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Hustler904
11-04-2006, 01:40 AM
which do you guys prefer?last box I built I predrilled holes and ran screws down in them,but it just seemed to take too long,so,I was thinking about getting a nail gun,just wanted to get you guys opinion on which would be better,and of course I still use wood glue and sealant

300m_on_xxx
11-04-2006, 01:41 AM
screws

davidfre21
11-04-2006, 01:42 AM
nail gun is a lot faster. But i use both depending on what i run into. Sometimes a nail wont close a gap, which is where screws come in

iceteebone
11-04-2006, 01:42 AM
i use a brad nailer. the screws basically hold the pieces in place for the glue to dry

Anotherguy
11-04-2006, 01:44 AM
nail gun is a lot faster. But i use both depending on what i run into. Sometimes a nail wont close a gap, which is where screws come in


If you make straight cuts, you wont need to close a gap;)

I use a brad nailer, quick and easy.

iceteebone
11-04-2006, 01:45 AM
If you make straight cuts, you wont need to close a gap;)

I use a brad nailer, quick and easy.

i was thinking the same thing :)

davidfre21
11-04-2006, 01:47 AM
If you make straight cuts, you wont need to close a gap;)

I use a brad nailer, quick and easy.

some wood have bows to em ;)

iceteebone
11-04-2006, 01:49 AM
my wood doesn't bow. i'm straight as an arrow

davidfre21
11-04-2006, 01:54 AM
lucky you :crap:

bigwheel15
11-04-2006, 04:16 AM
Screws.

iamamp3pimp
11-04-2006, 05:47 AM
Screws. Tried going clamps, but i dont have the patience for that.

baseballer1100
11-04-2006, 10:15 AM
I use a narrow crown stapler.

Safe-N-Sound215
11-04-2006, 10:19 AM
I've used both. A nail gun is quicker though.


my wood doesn't bow. i'm straight as an arrow

O'rly, that's not what I heard:p:
J/k

Louisiana_CRX
11-04-2006, 10:23 AM
Hammer and nails....

davidfre21
11-04-2006, 01:17 PM
Hammer and nails....

old skool :D

danteBirosel
11-04-2006, 01:38 PM
my jizz holds it up better than wood glue, screws and nails combined!

iamamp3pimp
11-04-2006, 01:54 PM
im waiting for someone to say they hammer screws in.

iceteebone
11-04-2006, 01:56 PM
not only is a nail gun faster, but you don't have to counter-sink and it's easier to fill them in and smooth them out

BayAreaBass
11-04-2006, 01:56 PM
never done a straight cut in my life, so screws. :(

Worlddre
11-04-2006, 01:56 PM
im waiting for someone to say they hammer screws in.

hush you dont be giving away my secrets

springy101
11-04-2006, 01:57 PM
my jizz holds it up better than wood glue, screws and nails combined!

i bet your old 18" xxx knows that quite well!

IamDeMan
11-04-2006, 02:03 PM
Clamps glue and brad nailer.

IamDeMan
11-04-2006, 02:05 PM
some wood have bows to em ;)In soviet, wood nails you.

danteBirosel
11-04-2006, 02:21 PM
i bet your old 18" xxx knows that quite well!


:crying: :crying: :crying: thanks for bringing back memories...

bjfish11
11-04-2006, 02:57 PM
This is how I look at it:
If your using clamps, nails are fine to hold the pieces together untill you get it clamped up.
If your NOT using clamps, you had better be using screws. Unless your using a framing nailer (very highly doubt anyone uses one for building boxes), nails will not be able to hold tight enough to make a good glue joint. So you should use screws to make sure of a good joint.

kicker06
11-04-2006, 03:09 PM
Brad Nailer, with air compressor. Obviously.

iceteebone
11-04-2006, 03:11 PM
i don't use clamps. i just have someone help me hold the pieces together. never had a problem

ultimate157
11-04-2006, 03:25 PM
screws + hammer.




















:D

Crown_amps
11-04-2006, 03:31 PM
In soviet, wood nails you.

lol in soviet russia.... car drives you

bjfish11
11-04-2006, 05:15 PM
i don't use clamps. i just have someone help me hold the pieces together. never had a problem

Well think of it like this. Which will make a better joint?
2 pieces of wood getting pushed into the same direction, or, 2 pieces of wood being pushed in different directions toward each other?

Not saying you doing it wrong. Just showing that maybe using screws would be better if your not using clamps.

baseballer1100
11-04-2006, 09:56 PM
Clamps FTW!!!

PepsiFiend69
11-04-2006, 11:37 PM
brad nailer... i can get a box together in 30 minutes.. then you just have to wait for the glue to dry :crap:

Louisiana_CRX
11-04-2006, 11:43 PM
im waiting for someone to say they hammer screws in.

It has been done before when th' heads are stripped out on th' screws....:D

iamamp3pimp
11-04-2006, 11:45 PM
screws again, i thought id say it again.

bjfish11
11-04-2006, 11:53 PM
screws again, i thought id say it again.

Yea, I still use screws as well.

iceteebone
11-05-2006, 12:38 AM
Well think of it like this. Which will make a better joint?
2 pieces of wood getting pushed into the same direction, or, 2 pieces of wood being pushed in different directions toward each other?

Not saying you doing it wrong. Just showing that maybe using screws would be better if your not using clamps.

well i know the box is plenty strong, as i jumped up and down ontop of it, back in my heavier days :)

iamamp3pimp
11-05-2006, 01:16 AM
Yea, I still use screws as well.

