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    Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    I've been reading up on these forums for quite some time, and decided it's time to start posting. I'll be building a box pretty soon for my new Alpine Type-S subwoofer, and thought that a thread giving advice to first-time builders, or even seasoned pros, would be helpful. Any general comments/help would be good.







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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    use mdf wood.... NOT particle board



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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    screws every 4 in. closer than that and you'll split the wood.



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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    use titebond II wood glue before putting screws

    I prefer coarse thread drywall screws.

    Also I suggest calculate the box good, if ported be exact. write everything down and draw out on a piece of paper what each cut will be or you might find yourself 1/4" short on a cut.




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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    dont use terminal cups, just drill a hole big enough for the speaker wire to pass through, tigh a knot on the inside of the box and seal it up.




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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    you can also use 100% silicone sealant for the edges to make sure there is no air leaks. also it would be better to pre-drill your holes.




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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    buy corner clamps... if you dont know how they look, click the link on my sig.



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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLife
    buy corner clamps... if you dont know how they look, click the link on my sig.
    x2. Also called frame clamps or right-angle clamps. GREAT for making sure the joint is at 90 degrees.



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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    and if you do not have a table saw, use a long 2x4 wood and place it on top of the mdf for a straight clean cut. To hold it to place, you use 2 2" C Clamps to hold the 2x4 in place.



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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLife
    and if you do not have a table saw, use a long 2x4 wood and place it on top of the mdf for a straight clean cut. To hold it to place, you use 2 2" C Clamps to hold the 2x4 in place.
    thats a good one. gotta have straight cuts ...



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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    router or smooth ALL port edges and bends



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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    indeed, a router is a must. i'll sell u my table saw for 100 + shipping




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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    Put wood glue in between the overlapping boards.




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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakota
    Put wood glue in between the overlapping boards.




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    Re: Secrets/Tips to making an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfish420
    screws every 4 in. closer than that and you'll split the wood.
    Every 4inches or 3inches?




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