Originally Posted by AudioJosh
Aww...another audiophile and MTBer! I am building my first DH rig now. I have always been more "AM" till my club president took me to our local DH lift access park and as a former BMX/Freestyler, I was hooked. Even at late 30's I was hooked.
Funny story about that actually. I took a good run with a bud of mine that has a custom BottleRocket that he built from the ground up and at the end of the ride on my old bike, the ProFlex "Beast" (Accordingly I guess, lol) I noticed it was moving in places it shouldnt. last I wanted to happen was the frame break on another run trying to keep up with him on a 6" plus travel bike with my weak little 2" maybe travel bike. Long story short, I sold it for $200 and the next week the guy moved firms and a new guy came in and sold me that KingFisher II for $250. Quite a nice upgrade for $50.
At least I thought so until I went "AM" with some buds thinking "Yea this bike weighs a little more but it can still handle climbs, I am in shape." WELL that statement was a little premature. That thing is a HAUS to take uphill but I still manage. I a working on selling my Giant XTc street/dirt jumper to fund an AM build so I can actually hang with the dudes on bikes that weigh 20 less pounds, haha.
Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
I still do it the old fashioned way. Squeeze a bead on the edge of the panel and spread it with my finger so that the edge of the board is 100%covered. Then clamp in place. I have not used a single fastener in my last five builds. Also almost no filler, since I do not have any holes to fill. A little longer to build the box, but finishing does go pretty quick.
I like that method as well, just dont have the clamps to do it....yet, nor the patience. I do so far LOVE the brad nailer and the tiny holes it leaves are barely noticeable after a small drip of Titebond in any hole that they leave.
Here are some update pics. All boxes are flush trimmed with router now, and the front baffles are ready:
This is the stain I have decided on for these, the pic doesn't do much justice but it really darkens the BB and brings out some good marble in the wood to boot.:
There will be poly applied to that to really make it pop. The front baffle will be painted flat black still. I remembered tonight why I quit working with MDF. Dang I hate that stuff but the front baffle I got from Erich was still well worth it, since I planned all along painting it black.