My 18" Maelstrom sub contruction has started

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  1. Kyle Richardson

    Kyle Richardson Screenwriter

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    I started my 283 liter Maelstrom subwoofer this weekend and took a few pics shown here.
    Hopefully I will get further along during the next week.
     
  2. Dan Hine

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    Holy cow Kyle! That should be a fun toy once it is done. Now that you have gotten me hooked I think that may have to be my next sub project. [​IMG] Enjoy!
    Happy New Year,
    Dan Hine
     
  3. James_D_A

    James_D_A Auditioning

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    Good lord that box is huge! Please post some details on how it sounds when you get a chance.
     
  4. Vince Bray

    Vince Bray Stunt Coordinator

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    Yeah, baby! Hmmm, you like yours shaken too!

    Vince
     
  5. Brian Bowles

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    Looks like you got a new saw too. Good Luck!!!
     
  6. Kyle Richardson

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    Ya it is kind of large isnt it? [​IMG]
    I completed the bracing today but have not taken any more pictures as of yet.
    Ya, I had to test out my new saw I got for Christmas on something....right?
     
  7. Brian Steeves

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    Hey Kyle, what is that white stuff all over the ground?? All I have down here in Florida is green! [​IMG]
    What kind of bracing are you doing? I know that driver is going to move some serious air!
     
  8. Kyle Richardson

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    Shut up Brian! [​IMG] And to think, I really dont even like snow....
    I'll take some pictures of the bracing soon. It will have 2 cross pieces directly on both sides of the driver and a center brace all the way down except where the ports will interfere.
     
  9. Brian Bunge

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    Brian
    Down where you are all that white stuff would be called sand![​IMG] I remember cutting my grandfather's lawn once down in Cocoa! The bag for lawn clippings had as much sand in it as grass! Talk about miserable!
    Brian
    P.S. I must admit I'd rather build speakers in cold wheather than hot! You can only take off so many clothes in the summer before the neighbors call the cops!
     
  10. Kyle Richardson

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    Jack, yes it's 3/4" MDF and it's a Ryobi 10". Nothing fancy but it was only $100 too. It seems to work just fine so far and it cuts through the MDF just fine without slowing down the motor. Thats with just the stock blade too, but at least its carbide tipped so I wont replace it too soon.
     
  11. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Ahh.. the winter driveway workshop. That's always fun. I remember finishing my Shiva in my detatched garage in February. Brrrr.... you go outside, make a few cuts, go back in and warm your hands up.. go outside, make a few cuts.. etc.. etc..
    Thats a nice looking box. Will there be any bracing internally?
    P.S. Who is going to help you move that monster? Or are you just going to listen to it in your driveway? [​IMG]
     
  12. Kyle Richardson

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    I added 2 more pictures, one showing the bracing and one size perspective picture.

    Dave, yes it was cold...about 25 degrees. Not too cold, but after about 4 hours out there my extremities were happy to quit for the day.
     
  13. Chris Hoppe

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    Nice!

    But I would do some rib bracing as well on that. That's a lot of large unsupported panel area there. Just cut some 2" wide MDF pieces and glue them edgewise across any large panels.
     
  14. Pete Mazz

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    How do you keep the glue from freezing?

    Pete
     
  15. Kyle Richardson

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    Chris, yes additional ribbing will be added to the large panels.

    Pete, I moved the sub inside while the glue dried but I think some of the thinner areas may have frozen a bit. Its still sturdy as a rock so I don't think any integrity was sacrificed.
     
  16. JerryW

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    Wow! You just had to show me up, didn't you Kyle? [​IMG]
    That's going to be simply awesome. Can't wait to see the numbers you get from testing it, should be scary.
    BTW, are you guys going to be offering the 283L?
     
  17. Kyle Richardson

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    Jerry, no we wont offer it as a kit or as a completed sub....just way too big and heavy either way. [​IMG]
     
  18. James_D_A

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    What's the news on this project? Blow out your eardrums yet?[​IMG]
     

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