Rule of thumb is to use gloss only on new floors since refinsihed
floors generally don't get as "clean" as new ones and the gloss does
show too much. If the floor is really not recoverable to a nice
state, satin can be used, but personally I'm not sure how that would
Personally, I think gloos looks best, but the semi is perfectly
acceptable on refinished floors.
On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 14:56:56 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Renata)
I use a Unifence and it sits pretty tight to the table if you adjust
it that way. I still lift the sheet a little bit while feeding
because I've had sheets try to slip under the fence if the cut goes
When I order melamine from the supply house, what I'm really ordering
is melamine covered particleboard.
I think that melamine is a component of all high pressure laminates
but I'm not really sure.
I think that melamine is the name of a resin that goes into a lot of
things, including laminates.
In the instance involving the OP I took him to be using the term
melamine as a generic for high pressure laminate and I was probably
wrong to do so.
Thomas J. Watson - Cabinetmaker
Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania
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I see two mixed messages mixing it up here.
Melanine sheets (as I perceive them) are particleboard with an extremely
dense covering - often white. The white coating sometimes extends beyond
the particleboard. This causes especially vicious paper cuts. With these
products, you want a gap underneath your fence so that the particleboard
rubs against the fence and any overhanging melanine coating does not mess up
Laminate, on the other hand, is thin plastic veneer. When you cut that,
you do NOT want it to slip under the fence or you get all kinds of trouble
including kickback. Some fences have a slot (or you can buy add on
accessories) that the laminate slides into. Thus the laminate cannot curl
up away from the fence and mess up your cut. The laminate also cannot slide
underneath your fence.
That is MHO. Yours may vary.
Ah. So melamine is the resin. Interesting to know. Wonder if it IS
the same stuff as these use in laminates. Site one poster gave is
good, but not specific as to whether melamine is also used in
laminate. Seems to indicate resin may be similar/same but process of
On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 16:42:28 -0400, Tom Watson
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Mask tape. The good side upside down. Cut it with a $5 plywood blade
It's very hard to score and cut exactly the same line with a circular
saw. If you get the board from a borg, just ask them to cut it for you
with their big pannel saw without any chip.
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