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Forum topic by ChrisCarr posted 11-27-2010 07:41 AM 836 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChrisCarr

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11-27-2010 07:41 AM

I have a 2×2 ft. piece of mdf left over from another project and want to use it on something. The problem is for what I need to use it for it MUST be dead flat and currently it is cupped about 1/8 to 1/16 in the center of it. Is there a way to make it flat?

I can’t hand plane it because I lack the skills (i just can’t get good at using a hand plane to flatten). I have a handheld portable power planer however.


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#1 posted 11-27-2010 07:50 AM

What are you gonna use it for? I wouldn’t plane it. Can you attach it to a hardwood frame and use it ?

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#2 posted 11-27-2010 07:55 AM

I was going to use it for a Drill press table.

I has going to glue another piece over it but just like paint…Whatever is on top is only as good as what is beneath it. The first would bow the second. I was also going to Glue some solid wood around the edges.

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#3 posted 11-27-2010 08:09 AM

Well you can glue straight hardwood edging about 1.5” wide to the edges which should keep it flat, but as cheap as mdf is I would just buy a sheet. Most places have bins where you can buy quarter sheets if you don’t want/need a whole sheet.

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