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MDF Table Top (UPDATED)

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Project by GlennInTx posted 05-13-2013 11:36 PM 1233 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, did some work on the table today. Here was the original plan: Add a layer of MDF and put some T-Slot/T-Track in it. Briefly, here’s what went wrong and how I fixed it:

- First off, the table was not 100% square, so – I had to be fairly accurate with the measuring. If you remember my earlier post, my daughter was my holder/helper – she was supporting MDF as I cut it. Anyway – she let go – a chunk ripped off the side so I had to trim it by about 1”.

- Ok, so – remember I said it wasn’t square? Well – as I slapped on the glue to the table top and the ready-to-apply additional MDF top…I glued the wrong side! So, you’ll see in the pic how canted the MDF piece was on top. Oops!

- So, today – I trimmed all sides of the MDF with the router – dug me some trenches – slapped my T-Slot/T-Track in it! Did I mention yet how much dust MDF makes?

Let me explain the “extra” space where you see my pencil…NO, it was not a mistake! I am always forgetting where I put my pencil, so – I wanted to make an area where I could just drop it and always see it as I continue to work.

Anyway – once the epoxy fully dries, I have some more projects I am ready to hunker down on!

Also – the pic with the power strip – it has a remote (wired) on/off that is located on the front of the table…the power strip is on the back.

-- Glenn In TX





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SuburbanDon

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#1 posted 05-14-2013 01:07 AM

Looks good. How are those wheels working for you ? I have a concrete floor but found I need at least 2 inch wheels to roll decently. But my floor is not as smooth as yours looks.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#2 posted 05-14-2013 02:59 AM

It’s a start !
And welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#3 posted 05-14-2013 07:18 AM

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#4 posted 05-14-2013 08:00 AM

The important thing is that it will work for you. If it bothers you a lot, you can always glue in some slivers to cover the mismatch.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 05-14-2013 12:16 PM

Well done!! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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