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bjfish11
03-26-2006, 06:18 PM
Alright, I finally have time to sit down and post this up. I will try my best not to miss anything, if i do, just post the question and i can go back and edit or just answer it for you. Any way, here it goes.

This technique that i use involves routering the edges or the sides with a rabbiting bit, and routering a groove in the top, bottom, front and back pieces with a straight cutting bit. This will allow you to have a very small groove to tuck your carpet into when the time comes. Not only that, but i believe it makes the actual assembly easier. Here is a pic of a rabbiting bit that i use.
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/123/tutorial0066bl.th.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tutorial0066bl.jpg)

You will need to set this router to a depth of a hair over 3/8" if using 3/4" MDF. Your straight cutting bit should be set at a depth of about a 1/4". By doing this, the rabbited edge will sit in the groove and still leave about a 1/8" seam around the whole side. So after you get your design, you will need to add 1/4" to EVERY edge that will get the rabbited treatment. For example: If you box is outside dimensions of 12" Wide x 12" Tall x 12" Deep, then your panels will consist of 12 x 12 for the top and bottom and 10.5 x 12 for the front and back, and typically your sides would be 10.5 x 10.5 if you were to inset them. So you need to add 1/2 inch to the length and width bringing your sides to 11 x 11. I hope this all makes sense, if it doesnt now, it should as the tutorial goes on.

So after all your pieces are cut, you need to router them accordingly. The sides go the the rabbiting router table and the back, bottom, front, and top go the the straight cutting router table. You can set the straight cutting router table to cut in however far in you want your sides to sit from the edge. I go in about an inch, making a 1/4 inset lip when it is all said and done. Here is what the rabbiting pieces should look like when the are finished:
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/4835/tutorial0113wh.th.jpg (http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tutorial0113wh.jpg)

Here is what the straight cut routered pieces should resemble:
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2354/tutorial0121as.th.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tutorial0121as.jpg)

When they are assembled together, here is how they will look:
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/835/tutorial0160bn.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tutorial0160bn.jpg)

Notice there is a small groove all the way around the sides. This is where the carpet will be tucked to achieve a seamless finish on the sides.

You will need to repeat this for the other side and all the panels. Then glue it up and screw it together. Be careful not to screw too close to the ends in order to prevent splits in your wood. Now the build up will be complete. I will continue on to the carpeting section in my next post. Keep reading.

spitfirees20
03-26-2006, 06:21 PM
Very good start, can't wait to see the conclusion. Positive rep.

JL12W7INAGS300
03-26-2006, 06:23 PM
good stuff, i think i'll try it on my next box. I found a rabbiting bit in my garage so yah know

saywhat?
03-26-2006, 06:23 PM
is this the box i designed you?

bjfish11
03-26-2006, 07:12 PM
Now for the carpeting.

We will do the sides first. Measure your sides, and then cut your piece of carpet a little bigger both ways. I just simply add about an inch. Then spray your actual side, and also the side of the carpet that will go down on the box. Then put on your carpet and press it firmly down to get all the wrinkles out. I start and the center and work my way out. Make sure there is overhang on all the sides. Here is what it will look like.

http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/4192/boxtutorial0060ma.th.jpg (http://img475.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0060ma.jpg)

Now take you a razor, and run it in the groove to cut off the excess.
http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/3761/boxtutorial0084ue.th.jpg (http://img475.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0084ue.jpg)
http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/6639/boxtutorial0091kx.th.jpg (http://img475.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0091kx.jpg)
http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/4678/boxtutorial0104jr.th.jpg (http://img475.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0104jr.jpg)

