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Forum topic by Macmaro posted 06-06-2014 04:22 AM 1096 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Macmaro

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06-06-2014 04:22 AM

Hello everyone,

First time poster. I’ve tinkered around with woodworking for a number of years. I’m finally building up my workshop with tools and my project list with fun. I want to build some shop tools and in particular a table saw sled. The company I work for allows us to take some of the wood used in packaging some of the parts we use. I managed to get my hands on some 3/4” 2-sided melamine plywood. It is not MDF core. Would this make good tools like a sled? It seems to me it would slide pretty well because of the melamine. My only concern is the the wood doesn’t look as “tight” on the edges as other plywoods I’ve seen. I’m a little worried there might be a lot of voids. Does anyone have experience with material like I have described?

Regards,

Aaron


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TCCcabinetmaker

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#1 posted 06-06-2014 05:23 AM

production shops tend to use it…. So yes.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#2 posted 06-06-2014 11:19 PM

I just built one out of out of 3/4” 2-sided melamine MDF following Steve Ramsey’s plan last weekend. The plywood should core may be a little better then the MDF. Frankly the worse that will happen is you get to try a design out should the base not be as nice as you think it will be.

I will post pictures of it in my project page when I get home tonight (or tomorrow, going to pick up 300 board feet of big leaf maple for cheap so may be tired). It works fine in my admittedly few tests.

http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/2010/11/build-table-saw-sled.html

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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#3 posted 06-07-2014 04:14 AM

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 10:31 PM

“http://lumberjocks.com/projects/102078
Here it is.”
- sepeck

Looks terrific! Great job and thanks!

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 10:31 PM

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the input.

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