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    Didn't mean to raise such a ruckus. Yes, I read...

    Didn't mean to raise such a ruckus. Yes, I read the previous thread and that's what started me wondering if I was actually getting different grades of MDF or if it was simply a color or maker...
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    OK..let me be more specific then...is the dark...

    OK..let me be more specific then...is the dark brown MDF a lower grade than the light colored MDF or are they the same, just different colors?
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    Are There Grades Of MDF?

    So usually, when I go to HD for 1/4" MDF, I find the lite colored stuff. It works well. This time, I only saw this darker stuff and it didn't seem to work as nicely as the lighter stuff. Is the...
  4. I live in NorCal where it can get pretty wet in...

    I live in NorCal where it can get pretty wet in the winter and pretty dry in the summer and Fall. Never had an issue using 2 hardwood runners on my sled. I used the NG method and it's always been...
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    I did the scoring tool this time, but never...

    I did the scoring tool this time, but never again. It really was a pain. I think I'd much rather run a circular saw over it with a straight edge.
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    Thanks for the help. This will save me a lot of...

    Thanks for the help. This will save me a lot of work, scribing the lines with a straight edge and one of those hand laminate "cutters". Haven't worked that hard in years.
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    Thanks Jim. I actually deleted the question here...

    Thanks Jim. I actually deleted the question here and started a new thread. Wish I knew that before I cut the formica the hard way. Live and learn...
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    Cut Formica With A Circular Saw?

    I watched a YT and a guy was cutting formica with a circular saw. Can I do that? If so, what kind of blade would I need?
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    Thanks Mark. It's a small chip and Seamfil...

    Thanks Mark. It's a small chip and Seamfil should work perfectly, so I'll order some.
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    Just wanted to follow up. Thank you for all your...

    Just wanted to follow up. Thank you for all your help. I finally got the table top done. It's not perfect, but it was a learning experience. Now I know how hard formica really is. If I ever do...
  11. It can be as easy as using a carpenter's square...

    It can be as easy as using a carpenter's square to set 90* to the blade. Will it be as accurate as you want? Ng's method is complicated, to me, but doable and leaves you with a very accurate sled.
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    Wow, almost there. Here's one that is for coffee...

    Wow, almost there. Here's one that is for coffee filters. I'm still looking for the note paper version.
    https://i.imgur.com/Fpvb7x1.png
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    Think of an open-topped plastic box for post-it...

    Think of an open-topped plastic box for post-it sized notes (non sticky). A spring arm is sticking out where the top would be, with a sticky underside on the end. You press on the end, contact the...
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    The one I used to use at work was about the size...

    The one I used to use at work was about the size of Post it holders now, but the papers had no sticky on them. There was a kind of lid with something sticky on the underside, that you would press...
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    O. T. Note Paper Grabber???

    Before the days of Post Its, you used to put a stack of note paper in a little holder and every time you pressed down a plunger, a note page would stick to it and pop up with it, so you could just...
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    Again, sorry for sounding dense. So first, I lay...

    Again, sorry for sounding dense. So first, I lay on the all four edges and flush trim those. After that, I lay on the top, flush trim to the edge, then chamfer that edge?
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    Sorry, in all my years, I always avoided doing...

    Sorry, in all my years, I always avoided doing this. So, first I glue up the sides, trim the sides and corners, one side at a time? Then glue on the top and trim to size. How do I get all those...
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    So assuming I get a sheet of formica, what's the...

    So assuming I get a sheet of formica, what's the sequence of gluing and trimming for my table top, which is not installed on a base yet?
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    Only issue I can see is that the top will be...

    Only issue I can see is that the top will be exposed to some water drops, that's why I thought about formica. Not sure how a finish would hold up as well.
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    Good point. I'm going to have to consider that. ...

    Good point. I'm going to have to consider that. I've done a few workpieces like that and they work out well. That said, it's going to be like a hobby desk, inside and visible, so I kinda wanted a...
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    Table Top Veneer Help

    So I made an MDF work table top that I'd like to cover with a black, water resistant veneer of some sort. Also, its a work table, so I don't want to spend much $ on it. I know nothing about veneers...
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    I really like MDF finished with clear poly. If I...

    I really like MDF finished with clear poly. If I want a finished look, I'll spray it on. If not, I simply wipe it on. It brings out the speckles and leaves a hard surface.
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    Good advice and solutions that I hope I remember...

    Good advice and solutions that I hope I remember for next time. Thanks.
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    Well, thanks for the help. I did the table saw...

    Well, thanks for the help. I did the table saw thing and it worked pretty well. Not perfect, but what little flaws there were, were nicely covered up by a chamfer on bottom and lid. Thanks again!...
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    Ya...I was afraid you'd suggest that. That's...

    Ya...I was afraid you'd suggest that. That's gonna be a close cut for sure. Thought I might cut a hair shy, then clean up with a chisel. I don't know why I obsess over these things. It's only a...
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