Do the same thing with the other side, and then we are ready for the rest of the box.
There will be 1 seam total on the whole box, so now is when you need to decide where to put it. Obviously, the bottom is the best choice, so thats where we will put it on this box. You need to cut a piece of carpet that will be big enough to wrapped around the entire box and wide enough to over hang each side at LEAST 2 inches. Cut that piece, then, starting on the bottom, glue it down using the same method as before (spraying both the wood and the back of the carpet). However, we want to start this piece in the MIDDLE of the bottom panel. This is where our seam will be. Dont worry too much on getting this piece laid perfectly straight, it will be trimmed in the end. Just make sure you keep the sides even, or you may run into problems when it comes time to tuck the edges.
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7727/boxtutorial0182ve.th.jpg (http://img92.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0182ve.jpg)
Now, continue to glue the carpet down on the remaining panels one at a time, working you way back around eventually to the bottom.
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6126/boxtutorial0216nt.th.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0216nt.jpg)
Now, to finish with the bottom, glue the carpet UP TO your original starting point. Then lay the remaining carpet over the original starting point, and lay a level across your carpet, and run a razor through what will be 2 layers of carpet.
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9868/boxtutorial0235gi.th.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0235gi.jpg)

This is what it will look like after you have cut through both layers of carpet. Peel back the pieces as far as they are not glued down and proceed to glue them down. Then you will have a perfect seam.
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1971/boxtutorial0242lt.th.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0242lt.jpg)

Now we are ready to tuck in the edges.

bjfish11
03-26-2006, 07:12 PM
Grab the hung over parts at the corners and pull them down tightly to form a good tight 45* angle. Then take your scissors and cut them down flush with the edges of the box.
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7937/boxtutorial0287bl.th.jpg (http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0287bl.jpg)
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/7884/boxtutorial0293bs.th.jpg (http://img61.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0293bs.jpg)
Sorry for the crappy pics.
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3140/boxtutorial0307vl.th.jpg (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0307vl.jpg)

Do this for all 4 corners and then you need to trim up the pieces so the are just long enough to be tucked down into the seam.
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1464/boxtutorial0320fb.th.jpg (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0320fb.jpg)

Do that too all the sides, then we are ready to begin actually tucking.
Spray glue on the edge of the wood for one side at a time, then take a flat head screwdriver and begin pushing the carpet down into the groove.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5281/boxtutorial0342wn.th.jpg (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0342wn.jpg)

Contine to do this to the whole side and repeat these steps on the other side.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6426/boxtutorial0370wn.th.jpg (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0370wn.jpg)

Then go back and cut out the carpet for the mounting holes, the ports, and the terminal holes.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/1243/boxtutorial0414pz.th.jpg (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0414pz.jpg)

And you are finished.

Hope this was helpful to everyone that needed some more info on carpeting. If i missed anything, or failed to explain clearly, post it up and i will answer your question. Sorry for all the bad pics, didnt realize they were so bad when i was building the box.

By the way, this box was HUGE. We had to do some "special" packing to make this thing so it could be carried.
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/292/boxtutorial0490wd.th.jpg (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0490wd.jpg)

http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/5630/boxtutorial0457ln.th.jpg (http://img56.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxtutorial0457ln.jpg)
LOL

I will post some more of the build pics up later when i get a chance.

bjfish11
03-26-2006, 07:13 PM
is this the box i designed you?
Yes, that design should look familiar to you.

TypeRBass
03-26-2006, 07:17 PM
good stuff, we carpet the same way +1 for you ftw!

saywhat?
03-26-2006, 07:29 PM
woohooooooo bad *** finished box man! brings a tear to my eye! hope he likes it!

danteBirosel
03-26-2006, 07:36 PM
how did u pack the enclosure?? i usually just tell UPS to pack it for me.

_Dante

bjfish11
03-26-2006, 07:44 PM
Where i work, we sell cabinets, and they have these like really hard cardboard corners inside the cabinet boxes. We have a bunch of extra laying around, so i bring a lot home. We also have big sheets of cardboard (4x8) and i bring some of that home also and fold my own boxes so i know it will fit very snug.

baseballer1100
03-26-2006, 07:59 PM
Wow this couldnt come at a better time. I just found a router and a ton of bits in my grandpas shop + rep for you

saywhat?
03-26-2006, 08:23 PM
hey BJFish, u got a PM on FGF

bjfish11
03-26-2006, 08:36 PM
hey BJFish, u got a PM on FGF
10-4, replied

baseballer1100
03-26-2006, 09:41 PM
Im still going to have a hard time with this though.

bjfish11
03-26-2006, 09:47 PM
if you run into any problems, just hit me up, its pretty simple once you figure it out.

