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    How to secure 45's

    When putting 45's in the corners how do you guys secure them? I tried using a nail gun and they didn't work. Screws don't really seem like a good idea either, is the glue enough?







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    Re: How to secure 45's

    Good wood glue and clamps......pressure is everything....



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    Re: How to secure 45's

    glue & clamp till dry that's all i do, i have screwed them in b4 but i didn't like the that came out.



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    Re: How to secure 45's

    glue and screws at an angle



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    Re: How to secure 45's

    nail gun and glue, never had a problem. Why didn't the nail gun work for you?




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    Re: How to secure 45's

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    nail gun and glue, never had a problem. Why didn't the nail gun work for you?
    If I tried to shoot it at an angle into the wood the nail deflected off, if I tried to go straight it just went all the way through the 45 due to it being thinner in that area. It is a pretty cheap nail gun, bostich from menards.




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    Re: How to secure 45's

    I use a staple gun and glue. The screw method is horrible if you ask me. Clamping and waiting for the glue to cure is an method that works as well...just takes way longer lol.




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    Re: How to secure 45's

    Turn the pressure down on the nail gun. Try shooting closer to the center of the 45 at just enough angle to go into the side walls, but not so much that it deflects and you lose an eye



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    Re: How to secure 45's

    secure them from the inside not the out side.



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    Re: How to secure 45's

    How would you secure them from inside without losing airspace?




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    Re: How to secure 45's

    what? how would you lose airspace?
    you screw them from the face of the 45 into the sidewalls.



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    Re: How to secure 45's




    If you look close in that pic you will see where the staples are. 3 per side...I used a clamp to put them in place then staple them in.




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    Re: How to secure 45's

    are you using a brad nailer or a roofing nail gun???? Brad nailer with 1 1/4" nails is what I use...




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    Re: How to secure 45's

    just glue and clamp if you don't have a clamp use a couple screws where you need to and pull them when your done and fill the holes with wood dust and glue mixed into a paste.




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    Re: How to secure 45's

    Quote Originally Posted by ssteele18 View Post
    Turn the pressure down on the nail gun. Try shooting closer to the center of the 45 at just enough angle to go into the side walls, but not so much that it deflects and you lose an eye
    My Dad is missing an eye from getting hit with a chisel when working on a car.

    Thanks for all the replies and help guys. The next box I build should be a lot better, things have kinda changed in the 10 years since I built my last one.

    I ended up just gluing and clamping. Single 12" in ext cab s-10 I do have nails running from the top and bottom though so that should help. I had some 1" staples that probably would have worked but didn't know I had them.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    are you using a brad nailer or a roofing nail gun???? Brad nailer with 1 1/4" nails is what I use...
    Brad nailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    If you look close in that pic you will see where the staples are. 3 per side...I used a clamp to put them in place then staple them in.
    I don't know why it never occurred to me to go from the inside out. doh




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