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Blog entry by AdrianM posted 09-14-2013 01:08 PM 1068 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What would you do with 2 sheets of 1 inch thick phenolic?

One piece is 48×32 the other piece is 32×32

Looking for ideas.

Adrian



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ZacD

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#1 posted 09-14-2013 02:23 PM

You found that much phenolic in the trash?! Sell it somewhere because that is probably almost $1000 worth of material, depending on grade!

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AdrianM

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#2 posted 09-14-2013 02:29 PM

I don’t know how you would throw this out either. I keep thinking what the hell is in his keep pile if this is in the trash. I think the retail used would be more like 200-300 here. But I think I could make something useful for the shop that may return its value out of it but what?

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cutmantom

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#3 posted 09-14-2013 02:30 PM

Router table unless you can sell it for more than what you would pay for a factory made one

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AdrianM

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#4 posted 09-14-2013 02:31 PM

My first thought as well but I have one – any other suggestions?

I suppose I could replace my top but I am pretty happy with the one I made.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/84719

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ZacD

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#5 posted 09-14-2013 02:50 PM

If you compare the edge of the sheet and the framing stud, its clearly over an inch thick. It’s definitely gonna be more than $300 worth of material.
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23654&catid=679

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AdrianM

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#6 posted 09-14-2013 03:00 PM

Just check it with my calipers it ranges from .982 to .998. The framing is a trailer cover.

I suppose that is not great for phenolic. A fresh sheet of mdf is a little better than that. Do you know to identify grades of phenolic?

That is alot of money. I remember seeing a sheet of 1 inch 4×8 black phenolic here for something like 500-600 new.

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BigYin

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#7 posted 09-14-2013 05:49 PM

OK its Phenolic
But is it solid resin or layered with paper or linnen etc

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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AdrianM

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#8 posted 09-14-2013 06:04 PM

Solid Resin. Is the paper or linen considered superior?

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cutmantom

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#9 posted 09-14-2013 06:16 PM

How about something like the Kreg clamp table

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AdrianM

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#10 posted 09-14-2013 06:24 PM

Yeah a phenolic kreg or mft kind of assembly table would be nice. Thanks for the idea. Both tables fit the size of sheet.

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BigYin

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#11 posted 09-14-2013 06:34 PM

AdrianM

linen layered with phenolic makes great handles when you grind through the layers its pretty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micarta

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1026772-Green-Micarta-Paring-Knife

Home made if you want to try it
http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?21836-Home-grown-quot-micarta-quot-%28picture-intensive%29

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ksubenny

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#12 posted 09-15-2013 06:09 PM

Router table top

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GOOD LUCK TO ALL

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#13 posted 09-15-2013 06:22 PM

Without seeing a closer pic of the edge, seeing that it has a white layer on both sides it looks like it could be engraving stock, maybe not phenolic?

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