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rbai76
07-17-2011, 08:07 PM
So I already have my plans it is for my 15" sub, there are 45 degree angles on all corners. What are some quick tips that anyone can tell me for when I am building my box? I am working with 3/4 mdf.

Thanks

RAM_Designs
07-17-2011, 10:04 PM
If using screws, pre-drill the holes so that you don't split the MDF.

Buck
07-17-2011, 10:06 PM
Don't be skimpy on the wood glue, that's what holds the box together. People seem to forget that.

pro-rabbit
07-17-2011, 10:07 PM
when painting the port, do not get paint where glue will be. The glue does not grip to good to paint.

round the port edges if you can...if you don't have a router to do that, you can use sand paper.

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Don't be skimpy on the wood glue, that's what holds the box together. People seem to forget that.

Very true, but use screws as they do provide more strength then nails/staples :D(yes yes it is true there are tests that have been done to verify haha)

brandinooooo
07-17-2011, 10:13 PM
Remember to cut the wood straight. Even with wood glue and screws, gaps will mess everything up

MONSONwarrior
07-17-2011, 10:14 PM
Very true, but use screws as they do provide more strength then nails/staples :D(yes yes it is true there are tests that have been done to verify haha)

I remember that, AMI tested that.

GeekSquad
07-20-2011, 06:51 PM
Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.

Germ305
07-20-2011, 06:53 PM
Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.

Wut :fyi:

bhsdriller
07-20-2011, 07:30 PM
Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.

I laughed

xxxbasshead
07-20-2011, 07:34 PM
measure 3 times cut once ........

Imtjnotu
07-20-2011, 07:35 PM
usually when i glue peices together i tack them with 1" nights right away to hold in place....because i dont use clamps

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Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.
http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Lol-wut-pear.jpg

05trailblazer
07-23-2011, 04:38 PM
i agree with you

Wut :fyi:

05trailblazer
07-23-2011, 04:40 PM
make sure you know what your doing and it comes in handy when somebody is helping you just say<---:eyebrow:

T.I.K.
07-23-2011, 04:42 PM
Ease it in, removing the hymen can range anywhere from painless to excruciating, so go in slowly, if she's showing signs of pain, stay inside of her until she says she's ready, once she is be rhythmic and gentle.

also, you don't have to use screws, if you have a brad nailer or a staple gun, those will work and will take less time, as there is no need to predrill, and in the end the wood glue does almost all of the work holding the box together. In most of my experiences non-car audio related, the wood will break often times before the glue.

09civic
07-23-2011, 04:45 PM
Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.

stick to geek squad, kid

sobe3yourself.
07-23-2011, 04:46 PM
measure everything twice. then measure again

Trancer
07-23-2011, 04:50 PM
make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.

wtf?

09civic
07-23-2011, 04:51 PM
wtf?

its ok, he's used to constructing prefab boxes.

05trailblazer
07-23-2011, 05:11 PM
lol epic failure:(

Kangaroux
07-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

This man...is a GENIUS

T.I.K.
07-23-2011, 05:15 PM
What got me was how a square is more circle-ish than a rectangle, as if a square has less 90 degree angles than a rectangle.

Trancer
07-23-2011, 05:40 PM
That post is worth Sig'n right there

mast240
07-23-2011, 06:37 PM
That post is worth Sig'n right there
****... stole my idea!!!


geeksquad... you're a tool!

OP... as stated before, screws are much better than nails, depending on the application. if your running a somewhat lower powered sub, nail will suffice... but if you get into any higher powered subs (1000 watts and up), i would go with screws. also, when tuning your box, dont forget to take into account your sub, wood, and bracing displacement.

sobe3yourself.
07-23-2011, 06:41 PM
****... stole my idea!!!


geeksquad... your a tool!

OP... as stated before, screws are much better than nails, depending on the application. if your running a somewhat lower powered sub, nail will suffice... but if you get into any higher powered subs (1000 watts and up), i would go with screws. also, when tuning your box, dont forget to take into account your sub, wood, and bracing displacement.

*you're

mast240
07-23-2011, 06:45 PM
*you're

fixt lol

Trancer
07-24-2011, 01:42 AM
****... stole my idea!!!
Its cool, you can still do it. I haven't Trademarked it yet :)