Speaker construction

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Stuart.C, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Stuart.C

    Stuart.C Auditioning

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    I am looking for opinions on building the boxes for my next project with 1/2" Baltic Birch instead of 3/4". The boxes are small 7L 6.5x11x10.5 with a brace.

    I wanted to use a locking miter joint on the corners and have run into the limit on shank diameter on the bit. My router is 1/4" collet, the bit to cut 3/4" material is a 1/2" shank. Trying to avoid buying a new router.

    Thank you
     
  2. Darren_T

    Darren_T Second Unit

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    Just buy a new collet. Most all routers will allow you to swap them out. They are only like $10.00.
     
  3. Brian Fellmeth

    Brian Fellmeth Supporting Actor

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  4. Allen Ross

    Allen Ross Supporting Actor

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    make sure you got a decently powered router too. Those lock miter bits are mighty heavy and it takes some nut to spin them.

    I almost wished I had something bigger then my PC 960 for my 1/2 shank MLCS lock miter, i did turn the speed down though.
     

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