Rock Ball's NX-Tremes build

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Rock Ball's NX-Tremes build
« on: 23 Apr 2020, 11:06 pm »
I received my NX-Tremes flat pack from Captainhemo (Jay) today.
































Started working on the dry fit.









The weight is more manageable that I was expecting.

More to come.

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« Reply #1 on: 23 Apr 2020, 11:28 pm »
And you’re off to the races  :green:

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« Reply #2 on: 24 Apr 2020, 12:02 am »
Are you sure you have enough clamps?  :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: 24 Apr 2020, 01:13 am »
Those flat packs from Jay look perfect. Glue up should be easy with those fades for the braces. Are there any builders who have put a finish on any parts prior to glue up?

Very impressive and speedy! I'm going to be watching this one.

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« Reply #4 on: 24 Apr 2020, 04:08 am »
Got the first one glued tonight.  I decided to glue the base and the top while I was at it.









Are you sure you have enough clamps?  :lol:
Actually, no.  I could have used a few more!

It took almost 40 minutes from start to finish.  I used Titebond Extend glue so I had a little more time to work with it before it set.

EDIT:  I used a total of 8 oz. of glue on both cabinets.
« Last Edit: 14 May 2020, 05:33 pm by Rock Ball »

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« Reply #5 on: 24 Apr 2020, 11:33 am »
Enjoy! This will be fun to watch!

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« Reply #6 on: 24 Apr 2020, 01:32 pm »
Very cool! Thanks for sharing! I will be following along as well.  :popcorn:

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« Reply #7 on: 24 Apr 2020, 03:26 pm »
Hang on.. are you building BOTH the NX-Otica's and NX-treme's right now?

wow!

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Re: Rock Ball's NX-Tremes build
« Reply #8 on: 24 Apr 2020, 03:33 pm »
Those flat packs from Jay look perfect. Glue up should be easy with those fades for the braces. Are there any builders who have put a finish on any parts prior to glue up?

Very impressive and speedy! I'm going to be watching this one.

Your question about finishing is a great one but, from a woodworking perspective, pre-finishing parts is discouraged because the finish weakens the structural glue joints. It's a shame, as it would be SO much easier to pre-finish parts in any cabinet build...

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« Reply #9 on: 24 Apr 2020, 03:51 pm »
Wow Allan,   jumped right in !!  Glad to see they arrived safe and sound.


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Re: Rock Ball's NX-Tremes build
« Reply #10 on: 24 Apr 2020, 05:28 pm »
Hang on.. are you building BOTH the NX-Otica's and NX-treme's right now?

My brother is building the NX-Oticas.  I just post his progress.  I am only building the NX-Tremes.  Unfortunately, with the coronavirus situation, we can't work together on either of them.  And we won't be able to listen to each other's builds once they are done, at least not for a while.

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« Reply #11 on: 25 Apr 2020, 01:16 pm »
Allen, have not had a chance to open up the boxes.  I would imagine these are mirror-image pairs; so is this accomplished by the parts being keyed or is a right simply and upside-down left due to symmetry?

PS, to others who do a build this complex; there is another glue option I have used on every build I have ever done; including furniture with complex joinery.  It is Liquid Hide glue.  It has an open time up to 90 minutes (cool environment) and is VERY strong when cured.  Makes things less panicked then 10 or 15-minute open times on glue.  The only downside with hide-glues is that moisture can soften the joint temporarily until it evaporates.  But that much moisture would destroy an MDF construct so not a practical concern anyways.  Also, it cleans up (both cabinets and clothing) with a slightly moist rag much easier than an aliphatic compound (yellow glues).

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Re: Rock Ball's NX-Tremes build
« Reply #12 on: 25 Apr 2020, 04:11 pm »
Wow, nice flatpack!

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« Reply #13 on: 25 Apr 2020, 04:34 pm »
I love any build that requires a ladder! :green:

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« Reply #14 on: 25 Apr 2020, 04:42 pm »
I would imagine these are mirror-image pairs; so is this accomplished by the parts being keyed or is a right simply and upside-down left due to symmetry?

Jay marked all the parts clearly to show left/right, front/back, or top/bottom.

I love any build that requires a ladder! :green:

 :lol:

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Re: Rock Ball's NX-Tremes build
« Reply #15 on: 25 Apr 2020, 05:03 pm »
Where did you get the ratchet clamps with the corner braces?

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« Reply #16 on: 25 Apr 2020, 05:23 pm »
Where did you get the ratchet clamps with the corner braces?

I got the ratcheting band clamps at Harbor Freight, along with most of the other clamps:
https://www.harborfreight.com/1-inch-x-15-ft-ratcheting-band-clamp-66220.html

Rock Ball

Re: Rock Ball's NX-Tremes build
« Reply #17 on: 25 Apr 2020, 05:55 pm »
Primer coat applied.



I'm not doing anything fancy with the finish.  Front baffle will be matte black and sides will be coated with Duratex.
« Last Edit: 26 Apr 2020, 09:01 am by Rock Ball »

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« Reply #18 on: 25 Apr 2020, 06:23 pm »
Allen, have not had a chance to open up the boxes.  I would imagine these are mirror-image pairs; so is this accomplished by the parts being keyed or is a right simply and upside-down left due to symmetry?

PS, to others who do a build this complex; there is another glue option I have used on every build I have ever done; including furniture with complex joinery.  It is Liquid Hide glue.  It has an open time up to 90 minutes (cool environment) and is VERY strong when cured.  Makes things less panicked then 10 or 15-minute open times on glue.  The only downside with hide-glues is that moisture can soften the joint temporarily until it evaporates.  But that much moisture would destroy an MDF construct so not a practical concern anyways.  Also, it cleans up (both cabinets and clothing) with a slightly moist rag much easier than an aliphatic compound (yellow glues).

There is a left  and right, mirror images of  each other.... we  mark all the parts   when we're dry fitting prior to packing them up.

Looking good  Allan  :thumb:
jay

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Re: Rock Ball's NX-Tremes build
« Reply #19 on: 27 Apr 2020, 04:33 pm »
It was a long weekend.

Painted.



Drivers installed.  Ready to wire.