Pictures of the build process of my traditional 122L Tempest sub.

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  1. Ronnie Ferrell

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    QuickTime VR of my room with the sub! PLEASE EXCUSE THE CLUTTER!
    My Tempest Project
    Here are some pictures of the build process of my Tempest sub.
    I am trying to out do Patrick on number of pictures taken on one project. I am up to 82 at this point. I don't have the time to document them though. But if you have a question, just ask!
    I am hoping to have it playing this weekend!!!
    The first image is a CAD drawing of how I will finish it. Kinda like Darren_T's Mission style Tempest!
    Ronnie
     
  2. Brian Bunge

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    Ronnie,
    Lookin' good so far! I like that CAD drawing too. Very similar to how I'll be finishing my Tumult!
    BTW, I finished those TB 1.5-way speakers last week! Sounds pretty good! [​IMG]
     
  3. Darren_T

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    All them pictures are slowing your progress! Put that dang camera down and get that monster up and running!!! [​IMG] Nah, nice pics man, looks like you are about as anal as I am.
    Looking really nice!
    Darren
     
  4. Ronnie Ferrell

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    Actually if you notice, there is no pictures of any work in progress! All the pictures get taken after I turn the last power tool off for the night. [​IMG]
    I thought about taking action shots, but didn't want to take the time! Also I didn't want the Canon S330 Digital ELPH around all that MDF dust!
    And "Anal" IS my middle name when it comes to building something! [​IMG]
    rf
     
  5. Chris Carswell

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    Looks good man [​IMG] I like the "turn the camera around & see the guy in the mask" pic the best. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. I got some of those "spikes" you told me about in ATL. 12 for $1.50 & they work great! Did the Ms.'s have a good shopping trip while we we all having fun?
     
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  7. Ronnie Ferrell

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    Greg-
    Satellite™ Field Points
    Mine were $2.99 for 12 spikes, or should I say practice points! [​IMG] I got the 125 GRAIN version, but I cannot remember the size. We have a local Bass Pro Shop so I got to see them before I bought them...
    They fit #8-32 T-nuts.
    FYI: This is a good time of year to get them at Wal-Mart! They are seasonal there!
    I don't know where Chris got his.
    Chris- The wife had a great time! She only spent $40 buck! She wishes she would have gone to some of the Antique shops that she found on the way back to our hotel. I am glad she didn't, that would have cost A LOT more than $40 bucks!!! [​IMG]
    rf
     
  8. Chris Carswell

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    Wow you got out way to EASY!!!!! Watch out Ronnie, she might have secret spending tactics yet to employ & utilize [​IMG]
    FYI - Ronnie was right on & wins the prize. 125g 21/64 at your local Wal-Mart for $1.50
     
  9. Dan Hine

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    Very nice work! Though after seeing your GR-Research speakers I would expect nothing less. [​IMG] All the pics are very helpful for us new(er) DIY'ers. [​IMG]
    - Dan
     
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    Very impressive. Nice cuts. Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  11. Chris Tsutsui

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    Hehe, you wore goggles and mask when working with MDF? Now that's what I call safety.
    That cad drawing is so neat, I so want to do that... it would look real if it wasn't for the shadow.
    I see a gap in the 8th pic, do you plan on filling that up with something like caulk?
    I like the datto you routered, your box looks pretty strong.
    I don't like how the braces are centered in the middle. I would have offset them slightly but that's just me.
    Is there a reason the base is so thick? Don't hurt yourself moving that thing around. [​IMG]
     
  12. Ronnie Ferrell

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    Just uploaded a few more pictures. I am up to 95 pictures now. Patrick, I'm closing in on ya! [​IMG]
    Tempest Project
    I finally started the glue up last night! Page 7 and 8 shows some creative clamping when you don't have $30 a piece Bessey k-body clamps. All of my bar clamps come from Harbor Freight. They were on sale and I got four 6", four 12", two 24", two 30" and two 36" bar clamps for $45 buck including tax! [​IMG] They even have a lifetime warranty!
    The only joints being glued in the pictures are the braces center joints. The sides are just holding the braces center joints square.
    rf
     
  14. Ronnie Ferrell

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    Tempest Project
    Finished the glue up process on the two 122L subs this weekend, what a chore! I added a lot of boring clamping pictures to the site. I also took a few shots of the threaded inserts I used from McFeely's. They worked beautifully! Thanks Hank for the suggestion! They are the 8-32 size. I used them for the driver and the amp!
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    For the first sub, I glues up the sides into 2 "L" pieces.
    [​IMG]
    I then glues these pieces together as well as to the top and braces all at the same time.
    This worked but was a pain to do!
    [​IMG]
    The second sub, I glued all the sides together first.
    [​IMG]
    After this dried, I then slid the sides over the center brace and glued them to the top.
    [​IMG]
    Here is sub #1 after the glue-up!
    All I have left to do is trim the 1/8" overhang on the top and bottom, install the poly-fil, make the VC jumpers, install the amp and driver and fire it up! I hope I have enough time to watch Spider-Man tonight!
    Ronnie
     
  15. ChristopherD

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    Wow, nice photojournal of your build process. Sleep well tonight knowing you've helped me with my project.

    I covet thy clamp collection.
     
  16. Ronnie Ferrell

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    Glade the pictures will help! That is why I am posting them. I have learned so much from this forum from all the pictures posted! Patrick Sun is the best at it!!!
    I have less than $60 buck US total in those clamps, (not including the 2 quick-grips.) I got them for about $3 to $3.50 each at a local Harbor Freight. They were on sale for half price. Here is a link to their website
    Harbor Freight Bar Clamps
    They never run the 1/2 price bar clamp sale online, only at the B&M. But the price is still very low on their website!
    I like being able to hand-pick the clamps because the top heads are not always parallel to the screw head.
    Even with all those clamps, I still had to use screws in a few places. Mainly to hold the sides square and flush. A brad-nailer would have been better, but cost a lot more than a few wood screws! [​IMG]
    Ronnie
    Ronnie
     
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    Ronnie,
    Spider Man? Why not fire up AOTC tonight? Or don't you have it yet? I got mine Saturday! [​IMG]
     
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    Do you have a mover roller handtruck? You're going to need to to move it around!
    I have since tried to tell the DIY story with less and less photos. [​IMG]
     
  19. Ronnie Ferrell

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    Brian-
    I did not think it came out until tomorrow? I guess I don't know the inside trader places! AOTC is reserved for tomorrow night! I need to break the sub in on at least one movie (spiderman) before popping in AOTC! [​IMG]
    Also I guess I need to watch LOTR again. I own it and have only watched it once. I was laid up for a week after minor surgery in late August and was pepped up on Percect when I watched it . [​IMG] I only remember about 10% of LOTR! I have been waiting until I got the sub built to watch it again!
    Pat-
    I am hoping I don't have to move it much! The next door neighbor is going to help move it in the house! [​IMG] I wanted to use Baltic Birch but the price was out of my budget...
    Ronnie
     
  20. Brian Bunge

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    Ronnie,
    I ordered it from www.lasersedge.com on Thursday and it arrived Saturday. On pre-orders they ship once their inventory comes in. It cost a bit more, but it's not as convenient for me to run out to buy DVD's anymore. When I was at BellSouth there was a CC across the street and I'd hit it on my lunch break.
    We're cutting MDF for 3 Tumult subs today so maybe I'll be finished with mine by the time the drivers ship!
     

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