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Old 27th January 2004, 06:48 AM   #1
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Ready to glue and clamp but my clamps are too short. Doh.
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Old 27th January 2004, 07:05 AM   #2
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Ready to glue and clamp but my clamps are too short. Doh.

Width or length ?

Belt strap ?
Threaded rod with strong wooden boards ?
Wait 'til tomorrow ?
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Old 27th January 2004, 11:07 AM   #3
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Put some weight on top or you could use the strapping they use when making picture frames.
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Old 27th January 2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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Belt strap might be a good solution. My problem was simply timing. By the time I was ready to assemble, Home Depot was closed.

The frame shown above is 7.5" wide x 19" high x 13.5" deep, if I remember correctly.
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Old 29th January 2004, 12:59 AM   #5
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Got some larger clamps yesterday and clamped the first one together. I was having a hell of a time getting the thing square. I ended up using a clamp between opposite corners to square it up.

This morning I pulled it part and suddenly realized why. I glued one end on backwards! My top and bottom pieces are mirror images and the braces are offset slightly. I even marked the top/bottoms to avoid this mistake but in my haste to get everything glued and assembled before the Titebond set, I failed to realize my oversight.

The cabinet diagonals differ by 3/32". Oh well, I hear sloped baffles are the way to go.
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Old 29th January 2004, 01:03 AM   #6
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Properly aligned, the 2nd cabinet glues up square like a dream.
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Haha! I feel for you, man.
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Nice brand new clamps...
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Old 29th January 2004, 11:17 AM   #9
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Ye I second that, you can never have to many clamps!
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Old 29th January 2004, 11:46 AM   #10
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Hi UltraChrome,

I have had too many glasses of wine so probably shouldn't be posting, but......... something has been bothering me, and it hasn't come up yet.......

Where exactly is the baffle? I can't envisage from looking at your cabinets where the drivers are going to go! My intuition tells me on one of the narrow faces (parallel to the braces) but since you have allready glued these on, I'm not so sure any more.

Sorry if this is a really dumb question, but I'm stumped

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