baseballer1100
03-26-2006, 10:38 PM
Yeah thats the thing im worried about...Plus i ahve never used a router.

ssj2xxgotenxx
03-27-2006, 04:41 AM
That's ***.... Just in time for my next build =D +1 Rep

So what panel is the 2nd picture of?!?! [Side/Front/Top]?!

bjfish11
03-27-2006, 08:13 AM
That's ***.... Just in time for my next build =D +1 Rep

So what panel is the 2nd picture of?!?! [Side/Front/Top]?!
The second pic is a side. The sides get the rabbited edge and the other panels get the groove.

ssj2xxgotenxx
03-27-2006, 01:35 PM
The second pic is a side. The sides get the rabbited edge and the other panels get the groove.

So the lip from the second picture is going to be inserted into the 5/8" grooves made in the top/bottom/front/back... is that right?

bjfish11
03-27-2006, 08:46 PM
So the lip from the second picture is going to be inserted into the 5/8" grooves made in the top/bottom/front/back... is that right?
Yes the lip will go into that groove. But, its a 3/8 groove, not a 5/8. If this doesnt make sense let me know.

ssj2xxgotenxx
03-28-2006, 01:13 AM
Yes the lip will go into that groove. But, its a 3/8 groove, not a 5/8. If this doesnt make sense let me know.

Got it now... Thanks =D

subboxmaker
03-28-2006, 09:24 PM
Sweet. Someone should sticky this.

bjfish11
03-28-2006, 09:55 PM
Sweet. Someone should sticky this.
ha ha, get back to work! :naughty:

saywhat?
03-28-2006, 10:02 PM
bj, i wish i could do work like you, my cuts blow lol. what is it u use for your cuts? table saw? which kind?

bjfish11
03-28-2006, 11:25 PM
bj, i wish i could do work like you, my cuts blow lol. what is it u use for your cuts? table saw? which kind?
its the table saw you reccomended to me a while back. The rigid table saw from home depot. Its around 550 i believe. Just paid er off, its a very nice table saw, especially for the price.

mlgreen
03-29-2006, 12:05 AM
Hey guys, that's my box that bjfish11 built for me, just got it today. It's a little over 7^3 ft tuned to around 30hz. The box turned out absolutely gorgeous, almost brought a tear to my eye when I saw it in all it's glory. :crying: Excellent craftmanship, I honestly couldn't imagine it coming out better. Box arrived completely unscathed (DHL ftw)! I'll get some pics up when I get a chance. Thanks again bjfish11!

saywhat?
03-29-2006, 12:07 AM
let us know how it sounds.............................i designed it. :)

saywhat?
03-29-2006, 12:07 AM
its the table saw you reccomended to me a while back. The rigid table saw from home depot. Its around 550 i believe. Just paid er off, its a very nice table saw, especially for the price.



if kansas wasnt a hell of a drive id ask for some help lol.

bjfish11
03-29-2006, 03:25 PM
Hey guys, that's my box that bjfish11 built for me, just got it today. It's a little over 7^3 ft tuned to around 30hz. The box turned out absolutely gorgeous, almost brought a tear to my eye when I saw it in all it's glory. :crying: Excellent craftmanship, I honestly couldn't imagine it coming out better. Box arrived completely unscathed (DHL ftw)! I'll get some pics up when I get a chance. Thanks again bjfish11!
hey man, no problem. It was a pleasure. Your a good guy to deal with, good communication, no problems what so ever. Glad it got to you in good shape. It was a HUGE box! LOL

saywhat?
03-29-2006, 03:33 PM
lmfao....yes it really was.

thai_creeper
03-29-2006, 04:19 PM
might be an easy/obvious thing for most of u guys but how do you cut the holes for the sub and the port after carpeting? just follow it with a box cutter?

TypeRBass
03-29-2006, 06:21 PM
might be an easy/obvious thing for most of u guys but how do you cut the holes for the sub and the port after carpeting? just follow it with a box cutter?
i take a razor blade and meet it up against the mdf and just follow the speaker hole around...

