Robert Bonomi (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| "Silly Rabbi, Trex is for Keds!"
| (you *were* warned!)
Insufficient warning - needed red and white diagonal stripes around
the edges (and perhaps a radiation trefoil or three would not have
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Keep us posted if you do anything. I am very curious to see how well
this stuff can be machined & what toll it would take on any equipment blades
(ie jointer, planer). My brother has asked if I could make him some Mission
Style patio chairs using some type of composite material that requires no
maintenance, but I have been too chicken to try.
Has anyone else out there tried? What was the result? (I suspect dull
I've used a round-over router bit on it when I had to rip a piece. Lots of
flakes but it machines pretty easily and didn't seem to wear my bit any more
than wood would have. I also have a few scraps just in case I ever came up
with a use. I don't know about chairs, maybe if they had a wood frame and
the trex was used for the seating.
I've run a few pieces through my planer. It machines beautifully and
doesn't seem to heat up too much or dull the blades any faster than
wood does. However, the planer shavings become statically charged and
stick to everything (planer, me, etc.)
John Girouard wrote:
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