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Tek18
11-23-2011, 11:29 PM
Hey guys,

making my first enclosure tomorrow, never built one before, no knowledge.

i need ALL tips, as i do not want to mess up

YES i have a cutout, and layout, and the build pics, very detailed thanks to " Mobile Enclosures ", which i will be writing a great review on him after the build :)

so all tips plz! i have 115LBS of the MDF board, 8x4 ft, i think im good.

All tips will be appreciated. thanks!

Boomsday
11-23-2011, 11:31 PM
clamps, glue, screws, drill, thats all

Tek18
11-23-2011, 11:33 PM
i will be assembling it first, as in getting all screws in and built no glue, then taking it apart and re-gluing, should i glue with screws in ? etc.

Boomsday
11-23-2011, 11:53 PM
do u have clamps??

Tek18
11-23-2011, 11:59 PM
Yes

Audio4ever
11-24-2011, 12:04 AM
predrill holes b4 using screws

cbuts
11-24-2011, 12:05 AM
i will be assembling it first, as in getting all screws in and built no glue, then taking it apart and re-gluing, should i glue with screws in ? etc.

i got my dad to build me one last week, get a countersink bit aswell.
he pre drilled holes, then screwed it together, took it apart, glued it together (cept the top) cocked it all, then glued the top on, screwed it together.

Boomsday
11-24-2011, 12:07 AM
Honestly no need for screws, if you have ample amounts of clamps, the glue bond will be stronger then the wood itself

Boomsday
11-24-2011, 12:07 AM
Honestly no need for screws, if you have ample amounts of clamps, the glue bond will be stronger then the wood itself

DukeNut
11-24-2011, 12:12 AM
measure twice, cut once is the golden rule for wood working.

cbuts
11-24-2011, 12:15 AM
measure twice, cut once is the golden rule for wood working.
the place where i bout my wood ( home depot ) cut it for phree

CAT MAN
11-24-2011, 12:48 AM
the place where i bout my wood ( home depot ) cut it for phree

i wouldnt trust them all that much for precision . just make sure you check yourself. they usually dont mind unless they're c@cky ones

dB-SPL
11-24-2011, 01:05 AM
Oh jesus.. You didn't let them cut it all with that **** panel saw, did you?

cbuts
11-24-2011, 01:09 AM
turned out good
http://www.caraudio.com/forums/general-discussion/528812-new-setup.html#post7820392

kushy_dreams
11-24-2011, 01:33 AM
Go in 1 1/2 to 2inches from the corners and predrill the holes or you will risk splitting the wood. Use 1 5/8 coarse thread drywall screws. I like to measure at least 3times before cutting and use screws wherever you can, in combination with the glue. For glue, most use Titebond I/II, I personally use Loctite Heavy Duty construction adhesive, but its cure time is a rather long 7 days.