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husker77
08-04-2012, 08:07 PM
When putting 45's in the corners how do you guys secure them? I tried using a nail gun and they didn't work. Screws don't really seem like a good idea either, is the glue enough?

thevic24
08-04-2012, 08:09 PM
Good wood glue and clamps......pressure is everything....

xShoWTeKx
08-04-2012, 08:09 PM
glue & clamp till dry that's all i do, i have screwed them in b4 but i didn't like the that came out.

kushy_dreams
08-04-2012, 08:09 PM
glue and screws at an angle

mlstrass
08-05-2012, 02:21 AM
nail gun and glue, never had a problem. Why didn't the nail gun work for you?

husker77
08-05-2012, 10:31 AM
nail gun and glue, never had a problem. Why didn't the nail gun work for you?

If I tried to shoot it at an angle into the wood the nail deflected off, if I tried to go straight it just went all the way through the 45 due to it being thinner in that area. It is a pretty cheap nail gun, bostich from menards.

pro-rabbit
08-05-2012, 10:53 AM
I use a staple gun and glue. The screw method is horrible if you ask me. Clamping and waiting for the glue to cure is an method that works as well...just takes way longer lol.

ssteele18
08-05-2012, 11:45 AM
Turn the pressure down on the nail gun. Try shooting closer to the center of the 45 at just enough angle to go into the side walls, but not so much that it deflects and you lose an eye ;)

wenn_du_weinst
08-05-2012, 12:05 PM
secure them from the inside not the out side.

Skoty422
08-05-2012, 12:11 PM
How would you secure them from inside without losing airspace?

wenn_du_weinst
08-05-2012, 12:13 PM
what? how would you lose airspace?
you screw them from the face of the 45 into the sidewalls.

pro-rabbit
08-05-2012, 01:05 PM
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/prorabbit/DC_Creations/IMAG0046.jpg


If you look close in that pic you will see where the staples are. 3 per side...I used a clamp to put them in place then staple them in.

mlstrass
08-06-2012, 02:38 AM
are you using a brad nailer or a roofing nail gun???? Brad nailer with 1 1/4" nails is what I use...

goingdef
08-06-2012, 02:42 AM
just glue and clamp if you don't have a clamp use a couple screws where you need to and pull them when your done and fill the holes with wood dust and glue mixed into a paste.

husker77
08-06-2012, 05:46 AM
Turn the pressure down on the nail gun. Try shooting closer to the center of the 45 at just enough angle to go into the side walls, but not so much that it deflects and you lose an eye ;)

My Dad is missing an eye from getting hit with a chisel when working on a car.

Thanks for all the replies and help guys. The next box I build should be a lot better, things have kinda changed in the 10 years since I built my last one.

I ended up just gluing and clamping. http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/548161-single-12-ext-cab-s-10-a-4.html I do have nails running from the top and bottom though so that should help. I had some 1" staples that probably would have worked but didn't know I had them.


are you using a brad nailer or a roofing nail gun???? Brad nailer with 1 1/4" nails is what I use...

Brad nailer.


If you look close in that pic you will see where the staples are. 3 per side...I used a clamp to put them in place then staple them in.

I don't know why it never occurred to me to go from the inside out. doh

pro-rabbit
08-06-2012, 11:06 AM
are you using a brad nailer or a roofing nail gun???? Brad nailer with 1 1/4" nails is what I use...

I use staples son :cool:

av83
08-06-2012, 11:13 AM
I just glued and clamped and it worked fine. I don't think that **** will ever come undone, lol.....

mlstrass
08-07-2012, 02:41 AM
I use staples son :cool:

that question was for the OP. Obviously staples & brads will work and neither of them will spit the wood, so I seriously wonder if he's using like 8d's and a roof nailer :crazy: