Blog Forums Member Area TasWesty (Mat) – Tasmania Australia

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    • #9113
      taswesty
      Member

      G’day Guys,

      First things first, my real name is Mat. TasWesty is a nickname I picked up years ago on a car forum based on Westfield Sportscars. As the topic title states, I’m from Tasmania, so TasWesty it is. While it was never my intention for it be an alias, it’s kind of worked out that way.

      I’m a signwriter by trade and I’ve been making things my whole life and I have a passion for building and racing cars.

      I’ll be the first to admit I have no expertise whatsoever when it comes to audio builds. I’ve built two ‘boomboxes’ so far using an ammo box and a toolbox. I’m pretty sure neither of them sound anywhere near as good as they would if built by someone who knows what they’re doing, but it was fun anyway.

      So, I have the bug, which is why I’ve joined the forum. The thing that appeals to me most about this hobby is it combines just about everything I am interested in when it comes to making and design. I’m really looking forward to learning as much as I can and being part of this community.

      Cheers

      Mat

    • #9114
      123toid
      Keymaster

      Mat,

      Welcome!  Man, you have some of my favorite hobbies as well.  Who doesn’t love fast cars?  In fact, I have already built and am planning to rebuild a racing simulator in my house.  The next one I build will be built on my YouTube channel, complete with 5.1 surround 😀 

      That is awesome you have already built two speakers.  Hopefully you will share some pictures sometime.  And we are here to help you design even better sounding ones in the future.  Looking forward to having you on the forum


    • #9115
      taswesty
      Member

      @123toid

      Thanks Mate. A simulator build has been on my never ending list of things to do for a long time. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to fit it in one day. I’m looking forward to seeing your video.

      I’ve just posted a pic of my Ammo Box in the DIY Boombox inspiration gallery.

    • #9130
      kevin-kendrick
      Participant

      Welcome Mat! Having fun at this stuff is one of the most important aspects. Word of caution though, this hobby can be addictive, lol. I got into it for some of the same reasons, love building things with my hands and a passion for designing. Looking forward to seeing your future works.

    • #9133
      taswesty
      Member

      @kevin-kendrick

      Thanks Kevin. I’m definitely feeling the addiction. I have a few plans in the pipeline and boxes of parts sitting in the shed waiting for the time to get started. Only problem is time has been very short lately. Hasn’t stopped me from buying more parts though. 😀 

    • #9377
      tvor-ceasar
      Moderator

      Hey Mat! (The Electromagnetic Force is strong in this one)

      I have a similar problem, not enough free time to do any of what I want to do, but at least I have the parts for when it comes around.

      Just remember, Parts is parts, but when you put ’em together, the parts is Arts!


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