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Flipx99
06-17-2006, 08:18 PM
I just tried this and very happy with the results. If you are like me and have a trunk car and **** at using the tape measurer, but have an idea of what size will fit. Build a model out of carboard first. I am experiementing around with box sizes, depths, heights and didn't really know what the biggest I could fit. By modeling, I gained about 1" of height and 3" of depth. I dunno how many pros do this, but I think it is a good idea. Any of those who build boxes on a regular basis try this?

Kusan_31
06-17-2006, 08:36 PM
yes..
i personally use 1/4" ply and hammer it together, so its almost as strudy as the final enclosure, that way i know i can put it in and take it out without hassle

j3bus2k3
06-17-2006, 08:52 PM
yes..
i personally use 1/4" ply and hammer it together, so its almost as strudy as the final enclosure, that way i know i can put it in and take it out without hassle

x2 cardboard was too flimsy so I used 1x2's and it worked out nicely...

Flipx99
06-17-2006, 08:57 PM
x2 cardboard was too flimsy so I used 1x2's and it worked out nicely...


What do you mean 1x2s? To support the 1/4" plywood? (ie the corners?)

j3bus2k3
06-17-2006, 09:00 PM
no, 1x2's for the whole thing, basically a frame...I have like 20 boards out back so I put them to use...

Flipx99
06-17-2006, 09:35 PM
no, 1x2's for the whole thing, basically a frame...I have like 20 boards out back so I put them to use...


Interesting....would be alot easier...like a skeleton

iamamp3pimp
06-17-2006, 09:49 PM
cardboard ftw.

its how i do all my unglassed shaping.