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10-10-13 06:12 PM
colofan
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Project Tools and Tips

I don't have a picture of it but i made a birch plywood jig to guide. 3 foot by 4 foot and 5 foot Diag. I can then trim plywood sheets square before using the table saw or anything else. Sheet goods a typically not square. MDF is better than plywood but not spot on.
08-28-12 12:38 PM
loach71
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

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This is the router I ordered based on recommendations here at the Shack...

Bosch 1617EVSPK 2.25 Horsepower Electronic Variable Speed Plunge and Fixed Base Router Kit

Price: $179.00 shipped from COP Bosch (Reconditioned)

Beautiful router!
01-09-12 12:01 PM
caper26
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Project Tools and Tips

Oscillating Spindle Sander:

11-16-10 09:32 AM
tcarcio
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Project Tools and Tips

You can buy a round over bit for your router. If you don't have a router you can rent one if you don't want to buy one.
11-16-10 08:40 AM
kkoo
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Project Tools and Tips

Which tool should I buy for rounding the edges?
09-18-10 05:50 AM
alaok
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Project Tools and Tips

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.
03-15-10 04:06 AM
Be_Mo_Mods
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Project Tools

My favorite and, IMO, the most versatile tool I own is my router. I see that lots of routers have been posted, so I can see I am not alone.
I have owned many brands of routers, and most of them have served me well.
But my Hitachi KM12VC combo fixed/plunge is the one I use the most. I have always been a purist. But this hitachi has the best balance to weight to power ratio I have found.
I also believe router bits are a place you shouldn't skimp.
Get the best quality for your budget at least in the most frequently used sizes and shapes in speaker/cab making.
Second up... I just couldn't live without my 17" Grizzly band saw. I have a 3 1/2" slab of dark walnut I will be cutting in to veneers leaving enough for 1" baffles on my R/c/L speaker project. I am also considering a curved cabinet design. In witch case the band saw will be my workhorse.
02-17-10 02:09 AM
littlemike
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Project Tools

Best saw guide system I have used:

http://eurekazone.com/products/detail/sgs.html

I have the 114" system. Not cheap when compared to the simple straightedges, but really cheap when compared to the Dewalt, Makita, or Festool tracksaws, which is a more accurate comparison.

I can split a 0.5 mm pencil mark every time, though I do have to put them in the right places. I cut all of my sheet goods with this system (and I have a very nice tablesaw)

No affiliation other than being a very happy customer.

01-30-10 01:14 AM
littlemike
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

I'll throw another vote out there for the WT2, and add that you can pick up the Tenma-branded equivalent at MCM electronics. MCM has a code (EMC146) for 10% off and free shipping over $100 this weekend too.
01-05-10 09:02 PM
mademperor
Re: DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Enclosure Tools

If you do not have the space or money for a full table saw a good alternative is a circular saw and a clamp guide like this one on Rockler's site

"All-In-One Clamp Guides" (type that in in rocklers website, I can't link it)
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