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Old 11-08-2010, 11:49 AM
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Most expensive MDF box ever!!

Well, I got the new box put together except the double baffle and bracing, cut the sub holes out and glass'd the inside. I had a few corner pieces split but its sealed. I guess I'll have to bring the belt sander out and make things flush again.
Since I don't have the ports yet, I didn't cut for them...

So what makes this soooo expensive??

Well, my glasses slipped off my face and into the resin, didn't get much on them, but I had my lady clean them. Without thinking much I said " just use that!!"

Well " that" was acetone, f*^%ed my glasses up royally!!

So about a $130 for the MDF, resin, screws, and a new blade for the table saw.
Great price for a custom box!!
But adding $450 dollars for the new glasses makes this box " a keeper "... lmao and crying

1st ported box build is turning out REAL fun...Dang thing better sound AWESOME!!!!!
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:52 AM
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130 bux sounds like a bit too much

you know u can just get the lenses replaced, right?
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I bought the MDF as seperate pieces from Home depot. So it cost me a bit more . Mostly because my table saw is just a little one, and since I moved, I haven't made a table to cut full sheets on. The blade was a "good" one for $45 .. I'm a poor shopper, I know...

the glasses- Maybe, those are $1 frames from dollarstore sunglasses.. great replacment frames...
I'm not sure if the person cutting the lenses need the exact measurements of the frames to cut the glass? Usually they have a list of the measurements for the individual frames that they sell. But they don't sell these frames, sooo???

Guess I should ask, what a rip

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:49 PM
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Sheeeet! Personally I don't wear my nice glasses when workign outside the office. I was worried about getting them scratched, but you took it to a whole new level.
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Try dropping ur lenses in acetone for an hour. Since u need new ones anyway may as well try.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:26 PM
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1. Contact lenses.

2. Real glass lenses. I always get real glass and I have a wicked strong prescription.
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looks good... but a little advice... if u screw your boxes together always use lots of glue on the joints and do not put screws within 2-3 inches of the end of the baffle or it will split making it weak... best route is brad nails with a good quality carpenters glue and clamp till dry
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Originally Posted by Father Yuli View Post
130 bux sounds like a bit too much

you know u can just get the lenses replaced, right?
The lenses are basically 90% of the cost.
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I spent 1200.00 dollars about 6 years ago for laser eye correction (20:15 corrected) which has more than paid for itself in prescription lenses...especially since I'm notorious for losing or crushing them. Easily the best money i've spent!
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Originally Posted by MTA View Post
looks good... but a little advice... if u screw your boxes together always use lots of glue on the joints and do not put screws within 2-3 inches of the end of the baffle or it will split making it weak... best route is brad nails with a good quality carpenters glue and clamp till dry
Thanks..I'll take that advice with the next one!! The screws near the ends really messed things up, lotsa glue though. I hope the 'glass will make the seal strong enough, I'll do the outside too when it's flush , port holes cut etc..
I did a really sad job if you knew my work history

So far I'd say the biggest mistake was NOT pre-drilling thoroughly but I'm good with it so far.


Had a heck of an afternoon blind!! Thank gosh for 1 hours glasses!! Even got them for cheaper than I was quoted. I got a new frame too, just so I could qualify for insurance...lol Still too much though
For reference, at Pearle the frame and lenses cost about equal, if you get the cheaper frames. Some frames are priced$$$$$$

Anyhow, ports maaay come in this week.
The box is bigger than I had first hoped, remeasured the van and tweaked a few placments and voila!! almost exactly 7 cubes gross... I'm stoked

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