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old49er
08-08-2007, 08:10 PM
I'm using bassbox for my design for my kicker cvr 12 and these are parts I need

Box Parts (Optimum Square Prism)
1 Top, 1 Bottom: 9.621 (c) x 14.64 (b) in
0.75 (thick) in
1 Front, 1 Back: 21.26 (a) x 13.14 (d) in
0.75 (thick) in
2 Sides: 21.26 (a) x 9.621 (c) x 0.75 (thick) in

Total 1.313 cu ft


My ? is what should i cut first short or long side:confused:
cut 14 by 14 then cut 9 by 9

I'm using 24 x 48 .75 MDF sheets

dvrmstrng
08-08-2007, 08:10 PM
use a saw

Calikid
08-08-2007, 08:12 PM
knife

bball09124
08-08-2007, 08:13 PM
sharp fingernails. butter knife. lazer vision. any of those should work well.

zthumper
08-08-2007, 08:16 PM
Are you serious?

Flipx99
08-08-2007, 08:17 PM
Draw the shapes on the box 1st to see.

i leave 1" between cuts for safety reasons

bose301s
08-08-2007, 08:18 PM
use a saw

bastard stealing my ******** remark ;)

Safe-N-Sound215
08-08-2007, 08:20 PM
//

PatFitz9
08-08-2007, 08:23 PM
i prefer a well placed karate chop

old49er
08-08-2007, 08:28 PM
ok assholes i have a table saw im a newbee so should i cut 14 and then 10:confused:
man theirs some **** on this site:verymad:

photocrazy8
08-08-2007, 08:29 PM
start off with a 9.621 rip cause thats a common height....

zthumper
08-08-2007, 08:31 PM
man theirs some **** on this site:verymad:

lol

PatFitz9
08-08-2007, 08:37 PM
i think you should cut 34 and then 7

BigOso
08-08-2007, 08:44 PM
Mark out your pieces on the wood first to make sure you can get it all out of one piece. Then after you have determined they all will fit just pick any piece and start cutting.

dbaudio
08-08-2007, 09:05 PM
If you have a table saw, then it should be no problem for you. I've seen guys use battery powered rotary saws to make boxes. I've used an electric rotary saw to make two boxes myself.

Like people have said, use a straghtedge or a clamping tool guide to trace out all your pieces. Cut the big ones first and then see what you can salvage out of the remaining pieces.

photocrazy8
08-08-2007, 09:11 PM
If you have a table saw, then it should be no problem for you. I've seen guys use battery powered rotary saws to make boxes. I've used an electric rotary saw to make two boxes myself.

Like people have said, use a straghtedge or a clamping tool guide to trace out all your pieces. Cut the big ones first and then see what you can salvage out of the remaining pieces.

I made almost all of my boxes with a battery skill saw lol but now i have access to a $5k table saw. Any table saw will work provided you set it up correct...

wesl56
08-09-2007, 10:30 AM
i remember a while back making a quick box with a jigsaw when my circular was broken... really didnt take as long as you'd think lol