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post #1 of 4 Old 10-30-2008, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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i work outside in the backyard. the last couple of projects i've really felt the need for a truly flat surface to do glue ups and assembly on.it has to be light enough to store capable of being placedover sawhorses, &weatherproof. my idea is toget 2 by 3smaking acheckerboard frame 12" on center. 1 sheet of waterresitant 1/4 luan on bottom 3glued together on top. wrap in 1by 4 poplar ring the bottom with 1by 6 poplar for clamping surface. questions paint or spar varnish the unit? what glue between the 3 sheets ontop? being outside do i have to allow for ventilation? oh i do know 2by 3s aren't straight from the stores but can fix that. any thoughts?
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i work outside in the backyard. .....it has to be light enough to store capable of being placed over sawhorses, &weatherproof......
Have you looked into a light weight honeycombed sheeting 4'x8'
Nida core
Better explanation,etc. here: panelteccorp
I would opt for the Aluminum cladding @ $120.00 4x 8, (easy clean)
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i work outside in the backyard. .....it has to be light enough to store capable of being placed over sawhorses, &weatherproof......
Have you looked into a light weight honeycombed cored sheeting?
Nida core
Better explanation,etc. here: panelteccorp
I would opt for the Aluminum cladding @ $120.00 4x 8, (easy clean)
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I would find or buy a

cheap interior grade hollow core door. That will be as flat as you will need and very light weight.
Then laminate onto that with 3/8" luan and use a clear waterprooof finish like marine varnish. I wouldnt use paint because paint will eventually get on your projects.

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