So I woke up yesterday and decided I'd try making my first speaker cabinets (for a pair of Flex-12s), so I went down to home depot and told em to cut a 4x8 sheet of MDF so I could take it home as a single person. Luckily I told them to cut an inch over what I had in mind because their saw doesn't cut straight.
I was confident a circular saw, sheetrock square and other tools would do
, later to find out I had to get out a square to straighten out my circular saws cuts (my table saw can't cut at 0 degrees, no sled either), bar clamps to hold down the sheetrock square on both sides (as a guide), not to invite a friend over to chat while making cuts [on the wrong side of the line], and to use material thats laying around as a weight or raised cutting surface.. after returning a 2x4 sheet for another 4x8 I had all the faces cut
for the cabinets.
Take a guess how well the fit went
. I'm not sure how much gap
is too much so I'd like some advice going forward from this point. I've got PL Premium for the adhesive.
For tools I've got:
Circular Saw, Chop Saw, Jig Saw (all with fine blades)
(4 of each) 12" & 24" bar clamps, (2) 90 degree clamps
Caulk gun, Caulk joint wiper (tired of throwing away rolls of paper towels)
Sanding blocks, sanding paper of various grit
measuring tapes, squares, marking utensils
Edit.. I've got drills, their bits and spades too but I forgot to mention I haven't yet ordered the speaker kit (which includes baffle) so I haven't made any cutouts for the front yet either. I figured I'd have the 5 faces done, do some bracing, then finish with the double baffle but I'm not confident that my cuts will allow me to do that.