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Surfer J

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  1. Surfer J

    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Still no full time job yet. I really want to get the enclosure finished. Just no good time to do so.
  2. Surfer J

    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Thanks for the encouragement. I know things will turn out for the better in the long run.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    No update again today. I was laid off yesterday, so my priorities have changed a little. Job search kind of takes president over finishing the box right now. I will continue posting when I can finish the box.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Sorry everyone nothing to update today.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Here are the last few pics. Finally here are a couple more of my wrinkled corners. I have tried to show as much as I could about my wrapping process because I couldn't find anything anywhere about fully wrapping a box in vinyl. So I am also trying to add any tips and tricks I figure out. If anyone has any questions about what I have done, just ask and I will do my best to answer them. That is all I have for now. Check back tomorrow for more.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Well today I was able to get the edges on the front and back tucked in. As I thought the corners were the hardest part. I never did figure out a really good way to do them. They all turned out wrinkled. I did figure out that using a screen tool helped a ton to get the the seam tucked in. Also starting the tuck first then going back and trimming the vinyl close to the groove made it much easier to get the edge stuffed into the groove.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Finally time to finish up the second half of the bottom. I pulled the flap tight over the bottom and cut a straight line across the two pieces. That way I could match up the two pieces after the top flap was glued. The seam turned out ok. No big deal it is the bottom. Last pick was up real close. Makes it look worst than it really is. Again who really cares no one will see it once it is in the truck.Here is a close up of the speaker terminals. Looking good so far. That is all I got done the last two days. More to come next week.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Here are the pics. I submitted the reply too soon. Oh well. The bottom was up first. And here is where I made my first mistake. I was only going to cover half the bottom with the vinyl, but I covered the entire bottom of the box with the contact cement. Crap! At least it is not too big of a deal. As the cement was drying it began to curl the vinyl. Half of the bottom covered. Turned out great. Time for the other sides. I made a line where the box ends so I knew where to glue up to. All glued up and drying. Once it dried I stuck it on. I just realized I didn't take a pic of the side all glued up. So then I glued the top and next side on. The second pic shows the speaker terminals poked through the vinyl.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Then today I started the vinyl wrapping. First I made sure I had enough to cover the box. Yep there is plenty to cover it. Next I needed to cut it to the proper width. Thankfully was have a number of long straight edges at work to help with the cut, but first change the blade in my razor to ensure a clean cut. Then give it the ax. Nice clean and straight cut. Up next lots of glue.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Was too busy to update yesterday, so I will mack up for it today. Starting off on Thursday I got the router ready to cut the channels in the front and back faces. After fighting the first cut and mostly burning through the line( with a brand new bit), I went to plan B. This involved a skill saw. What a terrible looking line. The saw made a much better cut. Cutting the lines around the port opening was pretty nerve wracking. As you can see though it came out pretty well.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Well today I didn't get anything done. I was feeling terrible. Hopefully I can mack up for it tomorrow.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Nothing to show today. Just a lot of saw dust from all the sanding. I did get my router bit. Tomorrow I will be able to cut the lines on the front and back to tuck the vinyl in so there won't be any ugly seams. Hopefully. Any comments or criticisms are welcome. Is there anything anyone sees I could have done better or should have done? Any input to help me learn new or better techniques would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all for checking this out.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Also a 1/8" router bit will arrive tomorrow. I will use it to router a groove on the front and back of the box so I can tuck the vinyl in. Should help with keeping the wrap much cleaner. We will see, since it will be my first attempt at vinyl wrapping.
  14. Surfer J

    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Well again there was not much progress today. I went to start sanding my repairs and the main one on the beauty plate had a bubble in it. So I had to refill it. Since I had to mix up more filler I mixed enough to fill all the screw holes. First tried to fill them all with glue, then caulk. Each time when it dried the filler shrank. Time to over fill with home made filler. Hopefully this will finally do it. I will have my work cut out for me tomorrow with some sandpaper.
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    Stereo Integrety HST-15 ported box build

    Then the edges were rounded over in preparation for the vinyl wrapping. For the most part this went really well....... until I tried to go over some of the edges again. Like an idiot I wasn't paying attention when I tried to redo the beauty plate. After a VERY long stream of VERY loud cursing I calmed down and started to figure out an easy fix. I mixed some glue and saw dust to make some home made filler. Then went about filling the F up and a few other places that could use some filler. Finally The end of the port was touched up with some more paint. So that gets you all up to date with where my box is at. Hope to be done on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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