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Old 05-16-2006, 11:10 AM
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I would like to read if anyone is using cork on their building/work table top. I toyed with the idea of doing so with square cut cork tile of some sorts. Any idea's or inputs? Have a better way that works for you when you pin down on the plans that seems to be relatively flat and true?
Old 05-16-2006, 11:45 AM
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I work off a glass ex bank door. I will never use anything else again. I do have a cutting pad.

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Old 05-16-2006, 12:27 PM
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I use 3/32" cork over ceiling tile. You can usually find the cork at Wal-Mart. Also check Lowe's and Home Depot. I love the surface it gives. Smooth with just a little "give". The whole table is a cutting board.

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I built a nice building table. (I'll post a picture some day.) Nothing very fancy but it works great for me. The top is "reversable". It is made of 3/4in MDF. A sheet of Homasoat is attached to one side. When I'm framing and pinning, the Homasoat side it up. Otherwise I work on the hard MDF side.
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this is my shop....its quit messy[img][/img]
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my pictures didnt cam up
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:21 PM
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Hey thanks for trying to put up the picture. Also thank you to everyone for your replys. I did go to Walmart and saw exactly what you told me about. I almost bought the 12" tiles, till I saw the foam board in school supplies. I have 3 laid on the table and work great. I'm still sold though on your idea of the tile and it just may happen that I will go get that too!
Old 05-25-2006, 11:09 AM
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dstonic:
I use Owens Corning "Foamular" 8'X4'X2" Insulation, from The Home Depot. it's softer than balsa, holds the pins well, and makes a great cutting surface, and when it wares out simply flip-it over and voila, resurfaced.

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ORIGINAL: carlbecker

I work off a glass ex bank door. I will never use anything else again.
what do you use to hold the parts down with? Do you have any special jigs? I have been toying with the idea of working on glass.

Thanks

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Old 06-07-2006, 06:12 PM
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Where do you get your homasoat? I have been looking for some for a long time. Used to use it all the time but haveing trouble finding any lately.
Old 06-07-2006, 08:12 PM
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I used tow office tables.
I know some folks buy door at lowes or home depot and use it.

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