Intensity
03-29-2006, 06:44 PM
anyone got a tut on how to carpet a premade box??

saywhat?
03-29-2006, 06:46 PM
www.ebay.com ->7 day auction->submit

bjfish11
03-29-2006, 07:22 PM
i take a razor blade and meet it up against the mdf and just follow the speaker hole around...
x2


www.ebay.com ->7 day auction->submit
huh?

saywhat?
03-29-2006, 07:30 PM
huh?




in reply to "how to carpet a prefab"

lukedogg
03-29-2006, 07:42 PM
Great tutorial, I am going to try this on my next box.

bjfish11
03-29-2006, 08:43 PM
in reply to "how to carpet a prefab"
lol, gotcha ;)

thai_creeper
03-30-2006, 02:43 AM
i take a razor blade and meet it up against the mdf and just follow the speaker hole around...
gotcha, thanks

baseballer1100
03-30-2006, 02:14 PM
so you want the edges to stick out farther? so there is room for it to tuck in?

saywhat?
03-30-2006, 02:30 PM
yes

baseballer1100
03-30-2006, 02:31 PM
alright i am still really confused i guess ill have to do some trial and error before i figure this out. Wow i feel like an idiot.

saywhat?
03-30-2006, 03:01 PM
u cut the edge of the sides, and cut a groove in the front top bottom and back. the side slides into each

bjfish11
03-30-2006, 03:02 PM
yes, the edges will stick out an extra ~1/4", then there will be a very small groove that you can actually tuck the carpet in.

saywhat?
03-30-2006, 03:06 PM
catch me on msn tonite around 6:15 central bj, gotta talk to u bout the box.

ssj2xxgotenxx
03-30-2006, 03:13 PM
Do you use adhesive when you tuck the carpet into the groove?

bjfish11
03-30-2006, 03:23 PM
Do you use adhesive when you tuck the carpet into the groove?
yes, i spray super 77 on the edges before i tuck.

AlpineUser
04-12-2006, 08:14 AM
i wish i woulda saw this thread before i vinyl'd lol

Blazemore
04-12-2006, 08:33 AM
MOd Sticky?

baseballer1100
04-12-2006, 02:35 PM
so you cut the grove big enough to leave a little space? it hink im starting to get it now lol. But how do you get the sides to be in there? so there is a lip?

bjfish11
04-12-2006, 09:44 PM
so you cut the grove big enough to leave a little space? it hink im starting to get it now lol. But how do you get the sides to be in there? so there is a lip?
You cut a groove in the top, bottom, front and back. Then you put the rabbited edges on the sides. That allows you to slide the sides into the grooves for a good fit. Get it?

bjfish11
04-12-2006, 09:46 PM
refer to the first 3 pics, particularly 2 and 3. There you can see the rabbited edge on the side panel and see the grooves on the bottom,back panels. Then the side fits into the groove.

mlgreen
04-15-2006, 06:30 PM
let us know how it sounds.............................i designed it. :)

Finally got everything installed, and holy **** is all I can say. My last car audio setup was 2 12w6's like five years ago, and since I got rid of those i've been without subs for a loooooong time. When I got the ava's installed and barely cranked it, my entire truck was shaking, it was like I was in some sort of pressurized vortex, frequency extension is unbelieveable. :D I may have to downsize though, I need room for tools so i'll probably get a moe lester box built. BJfish11, be looking for a pm from me for a quote for a box for a single 15 ava in the near future! :naughty:

bjfish11
04-15-2006, 06:32 PM
Finally got everything installed, and holy **** is all I can say. My last car audio setup was 2 12w6's like five years ago, and since I got rid of those i've been without subs for a loooooong time. When I got the ava's installed and barely cranked it, my entire truck was shaking, it was like I was in some sort of pressurized vortex, frequency extension is unbelieveable. :D I may have to downsize though, I need room for tools so i'll probably get a moe lester box built. BJfish11, be looking for a pm from me for a quote for a box for a single 15 ava in the near future! :naughty:
sounds good man, just got the dhl bill earlier this week, that thing wasnt cheap to ship :up2somet:

joeldirt
04-15-2006, 07:16 PM
I think I do kind of close to what you do to carpet your boxes. I make the rectangular box without the face and back first. Then I take the carpet, and carpet it so that the seam is at the bottom, folding the ends of the carpet inside the box and afizing it into a 1/16th deep rabet on the inner edge. you don't see a single seal accept for the bottom. Then I take the face, and back that fit inside the box flush and tight to the router table. I run a 1/4" rabet for the carpet to be stapled on the inside. Wrap the pices, staple them, then bring them to the box. Internally I put a lip made of two layers of 2x3/4" strips. I place the lips so that they are completley sealed at the joints . This lip provides the shelf that the face and back will sit into. I glue the **** out of it and place the face and back in place. .......

