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Forum topic by TelescopeMaker posted 09-24-2016 09:55 PM 302 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TelescopeMaker

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09-24-2016 09:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mdf

I’m borrowing a friends very old Dewalt 10” “Power Miter Box” saw which has a 1 1/8 MDF table that is pretty eaten up over the years. This thing is probably from the early – mid 1980s. I thought it would be a nice gesture to replace that for him before I return the saw to him.

None of the replacement parts websites have this thing anymore, so I am looking to make one. Its about 5” wide and about 18 to 24” long.

Where do you find MDF like that? Certainly not the big box stores. I don’t need a whole sheet, just a small piece. I am pretty sure I couldn’t even lift a full sheet.

Even some cut-offs would be good. Although a larger sheet that I could turn into a router table would be nice too…

-- Telescope Maker, Woodworker, Brewer, Gizmologist, Gardner, Lawn Mower


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#1 posted 09-24-2016 10:07 PM

Why don’t you just glue two (or more) pieces together? Here is a stand top I made for a Delta bandsaw (along with the old plywood one it replaced) – two pieces of MDF epoxied together and then routed to shape:

After it was painted, you can’t tell it is two pieces:

Cheers,
Brad

PS: They sell smaller pieces at the BORG, not just 4×8 sheets…

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 09-24-2016 10:07 PM

You can glue up sheets of MDF pretty well.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 09-24-2016 11:14 PM

Wow Brad, that top looks like a piece of Formica. Well done.

-- Paul M

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