Best way to glue Adire Alignment?

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  1. Kevin Hamilton

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    Well,
    After lots of time, I'm almost finished [​IMG] Any of you that have built an Adire Alignment, was there a good order to glue the sides together in? Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    Kevin
     
  2. Bob K

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    Kevin,

    If you take a downfiring sub as an example, I first glue up the four "sides", i.e., NOT the driver baffle (which will become the bottom) and NOT the top. Is this what you're asking?

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    Bob

    Did you use rabbits (sp) to hold everything together? I'm looking at building one of these soon and I am looking for ideas right now.
     
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    Randy,

    I did not use rabbets (I think that's the right spelling). You certainly can, and I've seen others who do, but I've found it unnecessary. For the exterior sides of the box, I am a huge fan of biscuits. I cut the internal braces at the same time I cut the exterior panels, using the same settings on my tablesaw (a Ryobi BT3100), so they slip right in.

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    Thank You Sir.

    I have seen some who have cut a channel for the braces. Is it necessary, or can biscuits be put there too?

    Sorry to be such a pain and thanks for the help.
     
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    I used brads and glue.

    You really could just use glue, so long as you have enough clamps. The glue forms a bond stronger than the MDF.

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