I have a thread where I posted this. I'll try to find it.....


here it is.....



http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115429&page=2


we have a similar styles in aplying carpet kind of. I like your style, but am kind of partial to my own. Probably only because it is what I have done for a long time. YOu could also do the siedes instead of the face and back.. which ever floats the boat, or best looks iyo.

PV Audio
05-29-2006, 12:18 AM
I've never done this technique before, so I'll try it on my new box. Do I rabbet down the sides 5/8"?

bjfish11
06-20-2006, 04:49 PM
I've never done this technique before, so I'll try it on my new box. Do I rabbet down the sides 5/8"?
Just noticed you replied in here. In case you still need to know, you just need to rabbet it down to whatever thickness you need to accomodate to the width of the cut from your straight cutting router bit. EX. I use a 3/8" straight cutting bit, so I rabbet my sides right in half, leaving 3/8" to set in the grove made by the straight cutting bit.

leon
06-25-2006, 05:03 PM
will the straightcutting bit be 3/8" wide?

how do you attach the sides to the frame? glue + normal screws or will the screws split the edges?

bjfish11
06-25-2006, 06:17 PM
will the straightcutting bit be 3/8" wide?

how do you attach the sides to the frame? glue + normal screws or will the screws split the edges?
Yes, i use a 3/8" bit, so the groove is 3/8" wide.
As far as assembling, I just use wood glue and 1 5/8" drywall screws. Make sure to predrill your holes and you will not have any splitting.

leon
06-26-2006, 01:55 AM
how hard would it be if i used contact cement instead?

Kusan_31
06-27-2006, 10:17 PM
how hard would it be if i used contact cement instead?


hard? nope, its very easy. its what i use all the time and this is the only way i carpet my boxes.

baseballer1100
11-03-2006, 01:27 AM
Trying to figure this out plus it needs to stay at the top.

bjfish11
11-03-2006, 02:41 PM
Well, what do you need help figuring out?

danteBirosel
11-03-2006, 02:44 PM
too lazy to read the thread again... bjfish, can you list the tools we will need to do this?


i wanna look in my cabinet if i have all the tools.

bjfish11
11-03-2006, 02:45 PM
Basically, just your standard tools that you would use to make a box, plus some additional router bits.
Rabbeting bit, straight cutting bit, and some razor blades.

danteBirosel
11-03-2006, 02:46 PM
what size for the rabbeting and straight cut bit?

baseballer1100
11-03-2006, 03:35 PM
Well, what do you need help figuring out?
Basically like the assembly. how does it all fit togheter to get those little groves. I mustg have read this thread 800 times.

bjfish11
11-03-2006, 06:43 PM
what size for the rabbeting and straight cut bit?

I use a 3/8" straight bit, and a rabbit bit that cuts the rabbit 3/8" into the panel (half of 3/4"). Make sense?


Basically like the assembly. how does it all fit togheter to get those little groves. I mustg have read this thread 800 times.

You route the groove into the front, back, bottom and top and rabbit the edges of the sides. Then the side's rabbited edge will fit into the grooves.

baseballer1100
11-13-2006, 11:48 PM
I finally got iT!!!!! WOOT WOOT

bjfish11
11-14-2006, 07:39 AM
I finally got iT!!!!! WOOT WOOT
:thumbsup:

pitbull12888
01-08-2007, 11:56 AM
Is there any other way you can make the carpet seemless without having a router to where you can tuck the carpet in?

