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Supergumby5000
01-07-2007, 04:07 PM
Im guessing a table saw is the best way to go? Dont have a table saw here and i wanna start installing my system this next weekend (4 day weekend no school friday or monday). Only table saw i have access to is at school heh.

dewitt88
01-07-2007, 04:07 PM
Yes a table saw!

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:08 PM
use a circular saw with a piece of wood to guide it.

azbass
01-07-2007, 04:09 PM
pocket knife.

Supergumby5000
01-07-2007, 04:09 PM
yeah got a circular saw, i wouldnt mind using the table saw at school but my tech teacher is **** as ****. I would have to take a day course (listening to him lecture about how not to put my fingers on the blade when its on, or my face, or eye, ect ect) then take a test on how to use it, which he would prolly make it take the whole week.

saywhat?
01-07-2007, 04:10 PM
hacksaw with a foam guide.

azbass
01-07-2007, 04:10 PM
or a laser beam.

Supergumby5000
01-07-2007, 04:10 PM
pocket knife.

:uhoh:

Supergumby5000
01-07-2007, 04:11 PM
or a laser beam.

:up2somet:

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:11 PM
high pressure stream of water.

Supergumby5000
01-07-2007, 04:12 PM
while im at it how about i just give it a whirl with a spoon and a rock?

j3bus2k3
01-07-2007, 04:14 PM
Last quick one I made was with a radial arm saw...

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:16 PM
while im at it how about i just give it a whirl with a spoon and a rock?

you're just a plain MacGyver

azbass
01-07-2007, 04:18 PM
just karate chop it.

dewitt88
01-07-2007, 04:19 PM
Jman is not telling you too "Watch Them Toes" lol...


Hows the foot bro?

saywhat?
01-07-2007, 04:20 PM
i put it on the floor, one edge on a cinder block, and jump on it. break RIGHT where i need it EVERY time.

PowerNaudio
01-07-2007, 04:20 PM
use a circular saw with a piece of wood to guide it.

that is my second choice to the table saw, which i have to use more often then i prefer.

Supergumby5000
01-07-2007, 04:22 PM
i put it on the floor, one edge on a cinder block, and jump on it. break RIGHT where i need it EVERY time.

:eek: .......teach me........

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:23 PM
Jman is not telling you too "Watch Them Toes" lol...


Hows the foot bro?

incredible.

Eugenics
01-07-2007, 04:24 PM
a file or a screwdriver.

dewitt88
01-07-2007, 04:25 PM
incredible.

Lol..Getting any better?

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:31 PM
Lol..Getting any better?

i can post some more pics tonight. :D it's closing up alright

dewitt88
01-07-2007, 04:32 PM
Glad to hear it man!

Eugenics
01-07-2007, 04:32 PM
what happened to your toe?

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:33 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0931.jpg

box landed on it.

Eugenics
01-07-2007, 04:35 PM
****, the corner?

Rattlebrain
01-07-2007, 04:36 PM
Jedi light saber

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:36 PM
it fell off the table i was building it on, edge landed right on my toe. thoroughly pwnt it.

Eugenics
01-07-2007, 04:40 PM
how's the box doing?

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:43 PM
it held up a lot better than my toe. I have to put the top on it and cut the hole and its done.

Eugenics
01-07-2007, 04:44 PM
thats all that matters.

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:45 PM
box = monies for me. more important.

bdawson72
01-07-2007, 04:48 PM
laser vision

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:50 PM
i just look at the sheet of plywood, and it cuts itself out of fear.

dewitt88
01-07-2007, 04:51 PM
Jman...What do you charge to build a box? (2) 12" 2-3 Cube Tuned around 32?

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:53 PM
i can't do that right now... bummed foot, and I leave to go back to school on friday. if you want to come use the tools here before I leave you're welcome to, though.

LeofromtheH
01-07-2007, 04:54 PM
got dammn man that toe looks like it got it's *** handed to it. that box is one mean motherfuucker.

first time i did a box i used a jigsaw, and circular saw. turned out ok, just had to sand down afew spots to make it even.

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 04:55 PM
heres the box- 3.1@ 31 for an 18 eD

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0921.jpg

angrytrucker78
01-07-2007, 04:59 PM
i just look at the sheet of plywood, and it cuts itself out of fear.

Not everyone is Chuck Norris.

j3bus2k3
01-07-2007, 05:04 PM
heres the box- 3.1@ 31 for an 18 eD

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/IMG_0921.jpg

Is that an older Black and Decker circular saw? If so, I have the same **** one...