I know.

and i thought teebone was kidding.

iceteebone
11-05-2006, 01:11 PM
I know.

and i thought teebone was kidding.

about what? :confused:

406er
11-05-2006, 03:27 PM
brad nailer

iamamp3pimp
11-05-2006, 03:42 PM
you and your friend pushing it togethe

SQBubble
11-05-2006, 09:17 PM
a nail gun with 12v battery or electric would do the job right(not the ones with air compressor)?

iceteebone
11-06-2006, 07:36 PM
you and your friend pushing it togethe

negative. have yet to have a seem come apart on me :)

Big Dee
11-06-2006, 07:38 PM
If I had enough clamps I would never use screws or nails, just glue.

baseballer1100
11-06-2006, 07:41 PM
If I had enough clamps I would never use screws or nails, just glue.

Did this on the first box i made. Did really well actually.

ngsm13
11-06-2006, 07:51 PM
nail gun is a lot faster. But i use both depending on what i run into. Sometimes a nail wont close a gap, which is where screws come in

Yup.

If I get perfect cuts, brad nailer only. Plenty of wood glue!

:)

nG

baseballer1100
11-06-2006, 07:52 PM
Whats the best way to get perfect cuts?

iceteebone
11-06-2006, 07:53 PM
Whats the best way to get perfect cuts?

tablesaw and be good

ngsm13
11-06-2006, 07:53 PM
Professional table saw at my neighbor's 20,000 sq. ft. wood working shop.

nG

Big Dee
11-06-2006, 07:56 PM
Whats the best way to get perfect cuts?

You have to have great skills.

You know.. like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills, table saw skills... Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.

iamamp3pimp
11-06-2006, 07:57 PM
^ is a bastid

iamamp3pimp
11-06-2006, 07:57 PM
ng*

espguitarist91
11-07-2006, 12:12 AM
i use screws. they help to cover up my circular saw errors.
:)

baseballer1100
11-07-2006, 08:49 PM
I can get perfect cuts but the **** wood is too big. I need to find a friend e-friends cant help me.

bjfish11
11-07-2006, 10:51 PM
I can get perfect cuts but the **** wood is too big. I need to find a friend e-friends cant help me.

Build you an extended table ;)
Ill get some pics of all my setups one of these days. I do all my work by myself, and since I built the tables, its cake to cut full sheets down.

Rc 415
11-07-2006, 10:53 PM
i use screws

iamamp3pimp
11-07-2006, 10:54 PM
im still partial to a circ saw, although you can do more and little little cuts with a tabl saw and a good fence.

baseballer1100
11-07-2006, 10:56 PM
Build you an extended table ;)
Ill get some pics of all my setups one of these days. I do all my work by myself, and since I built the tables, its cake to cut full sheets down.

Thats the thing i do.
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/7950/cimg0689dk3.jpg
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5052/cimg0690oe3.jpg

Maybe wax the table? I dunno and it *****. ANy suggestions on a new table fence?

Dynamo8706
11-08-2006, 04:35 PM
Well think of it like this. Which will make a better joint?
2 pieces of wood getting pushed into the same direction, or, 2 pieces of wood being pushed in different directions toward each other?

Not saying you doing it wrong. Just showing that maybe using screws would be better if your not using clamps.

i'd say a zigzag vs. a piece of paper..... butttttt thats just me

Dynamo8706
11-08-2006, 04:39 PM
wow that is one hell of a workshop btw NICE

baseballer1100
11-08-2006, 06:03 PM
Yeah its alright.

iamamp3pimp
11-08-2006, 06:21 PM
lol @ alright.

bjfish11
11-08-2006, 07:41 PM
Thats the thing i do.
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/7950/cimg0689dk3.jpg
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5052/cimg0690oe3.jpg

Maybe wax the table? I dunno and it *****. ANy suggestions on a new table fence?

Yea use some good wax on the table, makes a HUGE difference. If you want to spend some money on a nice fence, go with the biesemeyer (sp?) fence system. Its expensive, but a great fence. If I ever need a new fence, thats what I will go with for sure. WELL worth the money.

GrnEydDvl
11-08-2006, 08:21 PM
Wood glue, clamps, and sometimes I sit on the box if I run out of clamps

Big Dee
11-08-2006, 08:29 PM
I think the question is, how do you NOT get perfect cuts with all that equipment?

If you measure where you want to cut, you can't cut along the line that you made?

iamamp3pimp
11-08-2006, 09:05 PM
Hacksaw and a pickaxe for the holes FTW

bigwheel15
11-08-2006, 09:25 PM
Hacksaw and a pickaxe for the holes FTW

=Flakko's box?

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/1941/box56iy.jpg

baseballer1100
11-08-2006, 11:50 PM
lol @ alright.

yeah lol. You should see it now. Ill take pics tommorow.


Yea use some good wax on the table, makes a HUGE difference. If you want to spend some money on a nice fence, go with the biesemeyer (sp?) fence system. Its expensive, but a great fence. If I ever need a new fence, thats what I will go with for sure. WELL worth the money.
Yeah thats what i was planning on getting but **** expensive and i dont know if i do enough to justify spending 399 on one. But i want to.


I think the question is, how do you NOT get perfect cuts with all that equipment?

If you measure where you want to cut, you can't cut along the line that you made?
I do its the 4x8 sheets that kills me after that im straiiggght.


Hacksaw and a pickaxe for the holes FTW

Most defintly.