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scoob8000
12-05-2008, 06:25 PM
So I'm going to try my first slant face box with my new table saw.

9" tall
16" wide
20" deep-bottom
17" deep-top

The face of the box is going to sit at about a 20* angle.

On the front board, can I just cut each end at an opposite 20* angle?

OR

Cut one end at 70* and the mating board at 20*, bringing the angles together at a 90*?

The first option gives me a lot less to screw up. Box isn't going to be anything fancy, more so just a practice box for the heck of it. :)

Pioneer~Saturn
12-05-2008, 06:27 PM
I would try cutting each end at opposite 20 degree angles (first option)...just so you'd pretty much keep it all the same cut-wise, which should translate into the pieces fitting better than changing up the angle for different cuts :)

bryce-man
12-05-2008, 06:29 PM
do some test pieces first
so you dont maek the whole box and mess up on the front and not have enough mdf to redo the front :/

scoob8000
12-05-2008, 06:32 PM
I would try cutting each end at opposite 20 degree angles (first option)...just so you'd pretty much keep it all the same cut-wise, which should translate into the pieces fitting better than changing up the angle for different cuts :)

That's why my gut tells me. Just wasn't sure if one way was stronger than the other.

I have room for bracing anyway, so probably not an issue. :)

azimuth
12-05-2008, 10:03 PM
switch the fence to the other side of the table, and keep the blade fixed as much as possible. it'll change from a 20 degree angle to a 70 degree angle without moving the cutting blade.

KHARPS
12-05-2008, 10:05 PM
It isn't too hard. Cut the first side at the desired angle, then rotate your board 180 degrees clockwise and run it through again.

KHARPS
12-05-2008, 10:07 PM
On this one, the top and bottom of the baffle have the angled cuts.

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1715.jpg

scoob8000
12-05-2008, 11:18 PM
Good thinking! Thanks guys!

scoob8000
12-06-2008, 06:50 PM
On this one, the top and bottom of the baffle have the angled cuts.


Whats the brown stuff at the seams? Some kind of sealant or just brown wood glue?

Well all I have to do is cut the sides and mount the feet (another downfire box).

I'll be sure to post up some pics..

KHARPS
12-06-2008, 06:52 PM
Whats the brown stuff at the seams? Some kind of sealant or just brown wood glue?

Well all I have to do is cut the sides and mount the feet (another downfire box).

I'll be sure to post up some pics..

It's just glue or caulk. I wanted to make sure it was completely sealed so I went a little overboard :eek:

azimuth
12-06-2008, 06:53 PM
It's just glue or caulk. I wanted to make sure it was completely sealed so I went a little overboard :eek:

a wet rag would cure that problem. i go overboard on everything, so lots of rags are neccesary.

KHARPS
12-06-2008, 06:55 PM
a wet rag would cure that problem. i go overboard on everything, so lots of rags are neccesary.

Yeah I wasn't really going for looks...it was going behind the passenger seat in my truck. I don't even own a sander so I knew it wasn't going to turn out too pretty.

scoob8000
12-06-2008, 11:49 PM
I hear ya! I usually use an entire tube of liquid nails inside just about every box I build.. :)

Who cares when nobody will see it, especially if it's getting covered in carpet anyway..

quest51210
12-06-2008, 11:54 PM
if its for practice, why not use small scraps about 6" wide and 12-18" long. it allows you to hone your skills on a few practice pieces and easier to mock up a box and evaluate your skills before you move on to larger projects.

quest51210
12-08-2008, 01:05 AM
so, what did you wind up doing?

quest51210
12-08-2008, 01:05 AM
so, what did you wind up doing?

nathanh
12-08-2008, 04:00 AM
i dont understand what is up with the 70 degree angle... you've got 2 20 degree angles to make the plain parrellel. eh, but cool box. what type of table saw did you get?

scoob8000
12-08-2008, 07:58 AM
I've been sick as a dog and since I have to work on it in an unheated garage it's on hold.

quest51210, It's going in my beater truck. I was just itching to try my new saw. :)

nathanh, bassbox tried to tell me to cut 3 pieces with the angle (top, front, and bottom). I only cut the front at a 20 degree angle. (FWIW, it's going to be up against my seatback, hence the slant.) :)

This is the one I got:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00921805000P

bjfish11
12-08-2008, 12:57 PM
I doubt your saw will cut a 70* angle, most only go to 45*. You do not have to adjust the angle of the blade, or move the fence to the other side. They will fit together nicely by cutting them both at the same angle.

scoob8000
12-17-2008, 09:32 PM
Sorry to take so long. I was sick for awhile, plus it's been frigid cold out.

Go easy on me, this is only my second home made box. :)

Don't laugh at the sub/amp either, it's my winter beater truck! :D

The whole goal was practicing box building, plus wanted to try out my new table saw. Add a little bump to the truck, without wasting a ton of cab space.

http://post.mach-five.com/posted/1/anglebox_1.JPG

http://post.mach-five.com/posted/1/anglebox_2.JPG

http://post.mach-five.com/posted/1/anglebox_3.JPG

http://post.mach-five.com/posted/1/anglebox_4.JPG

http://post.mach-five.com/posted/1/anglebox_5.JPG

http://post.mach-five.com/posted/1/anglebox_6.JPG

http://post.mach-five.com/posted/1/anglebox_7.JPG

DonH
12-17-2008, 09:33 PM
ahh yess! a ranger! haha nice u check out da box i made? no slant angle