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patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:05 PM
ok guys going to lowes tommorrow for my supplies for my box build tommorrow!
gonna be made outta 3/4 mdf. but i wanna know what brand stuff you think is best like glue, caulk, screws!!! what brand and size would you recommend for great bite but do not want to split 3/4 mdf!!
add any other things that i may have forgot money's not really a issue unless it is just ridiculous!!



thanks!

brtnboarder3241
02-09-2008, 09:05 PM
i fail

Random1010
02-09-2008, 09:06 PM
titebond II or III

jmanpc
02-09-2008, 09:06 PM
Titebond wood glue, 1 5/8" drywall screws

jmanpc
02-09-2008, 09:07 PM
liquid nails

fail

real wood glue is pretty much the only way to go in my mind.

oh, and stay at least 2" from the edges of the box when putting in screws, and always pre drill to avoid splits :)

Canaan
02-09-2008, 09:07 PM
liquid nails

:wow::confused:






Try TiteBond II or III. Both are great.

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:09 PM
what's the diff between titebond II AND III??? which is better
also is there a certain brand screw you would use??
and should i pre drill the holes?!?!?!? and how would i go about that??
i have built boxes before i just want to do this one right!

jmanpc
02-09-2008, 09:11 PM
5/32" bit to predrill.

titebond II is fine.

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:13 PM
so i just use a 5/32 Drill bit drill it out then take a 1 5/8 screw and screw it in1?

Propimp
02-09-2008, 09:18 PM
you dont need to predrill it is a waste of time... if you use these screws. I found thease at home depot a while back. and have never looked back.

Sprax screws made for MDF. you WILL NOT split the wood. I have never split any yet, nor had to predrill. Saves me LOTS of time


http://www.ultimategarage.com/frontpage-images/spaxsidingscrew.jpg

Sprax MDF/Edge Arrow Point Partial Thread Screw - specifically engineered for MDF. No pre-drilling necessary. Slender head with the ribbed underside easily countersinks into the material. Silver zinc finish. These fasteners are currently being changed by Spax from pozidrive to torx drive. The appropriate drive bit (mfg by Festool / Wiha) is included by Ultimate Garage with the sale of each box of screws.

James Bang
02-09-2008, 09:18 PM
fail

real wood glue is pretty much the only way to go in my mind.

oh, and stay at least 2" from the edges of the box when putting in screws, and always pre drill to avoid splits :)
I use 1 1/2" and never had a split. I guess 2" is more certain to not split

5/32" bit to predrill.

titebond II is fine.

x2

a countersink bit is nice to have as well.

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:21 PM
i have had it spilt in the middle so i guess i was using too big of screws and can i get sprax screws at lowes

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:21 PM
any certain size??? counter sink and time is nothing sub won't be here till thursday starting tommorrow so i am taking time and doing everything right!!

Propimp
02-09-2008, 09:22 PM
umm IDK, I only found them at Home Depot. I tried to google them real quick but didnt find anything. They come in a green box, and the ones that I have have a hex head on them, But they supply the bit for it.

And for size I use 1 1/2" and have had no problems... and as far as glue I use titebond II as well.

Rattlebrain
02-09-2008, 09:24 PM
Beer

Propimp
02-09-2008, 09:24 PM
lots of beer

James Bang
02-09-2008, 09:24 PM
spax

Propimp
02-09-2008, 09:26 PM
:D opps thanks, box is in garage maybe thats why i counldnt find it in google

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:34 PM
may need to get some beer lol or some liquor ha!

mikey7182
02-09-2008, 09:38 PM
If you don't go with those screws, get a countersink bit set while you're at Home Depot. Costs about $10 and is a combo bit that drills a small hole as well as the countersink hole at the same time.

JBLCAMRY
02-09-2008, 09:39 PM
Click here>>>>>>>>>> BIT (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00964311000P?vName=Tools&cName=PowerToolAccessories&sName=Drill%20Bits&psid=YAHOOSSP01&sid=ISx20070515x00001c)

Those type of 2-in-1 bits have been very handy for me.( they sell the Hitachi version at Lowes)

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:39 PM
ok i am having lowes cut the peices for me ! too good bad idea??

