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Gerry Gander28/02/2017 10:25:49
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Has anyone made their own metal building board, if so, was MDF. With thin metal sheet stuck to it ?.

Gerry.

Andy Green28/02/2017 11:05:01
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Hi bought a magnetic building board at Gaydon last year.

I have it on an old glass shower door to keep it flat. Also bought some 10mm * 3mm magnets and made some more clamps.

Its grrrreat to use the vernacular.

Andy

James Green201/03/2017 07:55:41
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I bought a sheet of mild steel 3mm thick for my build surface. You can get some really strong magnets on Ebay which you can glue to right angled corner brackets to make a jig.

James

Mowerman01/03/2017 16:10:11
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A great idea but try not to make the mistake of someone I read about here some years back by a chap who found that the sheet of stainless steel he had bought was non magnetic.frown

Delta Foxtrot01/03/2017 16:16:07
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Yes, but I wouldn't stick it down in case diferential expansion causes it to bow. I use thin sheets of steel on top of a flat surface. I think that mine is thinner tham 3 mm, probably 1.5 mm. This allows it to conform to a flat surface better than a thick piece.

Edited By Delta Foxtrot on 01/03/2017 16:19:01

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