Cheap(ish) Surround Speaker Build Part 2
Marking Cabinets & Cutting Holes
I cut the driver hole out roughly with a coping saw. The speaker housing will hide the hole's edge so it doesn't need to be perfect, it just has to be a close enough fit that the sealing tape of the driver seals the edge of the hole.
This project will be entirely hand-tools except for a dremel being used as a hand-drill. I toyed with the idea of hand carving a depression for flush mounting the drivers, but realised pretty quickly that the wood was too thin and I'd rather they were sturdy and suffered a tiny diffraction distortion than have the driver rip itself clean out of the cabinet.
This was also the point where I realised that the worst thing about making five speakers is that there's five of them.