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Corey
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Reply #15 - 11/11/05 at 21:42:12
 
Can anybody think of a better Christmas gift than an SO?

I like to think back to all the great Christmas presents from when you were a kid. I am sorry but it doesn't get much better then Christmas as a kid. Getting presents, rule!

Anyways you take that feeling of anticipation and it is like you are excited because you know you are getting something from Decware. Doesn't matter what. It is from decware so you know it will be good.

She doesn't tell what it is though!  :D

It is the full size blueprint plans for an Imperial SO. You are either exstatic if you really get it or you are curious.
Then you build one and when you adjust the volume on your bass amp driving it for the very first time the real meaning of that gift from Decware comes through. You have never loved your wife more! Yup... this is definately a gift that keeps on giving.

Corey  :)
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selmerdave
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Reply #16 - 11/14/05 at 23:40:55
 
Thanks jj.

Dave
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Kim Bay Smidt
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Reply #17 - 06/04/06 at 09:55:47
 
Missing distances in the plans...

a)
For the brace A I need to know the distance from the 0.75" cut at the bottom of the frontplate holding the driver and down to the first sharp bend (upwards in the plans).

I'm drawing the Imp SO in 3D using SolidWorks and here I get 4.68" but this look way to long compared to Steves plans.

b)
I need more information to make the K-slot.
The radius and the distance for the short parts (at top, bottom and right).

c)
The removable frontplate is 37.53 inches wide in the plans. Is this correct as the total width of the cabinet is 37.50?

d) Placement of brace E. I need more information to make the brace in the right way or the distance to the back or front (inside measurements.)
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bassboy
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Reply #18 - 06/05/06 at 02:41:27
 
As you may or may not know, these plans are very new and I'm guessing not many people have them yet.

Of the people that own SO's, most or all had them built for them.

It's probably best to call the bossman, at least then you know the info you get is correct.
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Kim Bay Smidt
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Reply #19 - 06/06/06 at 21:09:26
 
I asked Steve 3 questions in an e-mail and he answered me quickly:

Quote:
A) 3.xx inches
B) The curve is x X y inches, we usually plot the points and then bend a thin strip of wood to create the arc and trace it with a pencil.  The distance is the same at all the ends, xx inches.
C) Plans will be available in the future.


Upcoming plans!  ;D

Edited: removed some of the distances from here - buy the plans!
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bassboy
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Reply #20 - 06/06/06 at 21:39:16
 
You were trying to figure it out without plans?

Of all the designs available here, that is the LAST one I would try to duplicate without plans.  The original 1956 plans might get you close, but I'm guessing not nearly close enough.
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Lee in Arkansas
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Reply #21 - 06/06/06 at 21:45:40
 
I've downloaded the plans from the site. My rendition, from the picture at the beginning of this thread, was scarily close.

EDIT-Scarily, per bassboy. Yeah, it checks out at dictionary.com. Unfortunately, scaringly does not. I could have sworn that was a word. Embarrassed

EDIT(again)- I don't care what you call me. My name is Leland. I've been called Lee(most often Wink), Kiddo(family Smiley), Neo(wore a trenchcoat to school after Columbine, just to see what the staff would do Kiss), Jet-Lee(friends, for my extensive martial arts background Tongue), Ben(more friends, because they thought Leland sounded weird Roll Eyes), and Redneck(friends, because I've always been the redneck looking/acting/engineering one in the group, then I moved to Arkansas Cheesy).
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bassboy
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Reply #22 - 06/06/06 at 21:59:25
 
LOL, you crack me up too, Jet.  You don't mind if I call you Jet, do you?

Anyway there are some grammar issues too, not just the spelling of "ahve".

Next time try "scarily", although I'm not sure that's a proper word.  To be safe, "alarmingly, disconcertingly, shockingly" all fit the bill.
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Kim Bay Smidt
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Reply #23 - 06/06/06 at 22:04:30
 
[quote author=bassboy  link=1130446667/15#20 date=1149626356]You were trying to figure it out without plans?

Of all the designs available here, that is the LAST one I would try to duplicate without plans.  The original 1956 plans might get you close, but I'm guessing not nearly close enough. [/quote]
Yes, it's pretty complex task to duplicate without plans so I do it WITH plans. Grin
I'm drawing the speaker in 3D in SolidWorks to get more detailed plans. Furthermore I need to translate inches to metric as I'm living in Europe. ???
I'll send my work to Steve for free.

Now I'm just waiting for the release of the Nibbelin NFX plans.  :D
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J_Rock
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Reply #24 - 06/06/06 at 22:07:08
 
Kim is absolutely right, those dimensions he was asking about aren't on the plans directly, and would require some complex maths to solve anyways.
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Lee in Arkansas
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Reply #25 - 06/07/06 at 02:04:59
 
Kim, you do know that you can set SolidWorks to use inches, right?

That seems like quite an undertaking, I think I might give a shot, for the hell of it.
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J_Rock
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Reply #26 - 06/07/06 at 03:16:00
 
I think he means, model it in inches using the dimensioned drawings, then use solidworks to convert everything and give him more detailed drawings.
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Lee in Arkansas
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Reply #27 - 06/07/06 at 04:16:28
 
Well, what you can do in SolidWorks (one of my side jobs is 75% SolidWorks, 25%AutoCAD), is design it in SolidWorks all in inches, then change the setting to metric and rebuild it. It converts all the measurements right there on the spot for you. Really awesome when you have it drawn out in the drawings.

BTW-I love this program.
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Kim Bay Smidt
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Reply #28 - 06/07/06 at 07:34:53
 
[quote author=Lee in Arkansas  link=1130446667/15#27 date=1149650188]Well, what you can do in SolidWorks (one of my side jobs is 75% SolidWorks, 25%AutoCAD), is design it in SolidWorks all in inches, then change the setting to metric and rebuild it. It converts all the measurements right there on the spot for you. Really awesome when you have it drawn out in the drawings.

BTW-I love this program. [/quote]
Exactly what I'm doing. Grin

It's pretty hard to get plywood in Europe 0.75" thick so I also need to change thickness (20 mm ~ 0,787").
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Gex
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Reply #29 - 06/07/06 at 11:06:35
 
Hey Jet/lee whatever.
As you get older you take a little ribbing with a little more grace.
I am kinda old, likely over twice your age and you would never know it to meet me. You got nothing to prove to me. If I correct your spelling feel free to get me back.
You can go all bruce lee or all Mr engineer on me,but your just a fella called jet to me Smiley we are all in the same game.

My SO guess was also close enough to work as well and it used the corner horn dimensions.


BTW I will check out that program so thanks Smiley
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