Decided to build a sub box.

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  1. thegawd

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    stutaeng, that's awesome! if the prefinished plywood is sealed it can survive getting wet. but if it gets wet it splits apart layer by layer.

    I have some 6" 3 way speakers hanging up in my garage thanks to that same buddy of mine who gives me all his old equipment for helping him... in mini sealed boxes. they are running through a 500watt pioneer amp, (maybe I should steal this and use it for the new sub and put the chinesium amp here!) that's connected to a jvc stereo. the sub output goes to the traynor mixer posted above and then to this giant oldschool Rockford fosgate box, I have the missing speaker in my sierra. but this sub here turns my whole garage into a subwoofer that we enjoy outside in our backyard that has a couple nice speakers under the eaves of our greenhouse. it's pretty slick! we live out in the country and can do whatever the F we want! hahaha I also just hooked up a bluetooth dongle adapter into a 50foot aux cord so we can bluetooth music from all over our backyard. it's pretty slick actually!

    Al

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    well looking at my pics above I just realized that all the joints are raw unfinished wood to wood so I will glue it instead! wood glue is extremely strong, much stronger than the wood it glues. I'll do that tomorrow and get r done!

    Al
     
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    Alright, I think I'm guna glue this sucker up and go turkey hunting while it dries. I wanna hear it thump later tonight!
     
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    Are you going to carpet the outside or paint it?

    These are the ones I was talking about. Nothing fancy really.

    I'm using a 10" sub with parts express amplifier that I painted black, inside the garage. It was originally for my home theater, but it got moved to the garage.

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    very nice!

    Iv learned carpet, although it does dampen the sound and stops the sub from sliding around it is completely unnecessary. its also used to cover up shitty mdf imperfections.

    I will simply run some polyurethane on the raw exposed plywood seams. but last night I was thinking about really trying to make it water proof and will more than likely give the entire box 3-4 coats of polyurethane basically turning it to plastic. I was thinking if I made it waterproof I might stick it in my Sierras box sometimes. haha

    my wife does not want this in the Burb! FuNk! Happy wife happy life!

    Al
     
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    Get yourself one of these for cutting holes.
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    Yeah, they make just about the best tools, IMO. I'm still using my old plate jointer (biscuit), been thinking about getting a domino setup.
     
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    It depends what you are building. For cabinet making, biscuits are fine (pocket hole for face frames and biscuit from face frame to carcass is what I do).

    I honestly haven't used my domino jointer as much to make me feel I have gotten my money's worth. I did build some little chairs for my kids and they are holding up well. Built 4 chairs. My oldest son climbed on one of the chairs and tried to reach over standing on one of them old 27" CRT TVs and tipped it over. TV fell over and knocked him down, TV landed on the chair and broke it, but he was unharmed (thank God!) So we have only 3 chairs. Will build some more soon and the domino will be my choice again.

    Essentially, for smaller, specialized furniture joinery, the domino is nice and fast. Otherwise pocket screws and biscuits work fine for most other things. Loose tenon jig (homemade or commercial) for the router is another alternative.

    And don't forget the morticing chisel and a good carcass/tenoning saw! That's actually my favorite method! No safety glasses or hearing protection required, just a bit of concentration. I've got some Lie-nielsen morticing chisels, a carcass saw and tenon saw. I'm currently not doing furniture, but those a joy to use.
     
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    ya festool tools are amazing! way out of.my price range. :) I actually almost made a jig like that but I just grabbed a steel ruler instead. I really wanted to get r done last night so it would be dried today. well I just finished glueing and screwing. I have some white screws that need to be replaced with maple ones once I find some shorter ones. I'm sure I have 16 of them somewhere.

    lunch time then I'm going turkey hunting for the afternoon.
    Al
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