It looks like there are at least a couple other forum members from Texas. We moved here a few years ago. I got into DIY as a way to have better speakers on a budget and get into woodworking with my dad. Our first project was building a kit of Jeff Bagby’s Continuums over a long 4th of July weekend. Next, I “designed” a sealed 15″ ultimax in a 4 cubic foot box since that modeled better for me than the 3 cubic foot boxes sold by parts express. It’s hooked up to an inuke dsp with plans to add a second sub down the road. My last completed project was outdoor speakers where I wanted to experiment with controlled directivity with inexpensive drivers in case I messed up or when they need replacement from exposure to the elements. I used a DC28F inside a SEOS with a GRS 8″ poly woofer. The project came together quite nicely.
Currently, I have two ongoing projects in different incomplete stages. First is 4 atmos speakers using Dayton 5″ coaxials in a folded transmission line. It was placed on hold when we decided to move. I did build an initial box and crossover that measured well. I redesigned the box slightly since the new home will have a dedicated home theater without the same WAF factor constraints so I can use the line taper to angle to coaxial toward the listening position. The second incomplete project is a desktop monitor project. I was already looking at using the Lepai 2.1 plate amp. After seeing the 123Toid Dinas project, I decided to imitate the double W5 tangband subs but using the paper version of the fullrange and a different tweeter I was already planning to use in my build. I’ve designed a box for these and even purchased a nice spalted pecan board for the baffles that should go well with leftover walnut ply I have.