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another new guy here.....

Hello all first time poster here, I am getting to get serious into woodworking, since I need some people that know more than me about it........ I found this place.
I started out building boxes for subwoofers, and car audio systems, and now have migrated to building things for my house. I have built a couple of bookcases. Now I want to increase my knowledge and skills to be able to build a few projects that as of now are way above my head.
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Welcome Tito,

Glad to hear you're getting away from car sub-woofers and into something more productive and less annoying.

What's the deal with that anyway?
I could save those bone-heads alot of money by putting a 5 gallon bucket over their heads and beating on it with a tire iron.

It'd be a win win. They'd save money and I'd get a real kick out of it.

Just sayin'

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Welcome Tito,

Glad to hear you're getting away from car sub-woofers and into something more productive and less annoying.

What's the deal with that anyway?
I could save those bone-heads alot of money by putting a 5 gallon bucket over their heads and beating on it with a tire iron.

It'd be a win win. They'd save money and I'd get a real kick out of it.

Just sayin'

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Hahahaha... That is a truely funny observation...

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Jeff....I admit that loud music can be annoying and there are more than a few bad apples in the car audio business....but I was focused on building competition spec audio systems, which is vastly different than the kid rolling down your street at 1 am. Not to mention it got me into how electrical systems work, and into fiberglass, and carbon fiber layup.
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Jeff....I admit that loud music can be annoying and there are more than a few bad apples in the car audio business....but I was focused on building competition spec audio systems, which is vastly different than the kid rolling down your street at 1 am. Not to mention it got me into how electrical systems work, and into fiberglass, and carbon fiber layup.
No offense intended Tito. I was just letting off some steam. I live in an area with alot of young folks and the older I get the more I value peace and quiet.

That being said........

Pretty cool that you've learned electrical systems. That's an area that's always been intimidating to me.

What did you mean by "carbon fiber layup"? Did you make things with carbon fiber? That material is amazing. Seems like the possibilities would be endless.

I like the idea of using "high-tech" materials combined with beautiful woods to make very contemporary pieces.

Have you ever considered using your skills with CF along with your interest in woodworking?

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Jeff....I admit that loud music can be annoying and there are more than a few bad apples in the car audio business....but I was focused on building competition spec audio systems, which is vastly different than the kid rolling down your street at 1 am. Not to mention it got me into how electrical systems work, and into fiberglass, and carbon fiber layup.
Loud car stereos at 1 am is a good indication of policemen not doing their duty or possibly being at home in bed when they are supposed to be on duty. I don't know a city or state anywhere that doesn't have a curfew law against loud noise. I guarantee that if cops would write a few tickets, it would put the quietus on the situation.

As for running these speakers at decent hours, I can't see any harm in it. If these people can stand the beat and vibration inside the car, I suppose I can stand it outside. My shop tools (joiner and planer) probably irk as many people as loud car radios do, so when I lived in the city I made it a point to do my loud work early and my assembly late. I still got static from some who thought everything should be graveyard quiet 24/7, but when they called the police and everything was said and done, I won because I wasn't running a business in a residential area and I did not break the curfew laws.
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Loud car stereos at 1 am is a good indication of policemen not doing their duty or possibly being at home in bed when they are supposed to be on duty. I don't know a city or state anywhere that doesn't have a curfew law against loud noise. I guarantee that if cops would write a few tickets, it would put the quietus on the situation.

As for running these speakers at decent hours, I can't see any harm in it. If these people can stand the beat and vibration inside the car, I suppose I can stand it outside. My shop tools (joiner and planer) probably irk as many people as loud car radios do, so when I lived in the city I made it a point to do my loud work early and my assembly late. I still got static from some who thought everything should be graveyard quiet 24/7, but when they called the police and everything was said and done, I won because I wasn't running a business in a residential area and I did not break the curfew laws.

Loud car stereos at 1 am is pretty good indication that parents are not doing their job of teaching their kids not to be inconsiderate little pigs.

How could you possibly blame the police? That's pretty odd.

I do as you do regarding doing noisy operations early and assembly during the later hours.

Hats off to your parents and mine for teaching us to consider others.

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Loud car stereos at 1 am is pretty good indication that parents are not doing their job of teaching their kids not to be inconsiderate little pigs.

How could you possibly blame the police? That's pretty odd.

I do as you do regarding doing noisy operations early and assembly during the later hours.

Hats off to your parents and mine for teaching us to consider others.

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I say part of the blame is that of the police because the last time I checked they had to pass a rather ridgid physical, and I am sure good hearing is part of that physical. If there are ANY cops on duty at this time of night, then he/she should be able to hear this unnecessary noise. For them to catch these little brats in the act is much more valuable than for people to call and complain because the first thing a cop will tell you is "we didn't catch them in the act so there really isn't anything we can do." If they did catch a few "in the act" and fine them heavily, then maybe daddy and mommy would pay a little more attention to what they were doing and take the noise makers out of their cars.

I know darned well I would!
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hmm, 'nuff said about the subwoofers...

...and welcome, tito!

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