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You and I are obviously cut from the same cloth... when I first start something complicated, like an IB wall, I stand there and speculate about all the things that could possibly go wrong... to the point where there's much more standing then there is doing! :(

I cannot dispute that.. Mainly due to inexperience with certain things I think. Fear of diving into the learning curve. But this last build was all about tools really. By finally breaking down and buying a table saw and dropping in a router plate, I’ve gotten more done in these last couple weekends than in the time I started to now.


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I cannot dispute that.. Mainly due to inexperience with certain things I think. Fear of diving into the learning curve. But this last build was all about tools really. By finally breaking down and buying a table saw and dropping in a router plate, I’ve gotten more done in these last couple weekends than in the time I started to now.


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It's more likely my background that messes me up... I'm an IT Eng and I tend to WAY over-analyze things :(
I saw what you did with the table and router-plate... brilliant!
 

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I cannot dispute that.. Mainly due to inexperience with certain things I think. Fear of diving into the learning curve. But this last build was all about tools really. By finally breaking down and buying a table saw and dropping in a router plate, I’ve gotten more done in these last couple weekends than in the time I started to now.


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Having the right tools certainly helps expedite the process. Something I spent years learning simply bc I could not afford the "right" or better tools to do a job. ...but in the end its amazing what you can accomplish with a jigsaw, dremel and palm sander and lots and lots of patience and time...
and and a big set of balls to actually get in and do the work:D:D:laugh:
 

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Having the right tools certainly helps expedite the process. Something I spent years learning simply bc I could not afford the "right" or better tools to do a job. ...but in the end its amazing what you can accomplish with a jigsaw, dremel and palm sander and lots and lots of patience and time...
and and a big set of balls to actually get in and do the work:D:D:laugh:
Agree with all of it, and I've seen you get freaky with a jig saw so that's confirmed. :D The ability to rip off pieces of perfectly straight wood in less than a minute with this little dewalt table saw puts it in the "why did I wait so long" catagory.
 

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Having the right tools certainly helps expedite the process. Something I spent years learning simply bc I could not afford the "right" or better tools to do a job. ...but in the end its amazing what you can accomplish with a jigsaw, dremel and palm sander and lots and lots of patience and time...
and and a big set of balls to actually get in and do the work<img src="http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh" class="inlineimg" />
Agree with all of it, and I've seen you get freaky with a jig saw so that's confirmed. <img src="http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> The ability to rip off pieces of perfectly straight wood in less than a minute with this little dewalt table saw puts it in the "why did I wait so long" catagory.
Had I not...we'd still be waiting for you to make perfect circle baffles that noone will ever see
 

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I cannot dispute that.. Mainly due to inexperience with certain things I think. Fear of diving into the learning curve. But this last build was all about tools really. By finally breaking down and buying a table saw and dropping in a router plate, I’ve gotten more done in these last couple weekends than in the time I started to now.


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Told you! :laugh:

I built two cars while on vacation with a jig saw, router, and a folding table.
 

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Had I not...we'd still be waiting for you to make perfect circle baffles that noone will ever see
I did get some appropriate jigsaw blades of course. :D
Funny.. I'm about to break out the next set of pillars to mutilate.
 

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I did get some appropriate jigsaw blades of course. :D
Funny.. I'm about to break out the next set of pillars to mutilate.
And when you get done mutilating them pillars, you might want to think about updating your signature... pretty sure those weren't JL amps I saw in your build thread LOL!
 

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And when you get done mutilating them pillars, you might want to think about updating your signature... pretty sure those weren't JL amps I saw in your build thread LOL!
Good point.. There will be more to change for sure.. Eventually.
 

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Good point.. There will be more to change for sure.. Eventually.

Don't make too many changes, we're pretty close equipment-wise at the moment :cool:

Mine: Helix DSP Pro, Helix Director, Zapco Z150.4 LX (2), Z-2KD II, AudioFrog GB10, GB25, Audio Development W800 Neo, Acoustic Elegance SBP15 (2)
 

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I've given up on getting the Chevelle ready. Been busy with the house, getting the shop built, and a buddy's van.

Crowd size: Between the folks on here that have signed up, my family, and some local folks, we're looking at a group of 20 or so people right now.

Cooking for that many meant I'd need a larger smoker. I picked up a Rec Tec BFG (they're local). It's a pellet smoker and, since I'm used to cooking with an offset stick burner, it'll take some time to get familiar with it.

I'm liking the "set it and forget it" ease of the PID temp controller, but the smoke flavor isn't anything like it is on my offset when cooking with lump charcoal and hickory. Might have to experiment with pellets to see if I can get the BFG to produce the flavor I got on the offset.

I've nailed down things we'll have. Pulled pork, ribs, and some "burnt ends". Kids also want me to make pig candy.

For sides we've got green beans, pineapple, and baked beans, but not sure what else we'll have yet.

So with little over a month to go, I should get the rest of the menu nailed down soon. I've been cooking a little something every couple of days to see if it's something I want to throw on for that weekend.

If you guys have menu suggestions, let's hear'm.
 

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Sounds solid to me. I'll run it by my buddy Josh and we should be there with both the Passat and the Jetta. :D

Jason (OP) shoot me an email to [email protected]. We will exchange info. Thanks. :)
 

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I am likely out. States weekend and we have matches at 9 an 230 and Sunday
 

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Jason, shoot me an email. :) Trying to see if I can bring both vehicles down there for some fun. :cool:
I hit you up on the book of faces.

Been cleaning. Decided to get the Chevelle pulled out of the garage. Fixed a small issue on the battery terminals/cables that were original to the car and took it out for the first time in months. Also opened the trunk for the first time since we moved and found that the car was more together than I thought. At this point I need to get the dash together, get front speakers back in, and I can start making sound again.

So...looks like the Chevelle will be playing in some capacity. :)
 

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