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a BIG THANK YOU to everybody here! My Tempest is done


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#1 of 13 Bill**H

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Posted April 18 2004 - 08:34 AM

I thought I should post a BIG THANK YOU to everybody here. With out you and the Forum I would have never tried to build a Tempest AA! I am not a wood guy at all and you all made it very easy for me to build it. I have never used a router before and I even made my own circle jig with your help. If I can build one of these with your help anybody can!

I would post a picture but, I can not seem to get it on here?

Thank You one and all!!

Bill

#2 of 13 Allen Ross

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Posted April 18 2004 - 10:07 AM

if you email me a pic, i will kindly host it for you.

glad to hear of your success.
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#3 of 13 Wayne Ernst

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Posted April 18 2004 - 02:08 PM

Bill,

There's one thing about building your own nice sub - you appreciate the sound that it can produce for such little money. Plus, since almost any homebuilt sub could trounce on any sub sold by Best Buy or Circuit City, you longer have to feel envious when you go into those stores because you'll know you have something better at home.

Plus, homebuilt subs tread up on and even best some of the better subs that are sold only via the Internet.

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#4 of 13 Allen Ross

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Posted April 19 2004 - 05:36 PM

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#5 of 13 Allen Longcor

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Posted April 19 2004 - 06:06 PM

Nice. Looks like the sub that Acoustic Visions built me many moons ago.

#6 of 13 Bhavesh

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Posted April 19 2004 - 07:25 PM

Great stuff!
I really like the recessed driver mounting.
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#7 of 13 SurfHB

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Posted April 20 2004 - 11:39 AM

WOW! man that is awesome! What size of is the sub gonna be? Where did you get the instructions on "how to" to do that? I would LOVE to do something like that for my HT. Can you give me any direction or instrutions? Thanks

#8 of 13 Bob K

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Posted April 20 2004 - 11:40 AM

Bill,

Excellent! Watch out you don't cause an earthquake!

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#9 of 13 Bill**H

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Posted April 20 2004 - 01:18 PM

SurfHB,

Go here and read everything, http://www.adireaudi....re/tempest.htm
Make sure you click on the blue links on the page. They have everything you need to bulid it.

Bill

#10 of 13 GrahamT

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Posted April 21 2004 - 07:53 AM

Bill, how are you going to finish the sub?

#11 of 13 Dean-P

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Posted April 21 2004 - 08:15 AM

Bob K
What kind of veneer did you use for your sub?
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#12 of 13 Bob K

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Posted April 21 2004 - 01:11 PM

Dean,

It's Rosewood flexible (paperbacked) veneer from Constantine's, http://www.constantines.com , finished with about 5-6 coats of Lee Valley polymerized Tung oil, http://www.leevalley.com . Both are well-respected merchants that I heartily recommend.

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#13 of 13 Bill**H

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Posted April 21 2004 - 01:35 PM

Graham,

I'll start a new thread, "Tempest Pictures". Allen Ross has been kind enough to post them for me. I also sent one of my home made circle jig for the router. I built the Sub over at my next door neighbors as he has everything! He only helped me glue it up, I did everything else. He only had 2 36 inch clamps so, I used them and ratchet straps for clamps. They worked real well!

Bill