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Strecker25
07-10-2004, 01:18 PM
you guys think covering the inside of the box with 1 or 2 coats of resin would help with bracing at all, obviously it would create an excllent seal but what about sealing the wood...ive heard that mdf has small pockets of air within itself.

Moe Lester
07-10-2004, 01:51 PM
Go for it, wont hurt anything..

Strecker25
07-10-2004, 02:15 PM
another quick question is all i can find locally is ****** wood, its not quite mdf as its slightly lighter i mean its not like plywood or anything still 3/4 thick, think a few coats on this stuff would stiffen it up enough to be used? I used it in my previous box and the results were pretty decent...i just want the best i can get this time around

Randy Savage
07-10-2004, 02:17 PM
Resin doesn't stiffen it, it makes it smoother internally...

Strecker25
07-10-2004, 02:19 PM
yea thats what i thought...wheres everyone usually get decent mdf in your areas my local depot, and pitkin have some other **** thats not very dense

Moe Lester
07-10-2004, 03:30 PM
I always get mine from home depot.. Do you have a lowes around? Ive never seen this store, but people sometimes say they get their wood at Mernards or somethin like that. Call up an install shop and see where they buy their wood.

ss3079
07-10-2004, 04:06 PM
Also try local cabinet places ...

You can get usually get 1" MDF from them ... and here, it's cheaper than the 3/4".

- Steve

btnhfan
07-11-2004, 12:27 PM
look in the yellow pages for a lumber company.

bass maniak
07-11-2004, 12:30 PM
i havent made a box with 1 inch thick mdf but i get 3/4 for free so there.........lol
good thing to with me having no job i would be running my mags free air lmao

Jesse98
07-12-2004, 01:28 PM
you could use any type of wood you wanted if you covered the inside with a few layers of resin and fiberglass, you would then have a wood renforced fiberglass box. it would be like making a mold for a fiberglass box and leaving the mold on.

ss3079
07-12-2004, 01:49 PM
Which is pointless because I'd rather go out and buy the MDF, build the box, and call it a day .... rather then have to go out and buy the wood, the resin, the matt, the gloves, the paint brushes, and the drop cloths, build the box, line the inside with fiberglass, do a couple more layers, and call it a day.

Doesn't make much sense to me at all.

- Steve

ramos
07-12-2004, 01:57 PM
Resin be it polyester or epoxy has no strength so it won't brace squat. It will however do a he!! of a job sealing it up and making it waterproof. :)

Jesse98
07-12-2004, 02:18 PM
Which is pointless because I'd rather go out and buy the MDF, build the box, and call it a day .... rather then have to go out and buy the wood, the resin, the matt, the gloves, the paint brushes, and the drop cloths, build the box, line the inside with fiberglass, do a couple more layers, and call it a day.

Doesn't make much sense to me at all.

- Steve
yeah I woulnt either but was just adding to his original idea, if you are going to resin it you could just add some fiberglass will your at it, that add strenght, but yeah lots more work than just building a good box.