(Topic ID: 170961)

Best way to secure a neck that the backbox is pulling up?


By jibmums

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by drscottsmith
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#1 3 years ago

I have a Space Invaders and with its heavy double-backglass frame, when I open the backbox, the weight of that and the open lightboard panel tilt the backbox forward enough that I have to keep it braced when open. It's pulling up the neck and the horizontal panel under the neck. I'd like to brace this with something that won't be seen from the outside, and the only thing I can think of is screwing four or so L-brackets to the underside of the horizontal panel and the rear of the inside of the cabinet. Any better ideas?

#2 3 years ago

pics? hit home depot and get a kreg jig and fix it for good.
https://www.kregtool.com/store/c13/kreg-jigsreg/

#3 3 years ago

That's a pretty neat little set of tools but after watching a few youtube videos, I can't quite visualize how it would help an existing cabinet. It would likely come in handy if I was building a cab from scratch though.

#4 3 years ago

I generally drill three pilot holes down through the rear neck piece straight down into the back of the cab. Then I use a 3" screws after gluing the entire neck back to the cabinet back (and on the sides).

Seems to work very well.

-scott

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