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  • greywarden
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    silicone & tile
    i spent the entire day yesterday working on these again, feels great. anyway, i started with the silicone and tile, pretty messy endeavor. so what i did was lay down a bunch of silicone (the one speaker carcass used 3 whole bottles of silicone caulking!) and used some little pieces of 1/8" aluminum rod for spacers, dropped the tile in place and weighed it down with some bricks we had left over from the house. This took pretty much all day because i did two side pieces, left it to dry for 30 minutes, other side pieces, top, then bottom. 10 minutes of work, and 30-40 minutes of drying time. then i went back and filled in between all the tiles with silicone, so they will never touch one another and aren't touching the wood either.





    i got curious and decided to weigh them this morning and just the shell you see in the above picture weighs in at 21.6lbs!


    Also, forgot the knuckle wrap test

    Last edited by greywarden; 07-05-2016, 12:09 AM.

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  • greywarden
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    sawdust & glue
    girlfriend's sister came to visit, so i ended up working on these all day long! first i had to go find my handheld router, and it had gotten wet, so it's all oxidized and rusted up, unfortunately, but still works like a charm. when i finally got the bit installed and tightened down, i rounded over the cutouts on the braces, when ended up looking like a kinda nice turd. I thought to myself, "never mind them, they'll be inside the box, nobody will see them." and proceeded to begin gluing up the first box...



    ... at which point i realized that the holes in the braces, which were supposed to create extra airspace for the woofer, were cut on the side of the brace instead of the rear ughhhhhhhhhh. so i had to create new braces, but had limited scraps, so i cut pieces big enough to replace the holes wrongly cut in my original braces. Well, the new braces turned out much nicer, and aren't quite turds.





    so now i can start gluing up panels... no. i actually decided it would be easier to attach the ceramic tiles to the inside of the enclosure while it's open. so then i setup the tile saw and marked all the tile to be cut. this was probably the easiest thing i've ever cut in my life, especially having never used it before.



    so now i finally started gluing up panels. my plan is to glue up the brace (which was the first one I glued up), top and bottom. then onto the side panel tiles, then top and bottom tiles, finally onto the front and rear baffles. I'll get started on those in the morning.



    thanks for tuning in!

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  • greywarden
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    Originally posted by WernerM View Post
    Looks like a cool project! Love how you slid the Baby got back reference in there btw 😉
    Lol...
    Well I like big buttjoints and I cannot lie... Thanks! I'm trucking along.

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  • WernerM
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    Looks like a cool project! Love how you slid the Baby got back reference in there btw 😉
    Lol...

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  • greywarden
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    Originally posted by joeybutts View Post
    Don't let me finish my project before you. : P
    Haha, I might actually finish this one, I only started it a few months ago.

    Originally posted by mzisserson View Post
    Looks great Channing! Nice to see them starting to come to life.
    Thanks! I'm hoping this one turns out as good as I think it will. I'll be powering it with either my Amp 100 or my Crown XLS1500

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  • mzisserson
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    Originally posted by greywarden View Post

    Thanks! If it turns out nearly as good as my last passively crossed-over speaker, it'll be very nice. The last one had very good directivity and pretty efficient drivers. I'm hoping the coax isn't too terrible.
    Looks great Channing! Nice to see them starting to come to life.

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  • joeybutts
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    Don't let me finish my project before you. : P

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  • greywarden
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    Originally posted by tomzarbo View Post
    nice work so far. Looks like a unique project and I bet you do it justice. I like the visual layout too of the copy/text larger, bold and centered.... I'm an ex-newspaper guy so...

    TomZ
    Thanks! If it turns out nearly as good as my last passively crossed-over speaker, it'll be very nice. The last one had very good directivity and pretty efficient drivers. I'm hoping the coax isn't too terrible.

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  • tomzarbo
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    nice work so far. Looks like a unique project and I bet you do it justice. I like the visual layout too of the copy/text larger, bold and centered.... I'm an ex-newspaper guy so...

    TomZ

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  • greywarden
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    glue
    finally got the "workshop" cleaned up and organzed, and got some panels glued up! i also cut holes in the braces, but they're kinda ugly, i'm going to clean them up and then apply a 1/4" round over to make them a little prettier, not like they'll ever been seen. anyway, here's a couple pictures from instagram, they're not dslr quality, though.




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  • greywarden
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    sawdust
    i finally got some wood cut! everything is on the money except the tops, bottoms, and braces are only 1mm off! also did a mockup to see how fracking huge they're going to be and they're going to be fracking huge. finally I will definitely need to do the crossovers externally because there will be little to no room inside the cabs for crossovers. i will move on to the router work over the weekend possibly, we're still very busy with moving and getting settled into the new house.





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  • greywarden
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    Re: Shockwave Build Thread

    Well it's not til Thursday, but thanks anyway haha

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  • kenny_k
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    Re: Shockwave Build Thread

    Happy birthday channing!!!!!!!!!!

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  • greywarden
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    Re: Shockwave Build Thread

    small update
    well, we're finally moved into the new house, i chose to start this thread at a very bad time haha. the garage/workshop is now completely filled with boxes and bins. i might just go buy myself a sheet of mdf and have it cut up then come home and trim up the pieces tomorrow since it's my birthday and i can tell everyone to suck it up lol

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  • greywarden
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    Re: Shockwave Build Thread

    small update
    i finally cut some wood today, well just one piece, haha. busy day, final inspection is done on the house and we'll start moving in this weekend! that also means i won't be cutting any wood the next few days, but i don't have a test everyday next week so i'll have time to cut some more wood. i also need to dig around the storage units and find my measurement gear.

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