. The red rectangle would be the board I glued to the backside.

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      You could have just screwed it with the driver holes. No extra holes needed.

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      • #33
        Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

        Originally posted by Wolf View Post
        You could have just screwed it with the driver holes. No extra holes needed.

        Later,
        Wolf
        Or just glue it because then I don't need to think about routing thru screws, plus the glue holds perfectly and I've never had an issue doing that ;)
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        • #34
          Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

          What Fastbike said. Since this is a CNC'd Denovo flat pack, the hole will be round. Or the template from 1/4" ply and a flush trim bit.

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          • #35
            Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

            I have been using bushing kits more and more, they are cheap and you can use them with all your router bits. They also work with all shapes. here are a few I have and recomend:
            http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...set-98361.html
            http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/159...5uGBoCXY3w_wcB

            The inlay kit makes quick work of even the most complicated tweeter holes. Trace the tweeter with a 3/16 wall washer onto some Masonite then cut the hole then you have a perfect template.
            http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s0Dq4JVsgs...-table-top.jpg

            To check the washer to make sure it will work for the jig you have measure from the outside of the bushing to the outside of the router bit. That is the dimension that needs to match the washer wall.This method also works as a redneck way to enlarge a template you already have.

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            • #36
              Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

              Another option to consider is to simply add another whole baffle and then cut out to your specs. This does slightly alter the original looks, but may be acceptable to some.
              If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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              • #37
                Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

                Option 3 as shown by Troels...

                MAKING_A_DRIVER_HOLE_BIGGER

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                • #38
                  Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

                  Not assuming anything about your skill Paul. Answering the OP's question. he said he was thinking about Denovo flat packs. I'm sure Erich's holes ARE round. This thread looks like another case where folks really didn't read the original question.


                  Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
                  You're assuming the inside of my woofer cutouts are perfectly round, which they rarely are (because I'm sloppy when the cut is finished) :p
                  I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
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                  • #39
                    Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

                    Oh so close: the holes are a smidgeon too small--I'm guessing no more than 3 or 4 hundredths. I'll likely go with option 3.as I cane across a good way to find the exact center of a circle using a framers square. Post when I have the holes cut--too much to do today!

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                    • #40
                      Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

                      Originally posted by fastbike1 View Post
                      Not assuming anything about your skill Paul. Answering the OP's question. he said he was thinking about Denovo flat packs. I'm sure Erich's holes ARE round. This thread looks like another case where folks really didn't read the original question.
                      Indeed they are--got the first cab built--everything squared and flushed beautifully. Good stuff. Wife is of the opinion cabs are too big and when I started talking T-S parameters indicating just the opposite, just yawned/smiled.

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                      • #41
                        Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

                        So this is what I came up with. Pretty much option 3: But with a minor twist.


                        The setup--not shown is a simple trick using a right angle to find the center of the circle--this after using the baffle to draw the inner diameter:

                        This is a great way to get centered!Must of snoozed that day in geometry or distracted checking out Karla's legs:
                        http://www.mathopenref.com/constcirclecenter2.html

                        Thanks for all the suggestions.
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                        • #42
                          Re: Quick router question re widening a woofer flange cutout.

                          Originally posted by JRS View Post
                          So this is what I came up with. Pretty much option 3: But with a minor twist.


                          The setup--not shown is a simple trick using a right angle to find the center of the circle--this after using the baffle to draw the inner diameter:

                          This is a great way to get centered!Must of snoozed that day in geometry or distracted checking out Karla's legs:
                          http://www.mathopenref.com/constcirclecenter2.html

                          Thanks for all the suggestions.
                          Nice job! Is that a AE woofer? I really want to use one some day soon
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