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 05:07 PM
Is that an older Black and Decker circular saw? If so, I have the same **** one...

yup, sure is.

brendan_121212
01-07-2007, 05:09 PM
Chainsaw, definately:crap:

j3bus2k3
01-07-2007, 05:10 PM
yup, sure is.

Is it older than you, too?

angrytrucker78
01-07-2007, 05:11 PM
I use an axe.

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 05:12 PM
Is it older than you, too?

probably... had it as long as i can remember. it chews through 3/4 mdf like its not even there.

j3bus2k3
01-07-2007, 05:13 PM
probably... had it as long as i can remember. it chews through 3/4 mdf like its not even there.

werd...

brendan_121212
01-07-2007, 05:14 PM
On days when i need precision, I use a hacksaw.

brendan_121212
01-07-2007, 05:15 PM
On time I used a drill to cut out one piece it took 2 hours.

brendan_121212
01-07-2007, 05:16 PM
Another time I used a nail gun and a chisel.

jmanpc
01-07-2007, 05:16 PM
On time I used a drill to cut out one piece it took 2 hours.

:crazy: :eek: :eyebrow:

helotaxi
01-07-2007, 05:34 PM
A herring...but only on the days that the pet beaver has off...

ultimate157
01-07-2007, 05:39 PM
I use obsidian and a rock to cut my pieces.

grillman6000
01-07-2007, 06:36 PM
ok...this is what you do....

Go outside and find a piece of flint
then, scrape it against the ground to give it that nice sharp edge
then, get two sticks...but use some common sense to get thick enough sticks, knowing that your going to be swinging this thing around....
then, go visit your nearest palm tree and steal one of his branches.
then pull off the string like things that are all over your stolen branch
then tie the piece of sharpened flint to one end of the sticks in an "X" like fashion...over then under over then under....
then take a whack at your piece of MDF, Cavemen Style!

or to make it easier....just use a table saw :) !

beckSHO
01-11-2007, 12:12 AM
You're all a bunch of pansies.

I headbutt mine.

Cutouts, baffles, panels, ports, and all.

mlstrass
01-11-2007, 05:30 PM
On a serious note, get a cheapo 4' level and drill a hole near each end, so you can screw it down to the wood for your cuts. That's about the BEST you'll do with a circular saw.

I finally got a table saw a few months back and the actual cuts aren't any better, just a LOT faster. And the nail gun I picked up last week, OMFG how did I live without one!!!! No more BS pre-drilling/screwing, now it's just test fit, slap on some glue, clamp in place and pop in a few nails....

PowerNaudio
01-11-2007, 05:37 PM
No more BS pre-drilling/screwing, now it's just test fit, slap on some glue, clamp in place and pop in a few nails....

not to get off topic here. but although i have a brad nailer and use it on every enclosure, i have to give props the the screws because by the tests i have done even after the wood glue has dried the wood screws actually still hold the wood together with more strength then just brad nails and glue alone.
but yeah brad nails are way easier then screws.

ffkk
01-12-2007, 06:14 AM
i just look at the sheet of plywood, and it cuts itself out of fear.


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

rpfuror
01-12-2007, 11:40 AM
not to get off topic here. but although i have a brad nailer and use it on every enclosure, i have to give props the the screws because by the tests i have done even after the wood glue has dried the wood screws actually still hold the wood together with more strength then just brad nails and glue alone.
but yeah brad nails are way easier then screws.

Assuming your using a "Wood Glue", you let the glue set correctly and the cutts are straight, there should be no need for either screws or braid nails other then to help hold the peices while the glue sets.

The only reason you get a "stronger" hold of the pieces between nail and screw is the surface area difference. More surface area = more hold, becuase there is more material in contact with the fasener.

In theory the chemical bond the glue makes is just as strong as the wood. If you want to know why the wood would "break" at pivot point or angle, pick up a book on physics.

o6blink
01-12-2007, 01:30 PM
There goes that "chemical bond" term.

rpfuror
01-12-2007, 02:42 PM
lol, how do you think they make MDF, cut into a tree and ship it to Home Depot...

"Just having Fun" ;)

baseballer1100
01-12-2007, 03:02 PM
not to get off topic here. but although i have a brad nailer and use it on every enclosure, i have to give props the the screws because by the tests i have done even after the wood glue has dried the wood screws actually still hold the wood together with more strength then just brad nails and glue alone.
but yeah brad nails are way easier then screws.

Have you tried a narrow crown stapler? Just wondering because thats what i use. and well yeah just seeing if it was any better then a brad nailer. lol