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danteBirosel
03-09-2006, 12:27 AM
I seen people using a rabbetting w/ bearing bit to tuck in there carpet in the hole, and make a nice finish to it. Anyone else use this method?

Chevyaudio
03-09-2006, 12:29 AM
nope never heard of it...I always just cut out the circle and then cut lines all the way around and then wrap the carpent inside the box and staple it down

danteBirosel
03-09-2006, 12:32 AM
yea cant get a hold of my boy that does it right now, so wanted to ask if anyone else used the method. He sent me a couple of pics of his recent enclosure. Check it out:

http://www.dropshots.com/photos/64123/20060225/115710.jpg

http://www.dropshots.com/photos/64123/20060225/115713.jpg

http://www.dropshots.com/photos/64123/20060225/115759.jpg

http://www.dropshots.com/photos/64123/20060225/115823.jpg

azbass
03-09-2006, 12:32 AM
yes.

Chevyaudio
03-09-2006, 12:33 AM
dammn that looks nice

danteBirosel
03-09-2006, 12:33 AM
yes.


What size rabbeting bit should i get? and whats the method in rabbeting in a perfect line??

-dante

KngOfThePkngLot
03-09-2006, 12:39 AM
dammn that looks nice
x2

danteBirosel
03-09-2006, 12:45 AM
i know, since now that i have a router, i would love to save me the frustration and do this kind of carpeting jobs. Looks Great!!!!!!!!

ssj2xxgotenxx
03-09-2006, 03:25 AM
So much cleaner than the traditional carpeting techniques. Thumbs up!

ramos
03-09-2006, 08:03 AM
Yeah man, that's the way I do it myself. I have a little POS trim router that I bought from Harbor freight that I specifically use for this task. I don't use a rabbit bit though. I use a 3/8" dovetail bit. It gives me a narrow opening, and tapers out like so / \ That way I have room to stuff both pieces of carpet in with a flat blade metal scraper. :)

Nexson
03-09-2006, 08:52 AM
what would you guys use for say a fibgerglass custom mold box, i use regular carpeting and found myself piecing together the back of the box with carpet, since it had so many curves n dips

jalverson
03-09-2006, 09:10 AM
man that looks, super clean looks like i have something else to learn now LOL

danteBirosel
03-09-2006, 10:21 AM
wow im surprised, no one else uses this method?

jalverson
03-09-2006, 10:33 AM
so you need a trim router to do this?

danteBirosel
03-09-2006, 10:36 AM
no, a rabbeting bit. The thing is, i want to know the exact one that i need.

ramos
03-09-2006, 12:26 PM
so you need a trim router to do this?


Nah, just the bit. I only got the trim router cause it was freakin $ 5 on sale :)

ramos
03-09-2006, 12:29 PM
no, a rabbeting bit. The thing is, i want to know the exact one that i need.


By the looks of your pictures. He rabbits the edges before assembly. So to do it his way looks like about 1/4-1/2" rabbit maybe. Most rabbit bits have a pilot bearing to guide you along the edge. I use the dovetail bit so that I can make my groove after I have everything assembled. Same principle as he uses, just a different way of doing it. :)

bjfish11
03-09-2006, 12:44 PM
i do it the same way that guy does. Rabbit before assembly. It also make assembly very easy. Because I use a straight cutting bit to cut grooves into the other panels so that the panel that are rabbitted just slide right in. It really makes it very easy to assemble.

ramos
03-09-2006, 01:31 PM
I'm an old dog man. ;) I tried it the way I do it years ago, and liked it. Been doing it ever since. Seen many people do it that way too. Different way of doing basically the same thing :)

baseballer1100
03-09-2006, 02:19 PM
So how exactly do you do this? Anyone have like a pictoral? im clueless.

ramos
03-10-2006, 08:05 AM
You know your getting old when you can't remember what bit you use :crap: I don't use a dovetail. I use a 1/2" straight cut bit. :)

TypeRBass
03-10-2006, 02:55 PM
yeah thats pictures of a box i made....and i used a 'slot cutter' bit, aka rabbit whatever, 1/4" with a larger bearing on it than what came on it. and i slide it through the router before assembly. nice easy clean way to carpet a box. :)

thai_creeper
03-10-2006, 03:47 PM
so u tuck the carpet into that groove then what do u do with the excess? how would u cut it so none hangs out?

TypeRBass
03-10-2006, 04:06 PM
so u tuck the carpet into that groove then what do u do with the excess? how would u cut it so none hangs out?

a razor blade :)

rollin_clean
03-10-2006, 04:10 PM
wouldn't that weaken the box?
i am not fully coprehending this
how deep do you go?
is the carpet glued in or just tucked in the groove?

SurgicaL
03-10-2006, 04:23 PM
That method IMO isint the best looking or is it the easiest. There is a clear seam on the sides (you could seam it without the groove) and it requires a few more passes down the table router.

The best method I have found isint in how you carpet, its what you attach the carpet with. Get an industrial strength hot glue gun (one that gets HOT) and put a bead of hot glue where you want the seam, overlap the 2 pieces of carpet, press down, and razor it. (still attach the carpet with spray glue everywhere but the seams)
The hot glue actually brings the carpet together, its much stronger than spray glue, and you can cut zig-zags in the carpet with no trace of a seam. Careful not to use too much, you only need a small bead.

Ive put seams right across fiberglass enclosures before....flawless.

TypeRBass
03-10-2006, 04:53 PM
ok then. well for this method of carpeting that I do, you can choose to carpet the sides in a different color/material if you wish. and have it look good still.

bjfish11
03-11-2006, 01:49 PM
That method IMO isint the best looking or is it the easiest. There is a clear seam on the sides (you could seam it without the groove) and it requires a few more passes down the table router.

The best method I have found isint in how you carpet, its what you attach the carpet with. Get an industrial strength hot glue gun (one that gets HOT) and put a bead of hot glue where you want the seam, overlap the 2 pieces of carpet, press down, and razor it. (still attach the carpet with spray glue everywhere but the seams)
The hot glue actually brings the carpet together, its much stronger than spray glue, and you can cut zig-zags in the carpet with no trace of a seam. Careful not to use too much, you only need a small bead.

Ive put seams right across fiberglass enclosures before....flawless.
ill stick to my method. I think it is the easiest way to inset your sides. Cause its guaranteed to give you a side that is the same distance inset all the way around. All our routers are already set, one router for each cut. Just run in through and BAM, you got it. Run some glue in the grooves, slide it in, screw it, carpet it, Done!

danteBirosel
03-11-2006, 02:02 PM
Done with an enclosure and was wondering how do u exactly carpet the **** sides. This is the worse part i hate about building an enclosure. I know how to carpet the front back top and bottom, easy. But then the sides... eeeeekkk... i need help. Can someone out there make a tutorial???

bjfish11
03-11-2006, 05:09 PM
Done with an enclosure and was wondering how do u exactly carpet the **** sides. This is the worse part i hate about building an enclosure. I know how to carpet the front back top and bottom, easy. But then the sides... eeeeekkk... i need help. Can someone out there make a tutorial???
if the sides are inset, just carpet them with seperate pieces than the rest. If they are not inset, you should have inselt them ;)

bjfish11
03-16-2006, 10:52 PM
there is a tutorial in progress, will be up by this weekend.