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Old 22nd May 2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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Just got a call from my carpenter friend. "HI Mike, listen your boxes are big bloated bratwurst right now. I think i am telling you to not do that 'trick' with liquid rubber and epoxy right ? SO why you dont come down tommorow and we see about doing my way this time. And bring money for real wood."

Ill try to borrow a camera and see what bloated bratwurst MDF looks like.
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Old 31st May 2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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Well the replacements are done now with all the stuff left over from the first two that i wrecked. GOing to try the flooring cement and garden rocks thing that one of the other members did.
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Hmmmm guys , what glue am i to use ? Was it the stuff that goes full hard or the carpet glue that remains dry but bendable ? I dont want tiny pebbles floating around inside the cabinets.
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Dude, what kind of project is this? Some sort of outdoor subwoofer? I'm not certain what you're talking about.
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Dude, what kind of project is this? Some sort of outdoor subwoofer? I'm not certain what you're talking about.
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One of the full range DIY'ers lined the inside of his cabinet walls with pebbles and glue for mass. It seems like a worthwhile try. Again i think i just assumed that everyone knew what i was talking about. Its a bad habit i have of forgetting i am not in a room with a group of people all talking about the same thing. Sorry.


EDIT ' and no, its part of my modular speaker system that i am building for my place. Bass ... Mid-Bass..... Mid-High. Build what i need as i need it or afford it.
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here is an idea for mass...
go buy some 1/4" sheet steel
drill holes in it
rough one side up with som 60 grit
mix some 30min epoxy up and smear it all over the steel
screw to enclosure panels

a lot better idea than glueing rocks to the interior or w/e
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Normally i wouldnt put ANYTHING on the interior except stuffing and then again not even that. I am from the pro side of things. Baltic birch and carpet with 2 to 4 18's and thats that. Just build it to support the weight of a car.

These enclosures are completely sealed and unpowered so if i ruin them experimenting "oh well" 1/4 inch steal is going to be alot more expensive that a 4 dollar bag of garden pebbles and an 8 dollar tub of flooring glue. Thanks for the idea though.
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If all you want is very heavy enclosures you should consider using concrete.
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Thinking about that right now :-) scuff up the interior and lay out a 1/4 to 1/2 inch layer per side. Use the cast crete additive instead of water. Its a thought.
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if you do pepples, i gaurentee you that some of them will come loose and you will have rocks rolling around inside your cabinet. bad idea.

there are many ways of making it heavier. i have seen asphalt roofing tiles or whatever, actual asphalt, etc... even super heavy duty bracing would be decent. or, try epoxies or resins. those are pretty dense and heavy.

but i would stick away from gluing rocks to the inside. sounds like a craft project and doesnt seem like it would last.
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