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Offline Nick B

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gluing speaker flat packs
« on: December 15, 2017, 10:08:37 AM »
Iíve got some new drivers coming pretty soon. As I need a cabinet, I do have an option to buy a flat pack and glue and stain it myself. That would save me about $400. The cabinets are for a stand and I havenít glued anything that large before. Iím wondering whatís involved in the process. I have applied stains and wood finishes before, so that wouldnít be much of an issue.
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Offline mikeeastman

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Re: gluing speaker flat packs
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 10:29:46 AM »
If it's a well made flat pack all you should need are clamps to hold it together while the glue dries. The flat pack needs to have dowels or biscuits so that everything alines right. If you don't have clamp you could glue and screw it together.
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Offline Nick B

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Re: gluing speaker flat packs
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 11:46:46 AM »
If it's a well made flat pack all you should need are clamps to hold it together while the glue dries. The flat pack needs to have dowels or biscuits so that everything alines right. If you don't have clamp you could glue and screw it together.

I do have some clamps. Assuming it has dowels or biscuits, how would you use clamps to get an accurate 45 degrees? As far as using screws, that would leave a hole and Iíd have to use a filler which may then not take the stain properly.
I may do a quick YouTube search on the subject
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A