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i recently built my first box yesterday and my cuts were somewhat off this was the first time i used a circular saw and i didnt use a rip fence to make perfect straight cuts so basically putting the box together noticed that some edges were an 1/8 too big or small i sanded some to try to make ends flush but what im curious is my top piece on my box is about an eigth short to being flush with the sides im curious can i used a round over bit from a router maybe that will help or just use a orbital sander and sand away and try to make the sides flush or do yall recommend using a bondo that i might be able to use to fill in the 1/8 thats too short on my top piece also this being about bondo any good ones you recommend for filling in brad nail holes thanks
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good ole bondo works for minor repairs, the red can. I wouldn't use it for a custom enclosure, there are better options.
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Use orbital or regular sander and filler glue to fill in nail/screw holes.
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I don't recommend using bondo directly on MDF. It will eventually fail.

What I would do is rip down a couple of strips 1/8-1/4" wide by whatever length your top is. Take some good wood glue(TBII) and glue that strip to the edge. Let it dry and sand it to match the sides.
Or if you are covering the box with regular box carpet I would not really worry about it TBH.
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if the sides are overlapping, a flush cut bit for a router is awesome

if there are gaps in your box I would suggest using a strong bonding agent such as PL premium. Very little bondo/filler should be used and simply for cosmetics not for any functional strength.
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check out Durham's water putty. A lot of woodworkers use it, although I don't know how thick you can apply it.
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sand it, and if you have gaps that will leak air, then caulk the inside of the box. i personally use bondo to cover screw holes or nail holes, it works fine, then hit it with a fine grit to smooth it out. but if you are gonna carpet it, then dont worry you wont see it anyways.
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There's no gaps as in you see the inside of box its just an eighth shirt of being flush its still nailed in I could carpet it but think paint would be fine too for my first box I'm ok with how it looks just want to fix it cosmetically and I need to sand it still ill take a pic of what I mean
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There's no gaps as in you see the inside of box its just an eighth shirt of being flush its still nailed in I could carpet it but think paint would be fine too for my first box I'm ok with how it looks just want to fix it cosmetically and I need to sand it still ill take a pic of what I mean
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There's no gaps as in you see the inside of box its just an eighth shirt of being flush its still nailed in I could carpet it but think paint would be fine too for my first box I'm ok with how it looks just want to fix it cosmetically and I need to sand it still ill take a pic of what I mean
Holy no run on sentence batman!!! If your ok with how it looks why fix it?
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