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Stlb5 
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Posted: December 20, 2004 at 6:54 AM / IP Logged  
I'm sure some of you more seasoned glassers have a better way to do this, but I just figured this out this weekend.  I was always having problems trimming my enclosures after I had wrapped fleece and then glassed over it.  When ever I was trimming the edges and the speaker hole, I'd either go too far or not far enough and cut inside or outside the hole which meant I had to grind it down or repair it.  Well, this weekend I ran out of the blue fleece I normally use so I used some white stuff.  After I wrapped the fleece tight, I took a sharpy and drew a line around the outside edge and around the speaker hole.  After laying glass, I could still see the line and knew exactly where to trim!  Saved a ton of time.  My $0.02.
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Good call man! Nice info!
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JRoscoe 
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Posted: December 20, 2004 at 7:22 PM / IP Logged  

I always wait until the glass i just about fully cured, then I just take a nice sharp razor and cut it out.  It works really well.

biker8018 
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dremel tool with a 1/8" drill bit.smooth quick and painless
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Yeah I used the old dremel with the cutting wheel.  Didnt take no time, but hes saying he had trouble seeing where he needed to cut after he had glassed over it. So he did that so that he could see where to cut!
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Stlb5 
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yep, I use the cutting wheel too, but I think what he's saying is to use the drill bit and the MDF will guide you around only cutting the glass.  Does just a regular bit work, or do you need a spiral cut like a router?
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damn i should get a dremmel does thing come in handy
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Captanham 
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yea, you shouldn't be doing anything in this buiz without a dremel, they are a life saver, one of the best tools to have i think, my .02, haha
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Carbonb 
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Yeah dremels are nice. Since I use a dark grey fleece it's hard to write on it :P
I've been doing poor work lately since it's cold and I'm rushing my work ;(
Bah, anyways I glass'd a switch mount thing. I just need to sand it a bit and then carpet it :P
I like carpeting now for some reason.
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i use a rotozip with the drywall side cutting bit it works great and is very fast. makes a lot of ichy dust thought so make sure u cover up
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