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Jim Finn

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506 days ago

I am looking for a source for what is called a “Drying Board” It is a board, with many fine points sticking up to lay small finished parts on to dry. I saw one today that was about 20” x 12”. Any help is appreciated.

-- In God We Trust


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Elizabeth

792 posts in 1748 days


#1 posted 506 days ago

Could you make one by drilling some holes in a piece of plywood and driving thin nails through?

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kdc68

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#2 posted 506 days ago

+ 1 for comment by Elizabeth ...another similar way is grab a handfull of brad nails….a sheet of plywood 20” x 12” or whatever size you want….strike the nails an equal number of times with a hammer so they all are set into the plywood at the aprox same height….go back and snip the heads off

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Paul Miller

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#3 posted 506 days ago

I made mine by shooting 1 1/2”, 18 gauge brads through 1/2” plywood.

Paul

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stnich

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#4 posted 506 days ago

I have dozens of pieces of plywood around 3”x6” with 4 sheet rock screws run up through them one at each corner. I make multiples of things that I’m finishing at the same time. If I’m finishing something large then I use a number of them. Works great. Also a great way to use up scrap plywood.

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Jim Finn

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#5 posted 506 days ago

I have made them, as suggested (lots of screwing ), but the one I saw today was a mufactured item and I am looking to buy one of those if I can find one.

-- In God We Trust

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 506 days ago

I have the same model as Paul Miller!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Sandra

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#7 posted 506 days ago

You may want to check out a kitchen store. I’ve seen dish racks very similar to what you’re looking for.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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oldnovice

3638 posts in 1972 days


#8 posted 506 days ago

There are also pet keep off trays to keep animals off of furniture which are a lot like you described.

Like this from Amazon although it may not have enough “nails”!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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camps764

775 posts in 964 days


#9 posted 506 days ago

maybe you could get some old floor mats for a vehicle…flip it upside down…lots of little grippy spikey’s on the underside.

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MNgary

235 posts in 1021 days


#10 posted 506 days ago

Mr. Finn you have posted 997 times in the last 1,019 days and have 18 impressive projects. Are you really wondering where to buy a board with nails driven through it?

-- I dream of the world where a duck can cross the road and no one asks why.

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oldnovice

3638 posts in 1972 days


#11 posted 506 days ago

Maybe he has a spare

from Wikipedia.com

That’s joke Finn!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Jim Finn

1641 posts in 1526 days


#12 posted 506 days ago

HA ha. ............ I think the idea of nails through a board will be what I will make for this friend that wants another “drying board” like the one he has. I have a pin nailer that should make short work of it.

-- In God We Trust

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 505 days ago

Jim, I usually do the brad nail thing but sometimes worry about scratches so I have a second drying board that is a piece of ply with holes and plastic golf tees thru them.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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