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    Backyard box building.

    Hi all I'm about to start my speaker project. This has been brewing for some years and I am about ready to start. The speaker will be a reduced size L300.
    If there is any demand I will post a step by step of the process in a way that
    anyone can follow. The methods will be applicable to any box construction.
    I am aware that many folks just dont think they can do this BUT my way its easy.
    There will be an absolute minimum of fancy tools , no shop etc.
    As I said if there is some takeup I am more than glad to post it up here .
    Feedback please

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    Yes. Backyard, I've got.

    [Garage is full of you-know-what.... ]

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    GO ON MY SON !!!

    Mac,

    great timing . I just stripped the components out of my 4333a's.
    My other Projects are on hold for parts . It would be really useful for me if you post your build.
    Rich

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    I'm very much interested in seeing your build.

    Jorg

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    How reduced?

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    OK guys This is for the folks who dont think they can do it. Rich you more than know the process.
    Tools will be no more than a circular saw and a good quality 1/2" router plus a few hand tools.
    Scaling down about 20% by volume wrt the original.

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    Are you making any other changes to the system?

    I mean as far as drivers and crossover are concerned?

    Ron


    Quote Originally Posted by macaroonie View Post
    OK guys This is for the folks who dont think they can do it. Rich you more than know the process.
    Tools will be no more than a circular saw and a good quality 1/2" router plus a few hand tools.
    Scaling down about 20% by volume wrt the original.
    JBL Pro for home use!

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    You will have to follow the thread as it evolves but the plan is to run fully active with a JBL m553 x/over. The main aim is to provide a tutorial for amateur cabinetmakers. No CAD no bench saw real bare bones stuff but with quality at the end.
    I will start another thread as a continuous process with lots of pics n stuff and keep this one aside for comments and enquiries.

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    Sorry girls and boys I have been having broadband armageddon. I will post as soon as my connection is sorted out Mac

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    Please go to the other thread ' Backyard Box Building -- The Build'

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    Elevator

    just movin this up

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    Mac,

    I'm watching your threads with great interest as I contemplate building my own cabinets. Got any opinions whether or not the Baltic birch can be finished and look nice? Maybe with just some tung oil? How about routing the corners and have a smooth finish?

    Thanks

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    Sounds great!

    I'm always looking for new ways to build on the cheap, I for one would be interested. I keep thinking that a cabinet maker for my cut list is my only real option, because I live in an apartment. ***Opps, I didn't realize that the post on the bottom of the page was the first post, heheh

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    Hey there Duffinator

    Sac eh the great Tomato. I lived there for nearly three years on H st at 28th took beers at The Fox and Goose down on R at 10th and various other haunts.
    Birch comes in many grades qualified by the standard of A. the lamination quality ( up to no voids at all ) and B. the exterior quality. The best exterior quality will have no visible repairs on either surface and no surface defects in the top veneer.
    You can get some sweet sheets that will take a spirit dye and color up nicely and then varnish or lacquer to finish. I would think twice about oiling to be honest as birch is not a hardwood and the oil will make it swell rather than harden.
    Keep watchin

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    Pablol

    You can do this in your car park if you pick your time. You can hire the tools.
    Does your home depot have a cutting facility and if so the just follow the guidelines. Remember to add the little bit extra on the cut it really is important.
    M.

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