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That is an awesome idea! Hadn't thought of that... Maybe I can find a zebra wood type veneer and put some curves in the box.
Wood, acrylic with some polished aluminum trim?!



Absolutely, this sub has to be seen, acrylic is a must for at least part of the box.

Whoa! What is this veneer and where can I get a sheet of it?
 

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Whoa! What is this veneer and where can I get a sheet of it?
It's really nice, right! I don't remember where I saw that... I just looked it up in Google Images.
 

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I was told those specs were wrong but i have specs straight from the man himself i could send to you

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That would get great! Could you post them here? Thanks

How do you like the ideas that are coming together for it's box?
 

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That would get great! Could you post them here? Thanks



How do you like the ideas that are coming together for it's box?
These are what i got from eddie de jesus. Aka the only mercury dealer in the US

By the way. If you went sealed on near rated power. 1.1 cubes internal gross is best


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These are what i got from eddie de jesus. Aka the only mercury dealer in the US

By the way. If you went sealed on near rated power. 1.1 cubes internal gross is best


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Thanks bro!
 

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Another idea for wrapping the wood part of the sub box - black leather, real top grain leather...
 

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Did you clean up the sub? Again really sorry about that. I didnt realize it

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Not yet. I'll figure something out... No worries.
 

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Either would look classy. But the vinyl would be differant. And does look kinda cool

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I agree. The wood veneer would be really special AND a new (challenging) experience for me, as I have never done anything like that before. I have done lots of vinyl and leather wrapping...
 

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I agree. The wood veneer would be really special AND a new (challenging) experience for me, as I have never done anything like that before. I have done lots of vinyl and leather wrapping...
Sorry i meant the veneer. Its failry simple to work with. Id do repairs on millwork with it a lot. Lay it on the panel. Score a mark,cut it. Glue it down. Then get the finest file you can find and file down the edges till its flush. Very easy. Just takes a little time

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The front of the box will be curved with the acrylic and the back of the box will be curved with plywood (covered with veneer). Soooooo, I guess I am going to have to learn to do some kerf bending... :worried:

Also, I thought of cutting multiple pieces of plywood to a curved shape and gluing them together, and I might still go this route.
 

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The front of the box will be curved with the acrylic and the back of the box will be curved with plywood (covered with veneer)....
Also, I thought of cutting multiple pieces of plywood to a curved shape and gluing them together, and I might still go this route.
IMO, the second approach can make a MUCH stronger enclosure with less need for internal bracing, since you can make the width of the individual curved pieces broader (wider??) through their curved area while still getting the curve shape that you want. And once the first curved piece is done, it is simply a matter if setting up your new router table to be used like a copy machine to make the rest of the pieces.

Of course it will also be much heavier, but that isn't a bad thing... looking at that beast of a sub you are going to attach to it.
 

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IMO, the second approach can make a MUCH stronger enclosure with less need for internal bracing, since you can make the width of the individual curved pieces broader (wider??) through their curved area while still getting the curve shape that you want. And once the first curved piece is done, it is simply a matter if setting up your new router table to be used like a copy machine to make the rest of the pieces.

Of course it will also be much heavier, but that isn't a bad thing... looking at that beast of a sub you are going to attach to it.
Good point... Hell, I might even be able to stack some plywood and hit it with a huge round over bit, depending on the radius of the curve in the acrylic end table (which I want to match).

Example:
 

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David - I think multiple layers of thin (3mm?) ply is the way to go. Also, if you are still thinking of the plinth block with spikes, I think a thicker block (1/2"+) would look better.
 
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