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post #21 of 40 Old 02-17-10, 01:10 AM
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Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

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post #22 of 40 Old 09-18-10, 04:45 AM
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As broad-based tools for an earnest diyer, making enclosure will concern with a lot of things: design tools, woodworking tools...... And I think, some accoustics measurement tools are needed also, use them to tune the enclosure.
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This is something I cobbled to gether for smallish to to large circle cutting. The wooden pieces are 1/2 and 3/4 sheet stock glued together. The top (3/4" piece) has a 1/4" slot centered lengthwise which accepts the double locking knobs. The flip side has a slot centered to accept the flat bar stock.

I through drilled and tapped 4 four 1/4-20 holes in the bar stock. The threaded holes can accept either a 1/4" pivot pin form the bottom or the two locking knobs from the top. The nice thing is that you can move the pivot pin to any hole in the bar allowing one to cut holes from about 3" to to over 60 inches. I also drilled and installed t-nuts on the end of the jig to accept an extension for cutting any size arc. Really works great.











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A good saw, Circular with a straight edge or better yet a fine tuned tablesaw.
Router with good variety of bits (i prefer freud) also a circle jig.
2 cordless drills
clamps, clamps and more clamps
Did i mention clamps?
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Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

I don't think you mentioned clamps. Do I need more clamps?

I have about 30, and sometimes it still doesn't seem like enough (I always need one a little bit longer or smaller than what's left on the rack)
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I don't think you mentioned clamps. Do I need more clamps?

I have about 30, and sometimes it still doesn't seem like enough (I always need one a little bit longer or smaller than what's left on the rack)
Oh i allmost forgot you need lots and lots and lots of clamps.
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So what do y'all use to draw/lay out large circles? I can't seem to find a compass larger than a 12" circle.

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So what do y'all use to draw/lay out large circles? I can't seem to find a compass larger than a 12" circle.

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One way is to place a nail in the center of the circle and tie a 6" wire to the nail and a pencil.
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I do wire/string for drawing large circles.

Rockler.com (and others) sell larger trammel arms for bigger circle routing, but you can easily make your own with a scrap of plywood. Drill for a pivot on one end and use your router base to co-drill the mounting holes on the other. You can make any size you want, it just usually isn't adjustable (at least not with some work at it).
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Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue is the bomb! WAY stronger than the wood you are gluing. Well... once you have collected all the clamps from every garage sale in town you need something for the clamps to hold, right?
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