There was plenty of MDF and its immediate precursors around in the
OK, so the thick stuff wasn't the same density and the dense stuff was
only thin, but "glued up rendered fibre boards" were certainly
prominent, if not actually common.
Any advise, pointers etc greatly appreciated. I live in Brisbane
Good luck. I'm one who believes, just keep trying. You'll make a lot of
mistakes, but we all do, all the time, but if you keep doing, you'll
I'd second the suggestion of a good woodworking class. I'ld look
around at tradeschools, colleges, etc, and see if they offer
adult evening classes. If that doesn't result in a hit, try your
local friendly woodworking group. Should be one in your area,
(try your tool shop that you mentioned or a lumber supplier).
Look for great books - Danny Proulx has some wonderful
basic cabinet books out. He is since departed this earth, but
his ability to educate live on.
And, as always, ask here in this group. Great bunch of people!
Wayne,............I would suggest that you become proficient in two
skills. Making simple boxes in mdf and secondly learning to apply
veneers. Dont forget to put a balancing veneer on the back and get a
book on veneering..its quite easy on small items like radios and you
can get very striking effects.
Most cabinets in those days were made in this way and the process still
applies for speaker cabinets today. Solid timber is likely to warp and
crack with the heat geneated from old radios. You dont need many tools
and your router and mitre saw are a good start.
Try some small boxes first with glued mitre joints.
and the best of luck.
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