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    Making my first box!

    Hey guys,

    making my first enclosure tomorrow, never built one before, no knowledge.

    i need ALL tips, as i do not want to mess up

    YES i have a cutout, and layout, and the build pics, very detailed thanks to " Mobile Enclosures ", which i will be writing a great review on him after the build

    so all tips plz! i have 115LBS of the MDF board, 8x4 ft, i think im good.

    All tips will be appreciated. thanks!







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    Re: Making my first box!

    clamps, glue, screws, drill, thats all




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    Re: Making my first box!

    i will be assembling it first, as in getting all screws in and built no glue, then taking it apart and re-gluing, should i glue with screws in ? etc.




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    Re: Making my first box!

    do u have clamps??




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    Re: Making my first box!

    Yes




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    Re: Making my first box!

    predrill holes b4 using screws



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    Re: Making my first box!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tek18 View Post
    i will be assembling it first, as in getting all screws in and built no glue, then taking it apart and re-gluing, should i glue with screws in ? etc.
    i got my dad to build me one last week, get a countersink bit aswell.
    he pre drilled holes, then screwed it together, took it apart, glued it together (cept the top) cocked it all, then glued the top on, screwed it together.




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    Re: Making my first box!

    Honestly no need for screws, if you have ample amounts of clamps, the glue bond will be stronger then the wood itself




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    Re: Making my first box!

    Honestly no need for screws, if you have ample amounts of clamps, the glue bond will be stronger then the wood itself




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    Re: Making my first box!

    measure twice, cut once is the golden rule for wood working.



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    Re: Making my first box!

    Quote Originally Posted by DukeNut View Post
    measure twice, cut once is the golden rule for wood working.
    the place where i bout my wood ( home depot ) cut it for phree




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    Re: Making my first box!

    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts View Post
    the place where i bout my wood ( home depot ) cut it for phree
    i wouldnt trust them all that much for precision . just make sure you check yourself. they usually dont mind unless they're c@cky ones




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    Re: Making my first box!

    Oh jesus.. You didn't let them cut it all with that **** panel saw, did you?



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    Re: Making my first box!

    turned out good
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    Re: Making my first box!

    Go in 1 1/2 to 2inches from the corners and predrill the holes or you will risk splitting the wood. Use 1 5/8 coarse thread drywall screws. I like to measure at least 3times before cutting and use screws wherever you can, in combination with the glue. For glue, most use Titebond I/II, I personally use Loctite Heavy Duty construction adhesive, but its cure time is a rather long 7 days.



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