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Old 30th September 2012, 04:46 PM   #31
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yeah, the club is only open for a few hours a day, so I can only do one glue job each day. brad nails? screws?
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Some jobs can't be nailed, screwed or fastened in a conventional manor. PVA is king in my shop, but I keep other adhesives on hand and use them when the job calls for it.
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Old 30th September 2012, 05:35 PM   #32
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Start from the beginning of the thread. It tells what you need to know and then some.
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Old 7th October 2012, 09:48 PM   #33
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I've successfully used biscuit joints and water base wood glue (can't remember the excactly name) to make strong, straight and foolproof butt joints in MDF.

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Old 26th October 2012, 02:35 PM   #34
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started working on the trio12 APR15 sub recently. Here is a sweet setup for circle cutting: plunge router and circle jig.
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Old 26th October 2012, 03:07 PM   #35
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I use a biscuit joiner to build boxes. It is quick and aligns the part for you as you join them. They are made to be used with water based glue, which causes the biscuits to swell in the pockets and hold the pieces together. For building boxes with 90 degree corners, it is not necessary to buy a biscuit joiner tool. Before I decided that I really wanted one, I used a router bit with the right width cutting edge to cut the pockets for the biscuits. This is almost as quick as using a dedicated tool, and still faster than any other method I have found. I built many boxes this way with ordinary white glue ("Elmer's") and never had a problem. IMHO, Titebond III is only necessary if you plan on using your speakers in the rain or under water.
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Old 26th October 2012, 04:09 PM   #36
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If your building cabinets with square edges, a lock mitre is one of the best joints you can use. But the cutter isn't cheap.
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Old 26th October 2012, 07:11 PM   #37
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My speakers with lots of biscuits ...

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Old 31st October 2012, 12:45 PM   #38
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Update: I used Elmer's Caprenter's glue. I also used 1 1/2" drywall course thread screws so that I could do more than one panel at a time. It actually increases the "man hours" for the project because of pre-drilling, screwing, and then puttying the screw holes, but you will finish it at an earlier date because you don't have to wait for each panel to dry before doing another. That's how I did it anyway!

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Old 15th November 2012, 01:34 AM   #40
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On my last project I used construction adhesive and an air nailer.

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