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Project by bayspt posted 05-26-2008 09:49 PM 5791 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Father’s Day present for my dad (a fellow woodworker). Made from Gord's plans out of 3/4 MDF. I used wood glue and water (1:2 mix) as a sealer and two coats of Johnson’s paste wax as a finish. Had to have the bar (alluminum) milled since my dad has a contractor saw with a unusual slot. I also gave him a 3/8” x 3/4” bar for when he gets his real saw. I will have to keep a eye on it and report back to see how the wood glue water mix does to keep the MDF strong and stable.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#1 posted 05-26-2008 10:27 PM

Hi Jimmy,

This is a very nice gift for your dad. I am sure that he will appreciate it.

Thanks for sharing both the project and the story behind it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-27-2008 05:45 AM

Looks great , I need one for myself.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 05-27-2008 01:50 PM

Home made tools are the best, cause you know that you made them every time you see them.

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#4 posted 05-27-2008 03:48 PM

looks pretty nice from here : )

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#5 posted 05-27-2008 09:58 PM

Nicely done and while you’re at it you should make a few more, you know, for special situations. Nice job.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 06:07 PM

Great job, I think I will make one myself!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#7 posted 04-02-2009 06:30 PM

Spanky you reminded me I still needed to report back on the glue water thing. It seems to have worked great, and I have used it on other MDF shop fixtures since then. I highly recomend it. Gord did a great job on those plans.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#8 posted 04-02-2009 08:05 PM

looking very nice.I often wonder why we dont put our faith in wood more than we do all sorts of things can be made from wood which we currently assume must be metal.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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