Finally...saw dust is flying in the Kadijk shop!! At least into the dust collector, hopefully. Yes, the taxes got done, books caught up to date, some things done around the house and top it all of, I cleaned the garage to prep for this project. I wish I had a "before" picture...
I have around 500 sqft of shop area, and before cleaning up, I had around 40 useable. 4 truck loads to the dump and some serious organizing, and things are a little more acceptable. Still need insulation and drywall, but I can't wait any longer to get this show on the road.
As you can see, I got the main sides cut and laid out ( thanks to mose for the layout plans). I have decided to use 1/2" mdf instead of the suggested osb, and 3/4" for the driver mounting board. I will be using biscuits for all joinery onto the "bottom", and in the corners. I think that I will be doing a combination of carpenters glue and PL Premium, depending on the situations as they arise.
One little hic-up today. Yesterday I cut and machined the motorboard( driver mount) and was completely unhappy with the way it turned out. With the hole cut the right size for the driver, there is not enough edge thickness for the threaded inserts to grab. So today I made a new one, and took a few extra steps in the process. First I did a 3/16" rabbit for the driver to sit in rather than having it simply flush on the board. Then I routed the hole 1/8" smaller than the actual driver flange. After laying out the mounting holes, I reset the circle jig and cut the original size hole( in this case 11"), leaving the area close to each screw untouched so that there is enough edge thickness for the inserts. And then for good measure, I rounded off all the edges to improve air flow coming directly off the driver. Test fit everything, and then used Elmer's Ultimate polyurethane glue(similar to Gorilla Glue) to lock in the threaded inserts.
New and improved motorboard with inserts glued in
first attempt at the motorboard. You can see the threads of the inserts coming through the edges. I couldn't leave it like that and sleep well...
Time to let the dust settle, and get some rest.