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Old 08-24-2012, 02:15 PM
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All speaker cabinet builders.

What sorts of construction challenges do you face regarding constructing a speaker cabinet? Compound angles, joinery, depth of cut; in particular anything that most of us woodworkers may not deal with on a daily basis.

How have EZ tools addressed those challenges?
Do speaker builders facebook?
Do speaker builders have conferences or shows?
Special interest magazines?

Anything that I miss?

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:18 AM
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Default Bevel cut

Phil not like I'm a big builder but have lurked around the speaker area for a bit. EZ's biggest problem is the bevel cut for speaker builders at least from the BFM site and lets hope it out this year. the rest is like making cabinets say many at one width then different lengths from that or vise versa.

As for face book even tho it is big I stay away from it only post some shows if I feel like it lol.

Not mutch of a fan for any texting,facebook,twitter, what ever else there is like that no time for all that verbage.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:10 PM
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All speaker cabinet builders.

What sorts of construction challenges do you face regarding constructing a speaker cabinet? Compound angles, joinery, depth of cut; in particular anything that most of us woodworkers may not deal with on a daily basis.
Bevel and miter cuts. Compound angle cuts.

Working on solutions to both, Dino may get there ahead of me though.

Moving the partially-finished cabinets....but that is my own fault.

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How have EZ tools addressed those challenges?
Straight line cuts are a fundamental, and the EZ system is top notch at that.
Accurate, square crosscuts are handled too.

Accurate angles and bevels are harder, but there is progress being made

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Do speaker builders facebook?
I do, not much though. Most speaker-related stuff is on forums.

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Do speaker builders have conferences or shows?
Certainly. There are local, regional, and national gatherings. Local stuff tends to be lower-key, but is still a lot of fun.

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Special interest magazines?
Speaker Builder used to be, it has been absorbed into Audio Xpress.

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Anything that I miss?

Phil
Forums.

Seriously - the best place to learn that I have found are the DIY forums. Lots of smart folks there. Certainly, lots of background noise too, but there are definitely some wonderful people out there that will take the time to answer a question or two.

There are also some great books on speaker design, from beginner to extremely advanced.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:54 AM
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Bevel and miter cuts. Compound angle cuts.
This, especially the bevel part!
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Yup, bevels. The fEARful guys have it easy in that respect.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:12 PM
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Do speaker builders have conferences or shows?
Yep there are a few that I've heard of:
SEC DIY 2012 Speaker Show - Mobile, AL - November 10th, 2012
Link to source http://htguide.com/forum/showthread.php4?t=40199 https://sites.google.com/site/secdiyaudio/home

InDIYana is another one that has happened for 6 years in a row.

Mid West Audio Fest or MWAF also happens with regularity. http://http://midwestaudiofest.com/index.php

I should note I've never attended any of these shows but I hear/read good things.

Definitely the most info out there is on forums like HTGuide forum, DIYaudio forum Parts Express Tech Talk and individual sites like Curt's http://speakerdesignworks.com/
John "Zaph" Krutke's site http://www.zaphaudio.com/

Paul "Undefinition" Carmody's https://sites.google.com/site/undefinition/diy
John,Paul & Curt all have designs that are available as kits from different vendors like
Parts Express, Madisound & Meniscus Audio

HTGuide's resident mad scientist "JonMarsh" who occasionally uses the pseudonym "Evil Twin" Has several higher end designs with pictures, write ups and BOMs in the "Mission Possible DIY" and its sub forum "Mission Accomplished" among the other designs there.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:51 PM
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I would think they do at least the home theatre guys I'm sure.
There are many dj Shows that would like to sell there speakers.
I have just tried a home built speaker from BFM and must say the sound is good and at least half the price to build your own.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:41 PM
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All speaker cabinet builders.

What sorts of construction challenges do you face regarding constructing a speaker cabinet?

Phil
I second the need for bevel cuts. Accurate, easy to set bevel cuts.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:36 PM
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Have you tried making the straight cut then routing a 45 deg bevel? I just got some tools that let me make perfect lock miter joints. Is that what you need or are the joints variable?

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Old 10-16-2012, 03:08 PM
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Have you tried making the straight cut then routing a 45 deg bevel? I just got some tools that let me make perfect lock miter joints. Is that what you need or are the joints variable?

Phil
Hi Phil I do like the centre groove tool and would be great for any corner for sure. For the speaker guys it is variable so a set bit will not work now if you tilt the router or plan then yes it could be done. I think the plan may work out better then a bevel bass will need to see when tool is ready.

They also have other drawer joint bits we are looking at now.
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