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Old 7th January 2005, 06:50 AM   #11
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practice never hurts. Neither does figuring out a glue-up strategy before you've spread the glue out--trust me on that one!

I'd only use pvc if you can really smooth out the exposed end, otherwise it's going to look cheesy at best. Either that or cut the cabinet hole to the inside diameter of the pvc and mount the pvc on a flange attached to the cabinet wall, which might not be a bad way to go because you could then experiment with different port lengths before using sealant. Assuming you'd want to.
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Old 7th January 2005, 07:23 AM   #12
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What kind of filler is fool proof for mdf cabinets. I'm going to paint my next speakers and I don't wan't to see any cracks or dents after few years.
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Old 7th January 2005, 01:53 PM   #13
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What kind of filler is fool proof for mdf cabinets. I'm going to paint my next speakers and I don't wan't to see any cracks or dents after few years.

Wood filler works well but automotive "Bondo" is cheaper and better if you intend to paint.
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Old 7th January 2005, 02:02 PM   #14
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Plus Bondo dries waaaay faster.
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Old 7th January 2005, 05:55 PM   #15
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yep, I'll use 2-component filler.
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Old 8th January 2005, 07:26 AM   #16
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Use wax-free shellac to seal the mdf as it won't raise the grain. I also read an article in fine woodworking or someplace where the guy filled the edges of the mdf with drywall compount to smooth it and make it less thirsty. Sounds like a good idea to me--I did an mdf entertainment cabinet and the exposed edges just would not disappear under the primer until I had primed and sanded waaaay too many times.
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Old 9th January 2005, 02:52 AM   #17
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Well one cabinet done , looks ok fro first one . Did have one BLOWOUT with the brad nailer but it was on the bottom . everyones input was very helpfull . I cant wait to fire them up , hope they sound ok .


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