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I've built a few of Rogs plans, the X15, X1, X10's but I knew going into the 186 Horn that it was going to be the most difficult box I'd ever built in my 15 years of wood working. So I learned my lesson trying to just use a circular saw; my first 186 came out with really bad angles and uneven sides. But it sounds great overall. For the second build I had to get a table saw, and I followed someone elses guidance on the forum and used the angles off the 1850 Horn. So far they are working for my 186, and I can pre-cut the internal and outer folds just using the angles provided and lengths.

Going into my 3rd horn, I gotta second that these things take longer than you think, so getting in a hurry probably won't yield very good results. But even with a table saw, I think a panel saw would make my horns even better, and I think another key factor is the quality of the blade. My buddies inexpensive craftsman 10" 15 amp, cuts through the 18mm birch ply like butter, I love it. But without a guide or panel saw, keeping the bigger cuts from being wavy is tough.

I think your next horn is gonna be better, and the one after, even more djtecthreat.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dub Specialist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2013 at 3:13pm
have you got guide rails?

if not get some there do a v/good job i sold my plunge saw and rails a while ago will regret now, but i did quite a few cuts with great results spot on when the mitre's where put together..re-modded some scoops cut the top tottaly off the cabs to he make them the height of my orther boxes put more internal braces if them, as there were built 20years + ago ect ect..

guide rails to way to go..good luck in your builds man.Thumbs Up
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We all start off c**p mate!

When i first started building, most of mine were... bodges! 

But you learn :) and you never stop learning.

Finish it! and see what happens ? you can make adjustments? you can start again ? :)

Let us know how it goes !!! and good luck
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