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#1 posted 03-19-2010 04:54 PM

I am using a hole saw on mine. Doesn’t have to be pretty or expensive, just round… A 4” hole saw, a drill press, and you are good to go.

I’m using scrap cabinet grade “void free” allegedly birch ply for my disks. MDF doesn’t like humidity, and the Texas coast has a LOT of humidity…

I probably wouldn’t use anything like B/C (sheathing grade) ply though, WAY too many voids, way too rough to glue well…

I have seen one guy use SCH 40 PVC pipe with spalted maple (scrap) disks as braces. Not sure I like the PVC idea though, that drum gets hot enough, it might just deform.

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