I bought my K4 about 6 months ago now, and up until about 1 month ago I had only used it to make wooden frames to stretch canvas art across (I moonlight framing pictures for a mate). Having built a few decent speaker systems for freinds and family, and being a fan of turning movies and the PS3 up really loud, I thought it about time to make myself something really decent.
After the interest I got on a recent facebook post re Kreg's question about what are we building on the weekend, I thought I might share the build process with you here. It is to be a 5.1 surround system. The centre and rear speakers use twin 5.25" vifa woofers and 1" vifa tweeters in a ported box. The front speakers use an 8" vifa woofer, 5.25" vifa mid and a 1.5" peerles tweeter in a partial transmission line box. The sub (when I get around to it!) will be 12" peerless XLS woofer in a hybrid transmission line/ported box.
I started out using 2 1200x2400mm sheets of 17mm Tasmanian Oak veneered MDF. I still haven't got myself a sliding table attachment for my table saw yet and cant handle full sheets myself, so I got my supplier to cut the pieces to size (helped by the fact that they have a digital panel saw with scribing knife). When the boxes are finished, they will be treated to a hand rubbed oil finish. Once I got all the pieces home, the machining began...
ps, sorry about image quality, the iphone is the only working digi cam I have atm!