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Old 24th February 2005, 11:11 PM   #1
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Angry tragic loss of mdf...

w00t! my hivi b3ns came in the mail today!!!!! i was sooooooo freaken excited to see these things show up at my doorstep...i fired up the table saw and started cutting everything to find that i forgot to tighten something on my table saw and now EVERY piece of wood i just cut is completely useless....

**** **** **** **** **** **** **** ****....

on the plus side, pvc that is 3" in diameter and has 1/4" this walls is PERFECT for these things...i know that i'd have some issues as using them in these for mains but for some rear TLs....

even the lip on the side hangs over absolutely perfectly...
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Old 24th February 2005, 11:36 PM   #2
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Yeah...know the feeling. I pulled a similar move a couple days ago but lost no MDF. I won an NHT 1259 at FL DIY and had gone to Lowes to buy my MDF. As I was sliding the first sheet out the truck, my wife was standing next to it, and the MDF slipped from the back of the truck and slammed down on her foot...and the poor thing was only wearing flip-flops. OUCH!!! Luckily, no broken bones, just a sore foot and a nasty bruise for a couple days. I guess I had forgotten just how much a sheet of that stuff weighs.

Anyway, good luck with your second try.
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Old 24th February 2005, 11:55 PM   #3
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Every piece?



I bet the "measure twice, cut once" voice is haunting you now. So sorry to hear it nerd. Best thing is to go out into the yard and smash every piece over your knee.

It helps, trust me on this one

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Old 25th February 2005, 12:14 AM   #4
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Default weeeeee!

i was sooooo freaken distressed over this...my poor b3ns had no place to call home


but alas, i'm freaken retarded...instead of bein gcut smaller the pieces expanded due to some pieces of the saw moving out of place...a quick check to make sure everything was at least a little bigger then the normal measurements and i was set to go...

i just trimmed off the excess mdf and the enclosures are being glued as i type....



and i did measure twice...more than twice...it was the simple fact that i'm st000pid and forgot to tighten an adjustement on the saw....
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Old 25th February 2005, 04:36 AM   #5
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ii just trimmed off the excess mdf and the enclosures are being glued as i type....
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I think you should still go out to the backyard and break every piece for leading us down that path.

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Old 25th February 2005, 06:28 AM   #6
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Darnit, cut it twice and it's STILL too short!
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Old 25th February 2005, 10:52 AM   #7
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I bet the "measure twice, cut once" voice is haunting you now.

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Maybe it should be updated to measure twice tighten thrice

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Old 25th February 2005, 01:49 PM   #8
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Wink Moving holes

What I hate is having to move holes that were misplaced due to measurement error. I've got this great MTM front panel with a fairly complex, diffraction reducing, shape and with the tweeter hole about a half inch low of the center point between the midranges. I think I'll re-attach up the lower edge with mini biscuits and gorilla glue and re-drill.
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Old 25th February 2005, 02:32 PM   #9
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MDF is cheap though.
Home Depot sells MDF shelves (12" x 48") for under $4.
The shelves seem seem to be a higher quality MDF than their sheet (4' x 8') versions. Easier to take home, and easier to cut too.
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Old 25th February 2005, 09:44 PM   #10
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Default i know its cheap...

i know mdf is cheap, i'm just transportationally challenged, being 15 and all

luckily once i'm 16 i have a nice big ol 1953 ford f250 to haul stuff around in
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