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Crealbilly Wood Working thread

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by crealbilly, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Dec 6, 2017 at 6:20 PM
    CrealCritter

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    Most of the time yes... For example I spent a number of hours building a adjustable circle cutting jig for my router. I can now cut 1" though 10" diameter circles with my router. Needless to say the jig has been used numerous times over the years.

    If I need like only a hand full of repetitive cuts, I just set up which ever machine I'm using to make the cuts. It could be something as simple as clamping a stop block to the table of my mitersaw for example.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:14 AM
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    I never did post a picture of the underseat solid maple speaker box for the veggie hauler. But here it is loaded with 2 10" subwoofers and 2 6 1/2" midrange drivers. After all was said and done, I ended up with closed enclosures of 1.07 cubic ft for each subwoofer and .27 cubic ft for each midrange. The box was a challenge for me not a 90 degree angle in any of the joints. The face radius cut to fit perfectly over the drive shaft hump was the worst. But I got it done after a little frustration. Each individual chamber is air tight, so all of my cuts had to be on the money and believe it or not I didn't make one mistake - I think that might be a first ever for me.

    Anyways it's fastened together with construction screws and glued with titebond #1 (original) wood glue which is the only wood glue that doesn't impede acoustical characteristics of wood (beside horse hid glue). Its finished a few thin coats of poly urethane. The speaker box rocks... I was so glad to get rid of that thump thump thump that you hear from speaker boxes made of MDF and covered in carpet :( this box really made the bass come alive and now my truck sounds like a good high quality home stereo.

    Loaded with speakers the thing weighes just a little under 123 lbs. It's solid 3/4" thick maple. It took my son and me to carry it out of the shop and position it under the backseat of the veggie hauler. It fit like a glove and was almost like I knew what I was doing or something. My son kept saying it's not gonna fit. I kept saying I measured twice and cut once :) when we got it in and it fit, I said to him "see son - just like down town but this is better because it's the country." He thought that was pretty funny.

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  3. Dec 8, 2017 at 12:22 AM
    Joel_BC

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    CC, I’d guess you’re aware of the forums & other websites where people show and explain the jigs they’ve designed and/or been using. There are a lot of them related to wood as the material, and a fair number related to metal.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2017 at 2:44 AM
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    It does fit! You done good.
     

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