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    Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Someone PM'd me asking what supplies would they need to start building. If he doesn't know, then there must be many more who doesn't. So I'll try to list everything you'll need to complete an enclosure. Please feel free to add anything I missed that have helped you with your build.

    1. 3/4" MDF wood - ~$20 a sheet
    2. Wood Glue. Titebond seems to be the choice for many
    3. Nails. 1 5/8" does fine for me.
    4 BAR CLAMPS - at least 3, you can choose the size according to the size of enclosures you build. I recommend 30" or more.
    5. Caulk - to fill up any holes that may lead to leaks from those not-so-straight cuts.
    6. Silicone - GE window/door clear silicone was recommend by PV audio and I would have to take his word for it. Also used to prevent air-leaks. I just bought 2 tubes of them today.
    7. Corner clamps - may come in hand to get those nice 90 degree angles just right.
    8. Straight edge rule - I used a yard stick.
    9. Caulking Gun.
    10. Paint - for the port. Black is a famous color.

    Tools/Power
    1. Table Saw - for the cuts.
    or Circular Saw
    2. Drill - cordless or not. Phillips bit for the screws, and drill bit for predrilling (make sure the bit is not as big or bigger than the screws)
    3. Jigsaw or Router - for subwoofer cutout (thx Eldorado)
    4. Sander - Will work wonders for those off cuts.

    Also dont' forget protective gear. googles, dust mask. Breathing in all that mdf dust does not feel good. Hopefully i've covered everything.
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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    theres like 4 billion of these same threads




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by SAG3
    theres like 4 billion of these same threads
    no... 4 billion + 1




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by SAG3
    theres like 4 billion of these same threads
    lets shoot down people trying to help others.




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    shoootz




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by JAZN
    lets shoot down people trying to help others.
    would the fvck would want to help others in a forum???




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by James Bang
    would the fvck would want to help others in a forum???
    x2 isn't that what forums are for.





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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    for ppl who are looking to buying bar clamps

    these 3/4" pony bar clams are the only way to go

    they cost a bit more but are will worth the money.i use these on a daily basis.

    pony bar clamps > all

    and as for glue. titebond original is a great choice. i also like useing dual.

    I have had bad experiences useing lepage origional carpenters glue so i dont suggest useing it.




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by hofulstrof
    for ppl who are looking to buying bar clamps

    these 3/4" pony bar clams are the only way to go

    they cost a bit more but are will worth the money.i use these on a daily basis.

    pony bar clamps > all

    and as for glue. titebond original is a great choice. i also like useing dual.

    I have had bad experiences useing lepage origional carpenters glue so i dont suggest useing it.
    I used that kind of clamp for my latest box and it PWNS.





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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by ssj2xxgotenxx
    x2 isn't that what forums are for.
    yah. not sure what's sag3's purpose on this forum.

    [QOUTE=hofulstof]for ppl who are looking to buying bar clamps

    these 3/4" pony bar clams are the only way to go[/QUOTE]
    my last box i've used only one bar clamp and I can see how help it provides, so I went out and bought two more. They bring the pieces of wood together much better than screws can. I haven't had experience w/ those pony clamps, but bar clamps altogether are a great investment if you're looking into building.




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by ssj2xxgotenxx
    I used that kind of clamp for my latest box and it PWNS.
    sounds like you have plans for more boxes in the future. good stuff.




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by James Bang
    Someone PM'd me asking what supplies would they need to start building. If he doesn't know, then there must be many more who doesn't. So I'll try to list everything you'll need to complete an enclosure. Please feel free to add anything I missed that have helped you with your build.

    1. 3/4" MDF wood - ~$20 a sheet
    2. Wood Glue. Titebond seems to be the choice for many
    3. Nails. 1 5/8" does fine for me.
    4 BAR CLAMPS - at least 3, you can choose the size according to the size of enclosures you build. I recommend 30" or more.
    5. Caulk - to fill up any holes that may lead to leaks from those not-so-straight cuts.
    6. Silicone - GE window/door clear silicone was recommend by PV audio and I would have to take his word for it. Also used to prevent air-leaks. I just bought 2 tubes of them today.
    7. Corner clamps - may come in hand to get those nice 90 degree angles just right.
    8. Straight edge rule - I used a yard stick.
    9. Caulking Gun.
    10. Paint - for the port. Black is a famous color.

    Tools/Power
    1. Table Saw - for the cuts.
    or Circular Saw
    2. Drill - cordless or not. Phillips bit for the screws, and drill bit for predrilling (make sure the bit is not as big or bigger than the screws)
    3. Sander - Will work wonders for those off cuts.

    Also dont' forget protective gear. googles, dust mask. Breathing in all that mdf dust does not feel good. Hopefully i've covered everything.
    Jigsaw and or router for the sub hole
    Shure you can make an enclosure but it does no good if you dont have a sub cutout




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Jasper Jig optional...

    And you forgot the beer bro...you need a cold one, well at least here in FL, while your building.



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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado
    Jigsaw and or router for the sub hole
    Shure you can make an enclosure but it does no good if you dont have a sub cutout
    that totally slipped my head. Thx for catching that.




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    Re: Supplies you need to build an enclosure

    Smarter than the average bear.
    Jasper jigs are nice but you can make a home made one for pratically nothing




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