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Messing around in the shop today and decided to work on an idea for the access panel seal.
I compressed the seal to see how thick it would be when fully compressed and adjusted the router table to that height and ran a test cut to see how it will work out.
Since I'm working on the bracing now it's a good time before I glue the braces in place.
I think this will work out good and will leave the panel flush to the back.
Let me know if you have any better ideas or mods to this.
It leaves me room for the hatch screws without hitting the seals.
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Messing around in the shop today and decided to work on an idea for the access panel seal.
I compressed the seal to see how thick it would be when fully compressed and adjusted the router table to that height and ran a test cut to see how it will work out.
Since I'm working on the bracing now it's a good time before I glue the braces in place.
I think this will work out good and will leave the panel flush to the back.
Let me know if you have any better ideas or mods to this.
It leaves me room for the hatch screws without hitting the seals.
Looks like it will work fine.
What are you using for gasket material? The PE gasket tape compresses to effectively no thickness, no recess needed.

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Nothing really good to post here today so I'll just post some pics on how I made the braces.
Cupped, twisty 2x4s are no fun to build with.
First I ran 2 sides through the jointer to give me 2 flat surfaces at 90 degrees to each other.
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Then I ran one side through the planer to get 2 sides that are parallel to each other.

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The last side is cut on the table saw then later I'll cut them for final length.
 

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Nothing really good to post here today so I'll just post some pics on how I made the braces.
Cupped, twisty 2x4s are no fun to build with.
First I ran 2 sides through the jointer to give me 2 flat surfaces at 90 degrees to each other.
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Then I ran one side through the planer to get 2 sides that are parallel to each other.

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The last side is cut on the table saw then later I'll cut them for final length.
Nice job - I have a jointer on order so I can make nice rectangles like that!
 

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Nice job - I have a jointer on order so I can make nice rectangles like that!
A jointer is really only good for 2 sides as far as squaring up goes.
That's why I used the planer and table saw for the other 2 sides.

ETA: you could do it all with the jointer but it's a real PITA to do.
 

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A jointer is really only good for 2 sides as far as squaring up goes.
That's why I used the planer and table saw for the other 2 sides.

ETA: you could do it all with the jointer but it's a real PITA to do.
I've had a planer for a couple of years, but when I got it, I was expecting it to flatten and straighten boards. I've since learned it doesn't really do that if you don't have one good side! Have some oak and walnut ready to go to once it comes in.
 

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There are tricks you can use with the planer, using a sled and shims to get one side flat.
From there you can flip it over for the other side.
Depending how bad the board is will determine how much you will lose thickness wise.

My jointer is only 6" wide and sometimes boards are wider than that.
But a jointer is a good thing to have, I use it more than the planer.
 

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ugh, shop is a disaster area with all the different projects I have going on....
It will be a day or 2 before I get back on the Devastator.
Started to spend a little time to clean a bit and got one corner done.
I wish the machine shop was at least wider, it's about 16' x 40' and I have too much crap in it.
 

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I finished the wiring and put on the access panel.
I grabbed the laptop, an old AVR and put a 35hz tone at about 25 watts into it.
The room is about 9,000 cu ft and it sounded clean and loud.
Much cleaner than the self powered small sub cabinet.
I think I have a small headache from the continuous tone.
 
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