JBLCAMRY
02-09-2008, 09:41 PM
ok i am having lowes cut the peices for me ! too good bad idea??

I only use them to cut the large rips, they have always been 1/8"-1/4" off from my specificatons.:mad:

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:45 PM
well
i **** at cutting do not have a table saw have a circular saw

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:46 PM
they would prolly be closer than i would to be honest lol do i need caulking if i use titebond II for the inside corners

iamamp3pimp
02-09-2008, 09:47 PM
90 dedgree clamps help w assembly if you dont have a friends help

MikeyB
02-09-2008, 09:52 PM
You can make perfect cuts with a circular saw and straight edge :fyi:

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:55 PM
well how much you think 90 degree clamp cost and for some reason i can't make straight ones ha!

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 09:56 PM
:fyi:

Random1010
02-09-2008, 10:00 PM
i had a guy at lowes cut the wood for me once. i told him the first cut was 1/4in off. he said..and i quote,"Differences that small won't matter in whatever YOU'RE building. Trust me kid ive been doing this for 30 years." thats the point where i told him where he could shove his ****** cut wood and left.

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 10:03 PM
oh
last time they let me set the measurements and stuff then they just cut it!

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 10:06 PM
bump??

DBDesignsElite
02-09-2008, 10:10 PM
Sprax Screws, Tight Bond III or II, GeII Clear,

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 10:26 PM
really! lol sigh the box is for a 15" fi ssd it's gonna be around 3.79 cubes sound about right what cha think i should tune it too??? i want low and midbass notes so i was thinking 32-35 hzs

Propimp
02-09-2008, 10:28 PM
Sprax Screws, Tight Bond III or II, GeII Clear,

Spax ;)... i called them sprax for the first 3/4 postes also. that name just sticks in my head

patrick1202
02-09-2008, 10:29 PM
does anyone know if lowes carry's spax screws?? if not i guess i will make a run to home depot too!!

Propimp
02-09-2008, 10:33 PM
look at there website? might tell ya.
or hell call them ( dont know what time it is there)

mlstrass
02-09-2008, 11:49 PM
For the guys that have used the spax screws, what about countersinking the head. Do they go in flush without countersinking?

I just plain white latex caulk. You can use a 4' straight edge/level as a saw guide for a circular saw. I would NOT trust the cuts from HD/Lowes. Either buy a saw or borrow one.

Propimp
02-09-2008, 11:51 PM
Yews they do. I actully ( for shitts and giggles) Drilled a screw THROUGH the MDF. so yea it will go flush.

Propimp
02-09-2008, 11:51 PM
also i THINK.. dont know for sure... That Home Depot rents table saws. becasue as said before they **** at cutting if you need it precise.

BrianChia
02-10-2008, 12:05 AM
I get HD or Lowe's to cut so it will fit in the car. I always leave about 1-2" or so margins to trim down later. You can save those pieces later for bracing/reinforcement.

Propimp
02-10-2008, 12:08 AM
^^ great idea

kingNdaCastle08
02-11-2008, 09:20 PM
lots of beer

x3297589725:D

SeanDub
02-11-2008, 09:21 PM
ok guys going to lowes tommorrow for my supplies for my box build tommorrow!
gonna be made outta 3/4 mdf. but i wanna know what brand stuff you think is best like glue, caulk, screws!!! what brand and size would you recommend for great bite but do not want to split 3/4 mdf!!
add any other things that i may have forgot money's not really a issue unless it is just ridiculous!!



thanks!

!!!!!!!

MyFartsStink
02-11-2008, 10:00 PM
I called lowes, and they said they can only cut a couple cuts for me just to fit in a car, but not make multiple cuts told them im going to home depot then. Went there the guy actually made some accurate cuts except for 1 was a half inch short. Went back in the morning and had him cut me another piece from another board. I told him that was the port piece and every 1/8 inch counts. I told him I didnt do all the math for someone like him to screw it up.