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For veneering, you are using a vacuum bag type method dp? I am now starting to look into the process and want to try it on the next fun little bookshelf project I plan on getting going here pretty soon.

He was using paper backed veneer on his minimarty video.


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With contact cement?

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With contact cement?

Here's the link to his veneer video.



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Yeah just contact cement and roller. Great for regular stuff. If I was to do a rounded corner I would want a vacuum.
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Change the height to 24" so you can get more pieces on a sheet. Adjust other measurement. That's why all Marty's are 24" for width.

Ok, so I redid the design to where all H&W cuts are 24". I'm guessing the cut sheet program is also taking the blade width into account because it's not letting me do 2 24" pieces out of the width. I'm assuming the blade width measurement is significant enough to throw it out of whack once I start assembly? Any suggestions other than further reducing the cuts from 24"?




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MDF is 49" wide. If your using plywood then go to 23.75" wide.
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maxcut is another really good cutsheet progarm. It's got a really nice interface and the basic version ( which is still powerful ) is free.

http://www.maxcut.co.za/
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MDF is 49" wide. If your using plywood then go to 23.75" wide.

Is there any reason I couldn't use two different woods? I could do the inner box in mdf and outer in something nicer maybe?


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Is there any reason I couldn't use two different woods? I could do the inner box in mdf and outer in something nicer maybe?


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Yes, you can do that.
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Yes, you can do that.

I think that'll help me get the ball rolling. I'm less concerned about messing up mdf than higher dollar wood. This way I can actually get an operable box while finding and deciding on wood and finish. Not to mention get a little experience before messing with nicer stuff.

I went to a woodworking store yesterday and they game me a couple of liner yards that carries better wood than HD, so they say. I wasn't thrilled with what I saw at HD or lowes so it's worth checking out.

On top of that I'm still gathering tools. My dad says he has a router as well as bar clamps. Just have to drive 2hrs to get them. My buddy loaned me his router but only had one bit...wtf.


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Harbour freight tools for clamps.
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That's good looking out! Man they've got some cheap clamps, and it's only 5mi away


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That's good looking out! Man they've got some cheap clamps, and it's only 5mi away


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I just bought 6 from them for 20 bucks. The lady behind me gave me a coupon for 20% off which saved me another 10 bucks on my 70 dollar total bill.
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The squeeze trigger kind suck. Make sure you get the ones that you screw to tighten, they work a lot better for speaker boxes.
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The squeeze trigger kind suck. Make sure you get the ones that you screw to tighten, they work a lot better for speaker boxes.
F clamps way to go, that's what I buy.
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Thanks for the tips!


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So with trying to get my cut sheets figured out, should I adjust the bracing dimensions to do dado cuts? If so how much or is it worth the extra trouble?


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Not needed. Dado cuts are nice but I would leave that for your next build.
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You can use a router with a straight edge too - it makes nice dado cuts as well.
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Help with first DIY: DO SI 18

Think I'm just going to head up to my dad's place in the mountains this week for a few days to check on it since he's outta town for a while. He said he's got a router (with bits), pipe clamps, a compressor and maybe a few other things I could use. There's a lumber supply on the way so I'll check out their selection while I'm at it. Anything else I need I'll grab from harbor freight on the way back into town since they have a sale going on this weekend.

So this is what I've come up with so far. The innards will be mdf and the outer box made of something else. All the innards fit on one sheet of mdf, the out box will be 2 sheets unless I redo the design again. Since there will be a bit of extra wood I may just dbl baffle the side walls for the hell of it. Do I need more bracing? How's it look?




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I'm trying to find a jasper jig that will allow for the 18 5/8" circle I want to cut. However, I can't find one that goes bigger than 18 3/16

What are y'all using to cut these larger circles? Got a link?


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Make your own jig like this one


Its adjustable and great for hand held or bigger router.

You drill a hole in the center of the baffle the size of the bolt hole. It locks in and good to go.
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I'm trying to find a jasper jig that will allow for the 18 5/8" circle I want to cut. However, I can't find one that goes bigger than 18 3/16

What are y'all using to cut these larger circles? Got a link?


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Make your own jig like this one


Its adjustable and great for hand held or bigger router.

You drill a hole in the center of the baffle the size of the bolt hole. It locks in and good to go.

Maybe...jebus, first y'all convince me to build my own sub, now you want me to build my own tools

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Says it's calibrated for half inch bits...I have 1/4" bits. How much will that screw me up?


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Its not hard. I know u could do it. Jigsaw and or router needed.
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Its not hard. I know u could do it. Jigsaw and or router needed.

Would you mind sharing some measurements and instructions?


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Would you mind sharing some measurements and instructions?


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Piece is 12" long by 4-5", wide depending on your router. Draw a line in the middle and drill hole for router opening. Then jigsaw hole. Create slot from 4" to 10"away from center of router bit and lined up in middle.

Two ways to do slot. Could router all the way through and then router channel. Or drill hole and cut slot with jigsaw and then router. I'd do first one. Just need a straight cutting bit.

Poke holes through router faceplate to then drill holes for screws to attach jig to router. Lastly get bolt and screw (,I'd go 1/4" bolt) and attach.
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Thanks, I should be able to handle that. So it looks like 1/4" bolt, nut, a couple of washers and a wingnut?
Was it a 1/4" router bit as well I guess?
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