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First of all thanks for looking at my question!

I am making subwoofer rings by using my router to make the rings as well as to round off the edge for a cleaner look (using this for fiberglassing an enclosure)

What i am wondering is, do I need nails/screws to hold the two rings together permanently or is the glue sufficient? Iv heard that the glue is actually what holds the rings together; the nails are just there to hold them steady while the glue dries.

Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks for your time!

Here is a picture of the ring I made for practice:

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The ring shown looks perfect. Modern adhesives give a joint that is stronger than the material, just clamping whilst setting is required.
Bobj3, the forums expert on most things has a son who makes these rings, I think for auto use and Bob has shown posts in the past and I'm sure that when he tumbles out of bed and heats up the house, he'll give you all the advice that you require.
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Hi

You did a fine job glue is all that's needed,you don't want any nails or screws, they will show up like a sore thumb..this is the 1st.thing that people look at..


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First of all thanks for looking at my question!

I am making subwoofer rings by using my router to make the rings as well as to round off the edge for a cleaner look (using this for fiberglassing an enclosure)

What i am wondering is, do I need nails/screws to hold the two rings together permanently or is the glue sufficient? Iv heard that the glue is actually what holds the rings together; the nails are just there to hold them steady while the glue dries.

Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks for your time!

Here is a picture of the ring I made for practice:



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The ring shown looks perfect. Modern adhesives give a joint that is stronger than the material, just clamping whilst setting is required.
Bobj3, the forums expert on most things has a son who makes these rings, I think for auto use and Bob has shown posts in the past and I'm sure that when he tumbles out of bed and heats up the house, he'll give you all the advice that you require.
So that we know a little about members whose questions we answer, it would be nice, also helpful if you were to fill in your profile, this is aimed at all members who have failed to do this.
Thanks for the advice, I will fill the profile out now.

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You did a fine job glue is all that's needed,you don't want any nails or screws, they will show up like a sore thumb..this is the 1st.thing that people look at..
Thanks. I was thinking of putting the screws on the bottom side so its not visible but after everyone's advice, I will leave it the way it is. I wish I could use this ring that I made...but to make it look better, im going to use a rounded 1/2" ring on top and the 3/4 ring where the sub mounts.

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The other possibility would be to make it out of one piece and just dado out the 1/4" relief. With that technique, there's be nothing to glue.

Otherwise I agree... glue will hold it, as long as your tolerances are good (not too large of a gap between the rings, yet enough not to glue-starve the joint).

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I made some 4 1/4" MDF rings for speakers on the lathe. Plenty of dust, I reversed them to the rounded front profile
by paper wedging them onto a disc, mounted on a faceplate. Then I cut the rear rebate. I was quite surprised how easy it was, and how delicate they were without breaking. All sprayed black with a metal grill in the rear rebate between speaker and ring.
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Thank you for filling out your profile Kevin, for such a young man you sure do keep yourself busy, as we say downunder, goodonya.

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