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what's the best material for making jigs from...
 

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I would probably use MDF. It doesn't warp and is smooth as a babys but. It also depends on what you are making. I've got some jigs that I have used 1/4" plywood. Alot of times I just use what's on hand.
 

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thanks for your help. I'm making a tenon jig and also looking at making a sheet panel cutting jig on gas struts so it will lift up to roof joists in my workshop when not in use
 

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I use a lot of MDF and plywood.
I recently saw in one of the Woodcraft catalogs for phenolic coated plywood. I would be interested in hearing if anyone has used this.
 

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I believe you can get mdf faced ply in US. i haven't seen it here in blighty but i might see if i can glue mdf to ply so i get the strength.
 

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melamine isn't that bad priced in the uk but found 8 sheets of specialist concrete shuttering ply with plastic laminate on one side so going to use it....
 
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