Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build (Completed)

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Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build (Completed)

#1 Post by RENDOG » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:34 am

I'm starting my first build tomorrow and somewhat decided on the width of the box (20"). I purchased and received the kit from Speakerhardware.com a few days ago and was very happy with the results.

I'm still missing a jigsaw and haven't really decided on one but I can make the initial cuts without one so i'm not too concerned.

User, doncolga, helped me out by giving me some really good advice so i definitely want to point that out and say thank you once again.

Here are some pics of the materials and tools in the garage.

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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#2 Post by Frederic Gelinas » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:06 am

Have fun making saw dust!

Those clamps will break. I once bought 4 of these and they all broke within a month. I'll never buy plastic clamps again, at any price.
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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#3 Post by RENDOG » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:21 am

Thanks. I saved the receipt lol.

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#4 Post by SeisTres » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:32 am

fgelinas wrote:Have fun making saw dust!

Those clamps will break. I once bought 4 of these and they all broke within a month. I'll never buy plastic clamps again, at any price.
I too bought those and broke three the first week. After that, I went out bought the metal ones. However, after learning how to use clamps, I had about 3 left I haven't broken one of them. Just go easy on the pressure they get the job done.
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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#5 Post by RENDOG » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:18 pm

Thanks.

Going to make first cuts right now.

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#6 Post by RENDOG » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:53 pm

Just completed a homemade jig. I technically need to wait for the glue to dry before using it.

I had fun with the clamps.

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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#7 Post by RENDOG » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:05 am

If I want the enclosure to be 20" wide, do I make the inner panels 19" wide or 19.5" wide?

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#8 Post by Harley » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:12 am

RENDOG wrote:If I want the enclosure to be 20" wide, do I make the inner panels 19" wide or 19.5" wide?
What do you mean by 'enclosure'?
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#9 Post by Frederic Gelinas » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:43 am

RENDOG wrote:If I want the enclosure to be 20" wide, do I make the inner panels 19" wide or 19.5" wide?
Total width = panels width + 2x sides thickness. If you are using 1/2 material, 19" + 2x 1/2 will give you a 20" total width.
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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#10 Post by RENDOG » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:05 pm

Harley wrote:
RENDOG wrote:If I want the enclosure to be 20" wide, do I make the inner panels 19" wide or 19.5" wide?
What do you mean by 'enclosure'?
The speaker box or cabinet....the entire full thing.

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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#11 Post by RENDOG » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:06 pm

fgelinas wrote:
RENDOG wrote:If I want the enclosure to be 20" wide, do I make the inner panels 19" wide or 19.5" wide?
Total width = panels width + 2x sides thickness. If you are using 1/2 material, 19" + 2x 1/2 will give you a 20" total width.
Thank you very much...I cut the sides and the back panels.

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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#12 Post by subharmonic » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:20 pm

glue the pads on those clamps. I almost forgot one dropped off in one of my builds, it would have sucked rolling it out of a Tuba 60. Keep an eye out for Irwin clamp sales, I like the orangy cheapos like that since you can reverse them and make them expanders too, I have found that useful many times.

I build my Titans same width, wish I would have done 12" drivers so good call. They are light and easy to move. Make sure you read the plans through completely and then read a couple steps a head of your daily build.
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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#13 Post by RENDOG » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:01 am

Thanks Subharmonic, good info.

I cut the top today. Did a plunge cut and messed up with jig. Then realized I definitely needed a jig saw. I was tempted to buy that Dremel Trio thing that cuts, sands, and routes but I ended up purchasing a $70 Ryobi jigsaw at Home Depot (with a laser).

The garage is full of sawdust (which smells very good by the way). I'm really enjoying this build. The Baltic Birch is beautiful, I paid $34 or $37 for a 5x5 sheet. I purchased 2 sheets from a local lumber yard.

I have a folding table and one pair of saw horses but some Walmart containers came in very handy.

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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#14 Post by RENDOG » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:48 am

I cut both side panels and the top panel (#1). I cut panel #2 to 14" like it says to do in the beginning (rough measurement). I drew the measurements from the sketchup on the side panel as instructed. I installed panel #1 which is the top.

When I went to place panel#2 in place, I noticed that it was longer than it should be. I checked the page and it says panel 2 should be 13 3/8" with angle cuts of 3 degrees and 18 degrees.

Do I need to cut the panel again? Will I have to do this to all panels?

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Re: Titan 39 20" Wide 12" Sub Build

#15 Post by Tom Smit » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:55 am

My understanding is that the bigger numbers are for when one pre-cuts all the panels. The correct size for each individual panel will be in the plans. I don't know about the numbers on sketch-up since I use the plans solely. I have used sketch-up to get a visual of what-is-what.

P.S.-rather than getting the Dremel tool, you should get a regular router if you're going get one. The Dremel is to light-duty.
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