Slim Jim Gallery
Internal view just before gluing the back on. Acoustic wool will be stapled across the centre later.
The usual double thickness front was discounted due to the slim design. Instead, the area behind the driver was strengthened. Blocks were fitted where the grille clips are installed, giving the required depth of timber.
The port intakes were supported by small panels which allowed the routing of flares, and double as braces
A ring was added to the tube at the top of the photo. The tube is to give access to fit a bolt to hold the speaker against the wall. The ring, when glued to the back panel, will provide extra strength and an airtight seal.
The step in the edge bracing is where the back panel clears the skirting board when placed against the wall
Test Fit of grille
Test fit of grille to check clearance with driver. The grille was made just wide enough to cover the driver and amp.
Grille turned over to show rebate for driver - cut this bit out first. Also visible is the cutaway on the brace to cut down on grille slap
Access for mounting
Close-up of the access for fitting a securing bolt through the back panel of the sub and into the wall behind. Just a bit of insurance given that the slim design makes it easy for the sub to fall over.
The Amp is recessed by two layers of MDF to prevent signal cables from touching the grill cloth when fitted. Cable tunnel exits through the side of the box
Tunnel bungs were cut from a foam swimming pool flotation "noodle". They stop any rattle from the cables and look neat too!
A blue power LED was fitted to remind that the sub was on - can still be seen through the grille
Quick check of appearance after two coats of poly
The completed speaker with three coats of polyurethane