LeofromtheH
01-08-2007, 12:01 PM
you can do this

http://www.splbassx.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2657&hl=carpet

PV Audio
01-08-2007, 12:10 PM
Is there any other way you can make the carpet seemless without having a router to where you can tuck the carpet in?
I do it like BJ does, except I use my table saw to router 1/4" off each edge of the side panels (put the fence as close to the blade as possible, and about 3/16" deep), and that way you don't have to use your router at all.

bjfish11
01-08-2007, 12:58 PM
I do it like BJ does, except I use my table saw to router 1/4" off each edge of the side panels (put the fence as close to the blade as possible, and about 3/16" deep), and that way you don't have to use your router at all.

Yea, Ive seen people do it this way as well. Works great if you dont have a router.

pitbull12888
01-08-2007, 01:04 PM
i dont have a table saw either lol, all i pretty much have is a circular saw and a drill. besides the misc. tools u need. I think i might do that vinyl idea that leo posted on my next box (not to keep, just to play with) then ill sell it or somethin later. So ill wrap the vinyl over and staple it on the front and the side pieces, and do everything else as pictured in the link above.

96civ
01-08-2007, 11:47 PM
Since I don't have a router table, how do you make the cut with the straight bit straight, do you have some sort of bearing or jig to guide the router along?

bjfish11
01-09-2007, 07:18 AM
You can clamp just a srap piece of wood across the panel to give you a straight cut.

baseballer1100
01-14-2007, 05:40 PM
This needs to be bumped.

bjfish11
01-14-2007, 05:45 PM
;)

baseballer1100
01-14-2007, 05:56 PM
I love this thread.

bjfish11
01-14-2007, 06:03 PM
wrong thread...oppps

MAD MAX101
01-17-2007, 06:53 PM
what would be the best way to carpet my box if i cant router the edges... thanks

bjfish11
01-17-2007, 07:24 PM
Are your sides inset or are they flush?

MAD MAX101
01-17-2007, 09:17 PM
Are your sides inset or are they flush?

well i am not too sure what u mean by insert or flush - but they way the box was built i would not be able to router them....

bjfish11
01-17-2007, 09:19 PM
What I man is, do the sides sit a little bit insed the edges of the front, back, top, and bottom (inset)? Or does the sides actually sit flush all the way around?

MAD MAX101
01-17-2007, 09:52 PM
What I man is, do the sides sit a little bit insed the edges of the front, back, top, and bottom (inset)? Or does the sides actually sit flush all the way around?

the sides sit flush together

bjfish11
01-17-2007, 10:27 PM
Well, Ive never really carpeted a box with flush sides. But one way you could do it, is to do the front, top, back and bottom with one piece. The cut two seperate pieces to do the sides. Dont know if thats the best way to do it or not, just an idea.

MAD MAX101
01-17-2007, 10:30 PM
Well, Ive never really carpeted a box with flush sides. But one way you could do it, is to do the front, top, back and bottom with one piece. The cut two seperate pieces to do the sides. Dont know if thats the best way to do it or not, just an idea.

i will keep that in mind..... thanks alot....

bjfish11
01-17-2007, 10:31 PM
No problem. :)

baseballer1100
01-27-2007, 01:22 AM
When you do the straight bit how far in does the straight bit cut go? if that makes sense?

bjfish11
01-27-2007, 08:49 AM
Yea makes sense. You will have to play with it to get the depth you need. You just have to adjust it and test fit your rabbited edge piece in there until you have a 1/16" gap or so.
So what I would do, is setup your rabbet bit first, and make sure it fits snugly into the groove, then adjust your depth of your straight cut bit from there.
Did I explain this ok?

baseballer1100
01-27-2007, 08:53 AM
Yes and no. Im talking about this..http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r178/baseballer2030/tutorial0121as.jpg

bjfish11
01-27-2007, 09:10 AM
Gotcha. That just depends on how far you want your sides inset. Mine Inset a 1/4" so that cut is made an inch from the edge. Its just personal preference.

baseballer1100
01-27-2007, 09:16 AM
Sweet im trying this out today.

bjfish11
01-27-2007, 09:18 AM
Good luck man. Hope it works out for you. Let me know if you cant figure anything else out.

baseballer1100
01-27-2007, 09:19 AM
For sure. Im going to need the luck lol.

bjfish11
01-27-2007, 09:29 AM
Na, you have the equipment. It wont be too bad. How many routers do you have?