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    Icon8 Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    In short: cuts weren't perfect, don't want to buy new wood & re-cut. what to do to still assemble the box as if it were still built to specs?
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    Okay so I go in with my plans for a simple 1.5cuFt box. It's gonna take two 2'x4' sheets (with a lot leftover). I get home, ready to start drilling the screws in, but when measuring the different faces, only 1 of 6 is a perfect rectangle. The rest are trapezoids, with one of 'em being a quadrilateral. So now what to do?

    Some faces are in excess of the dimension I need, some are under, and some are just right. My plan: for those that are over the dimension I need, just grab the handy jig and cut a horribly crooked line but at least the ends should match up. Then when putting stuff together, put some filler/sealant inside the holes? Is this a good plan? What "filler" should I use?

    Cause at this point, I'm ready to go back to buying 'em...



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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    You could glass over the gaps/resin.




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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    ok. anything else I could use? or any other approaches I should maybe take?



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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    bring it back to homedepot...they did this for me and they cut me two free pieces
    i also tipped the guy cutting $5 - it helps if you have a lot of cuts.
    I got enough pieces cut for 2 sealed boxes



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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    Instead of going back to buying boxes, buy you a table top table saw or one with a stand. With the money you WASTE on prefabs you could cut your own........




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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    dont know about your home depots but mine as well as lowes all have signs that say "precision cuts are not guaranteed"...



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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    whenever i get my wood cut a the lumber yard i stand by with a tape measure to measure them after they cut. so when they mess up i point it out. and if they have to they bring me a new sheet of mdf




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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by George
    dont know about your home depots but mine as well as lowes all have signs that say "precision cuts are not guaranteed"...
    Yup. They're just hired help, not cabinet makers. And the rigs they use (panel cutters) get abused every day. I only use their cutting service to split a panel small enough to carry. If you expect any more than 1/4" accuracy from these guys you're foolish.

    A nice little 5-1/2" circular saw and a good straight edge and carpenter's square are all you really need.



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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar
    Yup. They're just hired help, not cabinet makers. And the rigs they use (panel cutters) get abused every day. I only use their cutting service to split a panel small enough to carry. If you expect any more than 1/4" accuracy from these guys you're foolish.

    A nice little 5-1/2" circular saw and a good straight edge and carpenter's square are all you really need.
    One of those big drywall T squares is *the* way to draw straight lines on a sheet of MDF




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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    okay, so I bought some new wood. been calling so many lumber & millworking shops. so far:
    shop 1: have to buy wood from them (a 4x8 for $30) and each cut $1.50
    shop 2: have to have an appointment & charges $50 an hour.

    which one would you guys choose? I'm already @ $30...$15 on those first two sheets that were wasted and then the new sheets I bought.



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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    get the wood and a cheap circular saw and some saw horses.

    if they cant do it right, do it yourself.

    i have a brand new home depot near by, and the saw is pretty **** accurate.




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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by sumone
    okay, so I bought some new wood. been calling so many lumber & millworking shops. so far:
    shop 1: have to buy wood from them (a 4x8 for $30) and each cut $1.50
    shop 2: have to have an appointment & charges $50 an hour.

    which one would you guys choose? I'm already @ $30...$15 on those first two sheets that were wasted and then the new sheets I bought.
    wow thats pricey.... 30 bux???????




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    Re: Home Depot didn't cut right..now what?

    that saw *****, the worm gear ones are tone better, you can actually see the line your cutting





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