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03-30-2011 01:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router shaping milling router table

This is what I am making my NEW router table top from
Old one I bought has been warping more and more over years
This is a manufactured bench top surface I got on eBay for 50 bucks
21”X 48”
PVC laminate , Polyurethane (PU) over MDF
PVC TEXTURED LAMINATE THERMOFUSED 1.5” THICK VACUUMED FORMED ON STRONG MDF
I think this might not warp
What do yall think ?

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool


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#1 posted 03-30-2011 02:28 PM

double 3/4” MDF followed by both side laminated with high pressure laminate. putting the laminate on both side puts the double MDF in compression lessening the likelihood of warpage… This is more than my opinion, this is time tested and proven advice. I have one example of it in my shop and I am sure that there are many more. Not only does it work, it is very inexpensive. You should be able to easily find the laminate as scrap for free and the MDF can be scored at a big box on the cheep too…

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 02:56 PM

I have built a router table top ,and it had high pressure laminate on all sides
The one I bought had high pressure laminate on top and bot, with edge banding
I have enough of all the right material in the shop to make one
I am saying ,this ,manufactured bench top surface ,is what i am going to use.
And because it is beefy,and PVC LAMINATE THERMOFUSED,VACUUMED FORMED ON STRONG MDF.
AND an inch and a half thick .
I think it will be very very good for a router table top
Do you agree ? or Disagree ?

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 05:26 PM

HEEE,HEEEE, cr1

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 02:08 AM

concrete…hmmm…you know, why not?

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 03:03 AM

Ken, I think your the first person that said to put laminate on both sides of the table outside of me…
That’s the way I made my top (Norms version) I don’t understand why Norm didn’t do both sides???
He gives you the impression that all those screws he put’s into the 2 MDF sheets will stop from warping…

-- Rick

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 05:17 AM

Hay guys what kind of glue did you use to laminate the two pices of MDF together? Contact cement? Titebond III ? Hide glue?
Thanks,
Mark

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#7 posted 03-31-2011 05:30 AM

Contact cement

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#8 posted 03-31-2011 06:37 AM

Thanks,
Mark

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#9 posted 04-01-2011 02:33 AM

I usedTitebond III

-- Rick

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#10 posted 04-20-2011 03:01 AM

Contact cement for laminate to MDF

-- Rick

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