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    Icon31 Box Building Tips Thread

    just a thread to list tips for building boxes.


    what do you guys use for glue?
    and what do you use to seal your box? silicone?

    lets see if we can get this a sticky =]



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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    not a bad idea




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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    ya, i know how to build boxs and im not to bad at it, but i was just wonding what other people use, and get some advice from people that have been doing it longer than me



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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    cool.




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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    titebond II, seems to be the best glue for me.....i use whatever i can find to seal my boxes, silicone, liquidnails, caulk, titebond, etc.....




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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    ya be a good thread. i just started/about to finish my first box. main thing i need to do is measure my **** out again.i ****ed up my back piece. its like 2/16s to big and i did not figure it out untill i got the top and sides on. so now i need to, fix that before i put the top on, oh and cut the circle with a jig saw.



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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    2/16 = 1/8

    Just thought i would point that out for absolutely no reason.




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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    1. Use Titebond for glue. Only difference in I, II, and III is the level of water resistance, which, in this case, shouldn't matter.
    2. If using screws, ALWAYS predrill. Countersink recommended, but optional.
    3. Use as many clamps as possible.
    4. Use a speed square, combination square, framer's square, etc, to get your plates square.
    5. When making cuts, remember to take blade thickness into account. Typically, it is 1/8" (.125").

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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by HeadCase View Post
    2/16 = 1/8

    Just thought i would point that out for absolutely no reason.
    lol ya i could of reduced, but hey i was using the 16ths side of my ruler.



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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    Best tip I can give is if you have the room and cash invest in a tablesaw with a tilting blade, I hate trying to cut 45's with a skill saw lol.

    Titebond II is what I always use for glue, Dap sillicone window caulk works good for sealant, resin is even better, use corse threaded screws not fine thread.



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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    best tip i can give is measure twice cut once



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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    buy clamps then more clamps and more clamps. seems like i always need more



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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    Yep, you can never have enough clamps



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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    Router with jasper jig and spiral upcutting or double fluted straight cutting bits for sub and speaker terminal holes.

    1-5/8" coarse thread drywall screws, 3/32" predrill bit with countersink

    If painting the port tape off areas that will be bonded to other wood or carpet.




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    Re: Box Building Tips Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by schrummy View Post
    buy clamps then more clamps and more clamps. seems like i always need more
    Truth, I just got done building a 4.5' long box with 4 clamps



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