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Offline Eli

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Down by the water, at the Melamine Mill
« on: August 03, 2007, 10:47 PM »
I have a couple white melamine projects coming up. Closets, bookshelves, and systainer ports of course. The bookshelf design in particular, has a curved cut echoed in all the shelves. I'm thinking of using a pattern bit with a hardboard template to smooth the curve after roughing it with the PS300. Is carpet tape the best way to hold it, and what do you guys use to get the adhesive free? I thought maybe a layer of blue painter's tape applied first would work.

I'm also interested in what the best use of the domino is re: adhesive. I'd like to have no mechanical fasteners  but have a few butt joints, so I'm concerned with using only the domino tenons and glue to hold permanent joints, without edge gluing.

Anyway, I thought given the recent discussion on chip-free cutting with the TS55, this would be a good topic for further exploration.

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Re: Down by the water, at the Melamine Mill
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007, 11:23 AM »
  Eli, I use two-sided tape, most of the time sold as "double stick tape". Check a woodworking store they will likely have it. However, I would first see if there is a way to clamp the templet down, it could be the fastest/easiest way.

  I've used yellow wood glue (titebond) to glue the dominoes in both particleboard and MDF core melamine.
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Re: Down by the water, at the Melamine Mill
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007, 12:49 AM »
Thanks Brice. I've never actually built anything from particleboard, only solid wood or ply. A guy near me was closing down his wardrobe business and I scored a lot of it.
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