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    Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    So I already have my plans it is for my 15" sub, there are 45 degree angles on all corners. What are some quick tips that anyone can tell me for when I am building my box? I am working with 3/4 mdf.

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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    If using screws, pre-drill the holes so that you don't split the MDF.



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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    Don't be skimpy on the wood glue, that's what holds the box together. People seem to forget that.



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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    when painting the port, do not get paint where glue will be. The glue does not grip to good to paint.

    round the port edges if you can...if you don't have a router to do that, you can use sand paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Don't be skimpy on the wood glue, that's what holds the box together. People seem to forget that.
    Very true, but use screws as they do provide more strength then nails/staples (yes yes it is true there are tests that have been done to verify haha)




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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    Remember to cut the wood straight. Even with wood glue and screws, gaps will mess everything up




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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    Very true, but use screws as they do provide more strength then nails/staples (yes yes it is true there are tests that have been done to verify haha)
    I remember that, AMI tested that.



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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

    Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.




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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeekSquad View Post
    Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

    Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.
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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeekSquad View Post
    Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

    Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.
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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    measure 3 times cut once ........



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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    usually when i glue peices together i tack them with 1" nights right away to hold in place....because i dont use clamps

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekSquad View Post
    Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

    Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.




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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    i agree with you
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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    make sure you know what your doing and it comes in handy when somebody is helping you just say<---




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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    Ease it in, removing the hymen can range anywhere from painless to excruciating, so go in slowly, if she's showing signs of pain, stay inside of her until she says she's ready, once she is be rhythmic and gentle.

    also, you don't have to use screws, if you have a brad nailer or a staple gun, those will work and will take less time, as there is no need to predrill, and in the end the wood glue does almost all of the work holding the box together. In most of my experiences non-car audio related, the wood will break often times before the glue.



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    Re: Any tips for first timer building a ported box?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeekSquad View Post
    Make the port as large and as round as possible. For example, a square port is more round than a rectangular one; an octogonal port is more round than a square port.

    Also, keep the number of ports down to one, if possible.
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