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Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF
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I wanted to build a small general use table for my kids but seeing that they are kids... it's going to get wet and that's a problem.I have some leftover MDF that I'd like to use (just because it's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Jun 28, 2012.

Depth, Centered, Screws?
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Is there a quick tutorial about the settings and the screws?  I get that the depth collar bit controls the depth of the hole.  I get that drill guide moving up and down controls how at some point the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Andrew Feb 20, 2012.

Circular Saws... suggestions?
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Any suggestions?   I know everybody probably has their favorite but I guess.... Brands I should avoid?  Brands I should stick to?Should I even bother with a cordless?  Size?   i'm novice-novice...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jens Jensen Nov 18, 2011.

 

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Gary roofner replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"I guess you didn't read my comment completly. The spackle seals the edge so paint doesn't soak in but the shalak or polyurathane seals from water damage."
Jun 28, 2012
Ken Darga replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"Installing and ''edge band'', around the edges, will reduce the likelihood of the material separating, and prolong the life of the MDF. Installing and edge band, should be done, AFTER the ends are ''sealed''."
Jun 28, 2012
Ken Darga replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"Spackle does not ''seal'' the cut edges--- it only fills the voids and provides a coating. After applying the spackle, a ''sealer'' should be applied. A ''sealer'' and a…"
Jun 28, 2012
Gary roofner replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"Woodsmiths tip of the week to seal edges use spackel then paint won't soak in then seems like Poly or shlack should seal"
Jun 27, 2012
John Schaben replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"Pick up a router and build a router table??:) "
Jun 27, 2012
Steve Kwon replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"Thank you everybody for replying... I've decided MDF is not good with kids and juice... I have no router... any ideas/projects about what to do with 2 tabletop sheets of MDF?  "
Jun 27, 2012
John Schaben replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"My drill press table and router table I sealed with 4 or 5 coats of boiled linseed oil and leave them at that. Cabinet door panels I seal with either BIN or Cover Stain (both Zinsser products) and paint with a furniture grade paint. SW ProCoat or…"
Jun 25, 2012
Rick R replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"I'm with Rick on this as it sounds as though he has more experience with MDF and finishes than I. I will add a bit more to his definition of laminating. It is the attaching layers of wood with adhesives and clamping them together. It is how I…"
Jun 25, 2012
Rick replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"Steve, there are lots of ways to "finish" MDF.  Depends on what you like for your kids. MDF is very vulnerable to spills, however.  Consider it about 2 notches better than cardboard.  The edges are the worst. I would also…"
Jun 25, 2012
Steve Kwon replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"Rick... so can I seal my MDF with polyurethane then? "
Jun 25, 2012
Rick R replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF'
"I have three kids and I built them a table for them to work/play on and I built it out of pine. If you want to keep it from being damaged from moisture then you need to put a coat or three of polyurethane on it. That will keep your everyday kid…"
Jun 25, 2012
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Laminate, Wax, Seal and MDF

I wanted to build a small general use table for my kids but seeing that they are kids... it's going to get wet and that's a problem.I have some leftover MDF that I'd like to use (just because it's left over) but I know I'm going to have to do something to really seal it.Looking through the forums I've read people laminating, waxing, sealing and/or painting the tops to get some protection.  My question is... I don't get it.I know what laminating is (from a school/office point of view) but how is…See More
Jun 24, 2012
James Andrew replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Depth, Centered, Screws?'
"this is why these discussions are useful.  Running the jig undersized and maximizing the screw depth is probably best...  fewer things that can go wrong.   "
Feb 20, 2012
Malcolm Turton replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Depth, Centered, Screws?'
"James Andrew said: "My current thought is to place a few rubber bands around the vertical part of the jig that would provide the thickness lost by the undersized wood. When the clamp is closed, the rubber bands will be between the jig and the…"
Feb 19, 2012
James Andrew replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Depth, Centered, Screws?'
"My current thought is to place a few rubber bands around the vertical part of the jig that would provide the thickness lost by the undersized wood. When the clamp is closed, the rubber bands will be between the jig and the wood thus making the wood…"
Feb 14, 2012
Rick replied to Steve Kwon's discussion 'Depth, Centered, Screws?'
"James, if you try to locate the drill guide in-betwixt the 1/2" and 3/4" indents, how will you lock it in position since that brass screw lock will be useless? "
Feb 13, 2012

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