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Kursed
08-26-2006, 05:45 PM
Hey i was just wondering if anyone else has a box made out of steel or any type of metal, i been working at a steel shop for the past year welding and we have a lot of extra steel and diamond plate left so im thinking baout building a box. any suggestions?

iamamp3pimp
08-26-2006, 06:07 PM
it will be heavy.

JimJ
08-26-2006, 06:09 PM
Don't do it...

helotaxi
08-26-2006, 06:55 PM
Think bell. That's what it will ring like. You would have to double wall it and fill the void between the walls with a deadener or expanding foam or some such. It will be heavier than just about anything but cement. Cement would make a better enclosure.

Kursed
08-26-2006, 07:06 PM
guess i wont then lol

Blazin_Jason
08-26-2006, 09:28 PM
You can always just cover a wooden box with some diamond plate though. Give the idea that it's metal, yet don't have all the problems to deal with.

helotaxi
08-26-2006, 11:21 PM
Al diamond plate does make for some nice trim though...

jeepintn
08-27-2006, 01:09 PM
take some of that metal and make "straps" to go around the box... kinda like what go around the top and bottom or a fishtank, and it would help with box flex ;)

Rattlebrain
08-27-2006, 01:12 PM
Ive seen a box somewhere that was covered with diamond plate. Looked ok but I dont remeber where I saw the pic. Might have been on here.