I'm on my way to doing this.
OK, I did step one today and bought a sheet of MDF. Well, something similar
A 2 x 4 sheet of MDF is $6 with tax. I can get about 18 inserts from it or
a cost of 33¢ each. Since that is kind of pricey, I bought a full sheet of
sheetrock instead. Cost per insert sill be about 8¢ each. Great idea huh!!!
My question is, what type of paint should I put on the sheetrock? Is gloss
latex better than the flat? I would think the wood being cut would slide
better that way. I'd be interested in knowing your experiences of using
sheetrock to make zero clearance inserts. I think I'm really onto something
here and maybe you and I can sell them as an economical alternative to those
expensive MDF ones.
I'll go back tomorrow for the screws.
Depends on the color. IMHO, good inserts are red.
As Home Depot is the preeminent wooddorking supply house, I'll bet
someone in an orange apron would know exactly which paint is best.
If you're using sheetrock instead of MDF, don't forget to use drywall
screws for leveling the insert!
I'm expecting some rat bastard turd heel will up and steal
it, send it to Fine Wooddorking and walk away with a Urine
Yellow planer for sure.
My question, onna 'count of I like the cut of your jib, is,
could you maybe thin some ee-pox-ee and maybe soak
the sheet rock innit?
T'would seem to maybe make the inserts last longer.
Yeah, it would make them stiffer and we all know stiffer is better.
On a serious note, I did follow your instructions and cut out six blanks.
Just had time to make the templae tonight, but is sure is easy enough to do.
I recently bought a dado blade and now I'll have an assortment of inserts
to go with some different widths.
After making one now, I'm embarrased to admit I actually bought one for $15
las year. That won't happen again.
Thanks for the simple instructions. (even if I had to make four trips to HD
to get the parts)
I paid $20 for mine (Xmas money/found money, i.e., the rule
of buying something foolish with found money) but I'm
figuring that with all the reproductions and the $$$ I'm
'Sides, you can always eBay it later. Just be sure to have
a hunnert dollar reserve on it.
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