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    Posted: 19 March 2013 at 2:10pm
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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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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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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Originally posted by Caeraphym Caeraphym wrote:

Measure twice cut once innit.

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That's the spirit. Glad to see you got it finished regardless.

A gluegun is very good for sealing minor leaks btw.
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Well, I got anxious and I threw the sub together quickly and left out the bottom bracing, just so I could hear the potential.  Then I just put an EAW 18" i had laying around in there, and screwed a piece of wood over the opening with some gasket foam.

My little brother wanted to sit in it.   So heres that picture.

Sorry for the camera-phone picture.

I'm INCREDIBLY impressed by this sub even with the 100's of leaks, wrong angles, wrong sub woofer, and under-powered (500 QSC watts).    It really punishes.


Maybe if I can just get a grasp on the wood-working I can make some really impressive low end with this design. 
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festool saw is definitely on my shopping list. unfortunately, it's a fair way down it..
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Originally posted by djtecthreat djtecthreat wrote:

Thanks for all the tips guys.   I've tried to figure out a way to seal it up as best as possible, and I can use it around the house for low end.   Definitely not gig worthy.

In the mean time,  I talked to my uncle who used to be a cabinet builder and doesn't build things unless they're right.  His work is 100%, the only down side is-  he's about 400 miles away.     But it may be possible for him to build them and I finish them off.

-Jim


Maybe you could have a trip up for a few days, pay him for the materials and buy a few beers (or whatever his vice is) and go about putting one together or at least cutting all the pieces and fitting them for accuracy before assembling back home.

Or perhaps even just try a smaller one off design to get more tips from someone who knows whats what.
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Measure twice cut once innit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deadbeat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 August 2008 at 5:17pm
Festool make some pretty amazing saw/guide rail combos...

You could make him do the cutting and make some flat packs... If he is a cabinet maker, it is worth requesting rebating (cutting grooves) in the two side panels so the rest just slide in.
Away on extended leave.
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Thanks for all the tips guys.   I've tried to figure out a way to seal it up as best as possible, and I can use it around the house for low end.   Definitely not gig worthy.

In the mean time,  I talked to my uncle who used to be a cabinet builder and doesn't build things unless they're right.  His work is 100%, the only down side is-  he's about 400 miles away.     But it may be possible for him to build them and I finish them off.

-Jim
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Look into buying a festool. They are guided hand saws similar looking to the pic above, but they are ridiculously accurate and give an ultra-clean cut too.
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