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  • "Bang Box" build thread

    Well, it received rave reviews at work. Bad news is we all decided as bad ass as it is we cant keep it there we are all going to get in trouble. Its insanely loud for its size and my coworker is going to by it from me. The amp kicks ass you can turn it up nearly all the way before it distorts.
  • Crossover mockup boards

    A little more progress on the capactor and resistors board. Basically I'll have small increments in resistors from 0.5 ohms to 12ohm, I'll keep the middle spots open with the 6 position block terminals for any specific needs that aren't on the board. The second row of 12 positions has some empty spots for the resistors I'm missing but I put a 20uf and 2x 15 to get me in 5uf increments from 15-50uf. 

    Current resistors are .51, 1, 1.2, 1.5, 2, 3, 3.3, 4, 4.7, 5, 6 (missing a few) 8.2, 11 and 12.

    The npe ranges are in order , 8.2, 15, 22, 33, 47, 80, 80, 100 and 150. Those combos should be able to get me most values within 250uf. 

    The poly ranges are in order  1.0, 1.5, 2.5, 3.9, 4.7, 1.0, 6.8, 8.2, 10. I placed the 2nd 1uf inbetween 4.7 and 6.8 to get 5.7 or 7.8 with a single fork spade. 

  • 1" Particle board as a budget sub enclosure.

    You could always buy some cheap laminate for a counter top to veneer the cabinetd and if the fikish isnt what you want then sand that and paint. Not sure what one is easier to accomplish but it's an option. 
  • Cnc talk

  • Upcoming projects...

    Picked up some more drivers this weekend. Add another to my list lol. 
  • Cnc talk

    Cnc is leveled, trammed and surfaced. Im still having issues with soft limits settings at times when i try to zero the z-axis, i just take off soft limits and it goes away. Its a really odd issue but at tjos point the machine is up and running. I made some clamps and got my first 3 customers. Its been a long process to say the least. Now i need to figure out all the tricks!

    Tabs suck with plywood btw. Mdf is not too bad but ply splits easily with tabs when i used my chisel. 
  • First Design Walk Through

    I got the baffle edge treatments done and picked up some gasket material. I gotta stuff the cabinets, mount drivers and run wires. I will get measurements this weekend. 
  • Cnc talk

    ScottS said:
    I have the 1000 mm x 1000 mm x-carve that I am using with Easel at the moment (may upgrade SW at some point in the future).  As you correctly indicated, it is hobby grade - but the upside is that it is pretty easy to use.  The main reason it is a hobby machine is that speed vs. accuracy/reliability is an either or proposition.  The upside is that the easel version is pretty affordable for a cnc big enough to handle most speaker projects and you can incrementally upgrade its weak points as your skill level and aspirations increase.  

    Both of my teenage sons use it for other purposes and even their friends can quickly whip up designs on Easel without any training.  I sometimes have to clean up their designs before we carve (we need to leave some place to put the clamps, etc...), but the corrections are usually minor.
    Thats great to hear scott. I was worried because all my woodworking youtube guys i subscribe to have one and gave it great reviews but they got them for free so i am skeptical of them. However $1500 for a decent sized cnc with a few side jobs can help offset it quickly.

    What is  the actual cut size of it 750x750? Also does it cut 3/4" mdf and 3/4" ply fairly quickly? Like how long would it take to cut our your small builds? 
  • Cnc talk

    Also the machine is out in the middle of the garage until the windows get installed and insulation gets put in. I want to set it up but i have ti move it again for sure. I can slide with with my dad right now. If spoil boards are installed we may not be able to pic it up. Its easily 400lbs. I asked quite a few friends to help with insulation for $15 per hour and no one took me up on it. Should only take 2 hours i would think its too awkward to do solo (r19batts)