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by howiez
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Tips, Techniques and Supplier Links
Topic: Of loose screws and piezo glues...
Replies: 16
Views: 256

Re: Of loose screws and piezo glues...

I tried two ways. I bought a small container of MEK at my local big box home improvement store (in the paint section). I melted (dissolved) my array trimmings in a baby food jar with a few ounces of MEK for days. I kept stirring, and adding until I got the consistency I wanted. Then I slathered that...
by howiez
Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub

CarterKraft wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:05 pm Awesome job.
These things are pretty surprising in bedrooms.
Thanks!
They seem to work very well in any small to medium sized room. My oldest rocked his dorm for a few years with one.
by howiez
Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome aboard!
by howiez
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub

Shot of the back side primed. Going to put Duratex on the back today. Humid as heck here, so I don't know if we'll be able to do the front/top tomorrow.
Primed
Primed
by howiez
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub

Not much to update, my son's been busy at work so not much progress. He sanded out all the spot putty, and routered the edges with a 3/8 roundover. We should be able to Duratex today, but I only have pictures of him starting to primer. If I remember, I'll take another snap all dressed in black befor...
by howiez
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What's to chat about?
Replies: 1185
Views: 56414

Re: What's to chat about?

This place I mixed on Friday and Saturday last weekend annoys the hell out of me. I was the hired by the bands and mix there probably once a month. Just happened to get two in a row. The manager (who is a great guy) likes to play DJ during the breaks and after the show. And he plays all of that rap...
by howiez
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the forum! I'm a noob around here, but I've learned tons from the great people here. For sure you want to bite the bullet and buy all the plans, I'm speaking from experience. I initially bought the THT plans, a sub for my home theater is what brought me here. Then i was so blown...
by howiez
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Jack 10 Lite Build
Replies: 144
Views: 5402

Re: Jack 10 Lite Build

Lark, I sent you a DXF via email. Our laser software is simple, so I can only grab one path, can't shade or anything. I was hoping to etch some pattern to 'widen' my lines. I guess i'll have to see If i can buy a sheet of anodized and try that. Not sure if our laser guys now how to do 'low power' th...
by howiez
Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Jack 10 Lite Build
Replies: 144
Views: 5402

Re: Jack 10 Lite Build

Lightburn isn't exactly CAD software. This is as good as I can get it. Lark, I might recommend Fusion 360 by Autodesk. It has a very nice 2D parametric sketching engine, and you can export DXF/DWG etc for CAM/CNC software. There are tons of tutorials out there on YouTube to walk you through the bas...
by howiez
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub

Small update, the second side is unclamped and cleaned up. The harness is soldered and heat shrinked on both ends. We caulked the Speakon jack in when we glued the second side on. Yesterday we re-caulked, it leaked on one edge during testing! We test fit the driver and marked/drilled holes. My son u...
by howiez
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub

It's been 24 hours, I took the clamps off and cleaned up the mouth a bit more. I'm leaving all the PL squeeze out and my goobers in the path. It's just too tiny to get in there. I was difficult to paint, I need to get a spray gun... Hopefully later tonight we'll glue the other side on so we can mayb...
by howiez
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub

Ok, maybe there won't be a lot of visual detail to this build. Being my second, it's easier. Since we had precut all the panels, this was nearly a slam dunk. I had let the baffle/driver mount set an hour or so and used the chisel trick to clean up the squeeze out. So that part turned out nice and cl...
by howiez
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub

I can't look at these builds. They make me wanna dust off all my drivers and take out a loan for some wood. Looking forward to the build progress. Right? My son was lamenting how much he paid for the BB last fall. I think the stickers were still on it for just under $40 a sheet. We still can't get ...
by howiez
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Truck Tuba 7" thick - 10" Infinity Sub

Years ago we built a Truck Tuba into a cabinet to hold a PS4 and some games/accessories for my oldest sons college dorm. Now my youngest would like to build one for his Honda Pilot. He upgraded all the factory speakers to Infinity units last fall and purchased an Infinity 10" sub for this proje...
by howiez
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Where should I go from here?
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Where should I go from here?

Welcome aboard Cory! You'll find tons of help here, I learn more every post I make from all the wonderful people here. I'm running a home theater/living room 22ft x 17ft (6.7m x 5.2m) laid out similar to your room, save for couch nearly against wall opposite of TV and sub on back wall/corner next to...