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 Flexible and accurate dowel work.

Flexible and accurate dowel work.

558 days ago by vipond33 | 10 comments »

I’m quite enamored of dowels as joinery, especially in cabinet construction. Fast, accurate and plenty strong enough if used with good technique, tooling and materials, they also allow me flexibility in appearance of the finished case without too much fuss. However, I do not own a doweling jig. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have a Dowel Max, but with all its accessories to be more costly than the price of a used motorcycle, well, no thanks. Besides, all doweling jigs ar...

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Medium Density Overlay (MDO) Plywood for Jig Building and General Use

Medium Density Overlay (MDO) Plywood for Jig Building and General Use

1783 days ago by Jerry | 31 comments »

As an alternative to the less than ideal MDF, a cabinetmaker friend of mine recently turned me onto “MDO”, aka “Signboard”. It is made up of phenolic resin coated paper laminated between layers of ply (11 layers of wood in 3/4”) and twice again as many of the phenolic- resin impregnated paper. Its what roadsigns are made of, its waterproof, flat , flat, flat and did I mention waterproof? You wont find it in Home Depot or Lowes, I have looked. I have had success at many of the local lumbery...

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expensive but worthy!

expensive but worthy!

1000 days ago by slickSqueegie | 19 comments »

durable enough for a floor and nice looking enough for furniture! Clean-up is simple! and the finish drys a lot faster than their oil based. I didnt even have to thin it out to use with my sprayer!

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