|Forum topic by DW833||posted 11-10-2013 10:36 PM||1278 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-10-2013 10:36 PM
I’m buiding a router extension table for my table saw.
The materials used are:
Table is 2 Sheets of 3/4 MDF
The process I want to follow is outlined here.
Table Glue 2 sheets of mdf to size using titebond. Using screws as a clamp to hold together until glue drys. Do I pre-drill for screws? Should pre-drill be through both sheets of mdf? Should screws be removed?
Edging 3/4 hardwood joined to mdf edge using glue and screws.
Table will have laminate on top and bottom Is the table saw ok for cutting the laminate to size for the top? Will there be chip-out or tear out? I’ve read that using a laminate knife is better for cutting laminate. Laminate is secured to mdf using contact cement. I have the laminate that I picked up from a cabinet shop. I’ve read that once the laminate and mdf have contact cement on them, I should let them dry for a while. Not sure how long to let them dry. Once the two pieces touch it is difficult to shift them. How do I initially align them so that I don’t have to shift them to align.
Cut hole for insert and t-track After laminating the top and bottom, my plans are to cut hole for insert and dado for t-track. To cut for insert, I plan on using a template to position and size hole. Drill holes in corners and use a jig saw to cut out hole. For t-track, not sure if using a router or dado blades is best. Any suggestions?
My biggest concern is how do I prevent chipping and other damage to the laminate?
Is this the correct order or should I cut hole and dado before applying laminate?
Haven’t done any lamination before. Searched for decent guide on how to laminate mdf, but couldn’t find one.