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    Box building: share your secrets

    I have to go home this weekend for surgery on my hand (saved a dog from a 16 wheeler ) and thought that I'd build my box while I was at home.

    Besides the basics such as using MDF, woodglue, predrilling, etc. Are there any other box buildling basics/secrets you guys have? I built a box once and it turned out fine, ended up not using screws. Just wanted to know if there was anything else I should look out for?

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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    Make sure to use clamps and measure twice cut once. That's about it.




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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    and seal the inside




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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    when installing the sub...

    make sure u put (-) to (-) and (+) to (+)...that could be bad if u didnt




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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    use chaulk - everyone loves chaulk - you will be ranted and raved over!




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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by tRiGgEr
    Make sure to use clamps and measure twice cut once. That's about it.

    x2, 2 90 degree corner clamps and 2 36 in bar clamps. Clamps is highly highly recommended!!!



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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by Pop da Hatch
    use chaulk - everyone loves chaulk - you will be ranted and raved over!

    Caulk not chaulk




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    Quote Originally Posted by ramos
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    god ****et I tried, picky lil man!




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    I would but then i'd have to kill you..



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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    take your time. mesure like 10 times cut once. get lots of clamps. and some corner clamps used for picture frame making are the best. dont go crazy with the glue, if using screws predrill everything.



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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    any specific caulks work better than others?




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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    Take your time. Make sure you predrill if you want to prevent the MDF from splitting.



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    Quote Originally Posted by angryeric116
    any specific caulks work better than others?
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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    use an air nailer with gorilla glue (just prior to nailing and use it anywhere the mdf meets) and you won't have to worry about pre drilling, or splitting the mdf.





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    Re: Box building: share your secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by pjm2211
    use an air nailer with gorilla glue (just prior to nailing and use it anywhere the mdf meets) and you won't have to worry about pre drilling, or splitting the mdf.
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