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    angled box, please help

    hey, im making and angled sealed box, i was wondering how to connect the two angled edges, should i just use shorter screws? or just use liquid nails? i don't wan to split the wood thanks



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    Re: angled box, please help

    I usually cut the edges at an angle so that they match somewhat screw them together then i slap on a whole bunch of bondo to make it a nice and tight seal.




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    Re: angled box, please help

    Quote Originally Posted by bigred78797
    I usually cut the edges at an angle so that they match somewhat screw them together then i slap on a whole bunch of bondo to make it a nice and tight seal.


    You can use the calculator at http://www.eatel.net/~amptech/elecdisc/spboxnew2.htm
    to figure the front angle of the box. Just set the saw to that angle (round up if it's a fraction) and presto, your face, top and bottom will all align perfectly.

    Bondo can develop air bubbles and be a bit of a leaking hazard, so I don't trust it for anything but it's intended use: Cosmetic body filler.

    As far as the screws are concerned, just use the regular length. If you cut the angles correctly, you won't have a problem using the regular screws. Make sure you seal with liquid nails, like you said, and predrill all holes...predrilling will stop all woodsplitting dead it it's tracks

    There are some pictures of a wedge shaped box on my website
    http://www.geocities.com/donnballenger/boxes.html
    It's the one in the middle.
    If you look really closely, you can see how the top and bottom pieces, as well as the face are angle-cut to fit flush.



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    Re: angled box, please help

    thanks a lot



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