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I have been spending a ton of time experimenting, practicing, learning my new CNC. Lucky for me, i spent 10 years as a Project Engineer aka the guy who draws on CAD all day for a commercial construction company. So i know my way around CAD. EVEN THOUGH ALL CADS ARE NOT created equal of course, i still have the basics. Same for my sticker (vinyl cutter) machine. It also uses CAD. I been drawing on that for about 4 years now. I haven't even scratched the surface, so to speak, but i still am a little further along than someone starting from zero that knows nothing.


So i have some left over 3/4" and 1" MDF from my original private "stash" (LOL), but i bought some standard, regular old particle board to practice with. It's only $20 a sheet compared to $36. I have been playing non stop with it :D

First thing i did was build a quick box, didn't even measure ANYTHING. No idea what the airspace is, don't know what the port is. Don't know tuning. I just wanted to toss together something small and fast to see how accurate it is (or i am). It was GREAT! 2 CT 8" subs, countersunk, ported! Took 5 minutes to design, 7 minutes to cut, 7 minutes to glue and nail. At first, i forgot to cut the center brace to allow air to flow, but i didn't care because this is just for trial. I explained that VERY clearly yet a handful of idiots decided not to read and tried to call me out on it. SMH. So the next day i took 30 seconds out of my morning and made a center brace with a hole. Even though i STILL don't know what the box is or how it sounds, nor do i care. But for those watching, it now has a hole. LOL.




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Back to the reason i posted this. I have always wanted, needed RF Rings with the tab style cut-outs. They are a bitch on a regular router so really, i didn't do them because of that reason alone. Now with the CNC, it's a piece of cake! Once it was designed anyway! Check out few pics of what i have been working on.


I made:
RF Pro Tweeters, 6.5" and 8". I also did standard 6.5" rings that fit PERFECT on 4 different brands i took off my shelf. I made the standard, smooth (no tabs) rings large enough to accommodate a grill. AFter about 30 rings, i noticed there was a lot of left over "donut holes". I want to make the most out of my wood, so i decided to try and cut regular sized (1.75") tweeter pods in the middle. That worked out great too!

Oh and PROOF this is MY design...took me about 45 minutes, mainly because i am still getting familiar with the software.

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Some of the pics are kinda' out of order. But you get the point.

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if you need custom sizes, i can do it. If you need a lot, there is no charge for a change in sizes. :) Contact [email protected] if you need us to whip you up something.

NOW it's time to head out to the stowe' for some more MDF!! :D


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HDPE.

ehhh what?


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FYI: the Pro rings fit every "tab" style RF speaker i have...all the T series, some of the Punch. (shown above is a T3 mid)


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HDPE.

ehhh what?

Simply a suggestion here: ditch the MDF. Go with a more durable material for rings in a door. I'm sure as you know, MDF is very prone to moisture and rotting. HDPE sheets aren't too expensive, although for large thicknesses might be. PVC is an option too. They're almost the same.

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"Clipping" is the biggest forum boner now. It's like witchcraft... it automatically explains just about everything people don't understand.

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HDPE.

ehhh what?

Simply a suggestion here: ditch the MDF. Go with a more durable material for rings in a door. I'm sure as you know, MDF is very prone to moisture and rotting. HDPE sheets aren't too expensive, although for large thicknesses might be. PVC is an option too. They're almost the same.

MDF rules. Fuck all that. It will work perfect. They are JUST rings bro.

i like MDF personally. Ain't about to ditch it any time soon. About to go get more.

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Is the price for a pair or each?

About to order a set right now for my t3's.

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That being said a lot of people's definition of "music" is a clipped 30 hz sine wave with some 80 IQ knuckle head grunting about committing crimes and his genitals.

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