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Author:  Grega [ 09 Oct 2011, 05:20 ]
Post subject:  FE206En Fostex and recommended enclosures

Rather than polluting other good peoples threads figured I'd start my own.
Effectively I grabbed a pair of the Fostex FE206En, and have put (so far) one enclosure together.

Here are the results of my efforts of the last couple of days :

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fairly complex chambers
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the whole thing
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i think i've got a complete one on the phone, will put it up in a minute.

my recommendations on this :

1. if you don't have skills with wood working - don't even attempt this - give the plans to cabinet makers and get them to build them for you.
2. if you are skilled with wood working, prepare for a couple of long days. i cut my wood by hand (well 99% of it) - i have a couple of circular saws (oh the exception to is the round holes - they are done by jigsaw)
3. prepare for ALOT of sawdust
4. i used 16mm particleboard as i am trying to stay away from MDF (cancerboard)

Author:  HT Performance [ 09 Oct 2011, 16:01 ]
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Amazing job!

They are looking very good so far! :)


Cheers,

Miguel

Author:  Grega [ 09 Oct 2011, 17:09 ]
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thanks miguel :)

heres a picture of it standing upright on my work table. note these things are BLOODY heavy. i have only built one - i'll show progress and step by step on how to build the other :)

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Author:  Grega [ 10 Oct 2011, 01:31 ]
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OK,

To do this you need the following

1. Patience
2. Rulers
3. Jigsaw, Circular Saw or Hand saws
4. Clamps
5. Wood glue
6. Nails
7. Lots of screws
8. Patience - see 1
9. The Fostex FE206En instruction sheet.
10. Wood. I used 16mm particle board/chipboard. I think you could get away with 1 x 1800x450 and 3 x 1200x450 pieces (about 40 bucks AUD)

Your end result should look like this (minus the sawdust, wood glue, sheet and other paraphanalia)
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Aforementioned Fostex instruction sheet and Selleys Aquadhere - best glue for wood I have worked with
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Step 1. Cut your wood.
Yes - cut all the wood as per the instruction sheet. Measure twice, cut once. Measure more if you like. Cutting this by hand takes a long time - I grabbed a battery powered circular saw which is nowhere near as savage as my electric one. That had me cut the entire thing out for the 2nd speaker in 2 hours. Not bad going. Doing it by hand I reckon added at least 2 hours to the job. When you are finished cutting you will end up with a tonne of sawdust and something that looks like this (also known as a 'flat pack' I believe)
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More to follow...

Author:  Grega [ 10 Oct 2011, 05:15 ]
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OK, as promised.
Start by building this little guy
I won't go into details, other than screw and glue
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Time for the base (no, not bass)
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and I clamp the piece in my workbench, and, screw and glue, you get the idea
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My extra pair of hands helping
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And we have a base. Put it aside - let dry overnight
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One chamber wall
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The other chamber wall
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Author:  Grega [ 10 Oct 2011, 05:21 ]
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Heres my compass - for the main driver panel ;)
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Hows it work? Find the center, nail it in, then the other nail acts as a scribe. Then use a pencil to color it in so follow with the jigsaw - helped again coloring in for me
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Drill a hole for the jigsaw, get jigsawing
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Attach the piece to the bottom of the main driver board
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Add the piece to go between the main driver board and the first chamber - screw and glue
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Flip it over, add the piece at the bottom of the main driver board plenty of glue and a couple of screws
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Clamp down, screw it together. I would nail but screws tension the pieces of wood together - the nails don't. You could use nails on opposite angles to each other
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And here you go
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Hope you enjoy, more installments tomorrow. My helper had to go to bed :)

Author:  Grega [ 11 Oct 2011, 05:16 ]
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helper cracked the shits because the dog got his shoe and he wouldn't get it off the dog and i had to do it. oh well

so, the main driver board, needs its additional piece on. another round hole scribed out by my compass, and voila
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now the fun begins. lay out a side. lay the main driver panel down on it and mark around it
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drill holes ect on the board
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screw and glue
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next chamber on the back. another screw and glue. i lay the piece down, mark around it, predrill the holes, then glue, put the piece back down, and screw the whole shebang together
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Author:  Grega [ 11 Oct 2011, 05:21 ]
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support bracket in place
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next bit, marked out, predrilled and glue in place
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in place
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because i like a challenge
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time for the base to go on
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screwed and glued in place
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time for the 'steps' as my son calls them, 120mm from the bottom of the main driver board, 125mm from the front. mark it out, pre-drill
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screwed and glued in place
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almost there
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a couple of challenges tonight stopped me from completing this, but, tomorrow (night) is another day.....enjoy

Author:  Geek [ 11 Oct 2011, 22:05 ]
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Very neat work you've done! :D

I like the way you did the baffle.... every time I've tried to use a router on K3, I ended up ruining it :blush:

Cheers!

Author:  Grega [ 12 Oct 2011, 02:47 ]
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Gregg ; you really can't use a router on particleboard with great success ; if will come apart in most situations.
My tools here are a jigsaw, drill, hand saw and battery powered circular saw

Alot of work to get this far, furthermore I now have to figure out how to achieve a piano black finish. I think this will be with body filler (bog), hi fill, primer and GMH subframe black - and alot of coats of clear

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