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MDF
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I got some MDF from Home Depot today and it's fuzzy, so I asked the lumber guy and he said that it was the top sheet to protect the rest.My question is this; can you sand MDF to make it smooth? Or do…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John P Smith Mar 4, 2011.

 

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Dave Johnson commented on Mike Henson's album
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Kreg Jig - workstation and storage unit

"Thanks for the reply. Even without a detailed pattern it looks good. The 22 lb weight would be an issue if using it all the time in different locations. I've got an 8' rolling bench that I'm planning to use for my miter saw, and…"
Jul 26
Dave Johnson commented on Mike Henson's album
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Kreg Jig - workstation and storage unit

"Do you have a pattern for this project? I've seen others and am curious to See If some can be incorporated together."
Jul 18
Dave Johnson commented on Anthony Jones's photo
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GC Amo Storage 6

"I think I'm missing something here, I see that there are a lot of drawers, but what is the main purpose? I saw the title, but mistook it to be AMMO, not AMO, but with only 2 pictures to go by it's hard to figure out the project. Hopefully…"
Jun 26
Dave Johnson commented on Brent Robinson's album
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Cedar Garden Arbor Bench

"Is there a pattern for this in the Community. It's a beautiful project, and it's something I've been looking for"
Jun 21
John P Smith replied to Dave Johnson's discussion 'MDF'
"If you are going to put a finish on it you will just have to use a couple more coats to get the "fuzzies" out. Use a sanding sealer for fast drying and easy, no-clog sanding. Then you can paint or varnish and it will be as smooth as…"
Mar 4, 2011
John Schaben replied to Dave Johnson's discussion 'MDF'
"I agree with that, 50 cents is cheaper than scrap. I use 3/4 MDF quite a bit for making exact fit dado's with pattern bits. Works pretty good If you only have a couple of dados to do. Any more than that a jig works better. I also use it for…"
Feb 24, 2011
Dave Johnson replied to Dave Johnson's discussion 'MDF'
"I bought a half sheet of 3/4" for $.51, I will find a use for it."
Feb 24, 2011
John Schaben replied to Dave Johnson's discussion 'MDF'
"Sounds like template material to me"
Feb 24, 2011
Jens Jensen replied to Dave Johnson's discussion 'MDF'
"You dont sand MDF it  is just paper and glue I would return if both sides are showing"
Feb 24, 2011
Dave Johnson posted a discussion

MDF

I got some MDF from Home Depot today and it's fuzzy, so I asked the lumber guy and he said that it was the top sheet to protect the rest.My question is this; can you sand MDF to make it smooth? Or do you need to cut it down somehow?This will be the first piece that I have worked with, but I couldn't pass up 5 half sheets of MDF at $.51 each.See More
Feb 23, 2011
Dave Johnson replied to Jack Harvey's discussion 'Cabinet Drawers'
"I have the same question, I would think that the width would have to include the hardware width plus drawer width equals total opening width. Or if you already have the opening width, find out the width of the rails for your drawers and then make…"
Feb 22, 2011
Dave Johnson replied to Jack Harvey's discussion 'Cabinet Drawers'
"Another thing that you might want to do, which is pretty inexpensive, is to go to Radio Shack or some other place that sells weather station stuff is to get a teperature and humidity gauge. If your tables are getting rusty you may have some pretty…"
Feb 22, 2011
Dave Johnson replied to Jens Jensen's discussion 'What's your daytime job?'
"As I am learning as I go, (on most of the tools and wood) I am usually very carefull. I have been working around machinery for over 30 years and still have all my finger tips so I must be doing something right."
Feb 22, 2011
Dave Johnson replied to ben's discussion 'help to buy a planer :)'
"Those are both good ways, but for the tape, does that clog up your blade? or do you stick it low enough not to get cut? When I use pins or brad nails, I usually end up needing to use wood putty to fill in the holes mixed with a bit of saw dust from…"
Feb 22, 2011
Dave Johnson replied to Jens Jensen's discussion 'What's your daytime job?'
"I live outside Deer Park"
Feb 22, 2011
Dave Johnson replied to ben's discussion 'help to buy a planer :)'
"I have the Rigid 13" planer and get the snipe that everyone else gets. When I have a piece that is to short to cut off the end where the snipe is, I add a couple of pieces of scrap to the ends that extend the back of the work piece out about…"
Feb 22, 2011

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Which Kreg products do you own?
K5 Master System, Kreg Jig R3 (Jr.), Kreg Jig HD, Shelf Pin Jig, Deck Jig, Rip-Cut, Cabinet Hardware Jig, Concealed Hinge Jig, Drawer Slide Jig, Kreg Screws, Pocket-Hole Plugs, Wood Project Clamps, Right Angle Clamp, Bench Clamps, Face Clamps, Universal Bench, Precision Band Saw Fence, Trak Components
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate DIYer
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
kregtool.com
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I was medically retired from the Army after 25 years.
I was able to build a large shop to do my woodworking in.

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